The chocolate chip cookie is a wondrous thing: a classic dessert in its own right, but capable of being transformed in other desserts and taking on a whole new role. The role of Skookie might not be a big departure, but it is a noteworthy one!
What exactly is a Skookie? Well, it's what you get when you cook your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough recipe in a miniature cast iron skillet, and then add tasty toppings like caramel sauce, chocolate sauce, and ice cream. Yes, Skookie is a wonderful treat. Find out for yourself!
It's quite easy to get started making Skookies of your own at home. All you need is a Skookie Cast Iron Skillet, although I'd imagine that any miniature cast iron skillet around 6" would do. The kit is nice because it comes with two skillets (who wants to eat Skookie alone??) and handle mitts for taking them out of the oven. The kit also comes with a starter pack of cookie dough mix (but I found their mix to be average at best... you can certainly do better). Once you've got your skillets, fill them with your favorite refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough, or made-from-scratch dough. Press the dough out almost all the way to the edge - see the slideshow for pictures - and then bake as you normally would. Check the Skookie after 9 or 10 minutes, but be prepared to let it cook for 12 or 13, depending on your oven and your personal preference.
Once the cookie dough is cooked, remove the Skookie pan from the oven. Now comes the decadent part! Add your favorite toppings - yes, while it's still hot!!! Chocolate sauce, caramel sauce, and vanilla ice cream are the standards, but feel free to experiment! Top it off with some more chocolate sauce, and whipped cream if you like, and dig in!!! Never again will you think of chocolate chip cookies the same way.
In the greater Memphis area, Skookie kits can be found at Bed Bath & Beyond stores (the Cordova location is at 2810 N. Germantown Parkway, just in front of the Wolfchase mall). If you have found Skookie supplies at other local stores, please let us know in the comments below!
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