A WORLD OF COOKIES FOR SANTA will be released by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt for Children on October 17, 2017.
Find out about my upcoming book releases and bookstore signing events on my Facebook page.
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).