One of my husband’s favorite desserts is a pizzookie from BJ’s restaurant. A warm cookie straight out of the oven that is topped with ice cream? Yes please! With that in mind I wanted to create a skillet cookie at home for him for Father’s Day.
The secret to those crispy edges and soft center in a skillet cookie is melting your butter before creating your recipe. I know it sounds crazy – because melted butter in a regular cookie will create pancake flat cookies. But melted butter in a skillet cookie is perfections.
Measure, Mix, Lick The Bowl
I wanted to show off my cute little Kitchenaid Mini Stand Mixer. My first impression of these was that it was unnecessary – I couldn’t imagine why anyone would need a smaller Stand Mixer. But let me tell you – I love this thing. I love that the footprint is smaller, and the 3.5qt bowl is large enough for a double bath of cookies! I really really recommend the mini.
For my skillets I used the individual skillets from Fiesta. They come in an array of colors, but I went with their matte black called foundry. I thought it was traditional and beautiful and a compliment to the golden cookie. Alternately – you can create a larger cookie in a large cast iron skillet with a longer bake time.
You want to serve these babies straight out of the oven, only cooling for a few minutes, with a scoop of ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. My husband prefers chocolate, while I prefer vanilla ice cream – both are delicious, so go with your favorite. I promise these will be a huge hit for Father’s Day.
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup sugar
- 1 cup brown sugar, packed
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 1/4 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 16 ounces of semi sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In your kitchenaid stand mixer combine butter and sugars and cream together.
- Add eggs and vanilla, mix to combine.
- Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix until combined.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Divide into thirds and smooth each portion into an 8.5 inch skillet.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes until center is set and edges are golden.
- Top with ice cream and chocolate syrup.
- Serve immediately.