Skillet cookie is one of the best treats to share with your loved ones! Crispy, golden edges and gooey centre filled with melting chocolate chunks. Top it with some ice cream for the ultimate dessert!
Happy new week dear readers!
We've been drowning in rain for what it feels like weeks now. So naturally, all what I want to do when it rains is to bake! During the last couple of weeks I've been experimenting with various recipes and ingredients and I can't wait to share the results with you all very soon!
Let's start with the best treat for the rainy day, good old cookies! As it's been ages since I've posted a recipe for cookies (these Chocolate and Salted Caramel Cookies from December were the last ones!), it's time to add some more to the collection!
Skillet cookie- the best treat for sharing!
Today's recipe is made for sharing, although nobody will judge you if you want to keep it all for yourself! Because what's better than slightly warm, crispy on the outside but gooey and chewy in the middle cookies, right? Well... let me introduce you to a skillet cookie! It's like a giant cookie but served in the skillet, ideally while still warm. There is no need for plates here, you take it out of the oven, grab a spoon and dig in!
Skillet cookie- the ingredients
To make this skillet cookie you will need to start with some butter. I always use unsalted butter, purely because I can control how much salt is added to my food/ treats. Make sure butter is softened to room temperature before you start working with it. We then have two types of sugar in this recipe: golden caster and soft light brown sugar. Brown sugars work best in cookies recipes as they have more moisture and will give the cookies chewer texture than white sugar.
The recipe also calls for 2 medium eggs, plain flour, pinch of salt, some baking powder, chocolate chunks/chips (I've used a mix of dark and white chocolate) and malted milk powder. It's that last ingredient that gives this skillet cookie a very distinctive, malty and toasty flavour.
How to make chocolate chip and malted milk cookie?
If you do not have small skillet/ cast iron in your kitchen, do not panic! This recipe will work just as well if you turn it into traditional cookies. No problem at all!
Start with beating your butter with both sugars in a large bowl. You can do it by hand or with electric mixer. Beat all these ingredients until they are light and fluffy, then add eggs, one at the time.
After that, add all of the dry ingredients: flour, salt, baking powder and malted milk powder. Give it a stir until just combined, then fold the chocolate chunks. Stir again until just combined, and your cookie dough is done!
Now, if you are planning on making it in the skillet, transfer the cookie dough into lightly greased skillet (I've had enough dough for two 22cm skillets) and bake at 180C for about 20 minutes. The cookie should be ready when it is golden brown around the edges with the middle that is just set, but still soft to the touch. Allow it to cool just a bit, but not too much. You want to devour into this while it is still warm and all oooey-gooey!
To make this treat even better, I strongly recommend to top it up with some ice cream. Warm cookie dough will mix beautifully with melting ice cream, creating the ultimate, indulgent and irresistible treat! You're welcome!
What if I don't have a skillet?
If you do not have a skillet, simply roll the dough into a walnut-size pieces and place on the baking trays (leave plenty of room between them) lined up with some parchment paper. Place them in the fridge for about 20 minutes (optional), allowing the cookies to firm up a bit. Baking time will have to be reduced, to about 10-12 minutes. Allow them to cool for further 5 minutes, then watch them disappear!
Happy baking friends!
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Chocolate chip and malted milk skillet cookie
- small skillet
- 140 g butter softened
- 50 g golden caster sugar (white caster will also work)
- 100 g soft light brown sugar
- 2 medium eggs
- 200 g plain flour
- 175 g malted milk drink
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- 100 g chocolate chopped
- Heat the oven to 180C (160C fan). Brush two small skillets (mine were 22 cm in size) with some butter and set aside.
- In a large bowl, beat together the softened butter and both sugars until light and fluffy (you can do it with electric mixer or by hand). Add eggs, one at the time.
- Add the flour, malted milk powder, baking powder and a pinch of salt and stir the mixture until it forms the dough. Add the chocolate chunks (I've used a mixture of dark and white chocolate) and stir it to combine.
