Using Cast Iron to create the most yummy cookies has to be my favourite way of all time. For me grabbing the cast iron and filling it with cookie dough rather than rolling into balls and spreading out is far easier. Achieving one big cookie also looks super impressive! The recipe here is a standard cookie dough so don’t worry if I cant convince you to grab the cast iron out, you can bake these the regular way!Jump to Recipe
Baking In Cast Iron
When I first started using cast iron it was reserved for mostly savoury dishes. After a while I started venturing out and trying desserts. I am so glad I did. The list for desserts in cast iron is endless. From the dutch baby pancakes, apple pies and through to here the epic cast iron cookies! Some of the benefits of baking in cast iron are listed here;
- Gives You More Control. Since a cast iron skillet can be used on both the stove top and in the oven, you utilise both functions to help control the baking process from start to finish.
- It Helps Keep A Tidy Kitchen. A cast iron skillet keeps that pile of mixing bowls from accumulating in your sink. With its ability to be used on the stove first, before going into the oven, you don’t have to keep switching pans and oven trays.
- A cast iron skillet provides a even, steady heat. which makes things like searing meat a whole lot easier. This reason is why bakers should love it too. Cast iron’s ability to retain heat
Cookie Dough Desserts Keeping Them ‘Gooey’
Cookie dough is without a doubt one of the most tasty dough’s of all! Just ask the guys at Ben and Jerry’s they sell the flavour by the bucket load. For me a Cookie should always be soft and gooey on the inside with a slight bite on the outside. To achieve this it really is all in the baking. The longer the bake the less gooey goodness you will achieve.
To find the right balance cooking times can be a little hit and miss with cookies. Keeping a close eye is one of the best ways. As soon as your cookies are turning golden its time to bring them out. Remember less is more when it comes to cookie oven timings.
Cookie Dough Ingredients
To make cookie dough I have a standard recipe that I don’t move from very often at all. I find the only change I really make is in the chocolate chunks I use. Depending on what bar of chocolate takes my fancy when shopping then that will be what makes up the chunks. The rest of the ingredients stay the same unless we want double chocolate chip cookies! For that we can simply substitute 4 tbsp of flour and replace with 4 tbsp of cocoa powder.
|125 g butter softened|
|100 g light brown soft sugar|
|125 g caster sugar|
|250 g self-raising flour|
|1 egg lightly beaten|
|1 tsp vanilla extract|
|½ tsp salt|
|200 g chocolate chips or 100 g white 100 g milk|
Cookies Made in Cast Iron Skillet
Well we have explained a little on the benefits of using a cast iron to create your wonderful cookies so now lets get down to how its done. You know I love giving you a recipe in printable format at today is no exception.
Cast Iron Giant Cookie
- 125 g butter softened
- 100 g light brown soft sugar
- 125 g caster sugar
- 250 g self-raising flour
- 1 egg lightly beaten
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- ½ tsp salt
- 200 g chocolate chips or 100g white 100g milk
- Pre heat Oven 180°
- Mix the butter and sugars until just combined, add the egg, vanilla extract and mix.
- Add the flour & salt and stir until you get a sticky cookie dough. Add in the chunks of chocolate and mix through.
- Sprinkle some flour on the base of the cast iron and then add all the cookie dough. Press down and ensure the cookie is level
- Bake at 180° for 30 – 35 mins until just slightly golden on the edges, the lower the time the More gooey the cookie.
- Remove from the oven and let cool in the pan before removing and serving
To Conclude The Food
Cast iron cookies are a sure way to please everyone. Try topping the baked cookies with a drizzle of melted chocolate. So dreamy!@mrjay_thehomecook