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Skillet Monster Cookie Recipe

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Kathy Loyd


1 stick (8 tbsp.) butter
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1 cup chocolate chips


1 cup heavy cream
6 tbsp. brown sugar
2 tbsp. butter
pinch of salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla
5-6 tbsp. cocoa or 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips

1.. Preheat oven to 350. Melt butter in an 8" cast iron skillet over medium low heat. Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is warm, but no longer very hot, about 5 minutes.

2. Crack an egg onto the butter and sugar mixture. and use a fork to whisk it well into the mixture. Place flour, baking soda on top and very carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed. Stir in chocolate chips. Place in oven for 15 - 20 minutes or until starting to turn golden on top and around edges, but soft in center.

Serve with vanilla ice cream and chocolate fudge sauce.

In a heavy bottomed saucepan over low heat, bring cream just to a boil, then add brown sugar and stir until it dissolves. Add small pieces of butter until completely melted then stir in chocolate (cocoa or chips). Wait 3-5 minutes then stir in salt and vanilla. Let cool, it thickens as it cools.

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