Saturday, July 25, 2015

Dessert in a cast iron skillet - Cookies & Brownies

Chocolate chip cookie in a cast iron skillet.

Dessert in a cast iron's basically just another method for baking, but it's fun and looks extra special.

You can use a mini sized skillet or a larger one.

Brownie in a cast iron skillet.

Try a mini sized skillet for individual servings or for two people, and a larger cast iron skillet for the whole family or a group of friends.

Everyone needs a spoon so they can dig in together...of course with several scoops of ice cream on top.

Use any favorite cookie recipe and spoon 3/4 to 1 cup dough into the cast iron skillet, or use this recipe to make 4 mini Chocolate Chip Toffee Cookies:

6 Tbsp salted butter, softened or shortening
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1 1/4 cup all-purpose unbleached flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup toffee bits

Preheat oven to 350. Very lightly butter cast iron skillets.
Combine butter or shortening and sugars. Mix well. Add egg and vanilla, mix well.
Add flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir to mix. Fold in remaining ingredients.

Transfer dough to prepared cast iron skillets. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or desired doneness.
Let cool 5-8 minutes or longer before serving.

Top with ice cream or a non-dairy product. Shown here is SoDelicious Creamy Vanilla.

Brownies are another delicious option for your mini cast iron skillets.

Serve warm with ice cream or a non-dairy product, or let them cool completely and frost. I also like to sprinkle on some nuts and mini chocolate chips. And of course it's never too late to add that scoop of ice cream!

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter skillet.
To each mini skillet add 3/4 to 1 cup of your favorite brownie batter.
Bake about 18-22 minutes or to desired doneness.
Let sit 5-8 minutes before serving.
Or let cool completely and frost.  

Or try this recipe:
1/2 cup oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
mini chocolate chips - optional
nuts - optional

Preheat oven to 350. Lightly butter skillet.
Mix oil and sugar together. 
Add vanilla and eggs, mix well.
Add cocoa, flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir to combine.
Transfer dough into prepared skillets. Bake for 18-22 minutes. Check center with toothpick for desired doneness.
Let cool 5-8 minutes before serving or let cool completely to frost. Top with chocolate chips and nuts.

Enjoy! And have fun exploring more ways to use your cast iron skillets.

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