This 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!).
I 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.
To 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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