Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Dorie Greenspan Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comThis week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe from Dorie’s Cookies was a big old chocolate chip cookie bar with some dried apricots and coconut, baked in a cast-iron pan. An interesting concept (I’ve baked cakes in cast-iron skillets before but not cookie bars) and one I was not able to minify because I didn’t have a smaller skillet than my 10-inch one (similar to this one).

This recipe comes together quickly and bakes for around an hour at 325˚F. You’ll need to let it cool before you do anything with it (waiting is the hardest part!).

Slices of Dorie Greenspan Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comI slide my giant cookie out of the cast iron skillet before cutting it because I was a bit leery of cutting anything directly in the pan. The edges, top and sides of the cookie are lovely and crunchy thanks to the cast iron pan.

Squares of Dorie Greenspan Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comThe insides are deliciously soft and chewy. Because it’s packed full of apricots, coconut and chocolate chips, there is a nice variety of textures too.

Cross Section of Dorie Greenspan Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars on eatlivetravelwrite.comTo be honest, this reminded me very much of a type of muesli bar that I used to eat as a child in Australia (cannot for the life of me remember what it was called) crossed with a coconut-chocolate slice that my mum used to make (I’ll be searching for that recipe very soon!). I absolutely LOVED this – lovely with a cup or tea or coffee but also, kinda sorta breakfast-y food. Right? There’s fruit….

I’d be interested to see how this bakes up in a regular old brownie tin just for the mere convenience of not having to deal with a very hot cast-iron skillet (and then all that waiting!). I might just have to try this out on my colleagues in August when we’re back to school for meetings!

Get the recipe for Dorie Greenspan’s Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars here or on page 53 of Dorie’s Cookies.

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5 thoughts on “Tuesdays with Dorie (Dorie’s Cookies): Cast-Iron Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars”

  1. It looks beautiful Mardi! I really loved this as well.
    The taste was familiar to me as well, I thought it was just because I used the Cadbury milk chocolate chips I use in everything 🙂

  2. I love the texture you got baking these in the cast-iron pan! I had the opposite problem – my cast-iron pan was too small for the recipe and I didn’t want to minify because I was baking to share.


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