- Divide the dough in two, transfer into the skillets, smooth over with spatula/spoon and bake for about 15-18 minutes until top is golden brown and the middle is just set.
- Take out of the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes. Top with some ice cream if desired, enjoy!
Please note that all my recipes are developed and tested in metric grams. I recommend that you use digital scales for a more accurate results. I have provided a conversion to US customary in the recipe but please note that I haven’t tested using this method.
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Cathleen @ A Taste of Madness
How cute is this??? I am giving up my skillet because I am moving. But as soon as I get to my new place, you can bet I am buying another!
Thanks so much Cathleen! Hope the move goes smoothly and you will get a new skillet in no time! I could not part with mine!
Claire | The Simple, Sweet Life
This sounds so delicious and I love that you even have an option for those that don't have skillets! I'll definitely have to take advantage of our cooler weather to give this recipe a try.
Hi Claire, thanks so much for your kind words! I hope you will give this recipe a go some time soon! Stay cool! x
This is the most delicious looking skillet cookie. This is definitely the fun way to serve cookies in a party or gathering. Digging into the cookies with spoonful and licking the spoon clean- i'm drooling right now!
haha, so true Jo! These are perfect crowd pleasers and fun way to serve a cookie! Glad you like it and thanks for stopping by!
I am so obsessed with skillet cookies! And I just happen to have a small skillet that I can justify eating the whole cookie myself 🙂 I love that you use big chunks of chocolate...there's nothing better than that gooey chocolate in every bite
thanks so much Karyl! I think it's totally fine to have a whole skillet to yourself, and I'm not a stranger to doing so in the past 😉 glad you like the recipe and I hope you will try it some time soon!
Oh, my mouth is already watering! This chocolate chip cookie skillet looks amazing! Plus, a scoop of ice cream on top make it all perfect!
oh yes, scoop of ice cream on top is a must for me, it's just like a cherry on top of the cake 😉 Thanks for stopping by Veronika!
Marisa F. Stewart
Skillet cookies are the best. How can you go wrong? You don't have to worry about size and having them perfect. And chocolate chip and malted milk combination is out of this world good. I have a family birthday coming up and I think I'll make him a skillet cookie instead of a cake.
Thanks s o much Marisa! I love the idea of skillet cookie instead of birthday cake! I may do the same for my birthday! 😉
Oh my goodness! This looks so delicious! Would it be bad if I ate it all myself and didn't share any??
nope, not at all Denise! I promise I will not tell anyone if you will eat a whole thing by yourself! 😉
This looks amazing! Perfect for sharing. I have a feeling that this is going to be very popular in my house. Love the addition of malted milk too, yum!!
Thank you Michelle! I must admit, this was a first time I've used malted milk powder in baking, but definitely won't be the last! It adds lovely and yummy flavour!
It is looking very delicious!
thanks so much Manu!
Kylie | Midwest Foodie
I LOVE that this bakes right in a skillet. Makes for extra crispy edges and gorgeous presentation. Can't wait to try this weekend - thanks for sharing!
Hi Kylie, thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will enjoy this recipe as much as I do!
I love skillet cookies!! There is nothing so satisfying and digging into one with a spoon! Your skillet creation looks so delicious and easy!
Hey Elaine, thank you so much for your kind words! Wish you were closer so we could share one of these skillets over a cuppa (or have one each, no judging!)... big hug and have a great week ahead!
Give me any recipe with Chocolate and I am happy! plus if you can combine it with ice cream, I am sold! 🙂
Hehe, that is me too! Thanks for stopping by Penelopi, glad you like the recipe!
Gloria | Homemade & Yummy
I LOVE skillet cookies. The perfect dessert to entertain with. Make a few skillets...hand out some spoons and let the guests dig in. This is a winner.
Hi Gloria! I don't know what took me so long to try skillet cookies, but I'm converted! Like you said, they're perfect crowd pleasers and no fighting over who gets the last cookie!