We didn't have a typical Thanksgiving dinner this year, but when it came time for dessert I wanted something special, that everyone would like, without a lot of fuss, using the ingredients I had on hand. Not an easy undertaking! I thought of what everyone likes when we have dessert out, and remembered the gooey, crispy, chocolately pan cookies everyone loves. It came together quicker than I expected (no creaming of sugar and butter) and my family liked it better than the restaurant version. This recipe is a keeper!
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup melted butter
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
(optional--ice cream of your choice, caramel or chocolate ice cream topping)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place 9 inch cast iron skillet in oven to preheat also (a 9 inch glass pie plate will work also).