Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie

If i wasnt all into using the actual recipe names as titles, this one would be called "this is why we're fat"...

a week and a half ago, i was having a cranky (read: PMSy) day and wanted a cupcake.  then, in true gemini fashion (no, i dont believe i'm a taurus now...), changed my mind like, 12 minutes later.

However, Jordan being the good (read: fan of non-crankyness) husband that he is, he brought home a brownie.  and announced that he'd be making me a brownie sundae.

he had no idea.

that was 2 weekends ago.  do you have any idea how many brownie sundaes have been consumed since then?

its not pretty, thats all i'm going to admit...

so, i was dreaming of brownie sundaes when i was suddenly reminded about the blondie sundaes i used to make when i was going into my junior year of college...  they were awful - wanna know why?  cause i was dieting.  and they consisted of fat-free blondies with fat free froyo and sugar free caramel sauce or hot fudge.  and reduced fat whipped cream, or something equally chemically and disgusting.  I think the whole thing clocked in around 180 calories or something.  there is nothing natural about a blondie sundae that is under 200 calories.  Nothing.

so anyway, i'm thinking of this and then THIS pops into my inbox.  because that martha, she sends me these recipes - every day!  (yes, i could unsubscribe, but what would be the fun in that???)  and i'm thinking, that looks WAY better than the 180 calorie blondie sundaes of yore...

and, wait for it (sorry, we've been watching past seasons of How I Met Your Mother, so its all 'wait for it' these days..), we got a new cast iron skillet at my bridal shower and we havent used it yet because i kept telling J he couldnt cook meat in it until i cooked something else in it as i was scared that if meat was the first thing, that it would always taste like meat forever and ever...  and this cookie - this was something that was not meat that i could make!  i could break in the skillet!  woo-hoo!

when telling J, i'd be making this, he made fat faces at me (cause we're gross, you see) and i promised that i'd bring the leftovers to work to get them out of our house.


those leftovers most certainly did NOT come to work today as there was NO way we were sharing with anyone...  if this cookie is what makes me fat, then bring on the fat clothes!

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
courtesy of Martha, slight modifications by me

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 semisweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

If your skillet requires seasoning, lightly grease and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.

In another bowl, cream butter and both sugars until mixture is light and fluffy. (taste it to make sure.  or at least tell people thats why you are tasting it...)

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 your prepared ovenproof skillet, and press to flatten, covering bottom of pan. 

Bake until edges are brown and top is golden ~ 40 minutes. (Don't overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven.)

Transfer from skillet to a wire rack to cool ~ 15 minutes. 

Cut into wedges and serve with your favorite vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, hot fudge, whipped cream or anything else you like on your blondie sundaes.  Just make sure none of it is low fat or fat free :)

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