Thursday, 14 July 2011

Gooey Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundaes and a Giveaway!


Yesterday was my 3rd wedding anniversary, and to celebrate I made an extra special dessert that my husband and I fell in love with while on honeymoon at Disneyland.  During our time there we took a break to explore the other areas in Disneyland and went off in search of some food.  We ended up at an ESPN Zone sports cafe (we'd never been in one, as they don't have them in Canada).  I can't remember what we got for lunch, but I sure do remember what we had for dessert.  In fact, I haven't stopped thinking about that dessert for the past 3 years, so finally decided the buy the necessary equipment to make my own mini versions of it.

The dessert I'm talking about is simply called the Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae.  It's actually a warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie that's been freshly baked in a cast iron skillet.  Just after it's taken out of the oven, and while it's still piping hot, a few scoops of ice cream are added on top along with whipped cream and chocolate sauce to create the ultimate sundae.  

 ESPN's version

The combination of a warm chocolate chip cookie along with the slightly melted ice cream and chocolate sauce makes this sundae one of the most delicious and decadent things I've ever had.  So when I came across these mini cast iron pans at TK Maxx, I just had to get them as I knew they'd be the perfect size to replicate a single serving of ESPN's Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae.  Plus they're just so darn cute!  I'm also slightly obsessed with anything mini, so I just couldn't resist.


To make these yummy little sundaes you can either use mini cast iron skillets like I did, or use a slightly larger one (like the size you'd use for a fried egg) and share it with someone else - or if you're feeling particularly sinful - just eat it all yourself!  I promise I won't tell!

Making these chocolate chip cookie sundaes couldn't be easier.  All you'll need is some chocolate chip cookie dough - I used the same Jacques Torres cookie dough I used for the cookies I made here.  Take enough cookie dough for a single cookie (or double if you're using a larger skillet), place it in the center of your cast iron skillet and cook it at 350ºF (175ºC) for about 8-10 mins (or 13-15 mins if using a larger skillet).  


When the cookie is done baking the edges should be golden brown, but the center should still be nice and gooey.  Let the cookie cool slightly - only a minute or two so your ice cream doesn't totally melt into a liquid pool.  After the minute or so, simply drop a scoop of ice cream on top of the warm cookie, and top with chocolate sauce and/or whipped cream, caramel sauce, sprinkles, nuts etc.  It's up to you, just use whatever you like. 


That's really all there is to it!  Make sure you place the pan on a heat prof surface like a pot holder, wooden cutting board or plate so you don't burn yourself, and eat immediately.  I found that baking the cookies in the cast iron skillets resulted in them having a delicious chewy caramelized edges. SO GOOD!!! Sooo good!!


Now, I understand that eating something like a warm and gooey freshly baked cookie fully loaded with chocolate, and covered with melting ice cream & chocolate sauce may get a little messy, so I've got the perfect solution for you.


The lovely ladies from Cooking Gorgeous have kindly offered to giveaway one of their beautiful aprons to one of my lucky readers.  

The entire range of aprons from Cooking Gorgeous are made in the UK, and they're also expertly designed. 

Their apron waist ties are longer than average (to tie in front or behind), the women's aprons are adjustable (to suit any décollotage) and the men's pockets are tapered (a must for manly hands).  They select high quality natural fabrics with a softness that belies their strength and retains the characteristics of natural fibers.  They don’t compromise on quality or design – everything needs to be up to the job and, naturally, cooking gorgeous. 


The apron up for grabs is from The Bottom Line range, and is valued at £31.99.  It comes in two different accent colours - pink or teal.  I think you all know which one I'd choose!  And don't you just love the cute little bow?  They really are gorgeous!  


If for some reason you'd prefer to have a different apron style other than The Bottom Line, you may choose whichever one you want provided that it is of equal or lesser value.  If you prefer an apron of a higher value you may pay the difference and choose whichever one you'd like.
To enter leave a comment below telling me what Cooking Gorgeous apron you would choose.  Additional entries can be earned by doing the following:
  • Become a follower of Made With Pink using Google Friend Connect
  • Become a fan of Made With Pink on Facebook 
  • Follow Made With Pink on Twitter and tweet the following message: I've just entered to win a #CookingGorgeous apron from @Made_With_Pink and you can too. Enter here: http://tiny.cc/5vfgf
Links to all of the above are in the right hand column.  Maximum of 4 entries per person.  The winning comment will be chosen at random.

Open to Mainland UK residents only.  Contest closes at 11:59pm Friday July 22nd.  Winner will be announced shortly after.  

