This is an adaptation of typical chocolate chip cookies - one big cookie in a skillet. This would work well to serve for company. Just put it in the oven as you sit down to dinner, and later in the evening you can serve it slightly warm with some milk or coffee.
Skillet-Baked Chocolate-Chip Cookie
2 C. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 stick of unsalted butter, softened
1/2 C. sugar
1/2 C. brown sugar
1 large egg
2 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside. With a mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add egg and vanilla; mix until they are fully incorporated. Add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips. Transfer dough to a 10" ovenproof skillet, and press to flatten, covering bottom of pan. Bake until edges are brown and top is golden, about 40-45 minutes. Don't overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven. Cool for about 15-20 minutes, then cut. Serve with a scoop of ice cream, if desired.