WARNING: this blog post contains incredibly delicious and mouthwatering pictures of a double chocolate Oreo cookie skillet. Proceed with caution.
No but really, this cookie skillet is SOOO delicious and decadent. If you are a dessert person, you will absolutely love this thing. I mean, what's better than a giant cookie packed with chocolate and Oreos that you can eat with ice cream and a spoon? Uh, nothing.
What is a cookie skillet?
It may be self explanatory, but a cookie skillet is basically a cookie recipe that you bake in a cast iron pan, pie dish etc. Why do this? There are a few reasons.
- It's easier. There is no need to chill the dough because you don't have to worry about it spreading since it bakes in a perfectly contained dish. No need to roll out the dough so your hands do not get dirty, and you don't have to worry about making them all the same size. No need to worry about turning the pan of cookies half way through so they get an even bake. I think I am convincing myself to never make cookies ever again...
- Gooey center. With a cookie skillet, it is much easier to achieve crispy edges and a gooey delicious center. I don't think I need to do anymore explaining on this point.
- Spoon ready. With a cookie skillet, you can just eat it with a spoon. No worries about greasing up your hands, it is ready to go with a spoon the minute it gets out of the oven. Plus, this makes it easier to top with ice cream, which we obviously need to do.
- Unsalted butter using unsalted butter allows you to control the exact amount of salt that goes into your recipe, and with this one, we don't need any salt
- Brown sugar I love using a combination of brown sugar and granulated sugar in my cookies - it gives it a certain moistness that is just TOO delicious
- Granulated sugar see above 🙂
- Egg eggs are structure builders in cookies - adding eggs gives this cookie structure and gives it the perfect chewy consistency
- Vanilla extract I know, you're like, why do I need vanilla extract in something that is HEAVILY chocolate? Well, vanilla extract actually enhances the chocolate flavor and the other flavors in the cookie. Same with salt!
- All purpose flour my preferred choice of flour for cookies - all purpose flour gives cookies the most perfect texture and crumb
- Cocoa powder obviously, because we need chocolate
- Baking soda baking soda reacts with the brown sugar and cocoa powder in this recipe, so this is all we need to give the skillet cookie a perfect rise
- Chocolate chips because duh
- Oreos the more Oreos the better
I hope you guys love this double chocolate Oreo cookie skillet recipe. It is definitely one of my faves!
Double Chocolate Oreo Cookie Skillet
- 1 cup (226 grams) unsalted butter room temperature
- 1 ½ cups (300 grams) brown sugar
- ½ cup (100 grams) granulated sugar
- 2 eggs room temperature
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 ½ cups (313 grams) all purpose flour
- ½ cup (40 grams) cocoa powder
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup chocolate chips plus more for topping
- 1 cup crushed up Oreos plus more for topping
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (180 degrees Celsius) and grease an 8 or 9-inch skillet. You can also use a pie dish. Set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, or using a handheld mixer, beat the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until lighter in color and fluffy. About 2-3 minutes.
- Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until combined.
- Right on top of the wet ingredients, add the flour, cocoa powder and baking soda. Mix on low speed for 30 seconds, then turn the mixer up to medium-high speed and mix until a dough forms.
- Add the chocolate chips and crushed up Oreos and fold together until fully incorporated throughout the dough. Press the dough into the prepared skillet, and bake for 25-27 minutes until the edges are set and slightly crispy, and a toothpick inserted into the center comes out with a few moist crumbs.
- Let cool for five minutes, then enjoy warm topped with ice cream, or let cool until room temperature and enjoy.
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