This Bacon Chocolate Chip Deep Dish Skillet Cookie recipe is the number one indulgence I would indulge in if I could choose any dang food in the world to celebrate with. This skillet cookie is Paleo, AIP, and gluten free. Plus, it's the most balanced dessert I can imagine - salty, sweet, creamy, and crispy.
1/2cuppalm shortening, see note #1, can be substituted for coconut oil, but the texture will be different3 Tbsp pure maple syrup3 Tbsp coconut sugar1 tsp pure vanilla2/3 cup arrowroot starch (can be substituted for tapioca starch)1/3 cup coconut flour (see note #2 for substitution advice)1 Tbsp grass fed gelatin1 tsp baking soda (aluminum free)1/2 tsp cream of tartar1/2 tsp sea salt4 slices cooked bacon (chopped)1/3-1/2 cup chocolate chunks (replace with these carob chips for AIP)
Preheat oven to 350.In a large sized bowl, cream shortening (see note #1 for measuring), syrup, sugar, and vanilla. Set aside.In a medium sized bowl, whisk flours,, gelatin, baking soda, cream of tartar, and sea salt until combined.Slowly add dry ingredients to wet and mix well to combine. Stir in bacon and chocolate chunks.Press into an 8" cast iron skillet that is greased with shortening and sprinkle with coarse sea salt (optional).For a gooey center, bake for 12-14 minutes. For a cookie that is completely baked through and can be cut into bars, bake for 15-17 minutes.Remove from oven and let cool slightly before eating. Don't try to cut the cookies until they're completely cool or they'll crumble.
When measuring palm shortening with a standard measuring cup, it's easy to not get the full amount as the shortening tends to get air pockets in the measuring cup. This means the final recipe can have wildly varying results, based on the amount of palm shortening actually used. For this reason, I recommend using a tablespoon to measure the shortening out (1/2 cup = 8 Tbsp), or melting the shortening to make sure the measurement is accurate.
Coconut flour is highly absorbent, so if you want to replace with tigernut flour, reduce maple syrup to 2 tbsp and reduce palm shortening to 1/3 cup.
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