First, the happy:
ROOOOOLLLL TIDE ROLL!
If you and I are facebook friends, then I hope you weren’t too put off by my ridiculous amount of status updating during the championship game. I thought we would win the game, but I wasn’t sure how close it would be. I was prepared for another nail-biter. When, in the first minute, Marquis Maze had to leave due to a hamstring injury, I really started to worry. Instead, Bama completely dominated LSU! Our boys played amazingly! LSU only crossed the 50 into Bama territory ONCE. Bama made a few mistakes, but only one penalty the whole game. Though it may not be a perfect game in Coach Saban’s book, that’s close enough to perfect for me.
I am so happy for our school, our city, and our state — three National Championships in a row for Alabama. I was so happy last night, I think I fell asleep with a smile on my face.
Here are the highlights. You know, in case you missed the game or just want to watch it again or a dozen times.
Second, the cookie:
I use my iron skillet for almost everything. Cookies are my favorite. So it makes sense that I would pin a recipe for a big chocolate chip cookie baked in an iron skillet. Take a look at this golden brown goodness:
If you have a well-seasoned skillet, then you won’t have to worry a bit about the cookie sticking.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Here’s the recipe from Oh, Nuts!:
Dry ingredients: 2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
Wet ingredients: 3/4 cup (6 oz) butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg, room temperature
2 tsp vanilla extract
1.5 cups chocolate chips
1.5 cups chopped walnuts or pecans
vanilla ice cream, to serve (optional)
Personal note: I don’t like nuts in cookies, so I didn’t put walnuts or pecans in mine. Also, I used the whole bag of chocolate chips.
Mix your dry ingredients in one bowl. In a separate bowl, combine sugar and butter with stand or hand mixer. Add egg and vanilla. Continue mixing. Slowly add dry ingredients to the sugar mixture until fully combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Spread dough into your skillet. Bake for 30-40 minutes (depends on diameter of skillet — the smaller the skillet, the longer your cookie will need to bake; smaller skillet = thicker cookie). Keep in mind that your cookie will continue to cook in the skillet for a little while after you take it out of the oven, so it would be best to undercook just a bit. Allow cookie to cool (about 20 minutes).
Make your mouth happy.