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Make it tonight: Chinese 5-spice skillet chocolate chip cookie

Make it tonight: Chinese 5-spice skillet chocolate chip cookie

Ready in 35 minutes
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil (you can also use butter)
  • 1 1/2 cups spelt flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp Chinese 5-spice
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips

1.  Preheat oven to 350. In a 8-inch oven proof skillet, add your coconut oil and place it in the oven to melt. Remove skillet and pour out melted oil into a measuring cup, leaving enough to grease your pan; set aside to cool.

2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, soda, Chinese 5-spice and salt. In a separate bowl, whisk the egg and then add the sugars and extract. Stir until blended. Add the coconut oil and mix until blended. Pour the sugar mixture into the flour and mix until combined.

3. Scrape batter into prepared skillet making sure it is evenly distributed. Bake cookie 18 to 20 minutes or until outer edges are browned and puffed. Let cool in skillet. Serve in skillet or turn out; cut into wedges.

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