Monday, March 17, 2008

Made with Love

Recently I decided to participate in the Taste & Create Event this month where you are randomly paired with another food blogger and you have to pick one of the recipes in their blog to make yourself. I was lucky enough to be paired with Robin who is the creator of Made with Love... let me tell you this was not easy. When you go see her blog you will know why. It’s like paint samples way too many good ones to choose from. But when I came upon the'll understand why this one caught my eye.

The following is the recipe copied from my partner, Robin's blog

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed light-brown sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups (about 9 ounces) mixed milk- and semisweet chocolate chips
the chocolate chips I had on hand were the teeny semi-sweet and I also added chopped pecans.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter and sugars until mixture is light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix until they are fully incorporated. Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips.

Transfer dough to a 10-inch ovenproof skillet (I actually used my 12-inch skillet and cut down the cooking time to about 30 my oven it took 40 minutes just remember to watch after 30 minutes), and press to flatten, covering bottom of pan. Bake until edges are brown and top is golden, 40 to 45 minutes. Don't overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into 8 wedges. Serve warm; top each wedge with a scoop of ice cream and maybe drizzle some chocolate fudge sauce on top......decandent!!!

Now when a recipe says you can serve with ice cream how can you go wrong, hardest part is trying to decided what flavor.

Thank you Robin for a wonderful, easy dessert item that company would certainly enjoy.

If you have never participated in this event, go take a look . leave a comment with Nicole the creator of this event. You will have a blast and meet a lot of new friends with some terrific recipes/ Now that's what blogging is all about.


Moon said...

Is that Dewar's ice cream? This looks great. I'd always wanted to try one of these "big" cookies.

Deborah Dowd said...

A skillet sized cookie?! I am all about that. What a great event!

Shirley said...

My family would love this cookie. I'm adding it to my list of recipes to try from these various blogs.

Robin said...

I'm glad you enjoyed this!

Doodles said...

Nope not Dewar's but the COOKIE was nom, nom, nom.........try it!!!

Taste & Create Event is fun to participate and intending to do it again next month....oh now it's this month!!!

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