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Oh. My. Goodness. I made a chocolate chip cookie in my Griswold slant logo 8 with heat ring tonight, and it was fabulous. My boyfriend said it was the best cookie he ever had, with tons of “gooey goodness.”

Here’s how:

1.5 sticks melted butter, cooled and combined with 1/2 c. white sugar 3/4 c. brown sugar 1-1/4 t salt 2 t vanilla

Mix together. Add

1 egg and 1 egg yolk

Mix until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together

1-3/4 c flour 1/2 t baking soda

Add flour to butter/sugar mix. Mix just until combined. Stir in

2 c (yes that’s right, 2 c!) semi-sweet chocolate chips. Spray Pam into your cast iron pan (I used a size 8 pan – a 9 or 10 would also work just fine) and spoon the dough into the pan. Spread it out and pat it down gently. Stick your cast iron pan in a preheated 350-degree oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the cookie is lightly browned around the edge. I found that with my #8 pan, I needed to cook it longer than the 20 minutes, so watch it carefully.

Eat and enjoy!



Hi. Welcome to my brand-new website! I built the site as a means to sell beautiful vintage cast iron cookware.  In addition to this site, I sell on eBay and Etsy. On those sites I’m also known as seller tarapup (after my beloved Wheaten Terrier, Tara). Here and on Facebook I’m known as The Pan Handler.

The cast iron bug bit me hard in 2011. It began innocently enough, when I found a cool old cast iron muffin pan and began doing a little research to learn about it. That little muffin pan led to a lot of research and self-education, and a LOT of cast iron hunting and buying. I learned about the various manufacturers, the different kinds of pieces and markings, and how to clean and care for cast iron. I joined several forums and groups that focus on vintage cast iron kitchenware.

One thing I’ve learned is that I’ve got a lot to learn. I’m constantly gathering information and knowledge from the web, reference materials, and from other cast iron aficionados and collectors. Many long-time vintage cast iron collectors have been a great resource for me, and I am very thankful for their help and assistance.

My work with vintage cast iron cookware is a labor of love. It gives me great pleasure to take a sorely neglected or crusted rusted piece and restore it to its original beauty. My pans are painstakingly cleaned and carefully seasoned. They are ready for use or display. With proper care, they will provide a lifetime of use. When you buy a piece from me, you’re buying a piece of history.

Thanks for stopping by. I appreciate your business, and hope to have the opportunity to provide you with a wonderful piece that you will enjoy and put to good use for many years to come.