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  • Writer's pictureElizabeth Biar

Best Ever Skillet Cookie

You know by now that I truly love chocolate chip cookies. So when you add a cast-iron skillet to the mix, you get an even better chocolate chip cookie! Ree Drummond has a recipe that is easy and oh so delicious! As a matter of fact, when I asked one of my daughters what type of cake she’d like for the family birthday dinner, she said the Skillet Cookie. Ditto six weeks later when my twin boys requested the Skillet Cookie for their 13th birthday family dinner. Yes, it is that good!

Having a cast-iron skillet is key. If you do not have one, it is worth the purchase. I have made skillet brownies, skillet mac and cheese, and Huevos Rancheros. Plus, you can use a cast-iron skillet for just about everything from oven to stove – sauteing, roasting, pan-frying, broiling, baking, and more. The 10-inch sized skillet seems to be what most recipes call for, but the next size up is extra handy for making larger recipes and cooking more items at once, like bacon.

Freshly backed Skillet Cookie!
Freshly backed Skillet Cookie!

So, back to THE recipe! The ingredients and directions are very straightforward. The formula is hard to mess up. TIP: undercook the skillet cookie. It’s easy to overbake it as cast-iron skillets heat fast and retain that heat. However, if you enjoy a slightly gooey cookie, adjust the timing down by five minutes. My oven cooks quickly, so finding the perfect timing can be your own trial and error.

Skillet Cookie
Skillet Cookie

The “official” recipe name is Skillet Cookie Sundae. Adding ice cream, chocolate fudge, whipped cream, sprinkles, and any other tasty topping is encouraged, but not necessarily. One slice of the Skillet Cookie by itself is all you need!

Bonus, the recipe calls for two types of chocolate chips – semisweet and milk!

Notes: I like Adams Double Twice as Strong Vanilla Extract. A friend who bakes wedding cakes gave me that recommendation one time!

If you like nuts, you can easily add them to this recipe. Cut back the chocolate chips to 3/4 cup each and add 3/4 cup of your favorite nut!

This Skillet Cookie makes a wonderful party activity by utilizing a toppings bar. Let your guests top their piece of skillet cookie with ice cream, hot fudge, and whipped cream!


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