Cast Iron Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe
I cannot believe that I haven’t blogged about this recipe before. I thought I did, but when I went to go look for the recipe on Chasing James Beard, I couldn’t find it. These cast iron chocolate chip cookies taste amazing and are requested whenever one of my friends wants something sweet and comforting. I like to slightly under bake it so that the middle is still gooey. It’s so easy to make, but looks a lot fancier because it’s served in a cast iron pan. When serving, you can cut into slices and pair with fresh whipped cream or ice cream, but it tastes just fine on its own! This recipe can pretty much be found allover the web, the only different thing about mine is that I like using cake flour. Why? Because the first time I made it I used cake flour and since people keep raving about it, I’ve always just stuck with it.
(Update: I forgot to mention that this taste best the next day, rather than right out of the oven.)
2 cups cake flour
Couple of pinches of baking soda
A big pinch of salt
¾ cups of unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
½ cup of white sugar
Sprinkle of vanilla extract
1 egg yolk
Chocolate chunks – enough so that it makes you smile. Don’t use chocolate chips, there’s just something so hearty about using chocolate chunks!
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Butter a cast iron skillet. Mine is about 10″ wide.
Mix together flour, baking soda and salt.
Cream butter, brown sugar and white sugar together. Add in vanilla, egg and egg yolk until everything is mixed very well together. Mix in flour mixture in small batches until everything is incorporated well. Stir in chocolate chips. The batter mixture will be very thick. Spoon it and spread it into a buttered cast iron pan. Bake for 18 minutes, or when the top looks cooked, but when you test it with a toothpick, some batter sticks on it still. Or you can eyeball it. Usually I pull it out when a large part of the center looks less undercooked than the outer edges. You will be able to visually see this. It will look like a big circle inside another one.