I’ve got another Skillet-Baked Cookie for you today! Before we get started, I would just like to say, if you’ve never made a skillet-baked cookie before, please consider giving it a try.
It’s such an easy way to make a dessert that everyone is going to love! They turn out great every time. If you’re entertaining and need to dress it up a little, simply add a scoop of ice cream to your cookie slice, garnish with a little sauce (bottled or home-made) and you’re done.
I call this cookie my St. Paddy’s Day Skillet-Baked Double Cookie. This one is great not only for St. Patrick’s Day, but also whenever you want a cookie that’s a little minty, but not too minty. You’ll just need a few basic ingredients to get started.
So, let’s take a look at how to put together this St. Paddy’s Day Skillet-Baked Double Cookie.
I’m not going to bore you with pictures of the obvious line up of ingredients. But let’s talk about what we’re doing here.
The bottom layer is chocolate chip cookie dough, plain and simple. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough is pressed into a 12 inch skillet, if you don’t have a 12 inch skillet, use a 10 inch skillet, no big deal.
Then there’s a light layer of Mint M&M’s, only about 1/3 of a cup. More Mint M&M’s could be used if you would like. Or, if you prefer, you could always use chopped Andes Mints instead.
Next is the layer of Mint Chocolate Chip Cookie dough. You can use a packaged mix or your favorite recipe, it’s up to you. I used a small scoop to scoop the dough into the skillet. It helps me sort of position the cookie dough evenly around the skillet before I start pressing it into place.
Now you are going to butter your fingers so the dough doesn’t stick, and spread those balls to form a nice layer. This doesn’t need to be airtight, and it doesn’t need to be perfect. What you’re trying to achieve is approximately the same thickness of cookie dough everywhere in the skillet, so it will bake evenly.
Once the top layer is pressed into place, sprinkle the cookie dough with 1/4-1/3 cup of chocolate chips. You can use any kind of chips you want, I used regular semi-sweet.
Voila, the St. Paddy’s Day Skillet-Baked Double Cookie. You want to bake the cookie until golden brown, but don’t over-bake.
Here the Skillet-Cookie is sliced and ready to be served. Keep in mind this is is really like two batches of cookies, so the pan is actually fairly heavy.
When you take the Skillet-Cookie out of the pan for slicing, you should easily be able to get 10-12 slices of cookie. This St. Paddy’s Day Skillet-Baked Double Cookie is also fantastic with a small scoop of Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream and a little chocolate sauce.
*Friendly Warning here – kids will see the slices and think it’s just one piece, no big deal. Keep in mind it’s DOUBLE the cookie! Beware, very full tummies may occur.
St. Paddy’s Day Skillet-Baked Double Cookie
1 batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough, it can be home-made or packaged, your choice
1/3 cup Mint M&M’s
1 batch of your favorite mint chocolate chip dough, it can be home-made or packaged, your choice
1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips, your preference
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray your 12″ ovenproof skillet with nonstick spray.
2. Mix up a batch of your favorite Chocolate Chip cookie dough. Or use a mix, such as Betty Crocker and mix the cookie mix, the butter, and egg called for on the back of the package in a large bowl. Set aside.
3. Mix up a batch of your favorite Mint Chocolate Chip cookie dough. Or use a mix, such as Betty Crocker and mix the cookie mix, the butter, and egg called for on the back of the package in a large bowl. Set aside.
4. Press the Chocolate Chip cookie dough into a 10-inch or 12-inch ovenproof skillet, covering bottom of pan. Top with 1/3 cup Mint M&M’s. Transfer Mint Chocolate Chip cookie dough to same skillet, covering the Mint M&M’s. Top with 1/4-1/2 cup chocolate chips.
5. Bake 25-35 minutes or until cookie is golden at edges. Transfer to a wire rack to cool, 15 to 20 minutes. Cut into desired number of wedges. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 10 servings