I feel like I am super late to the skillet game. Seriously, where have these been all my life?
It’s not all hype people! These things really are amazing. Food just tastes different in it. I am sold. I started with a 12 inch and have since gained two more skillets in other sizes and am scouring Pinterest for ideas on how to use them.
During all my research, I was coming across tons of savory recipes. I wanted sweet (duh!) . I started thinking about those small deep dish cookies at some of our favorite restaurants and wondered if I could make one huge cookie! Yes, Yes I can!
This is a pretty basic oatmeal cookie recipe. But, bake it in a cast iron skillet and it is anything but basic! It is crispy on the outside. Chewy in the middle. Perfection. There’s also something a little fancy, yet rustic (that’s a thing right?) about slicing a cookie like a pie.
It’s super easy to make and cleanup is easier too since you just mix and then dump the whole bowl into the skillet to bake. No scooping or rolling balls.
Now, I added semi-sweet chocolate chips (of course), but feel free to add milk chocolate, or nuts, or god forbid…raisins, ugh.
Also, feel free to top this with a huge mound of ice cream. We did.
Just a tip: If your cookie still seems undercooked after 15 minutes, that is ok. The skillet stays hot for a long time so the cookie will continue to cook for a few minutes even after being removed from the oven. Besides, isn’t a slightly gooey middle the way it should be?