This is a cookie I do pretty frequently, because we all love it here!
Lately I have been making a lot of St. Patrick’s Day treats. Well as you can imagine, usually they have a little mint in them, not always, but usually. As I’ve already mentioned several times, my fella’s simply aren’t mint guys. They eat mint, BUT in small quantities, and NOT too often.
So my son was walking through the room when as I was making the dough for this cookie and right away he asked if there was mint in the cookie. When I told him there wasn’t, he immediately got a big grin on his face and exclaimed this must be his lucky cookie for St. Patrick’s Day! 🙂
So there you have it, a Lucky Cookie for St. Patrick’s Day, or our family’s Favorite Skillet-Baked Cookie. You guys might not believe me, but my guys love, love, love good cookies and this is one I do often for them!
I always knew a cookie could be made this way, but I still remember the first time I saw Martha do a Skillet-Cookie. I remember thinking, that’s nice but why would I want to? I get it now!! Maybe it’s a cold-weather thing. It has been cold and snowy here the last few days, and I swear it makes any Skillet-Cookie taste even better.
Let’s take a look at how to create this family-favorite.
Start with your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough. Like I always say, you can use your favorite home-made recipe, or you can use store bought cookie dough. It doesn’t matter either way.
There are no cookie dough police..:)
If you know for sure your skillet is ovenproof, but you’re not sure about the handle just wrap it in aluminum foil making sure the handle is completely covered.
That nice golden brown color is exactly what you’re looking for.
Not a pretty picture, I know. The chocolate has been spread evenly on the bottom of the cookie (which is now the top). The bottom is easier to work with, especially if you want to write on it with icing for a special occasion.
Some chocolate will drip off, and that’s fine. That’s why there’s wax paper underneath the rack. Then I added some nice bright sprinkles just for fun!
The chocolate on the cookie has dried completely and it’s ready to be cut.
Lucky Cookie for St. Patrick’s Day
1 batch of your favorite chocolate chip cookie dough, it can be home-made or packaged, your choice – I usually use a very basic recipe straight out of an old Betty Crocker cookbook. I’m sure it’s available online as well.
1 cup chocolate chips
Sprinkles of any kind, if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Lightly spray your 10-inch or 12- inch ovenproof skillet with nonstick spray.
*Whether you use a 10-inch 12-inch skillet doesn’t really matter, but your skillet must be overproof. If the skillet is ovenproof, but the handle isn’t, simply wrap the handle in tin foil before placing skillet in oven.
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.
3. Cover your finger tips in a light coating of butter to keep the cookie dough from sticking. Press the Chocolate Chip cookie dough into the 10-inch or 12-inch ovenproof skillet, covering bottom of pan. Make sure there are no visible holes poking through the dough.
4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until cookie is golden at edges. Place skillet on a wire rack to cool, 15 to 20 minutes. When cookie is cooled, gently invert cookie onto rack. That way the cookie will cool all the way through and the extra chocolate will drop down nicely.
5. Place chocolate chips in microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue heating in 30 second increments, stirring in between. Finish heating when most, but not all, of the chocolate is melted. Stir the chocolate continuously until it is smooth, shiny, and completely melted.
6. Gently pour the melted chocolate chips on cookie and spread evely over entire surface. Some chocolate will drip down, this is to be expected. Immediately garnish with sprinkles, or any other garnish desired.
* This is completely optional, skillet-cookie is fabulous with or without extra chocolate and garnish.
Cut into desired number of wedges. Serve and enjoy!
Makes 8-10 servings
Have a safe & happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!
Let me know what you guys think of this one.