I just literally cannot stop with the cookies. I thought I was changing it up by doing a cookie skillet, but it’s still a cookie. I just really love cookies. I love them almost as much as I love cake, and y’all know that is a big deal.
So why the cookie skillet? Here’s the honest to goodness truth… Everyone has been raving about this “cookie skillet” that someone famous made, and I just had to do it myself. I joked with my friend that I was going to “one-up” the famous cookie skillet, and I really meant it. But here’s the other unfortunately honest truth… sometimes I am too stubborn to try other recipes. So I basically hear about something and just do it myself. I’d love to say I tried the other recipe first and gave the famous person the benefit of the doubt, but I would be lying. And no one likes a liar. So there’s that.
Here’s what I do know: my friend (the one I referred to earlier) is basically the world’s best cookie connoisseur and she had previously had the famous person’s cookie skillet. I had her tell me all the qualities of the other skillet that just weren’t “doing it” for her, and I asked her what would really make it the best in her opinion.
The biggest thing to her was that it was a gooey cookie skillet, not a fluffy one. And I couldn’t agree more. If I wanted cake, I would eat a cake. (Seriously, cake is my jam). When I want a cookie, I want a gooey and tender cookie. As far as my own needs, it had to be gluten free and refined sugar free.
So I got to work to create the perfect cookie skillet.
You might think I am crazy, but I am pretty sure my cookie skillet is better than the cookie skillet I never tried.
It’s perfectly tender and gooey, and has a rich chocolate chip cookie flavor and texture. If you eat it straight out of the oven, you might need a spoon. Let it cool for a bit and you can definitely cut slices!
Oh, and in case you are one of those people that needs a little something extra- here’s a neat trick. Press half of the dough into the skillet, then spread peanut butter across before adding the second half of the dough. You will get an AMAZING layered peanut butter chocolate chip cookie.
Want to get even more fancy? Add nuts or caramel. YUM.
Seriously, what are you doing? Get in your kitchen right now.