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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Deep Dish Cast Iron Cookie & Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream

I was asked during a job interview once what my greatest accomplishment in life was (I was 23, come on man). At the time I didn't have an answer, so I gave a sarcastic one. But if I were asked now, I would probably say this cookie.

As soon as I saw this recipe on Pinterest, I knew I had to make it.  

Deep Dish Cast Iron Cookie - Some changes made to original recipe.

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 10 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Preheat oven to 350°F
  • Prepare pan. I used a 10", but you could use any size as long as it has high sides. You will have to adjust the cook time accordingly. If your pan isn't well seasoned, add a thin layer of butter. I oiled mine a few hours before I made this with olive oil and it didn't stick.
  • Combine flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat the softened butter with both sugars on medium-high speed for about 2 minutes, or until light and fluffy. Scrape the side of the mixing bowl if needed.
  • Add the egg and vanilla extract. Mix on medium speed for about one minute.
  • Add dry ingredients and mix on low until just mixed together.
  • Add chocolate chips and fold them into the dough by hand, scraping the bottom and side of the bowl to make sure all the ingredients are mixed.
  • Spread the batter into your pan, and bake at 350 degrees F for 30-40 minutes or until the edges of your giant cookie are golden-brown.
  • Don't burn yourself getting this out of the pan and into your mouth too quickly.

 I started making my own ice cream a few weeks ago. We got an ice cream maker as a wedding gift, but I never used it because it seemed like such a hassle. So here we are, five years later, and I haven't stopped using it since I made the first batch. I've only made vanilla, but I've made it so many times that I already have the recipe completely memorized. To be fair, it's only five ingredients.

Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream - Via Pinterest 

  • 2c heavy whipping cream
  • 1c 4% milk
  • 3/4c sugar
  • 1T vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Mix all ingredients with a whisk until sugar is dissolved.
  • Follow ice cream maker instructions. There is no cooling or heating required of the batter.


  1. Yummmmmm. This looks AMAZING. I am going to have to make this ASAP. One time I tried to make ice cream when I was babysitting. The family had just gotten an ice cream maker and the boys were DYING to make ice cream. It was a big fat FAILURE. You had to be really careful with the eggs and I don't know… we ended up with like scrambled egg ice cream. It was a long time ago. But I fear making ice cream now. But the cookie I can do!!

    1. Nikki, there aren't any eggs at all in that ice cream! That sounds so disgusting though.

  2. Replies
    1. You could so do it in a regular brownie pan. It doesn't get cooked on the stovetop at all.



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