For those of you that have never done a skillet cookie before, why not give this one a try? This chocolate chip cookie is America’s cookie, done a little differently! Baking a cookie skillet style just makes it more fun, less work, and easy to put a big scoop of ice cream on.
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If you don’t know this already, I love skillet cookies, cakes, and brownies. So does my family. I used to hear about skillet cookies when I was a little girl. Then several years ago I saw Martha do one. At the time I thought hmm, but why?
Now, I say why not? They turn out get every time and it’s so easy to throw a skillet cookie in the oven before you cook your meal. Then you have a delicious dessert just waiting for you after dinner.
Hope you enjoy this my friends!
You know I love to keep things simple. However, when it comes to my skillet cookies I usually use my home-made cookie dough.
If you don’t want to, or can’t for whatever reason that day, that’s fine don’t sweat it. You always use refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough if it works better for you.
The vanilla pudding mix is the little secret that helps the cookies remain soft and chewy.
If you don’t already do this, it is the cornstarch in the pudding that does the job. Plus, I love the extra vanilla flavor the pudding mix gives the dough.
My grandma used to tell me about this as a kid. Only she wasn’t fond of spending the extra money to buy pudding mix only to be used for making cookies. She just considered it a waste of money.
Personally, I almost always have a small jar of instant vanilla pudding mix in my pantry that I use in my baking for a number of different things.
Different times, different approaches, right?
Skillet Baked Halloween Chocolate Chip Cookie
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg, brought to room temperature
1/2 cup butter
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
3 tablespoons vanilla instant pudding mix (this will help keep the cookies soft)
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 bag semi-sweet Halloween Chocolate Chips
sprinkles, if desired
vanilla ice cream, if desired
1. Preheat oven to 350F degrees. Spray a 10 or 12-inch ovenproof skillet with cooking spray. Set aside.
2. Mix together the brown sugar, sugar and butter until light and fluffy. Add in the egg and vanilla. Continue mixing until incorporated. By hand, slowly add the flour, salt, baking soda, and instant pudding mix. Mix until combined. Stir in Halloween chocolate chips. Mix until Halloween chocolate chips are evenly distributed through dough.
3. Press the dough into a greased 10 or 12-inch ovenproof skillet; press dough to flatten evenly. If using sprinkles, evenly distribute over cookie dough. Gently press sprinkles into to dough just a bit.
4. Bake 20-25 minutes or until dough skillet cookie is golden at edges. Transfer to a cooling rack and cool 30 minutes. Serve warm or cool completely. Cut into slices and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired. Top ice cream with just a few more sprinkle and enjoy!
MAKES 10-12 COOKIE WEDGES