Monday, December 22, 2014

Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate-rich Chocolate chip Cookie (Triple C)

The minutes start to blend into the hours into the days into the months. That is how my life has gone by so quickly over the past six months. First it was my Surgery, then my Medicine, and finally my obstetrics and gynecology rotation. I am happy that I was able to learn a lot, help and care for my patients, and give back.

At the same time, trust me, I am happy that I finally get two weeks off from this hectic schedule I call third year medical school. I intend to use them to watch TV, eat, sleep, bake and repeat.

It was around this time I got a wonderful gift in the form of a 6 inch cast iron skillet pan and I was overjoyed because there is a baked good I have been meaning to make for ages. The gigantic skillet cookie and that's what I did today.

The recipe is simple - it's like any other cookie dough recipe that you would use but instead of many small cookies, you make one gigantic one. I modified the recipe from Bake or Break - a wonderful site with lovely recipes with a few modifications:

1) I replaced a 1/4 cup of flour with baking unsweetened cocoa.
2) I cut the sugar by half
3) I added a shit load of chocolate chips - how can you go wrong?

Everything else was identical to the recipe there.

Easy as pie - or cookie - dump ingredients into the mixing bowl

The dough comes together in a snap

Press the dough in and top it with more chocolate chips

Stare at this gorgeousness that is the cookie :-)

Enjoy this delicious cookie with some mmm... ice-cream. I used vanilla!

This is wonderful to share with your family or with yourself, but since it's the holidays, you probably should be nice (just this time.)

Happy Holidays,