For Valentine’s Day this year I received $100 gift card to Sur La Table, which is my favorite kitchen store! I felt like a kid in a candy store…but instead I was a grown adult oozing with excitement with all the bowls, utensils, cookie cutters and gadgets surrounding me!
I walked away with a lot of great items but one thing I definitely had on my list was a large skillet. Sounds like such a boring thing to buy to most, I’m sure. My pots and pans are a mismatched set from my parents that they had for years before getting new ones. They kept some of the set so I was without anything that resembled a large skillet.
I really wanted to use my new 12″ skillet right away but all I wanted, of course, was dessert! I decided to cook one giant cookie – pizookie style for those of you who’ve been to BJ’s Brewery. This recipe is written for an 8″ skillet so I just doubled the recipe since my 12″ skillet has a large depth. Make sure your skillet is oven-safe as this does bake in the oven after time on the stovetop.
I tend to be a perfectionist when I’m baking. The sugars formed this gritty mixture and the dry ingredients took forever to incorporate! I was freaking out, people. “This looks nothing like the picture…I’m such a horrible baker….I can’t follow any directions correctly!” Thankfully someone was there to calm me down, shove me out of the kitchen, and stir the mixture for a little bit. Finally the mixture resembled a cookie dough so we shoved it into the oven. The end result was SO worth the mini breakdown!
Ingredients (for 8″ skillet):
1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cup flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips (I recommend 1/2 white chocolate!)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix flour, baking soda and salt together in small bowl. Set aside.
Melt butter in skillet over medium-low heat. Stir in the sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is warm, no longer hot, ~5 minutes.
Crack egg onto mixture and use a fork to whisk it into the mixture. Place dry ingredients on top and very carefully stir with large spoon until mixture is smooth and well-mixed. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Place in oven for 15-25 minutes until top and edges are golden brown but center is still soft.
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