This Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondie Skillet Sundae For Two is the perfect dessert to whip up when you want something sweet but don’t want to make a huge batch! A thick and chewy chocolate chip cookie baked in a mini skillet topped with ice cream and a rich chocolate sauce will cure any sweet tooth!
Why have I never tried small batch baking before? This is a game changer, guys. Loyal readers may have noticed that I don’t have very many baked goods on the blog. It’s not that I don’t enjoy baking, I do. Of course I go into a baking frenzy at Christmastime, and make all kinds of cookies. But with only me and Mr. Briar in the house, it always seems ridiculous to make a huge batch of cookies or some other dessert because chances are we will end up eating
all way too many of them and then cry the next time we get on the scale.
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That was why I was SO EXCITED when I found out my friend Tracy from Baking Mischief was writing a cookbook full of small batch baking recipes, and even happier when she asked me to review the cookbook and share it with you. The cookbook is called Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats and you can order it HERE! This book is perfect for singles, couples and small families that just don’t want or need to make huge batches of baked goods. Baking For Two is chock full of recipes for cookies, cakes, muffins, pies and tarts and even savory baked goods. The recipes are quick and easy to whip up and taste delicious. And to celebrate the release of Tracy’s cookbook, we are giving away a copy of it here! Scroll down to the bottom of the post to enter.
When I started looking through Baking for Two, I had a hard time deciding what I wanted to make first. Cream Cheese Pumpkin Bread? White Confetti Cupcakes with Whipped Vanilla Buttercream? Good old Chocolate Chip Cookies (but the recipe only makes six cookies!)? It was a difficult choice, but I finally settled on this Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondie Skillet Sundae because you know I can’t resist a mini skillet! And that warm chocolate chip cookie blondie covered in ice cream and rich fudge sauce? I couldn’t say no.
I loved that this was so fast to mix together and the batter was made in one bowl. So not only did it make a small batch, but the effort was minimal and there wasn’t much of a mess to clean up. How perfect is that?
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Chocolate Chip Cookie Blondie Skillet Sundae For Two
For The Chocolate Chip Blondie:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
- 1 large egg yolk
- 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
- pinch salt
- 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
For the Fudge Sauce:
- 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
- 1 ½ tablespoons heavy whipping cream divided (I used half and half and it worked fine)
- 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons chopped semisweet chocolate I used chocolate chips
- pinch salt
- 1 large scoop ice cream of choice for serving
- Preheat oven to 350°F
To Make Chocolate Chip Blondie:
- In a medium bowl, whisk the melted butter, egg yolk, brown sugar, and vanilla until well combined.
- Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread the batter into the a six inch cast iron skillet.
- Bake for 17-21 minutes, until the top loses its shiny, undercooked look.
- Cool for at least 5 minutes, until skillet can be safely handled.
To make the Fudge Sauce:
- In a 1 quart sauce pan over medium heat, combine the butter, 1 tablespoon of heavy cream, the granulated sugar and vanilla. Stir until the butter is melted and the mixture begins to simmer.
- Reduce heat to medium-low and add the chocolate and salt. Whisk until the chocolate is completely melted and the mixture is smooth.
- Add the remaining 1/2 tablespoon of heavy cream, half a teaspoon at a time, until the sauce reaches the desired consistency. Remove from heat.
- Put a large scoop of ice cream on top of the cookie blondie and pour warm fudge sauce ove
Recipe from Baking for Two: The Small-Batch Baking Cookbook for Sweet and Savory Treats by Tracy Yabiku, used with permission.
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Can this just be baked on a cookie sheet as a small batch of cookies?
Hi – I would bake it in a small pan that has an edge. The batter is not quite as firm as regular cookie dough so I don’t know if baking it like regular cookies would work.
Jody h says
I made this recipe yesterday for national cookie day. My little boys loved it. They ate it all so I didn’t get a chance to try it. Tonight after dinner they asked for another one. They said “make two mom that way you can have a bite. It was so good. I have a feeling it will be asked for again tomorrow night. Thanks for the great recipe.
