My only ambitions today were to create a giant, skillet-sized cookie and listen to more than one Marvin Gaye album.
Originally I had noble goals, I swear: grade, go for a run, steam some vegetables and eat them. Then I saw a recipe for a skillet cookie (damn you, pinterest), and all nobility fell to the wayside.
Without further adieu, a cookie larger than your face.
Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
(dang, that’s a long name for a singular cookie)
3 cups whole wheat flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
1 1/4 tsp fine grain sea salt
2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces, plus more for buttering the pan (alternatively, you can use half canola oil/ half butter)
1 C dark brown sugar
1 C sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Butter or spray a 10-11″ ovenproof skillet, one that is at least 2-inches (5 cm) deep.
Sift the first 4 ingredients in a large bowl.
In another large bowl, or in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter and the sugars. Cream until the butter and sugars are blended, about 2 minutes using the mixer on low speed. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl along the way. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing until each is combined. Mix in the vanilla. Add the flour mixture to the bowl and blend on low speed until the flour is barely combined, about 30 seconds. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl.
Add most of the chocolate to the batter. Mix just until the chocolate is evenly incorporated. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl, then scrape the batter out into the skillet, pressing it out into an even layer. Sprinkle any remaining chocolate across the top, and casually press it into the dough a bit, just enough that it isn’t riding directly on top of the dough.
Bake the cookies for 35-45 minutes, or until until the dough is a deep golden brown along the edge, and the center has set. Remove from oven and let cool a bit before slicing into. Cute into wedges or small squares.
Makes one large skillet cookie, which you can cut into as many cookies as you like.
This is tenuously related and 100% awesome.