Recently, The Pioneer Woman, shared her recipe for something called a “Spread” on her Instagram story section. It looked simple and delicious so I had to try it. I am so glad I did! It turned out amazing! What is a “Spread” exactly? Basically it is just a cookie that is “spread” onto the baking sheet and baked, then topped with chocolate, cinnamon-sugar or candy. Fabulous!
2 sticks unsalted butter, soft
1 cup light brown sugar, packed
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
2 cups white all-purpose flour
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl combine the soft unsalted butter and packed light brown sugar. Beat together until light in color and fluffy in texture.
Beat in the large egg.
Beat in the pure vanilla extract and salt.
Stir in the white all-purpose flour.
Place dough into the center of the parchment lined baking sheet.
Using a knife, spread the dough out into a large rectangle, about 1/3-inch thick.
Bake, in preheated oven, for 20 minutes.
Remove and sprinkle on chocolate chips.
Place back into the oven for 4 minutes.
Remove and smooth out the warmed chocolate chips, creating a smooth topping, using a knife or the back of a spoon.
Allow to cool at room temperature.
Cut and serve.