*** Please note that you MUST leave a comment below in order to be entered into the prize draw, otherwise I have no way of keeping track of who tweeted, followed etc.  If you make a comment anonymously then please leave an email address so I can contact you if you win. You should leave a separate comment for each of the 3 things listed above if you want to be entered more than once.  I will be using random.org to choose a number from all of the comments listed below in order to determine the winner. *** 

Good Luck!

39 comments:

Farzana said...

I would pick the pink bottom line apron. Too cute!

A Trifle Rushed said...

These cookies are amazing! What a lovely treat. happy anniversary:-)
Re the aprons, I'm already following via google. I'd love the teal apron. Jude x

Cupcake Kelly said...

I would obviously pick the pink one! Those cookie sundaes look good too!

Cupcake Kelly said...

Already like you on facebook.

Bernice said...

Ooo the cookies look delicious. I would love the teal apron. x

Kezia said...

Ooo great giveaway, I would normally go for the pink, but the teal colour is beautiful, so if I win, I would lov the teal apron please!! Xx

corduroy cat said...

i would love the teal bottom line!

Food And Travel By Mer said...

Ohhh que ricoooo!!
love it
besos

Minty Magic said...

Wow those cookie desserts look heavenly although probably not too good for the waist line. May have to try making those for dessert for Sunday's lunch.
I would go for the pink apron if I was lucky enough to win!
I already like you on Facebook.
Happy Anniversary. We celebrated out 7th anniversary last weekend!

Sam said...

I love the pink one, but hey the puppy swung it for me ;o) adorable! Xxx

Kate@katescakesandbakes said...

Happy Anniversary! And what a great dessert to celebrate- those little pans are indeed too cute! I'd love the pick one- a cook can never have too many aprons right?

Laurel said...

I LOVE Love LOVE the Mini cast -iron skillets. I would pick the "Teal" Apron to show off my Inner Diva :)
Laurel

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Andrea, these are amazing!!! they look seriously yummy and I am in love with your mini skillets - too cute!

Lisa Anne said...

Wow! Those look to good to be true (the sundaes)!
I love the teal apron, it was a hard choice, but I'll leave the pink to someone else : )

Valerie said...

Everything you've made lately (Well just like everything you make) is just amazing! I love it!!

Kim said...

Hello! Just discovered your blog, happy anniversary! I LOVE these aprons, I love anything involving bows, and it would definitely have to be the pink one!

Kim said...

Now following you on Twitter and have tweeted the message :)

Kim said...

Also now following your blog!

Andrea said...

I love the teal apron - it would match my kitchen beautifully! Thank you for the giveaway!

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Anonymous said...

I like Denim Mini Pinny.

Melody Johnson
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Anonymous said...

GFC Follower.

Melody Johnson
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Realms said...

I absolutely love the bottom line in th natural and duck-egg color! And those skillets are just too cute... I'm on a web hunt for them now. :)

Realms said...

I also liked you on FB... can't wait for the next post!

bb said...

Oooo, I would love to know the size of these mini pans. Online I found two sizes of miniature skillets, one is 3.5inches (8.89cm/88.9mm) and the other is 5 inches (12.7cm/127mm). How big are those cookies (skillets)? They look delicious. Happy Anniversary!

smilernpb said...

Happy anniversary, great recipe and ooh, pink is good! lol xx

Nickie said...

I love the pink Bottom Line!

@nickiem

Nickie said...

I follow you on GFC

Nickie said...

I follow MWP on FB

Nickie said...

Tweeted! @nickiem

Made With Pink said...

Hi bb, I just measured the skillets and the base measures 9cm in width and the wider top part measures 10.5cm, so the ones you've found online sound very similar.

Granny Amber said...

They look absolutely delicious. Think I need to practise baking choc chip cookies before I try this though, as mine always come out overcooked on the bottom!

Meghan said...

The dessert looks delish!

I would pick a pink Bottom line apron. Adorable!

Choclette said...

Gooey chocolate is another firm favourite.

I would go for the aubergine standard apron - generous wrap around sounds good and I like the toggle.

Kimberley said...

Oh wow, these look soooo amazing! I'm drooling thinking about them!

Cupcakes And Jewellery said...

I'm with you, I'd definitely plump for the pink...it's gorgeous!

Cupcakes And Jewellery said...

Oh...and I'm a blog follower AND a fan on facebook :)

Jay Smith said...
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Kristy SChmidt said...

I am following you on facebook and have found a few of your recipe's on Grubodex.com. Just discovered your blog, happy anniversary! I LOVE these aprons. I hope you don't mind them being shared over there :P

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