If you’ve ever been out to eat and ordered a skillet cookie, you already know how amazing they are! These 20 Easy Skillet Cookie Recipes are pure heaven and will make your heart skip a beat. If you have a cast iron skillet, a desire to eat something decadent, and a few ingredients, you can quickly and easily whip up a skillet cookie.
🍪 What Kind of Cookie
I had never heard of a Pizookie before. It sounded adorable. Turns out, it is a play on the word Pizza and Cookie – Pizookie. That is an alternative term to a skillet cookie. How cool, right?
The term is most commonly used for skillet cookies made in a cast iron skillet where the edges get a bit crispy, but the center stays a little gooey.
🥘 Tips for Cooking With Cast Iron
If you happen to have a cast-iron skillet, but you hardly ever use it or don’t have good luck when you do, we will help. There are a few things you should know about cooking any kind of food in cast iron, and once you learn them, you will never turn back!
- Your cast iron skillet needs to be seasoned. When you cook in a well-seasoned cast-iron skillet, the food will not stick. It’s fantastic to be able to cook without the disaster of sticking food.
- To season your skillet, wash and dry it thoroughly. Once it’s completely dry, place it on the stove with low heat. Add some shortening to allow it to melt. Rub it all around the pan. Make sure to get the sides, back, and bottom of the entire pan. Turn on your oven to 375 degrees F. Allow the skillet to set upside down on the oven rack for 1 hour. I find it’s best if you place a pan underneath to catch any drips of oil. Let the pan cool. Ta-Da! it is seasoned and ready to use.
- Always completely dry your cast-iron skillet after use. You should never let water or any other liquid sit in the pan other than oil. It runs the risk of developing small rust spots.
- Spray a little Pam or use a paper towel to rub olive oil around the pan before you put it away. It doesn’t take much, but it will protect the pan in between uses.
- After cooking, allow the pan to cool down, then wash, rinse and dry it right away. Don’t let it sit in water and soak.
- Stay away from using utensils or materials that are abrasive. Otherwise, it can cause significant damage to the pan.
- Cast iron is so popular because you can cook with it on your stovetop or in your oven. This means you can use it for all sorts of recipes. Taking care of it will make it last a long time.
🥘 Types of Skillets to Use
Traditionally, a 10″ or 12″ cast iron skillet is used to make the cookies. These are inexpensive and found readily in supermarkets or online. This provides one large skillet skillet cookie, but it can be challenging to adjust the cooking time, as the outside and inside will cook at significantly different rates.
I prefer to use the mini cast iron skillets. These can be as small as 3.5″ and are perfect for personal sized cookies.
🍨 Easy Topping Ideas
Each recipe has its own suggestions for toppings, but I thought I would give you a few of our favorites to get you started. Try any of these ideas to take your cookies to the next level.
- Caramel – Drizzle some caramel sauce on top of the freshly baked cookie. It’s hard to be civilized and not lick the plate when you are done.
- Hot Fudge – Add some hot fudge to the cookies to add even more chocolate to them. These cookies will be incredibly indulgent.
- Ice Cream – Warm cookies and ice cream just go together. You can opt to go with vanilla, chocolate, strawberry, or any other flavor that you enjoy.
- Nuts – Sprinkle some pecans, walnuts, or even almonds on top of the cookies. They will give you a crunch.
If you have tried skillet cookies, let me know your favorite recipe! I would love to include it on this list. I am always on the lookout for new and creative recipes.