Caramel Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with drizzled caramel on top. I really don't know how to add to that introduction. It pretty much speaks for itself.
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Do you ever go to a restaurant with good intentions of getting the dessert after meal but by the time you eat your meal, you are full. That happens to us a lot. I want to get cookie desserts like this Caramel Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, but after the meal of chicken (usually) I am full.
Right? Well, never fear, you can make restaurant quality desserts at home. Cheaper too.
Why use a cast iron skillet
Cast iron skillets have a lot of good qualities. For one, they wear extremely well. We have had the same cast iron pans since the beginning of our marriage 22 years ago. They also distribute heat evenly for a more thorough and complete bake. The cast iron pans do take longer to heat up, but once they get going, they stay warm for a while.
They are also great on a fire for camping on indoors on the stove or in the stove. Like this skillet cookie was made in the oven.
Caramel Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Tips
To make this chocolate chip skillet cookie, mix the ingredients like you would for any other cookie dough. The only difference would be the pan it bakes in. Most of the time for cookie recipes, lightly greasing the pan isn't necessary. I know as a rule, you shouldn't put butter or olive oil on a cast iron pan. For these cookies, I break the rule a little bit and very lightly grease the bottom of the skillet. Helps it to come out of the pan well.
If you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can make this recipe using a 9x13 pan. However, I do encourage you to get at least one cast iron skillet (like this one) sometime in your life.
After baking the cookie, remove from oven (carefully, the pan will be heavy and hot) and let it cool for about 10 minutes. Then you can cut yourself a slice and drizzle caramel on top. A warm, chocolate chip cookie with caramel on top. Yes, please!
Caramel Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- 1 cup butter softened
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 ¼ cup flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 ½ cup chocolate chips
- caramel ice cream topping
- Mix butter, sugars and egg together until blended well
- Add flour, baking soda and salt and mix
- Stir in chocolate chips
- Spread in a greased 10-13 inch cast iron skillet
- Bake at 375* for 25 minutes or until top is lightly golden
- Let cool for 10 minutes then slice and drizzle caramel topping on top as desired