Skillet Cookie – ooey, gooey chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet, and topped with ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and any other toppings your heart desires!
Last week I had the opportunity to have a few food bloggers come to my town and spend a couple days learning and hanging out together. Sandra from A Dash of Sanity lives a few minutes from me, and she helped me make it all come together. We ate tons of food together, and laughed until we cried. It was such a great couple of days. I am very thankful that Gourmet Garden was generous enough to sponsor our little get together. We cooked with their herbs and had a great place to stay because of them.
So let’s talk about this skillet cookie recipe. We have been making this for years. I am pretty sure it pre-dates getting married in my life. It used to be something we would make with our college friends on a somewhat regular basis, back when calories didn’t matter. I can’t believe I have never shared it here before, time to change that! It may be my all time favorite dessert, but these days it is an over the top splurge, that I save for only the most special occasions. And 7 of my friends coming to visit sounds like a special occasion to me! Because who doesn’t love ooey, gooey desserts!
You can pretty much top skillet cookie how ever you want. It is so easy to make with your favorite cookie dough. Just bake in a skillet or a round cake pan, if you don’t have an iron skillet. Under baking is key. It is what gives you the gooey, deliciousness. It is best served warm, so I top with ice cream as soon as it comes out of the oven. Then go crazy with the toppings – sprinkles, candy, hot fudge, caramel, you name it. And of course no skillet cookie is complete without whipped cream!
I was so excited to share my favorite dessert with some of my favorite blogging friends. I am pretty sure I impressed them! There wasn’t a whole lot of sharing or talking going on while we ate dessert! We also made my Tomato-Basil Tortellini for dinner. Along with Sandra’s Sicilian Chicken Soup and a great salad called Insalata Mista. In place of any of the herbs called for in the recipes, we used equal amounts of Gourmet Garden herbs and everything turned out amazing!
- 1 cup butter , softened
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and both sugars until light and fluffy. Mix in vanilla and eggs until combined. Add flour, salt, and baking soda, mix until combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
Put dough in a skillet (makes enough for 2 9-inch skillets), press down into an even layer.
Bake for 10-15 minutes until the edges are set, but the middle is still slightly under baked.
Remove and top with ice cream and desired toppings.
**Gourmet Garden sponsored the food blogger get together. All thoughts an opinions are 100% my own. I have not been compensated in any other way to write this post.
Photo Credit: Courtney from Sweet C’s Designs