Easy Homemade Chocolate Chip Cookies

cast iron cookie skillet

If you’ve never tried a cast iron cookie skillet before, give it a try today! Not only do these large, cast iron cookie dough cookbooks look absolutely delicious, but they taste oh-so-good, too! And, they’re so simple to make that even beginners can whip up a batch in just minutes with just one ingredient only-sugar and flour. This is your chance to experience cookie heaven at home without all the mess and preparation time of other types of cookware.

To make this skillet, first, be sure to have an unplasticized cast iron skillet (which means it has no metal bits or seasoning) ready to go in your kitchen. Any skillet with an enameled or baked-on finish will do, just be sure not to choose one with an aluminum foil coating. Also, remember not to choose a metal handle for your skillet that’s too big or heavy for you or your children. It will break and your children will fall off otherwise. In addition, having a skillet with a non-stick surface is also important if you’re going to be using oils or spices in your cookie recipe. This will help keep the skillet from getting too hot and burning your food.

Cast Iron Cookie Skillet

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Once your skillet is set up and ready to go, you simply follow the directions for your particular cast iron cookie skillet. Using your own butter and brown sugar, cook your sweet oatmeal until it begins to lighten. Once it’s lightened, add your flaxseed oil and stir until combined. Then, grab your Grandma’s wooden spoon and stir in your vanilla extract until combined, then cut your cookies in half. Serve warm if possible, and enjoy your homemade cookie recipe.

* For diabetic patients: If you are eating a lot of sugar and want a dessert that’s both diabetic friendly and delicious, your best bet would be to use your Grandmother’s cast iron cookie skillet with peanut butter. The ingredients for this delicious dessert are equal parts peanut butter and granola. Just mix these two together and pour over your cookies. You can also bake some cookies in this skillet for extra special treats. It’s really easy to prepare and your sugar level won’t spike when you add honey.

* For chocolate chip cookies: If you’ve got a sweet tooth but are not so into sugary sweets, consider making your own version of a dessert with your Grandmother’s cast-iron cookie recipe. This is actually very easy, even for beginners. Start by adding a tablespoon of vegetable shortening to your mix (brown sugar shouldn’t be a problem), a teaspoon of vanilla, and a pinch of salt. Stir this all up until the shortening/sugar/vanilla mixture is completely smooth. Next, you’ll add your flour and your chocolate chips.

A Much Ado

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* Easier alternative: If you’re on a diet and still want to eat healthily, try adjusting your Grandmother’s recipe to use unsweetened yogurt instead of chips. All you have to do is substitute yogurt for the brown sugar and salt in her recipe. Then, all you have to do is make a large bowl out of your stand mixer and combine your dough by hand. Once your dough comes out of the bowl, put it into the stand mixer and make small adjustments to get the dough texture you like. When finished, you can now cut your cookies according to your preference by using a cookie cutter with a flat bottom. Bake the cookies on an electric stand mixer at 350F for approximately 10 minutes or until they are light brown.

* Keep them cold! As mentioned before, you can also bake these cookies in the summer, but it’s not really necessary. Just use your cast iron pan to make a batch of popsicles and place them in your freezer. You’ll be surprised at how easy it is to keep popsicles frozen while in a batch so that you can take one out just in time for an ice cream social!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, there is no reason why you can’t make these chocolate chips cookies in your own home. They taste just as good if not better than the ones you purchase from the store. Best of all, you can adjust the ingredients and make different types of dessert with them such as fudge or cookies and cake. So if you are looking for a new way to impress your family and friends, try this recipe for your next cookout.

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