The Next Dessert in Baking: Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

November 2, 2015

The skillet cookie is going to be the next big thing in baking.  Cupcakes, cake pops and mug cakes have been all the rage and now it is the skillet cookie's time to shine.  Restaurants have been serving this delectable dessert for years and it has taken home cooks some time to jump on the band wagon.  One of the great things about the skillet cookie is that one pan can serve a crowd without much fuss.  You aren't restricted to individually portioned cookies that need to be scooped one by one.  For one big family style skillet cookie, you will want to use a cast iron pan that is 9 to 12 inches in diameter.  You can also purchase individual cast iron skillets so each person can have their own.  In conclusion, make more skillet cookies at home home and enjoy the combination of warm gooey cookie dough with ice cream.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Ingredients:

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 cup old fashioned rolled oats
1/2 cup Reese's Pieces
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
vanilla ice cream for garnish

Directions:

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Butter a clean cast iron skillet and set aside.

Step 2: In a mixing bowl, cream together both sugars and butter.  It should appear light and fluffy. Add in the eggs one at a time, continuously beating the mixture until the egg is well incorporated. Add the vanilla extract and peanut butter.

Step 3: Sift together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.  Mix in the oats.  Add the flour to the wet ingredients in three installments being careful not to overmix the dough. Fold in the Reese's Pieces and chocolate chips. 

Step 4: Pat the cookie dough into the prepared pan.  The dough should be evenly distributed throughout the skillet. Bake the skillet cookie for approximately 35 minutes or until golden brown.

Step 5: Remove from the oven and let cool slightly before serving with ice cream.
 

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