A few weeks ago my in-laws visited Old Chicago and had the cast iron chocolate chip cookie for dessert. My mother in-law could not stop thinking about that cookie. Who can blame her! They are warm, gooey, chocolatey, and are served with ice cream. She thought, “I bet I can make that at home!” One night while visiting we tried it in her cast iron skillet in the oven and it was delicious. Then we thought, why not try it in the dutch oven on our next camping trip.
Step 1: Prepare
Butter the inside of your dutch oven. This helps the cookie not stick to the oven and it gives it a nice buttery flavor. I buttered up the sides of the oven just to be safe.
Step 2: Place cookie in dutch oven
Place your cookie inside the dutch oven. We prepared our dough before we left on our trip to make things easier. Make sure you know the size of your dutch oven. You don’t want the cookie to be too big. We use a 10 inch dutch oven so we made our cookie 10 inches as well.
Step 3: Bake
Place the lid on the dutch oven and have your briquets ready. We used 8 bricks on the bottom and 12 on top. We baked the cookie for about 26 minutes. Make sure to check it at about 15 minutes to see how its doing. The cookie will look gold brown on top when done. Make sure to spread your briquets out evenly or else they will create hot spots and burn sections of your cookie.
Step 4: Get in my belly!
After your cookie is done, let it set for 5 minutes so it can finish setting up and cool some. Then, serve with ice cream if you desire and gobble up your delicious dutch oven chocolate chip cookie! This has become a fan favorite in our family. We have made sure this is a must have on our camping trips.
Doesn’t that look good! It’s a good thing my mother-in-law is creative! And good at baking!