If you like gooey, warm, chocolatey desserts, you're going to absolutely love this vegan skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe. It's really fun to make and even more fun to enjoy with family and friends.
In a large mixing bowl, whisk together flax meal, water, oil, sugar, molasses and vanilla until smooth. Mixture should look like caramel sauce.
In a separate small mixing bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients. Stir until combined. (This will take a little elbow grease. Dough will be quite thick. To avoid over-mixing, stir until flour is just incorporated.)
Fold in the vegan chocolate chips.
Dump the cookie dough into a well-seasoned, 10" cast iron pan. Press evenly into pan.
Place the pan on the middle rack in the oven and bake for 28 to 35 minutes, or until edges are golden and middle has firmed up somewhat to the touch. When pressed, the dough in the middle of the pan should give a little, but a tester should come out clean.
Allow the cookie to cool and slice into wedges.
Add extra vegan chocolate: For even more decadence, press a few more chocolate chips/ chunks into the top of the cast iron cookie before baking for even more decadence.
Use this as a base: This skillet chocolate chip cookie makes for a wonderful base. Once you have this recipe down then you could experiment with other add-ins; crushed nuts, dried fruit, fruit zest, vegan toffee, etc. I recommend orange zest with dark chocolate!