That is awesome Jody! So happy to hear that!
Where did you get your little pitcher for the sauce?! its perfect!
Hi Jessica! It’s from World Market, but I got it a few years ago so not sure if they still sell it :/
Cyndi br says
This would have easy to follow recipes
Thanks for entering Cyndi!
ERICA BOSCIO says
I love to bake, and enjoy new recipes.
Thank you for entering Erica!
Susan Christy says
I need this because if I make a full pan of a dessert, I’ll just eat it all or throw a lot of it out. I don’t need to gain any weight and wasting food irritates me. haha
I’m the same way! Thank you Susan!
karen r says
I’d love this book – I love making small desserts so I can make more of them!
Thanks for entering Karen!
Megan @ Meg is Well says
It’s so cool that there’s a baking cookbook out there for two! Cutting recipes in half (or quarters) never works out very awesome. Skillet cookies are fast becoming my favorite dessert, and this looks so yummy!
Yes, the for two book is so brilliant I think! Thanks Megan!
Kim O says
I would love this cause it’s just me when I cook. I find so many recipes online for 4 or more and i don’t need that much leftovers.
Hi Kim! I agree, having smaller batch recipes is so helpful!
Keith @ How's it Lookin? says
Looks great. I needed a new dessert, thanks for the idea
Alia @ Everyday Easy Eats says
This looks so decadent – even better than something I would order in a restaurant! I love skillet desserts because they stay so warm and melty while you eat them! 🙂
I love that too! Thanks so much Alia!
I know what the Hubby and I are having on our next movie night! This looks SO good.The only problem I see? The whole “for two,” business! 😉 Sharing is not my strong suit when it comes to sweets!
Haha! I am the same way Karly! I hope you love it!
Liz @ Ready to Yumble says
Oh that fudge!! I seriously want to marry this skillet cookie. This may push me over the edge to finally buy a six-inch skillet (I mean, how cute are they??).
Yesss, I love my mini skillets! Thanks Liz!
I have a serious sweet tooth and so does my wife. We loved baked desserts, but most desserts call for more than we can eat. Even cutting some of them in half is too much. We have two boys and they would rather have a bowl or ice cream, candy or some type of cracker for a snack. My wife a I reach for cake, cookies, brownies and pie!
I know just what you mean, Jeffrey! We are the same way in our house. I hope you love the recipe!
Jess @ Sweetest Menu says
Seriously?! This is the best dessert ever! Perfect for just the hubby and me! Honestly, I would order this at a restaurant and pay good money for it – looks incredible!
Thanks so much Jess!
We are definitely cookie-frenzy-eaters around here. This would be perfect for us! Is it bad if I “accidentally” sneak more fudge sauce on my side?
Haha, Annie! Not at all 🙂
I am making this right now!! Perfect for a PNW snuggle day. I may clean it up a little (coconut oil chocolate sauce) but I am gonna have a hard time sharing with the hubs. Lol
I would love to win because I collect cookbooks and truly enjoy turning my kitchen into my therapy sesh. Plus fun fact- I learned to cook from cookbooks and food network shows. So cookbooks have a special place in my heart!
Yay, Carleeh! I’m so glad you made it! Thanks for entering to win!
Tracy | Baking Mischief says
Meghan!!! It’s so much fun to see these recipes come to life in other people’s kitchens! And of course, your photos are gorgeous (as always). Thank you for the lovely review!!
Yay, Tracy! Thank you so much, loved doing this recipe!
Gah… my mouth is literally watering looking at your photos. Probably not the most pleasant image, but that’s what food bloggers aim for, right?! 😛 I had a chance to look at Tracy’s book too, and I love the small batch idea myself. It’s just us two (and our two cats now!), so I’m with you on avoiding baking.
Haha, yes that is the goal! Thanks Natasha!
When it comes to bakery, John eats for two! (and maybe me too). What a great idea for a cookbook! Your recipe looks divine.
Haha! Same, Julie, Same 🙂 Thanks so much!