13 Skillet Cookie Recipes for When You Need One BIG Cookie
Sure, you could celebrate National Cookie Day—or any day, really—with a batch of regular-sized cookies, but you can't beat the gooeyness and warmth that comes from one huge cookie. Share the crunchy, starchy, and hopefully chocolatey treat with family or friends—with a cookie this big, everyone can take a slice.
Oatmeal-Raisin Skillet Cookie with Miso-Caramel Sauce
This sweet-meets-salty oatmeal cookie is chewy in the middle with a crispy bottom and edges. In other words, it’s irresistible. The browned butter adds depth, and the salted caramel sauce has a little bit of tang thanks to the fermented miso. Substitute any dried fruit for the raisins, and serve with frozen yogurt, ice cream, or whipped cream. Keep any leftovers in the skillet and simply cover it.
Fudgy Skillet Cookie
Birthday Cake Skillet Cookie
It doesn't have to be your birthday to enjoy this brightly colored sugar cookie.
Peanut Butter-Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
A gooey skillet brownie topped with scoops of vanilla ice cream and drizzled with melted peanut butter and rich chocolate syrup– what could be better?
Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
This giant, skillet cookie is exactly what everyone wants for dessert. A no-frill chocolate chip recipe that stays warm and soft in the center with a slight crisp around the edges is just how we like it. Serve it with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and maybe a swirl of chocolate sauce if you're feeling fancy.
Strawberry Shortcake Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Everyone's favorite summer berry dessert gets transformed into a giant deep-dish skillet cookie. White chocolate chips, bits of pound cake and sliced strawberries join forces to create this fruity indulgence that gives a chocolate chip cookie a run for its money. Mix in other fresh berries for a varied flavor and slightly adapted take on strawberry shortcake.
Mississippi Mud Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Mississippi Mud, a traditional Southern sheet cake filled with marshmallows and topped with decadent chocolate frosting gets a makeover in this skillet cookie dessert. Traditional Mud cakes sometimes add pecans, which would also make a great addition here for an added crunch throughout the warm, gooey center. Serve with a scoop of chocolate or vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert indulgence.
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie with Salted Caramel
Start with a delicious warm oatmeal chocolate chunk cookie base and take it over the top with fun toppings like caramel or chocolate syrup, sea salt, and vanilla ice cream.
Hummingbird Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Hummingbird cake, a classic Southern layer cake that features banana, pineapple, and coconut meets a deep-dish skillet cookie in this tropical dessert. Although the origin of the name "Hummingbird" is somewhat a mystery, one thing we know for sure is that this skillet cookie is the perfect combination of fruity, exotic, and sweet. Somewhere between a warm, butter cookie and a piña colada, this dessert is certainly going to be a crowd-pleaser.
Miso-Sesame Skillet Blondies
You won’t find a faster, easier dessert that guarantees satisfaction than the classic blondie; however, introducing not-so-classic flavor boosters like saltily-sweet miso and toasty sesame seriously raises this cookie bar’s cool factor. Miso paste is a wonderfully versatile ingredient that can be used to enhance both savory and sweet dishes. For this recipe, be sure to grab white miso (as opposed to yellow or red) as this variety—commonly referred to as “sweet” or “mellow” miso—delivers a more subtle flavor than other common types of miso that have been fermented for a longer period of time. Miso delivers a distinct punch of umami-backed sweetness that, when coupled with butter and brown sugar, intensifies the decadence level of a dessert like these blondies as no other ingredient can. Add delicately warming and nutty notes from a dash of sesame oil in the batter plus a toasty topping of sesame seeds (which provide for both a delightful crunch and an eye-catching aesthetic), and you’ve got one wow-worthy treat. We opted for a blend of white and black sesame seeds to create a fun visual, but feel free to stick with one or the other if you only have one type on hand. If you would prefer, these blondies can also be prepared in an 8-x8-inch metal baking pan instead of a cast-iron skillet—you may simply need to adjust your bake time slightly. Serve warm wedges with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and we guarantee, you’ll never question whether or not blondies have more fun again.
Pecan Praline Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
Add a nutty twist to your classic cookie with pecans and pralines. Garnish with warm caramel salt and flaky sea salt for the perfect sweet-savory combination. A scoop of vanilla ice cream is all this warm skillet needs to be the perfect dessert for a nut-lover's sweet tooth.
Grasshopper Deep-Dish Skillet Cookie
A spin off the classic Grasshopper pie, this skillet cookie combines bourbon and crème de menthe chocolate mints for a boozy, refreshing dessert. Grasshopper pie was originally inspired by the Grasshopper cocktail, which consists of crème de menthe, white crème de cacao, and cream. We think you should top this with a scoop of mint chocolate chip for a fresh, minty, melt-in-your-mouth cookie.
How to Make a Cadbury Mini Egg Skillet Cookie
Spring has officially sprung—which means fresh asparagus, juicy-sweet strawberries, and savory artichokes are making their way back to our farmers markets. It also means Cadbury Mini Eggs have hit supermarket shelves. For many, Cadbury Minis aren't just a sign that the days are getting longer and the weather is getting warmer. With their creamy, chocolate center and speckled, crispy candy coating, Cadbury Mini Eggs are an obsession. And I’m not talking about the larger creme filled ones or the M&M knockoffs. These mini egg candies, in their purple packaging from the UK only, come once a year and we are honoring their arrival by folding them into our favorite deep-dish skillet cookie recipe.
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Forget trifles and lemon bars, this is the easiest, and arguably most delicious, Easter dessert there is. We followed our Deep-Dish Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe up to step three. Instead of chocolate chips, we roughly chopped Cadbury Mini Eggs until we had one cup and gently folded the milk chocolate candy into the cookie batter. Once we spread the pastel-candy studded batter into our skillet, we continued the Cadbury love by sprinkling a few halved eggs on top for added color. We followed the baking instructions on this recipe until it was time to enjoy. And trust me... we enjoyed. We enjoyed down to the very lat bite.
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With a crisp golden edge and tender, warm interior filled with melty chocolate goodness, this skillet cookie was happily devoured in minutes. Just like Easter eggs nestled in the grass, there was a speckled candy egg piece in every bite that left you wanting more. Point being, if you're responsible for providing or contributing to the holiday spread this year, let dessert be a no-brainer and make this Cadbury Mini Egg Skillet Cookie to fully ensure a very happy Easter for your entire crew.
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