Sunday, January 17, 2016

Sharing Some Sweets on Saturday!

Today's post might make you hungry so....you might want to grab a snack before reading!! As you know, Andrew and I LOVE to cook, to eat, and to have dessert. One of our favorite desserts comes from the chain restaurant Chilis....where you can order the Skillet Cookie (just don't look at the calories). Seriously, it's delicious! So for Christmas one of the presents I gave to Andrew was a mini skillet so we could make this tasty treat for ourselves at home. The skillet cookie couldn't be simpler -- it's literally a normal cookie dough recipe that you spoon into a skillet, bake for a few minutes, and then top with your favorite ice cream (we chose vanilla). Here's a before and after photo:
I told you it would make you hungry! I am definitely not opposed to stealing tastes of the cookie dough batter! Haha, I know I know you shouldn't do that. Anyway, the recipe for this delicious dessert is:

1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

2. Combine the following using your electric mixer: 6 tablespoons unsalted, softened butter; 1/2 cup granulated sugar; and 1/3 cup packed brown sugar.

3. Once the batter is sort of light and fluffy, add in 1 large egg and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.

4. Stir in about 1 cup of flour (all purpose is fine), 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt.

5. Stir in your chocolate chips! There's no rule here so just add as much as you want depending on if you want it super chocolatey and gooey or not. I added about 1.5 cups semisweet chocolate chips....because we love chocolate chips! Honestly you could also use mini chocolate chips, chocolate chunks, or if you want to be CRAZY you could add some chopped nuts. Yes. So good.

6. Once you have all that deliciousness going on, I separate the dough into 4 different batches since we only make one at a time. I freeze the other three and transfer the remaining one into Andrew's 5-6 inch mini skillet.

7. Bake 18-20 minutes (basically until it looks golden and AMAZING) and then DEVOUR add a scoop of your favorite ice cream. Then DEVOUR You can also add some more chocolate bits, nuts, caramel sauce, whipped cream, etc. SO GOOD.

ENJOY!

6 comments:

  1. wow love this kind of posts and sounds/looks devourable..i mean delicious! so the process is basically the one of cookies and the result is a giant cookie? cause i was wondering why you need the special skillet (i don't know what that is) instead of oven it inside a regular thing where you cook cakes (i don't know how's it called in english). Or what about a frying pan or just a random oven plate where you put food in a round shape?

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    1. I think the mini skillet is just to make it fancy. You could probably just make a giant cookie in the oven on a cookie sheet or a cake pan. I've never tried it but that sounds like a good enough reason to make more giant cookies! lol. :)

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  2. You guys are like my favorite kind of people.

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  3. wow, thats one big cookie...i want some :)

    --Sony
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    1. Haha, it is definitely the perfect size for sharing!

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