Chocolate Chunk Pecan Skillet Cookie

A fun twist on chocolate chip cookies. Rather than baking in the oven, cook them in a skillet. Your kids will enjoy watching them cook on the stove top almost as much as eating them. Plus, your home will smell incredibly delicious!

Skillet chocolate chip cookieIngredients
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chocolate baking chunks
1 cup chopped pecans or 1 cup dried cherries or 1 cup raspberries (Whatever your taste buds prefer – get creative!)
Vanilla ice cream, optional

Combine the flour, baking soda and salt in a bowl. Combine the sugars in the bowl of an electric mixer and beat with the paddle on medium speed until well mixed. Add 1/2 cup of the butter and beat on high until light and fluffy. Scrape down the sides of the bowl then beat in the eggs and vanilla extract, 1 minute. Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour and chocolate chunks and mix until just combined. Chill 15 minutes.

Melt 1 teaspoon of the remaining butter in a 14-inch skillet over medium-low heat. Add the dough and flatten slightly with a spatula. Cover the skillet with aluminum foil and cook until browned on the bottom then carefully flip the cookie (it will be delicate) and cook 3 minutes longer.

Transfer cookie to a wire rack and allow to cool. Serve with vanilla ice cream if desired.