Nope. Not an office girl. What I am is a fast-talking, no-crap-taking, push me too far and I'll go home and bake skillet cookies girl. And my kind? We don't sit well in offices with normal people. Which is why I'm going crazy.
And why I'm baking skillet cookies. I like them because they, just like me, don't fit the mold. I mean, you bake them in a cast iron skillet. And for that reason, these cookies and I get each other.
Cast Iron Skillet Cookies
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla
1 tablespoon heavy cream (or milk, half and half...)
lots of chocolate chips
(I use semi-sweet, milk, and dark chocolate)
1. Preheat oven to 350 F.
2. In bowl, stir together flour, baking soda and salt
3. In separate bowl, mix butter and sugars until light and creamed together
4. Add egg, vanilla, and cream and stir to incorporate
5. Combine with flour mixture until well mixed
6. Stir in chocolate chips
7. Press lightly into cast iron skillet
8. Bake about 35-40 minutes or until edges are golden
Don't overbake! Cookies will continue to cook in skillet.
This, so you know, is my FAVORITE thing to make when it needs to look like I put forth effort but really... didn't. And the butter, cream and different kinds of chocolate? That's what makes it perfect. My birthday's in a few days and I plan to make these (with Turkish walnuts and espresso powder added) to serve topped with coffee-flavored ice cream. Yum.
Hope you get a chance to try these soon. If you do, let me know what you think. (And before someone asks, no - I don't know what would happen if you bake these in, say, a glass dish. Because for me the beauty is baking them up in cast iron. I'm not an office person, after all, and we don't like all the conventional, expected methods.)
Just sayin'. munch munch munch
(Additional thought: as long as you use a well-seasoned skillet, this baby will plop right out onto a plate. Decorate with icing, sprinkles, etc., and you have yourself an easy cookie cake.)