Monday, August 6, 2012

Skillet Sugar Cookie

Yesterday I was cruising through the blogosphere, checking up on my favorite blogs, when I arrived at Tidymon's. I was instantly drawn to a  guest post from Melissa of No. 2 Pencil, featuring a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie.  My husband and I had recently gone out to dinner and shared a warm skillet (smaller version) chocolate chip cookie a la mode for dessert, so I was familiar with its yumminess. When I saw Melissa's post, I knew right then and there, I was going to make a skillet cookie ASAP!
I decided I would make a sugar cookie variation, with every intention of doing it from scratch, but somewhere between grabbing the flour and the sugar, I remembered that I had a bag of Betty Crocker's sugar cookie mix to use up.  It was a cinch to throw together.  I added a colorful combination of m&m's (purchased from the 4-story m&m store in Las Vegas) and topped the dough off with sprinkles:)  Isn't it pretty?
As you can see, I was so anxious to taste the warm cookie wedge, that I couldn't wait until after I snapped the photos before taking the first bite.  It was delicious!  Crispy around the edges, chewy sugar cookie goodness in the middle, studded with m&m candies...doesn't get much better than that.
It's great cut into wedges, or grab some forks and fellow cookie lovers, and dig in!  Don't forget the milk!

Skillet Sugar Cookie

A batch of sugar cookie dough (a mix or homemade)
1 cup of m&m chocolate candies
A smattering of sprinkles
A 10-inch cast iron skillet, prepared with oil (I used a paper towel and spread a thin layer of oil)

Mix up cookie dough according to directions (or recipe).  Add candies and blend into dough. Spread evenly into skillet.  Scatter sprinkles over dough.  Bake according to directions.  That's it!

Eat warm, or let cool.  Cut into wedges.  ENJOY!

Linked to:
Trick or Treat Tuesday 
Crazy Sweet Tuesday 
Tasty Tuesdays
Sweet Treats and Swanky Stuff 
I'm Lovin' it Party 
Inspiration Friday 
Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday
Weekend Wrap up Party  
Sweets for a Saturday

41 comments:

  1. What a fun idea! It looks absolutely delicious.

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  2. I've been wanting to try a skillet cookie too. Looks so fun!

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  3. Wow, I didn't realize it was this easy! Your photos are gorgeous and I love me some ooey gooey cookies--extra sprinkles are a must. This looks great!

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  4. Kind of reminds me of a shortbread--these are so colorful!

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  5. M&Ms in there? So awesome! This is so pretty. I wouldn't have to share, right?

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  6. Love a cookie that makes me smile! :)

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  7. Who would have thought - a skillet sugar cookie - I think I can smell it. Really, I do! It's beautiful!!

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  8. Oh I love this Sue, looks sooo good!

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  9. It's looks so beautiful, big and delicious :D

    Cheers
    Choc Chip Uru

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  10. I am going to run out and buy a skillet right now so I can make this. I love it!!

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  11. Sue!!! I cannot wait to do this with the kids!!! They would love it!!!

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  12. Love this nice and simple idea! This giant cookie looks very cheerful to eat :D

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  13. How fun is that! I want a cast iron skillet to make this!

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  14. What’s not to love about a giant cookie! At first I thought it was cooked on the stovetop

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  15. repinned! looks awesome - love the giant cookie idea!

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  16. I am so excited! can't wait to try it

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  17. Your blog is beautiful and this looks like a much easier way to do sugar cookies! I'd love if you could link to THURSDAY FOOD FEST! I open Wed at 7pm at http://www.theeaseoffreeze.com. Hope to see you! Sarah

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  18. Fabulous photos! These cookies look like so much fun to make!

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  19. What a pretty cookie and it would make them nice and soft in the center. I searched and searched and searched to find my little pizzookie pans that I had posted ages ago and couldn't find them. Of course I figured someone had borrowed them, but yesterday I cleaned out the bowl cabinet and found them - tucked in the back corner! They would be perfect for this!

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  20. I've seen the skillet cookies done with chocolate chip cookie batter but never with sugar cookie batter. This is such a great idea!

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  21. I love skillet cookies, this is so pretty!!!

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  22. Skillet cookies are awesome!! You have me convinced I need to get my skillet out and make something delicious!!! I heart all the m&m's and sprinkles that you included in yours:-)

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  23. The is wonderful and I can't wait to try it! Thanks for sharing:)

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  24. This looks delicious!! I would love for you to link up to my linky party at The Mandatory Mooch. Still open for another day!!

    http://www.mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-thursdays-3.html

    Thanks, Nichi

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  25. I was SO inspired by the skillet cookie idea too!! Love your sugar cookie idea!

    Thanks for linking up! I featured your post to my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/16-back-to-school-treats/ Have a great rest of the weekend.

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  26. Hi!

    I would love you to join My Sweet Party and the theme for August is Childhood favourites. Check it out:
    http://meandmysweets.blogspot.se/2012/08/my-sweet-party-august-childhood.html

    Cheers!

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  27. The grandkids will be here for Labor Day--this will be on the menu! And just maybe I'll take the easy route and grab a sugar cookie mix. They won't care. Sprinkles and M&M's hide much!

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    1. Yep, I used the sugar cookie mix and they turned out sooo good! Have fun!

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  28. This is so pretty. It makes me happy just by looking at eat. Hm...imagine I get my hands on a big piece of this skillet sugar cookie! I love your pretty sprinkles. :)

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  29. Very clever Sue. I don't have a cast iron skillert, but this is a great idea. It looks so fun and unusual. Joni

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  30. This looks amazing. I love the color explosion.

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  31. My little one is too small to be eating cookies yet but as soon as he does, i am making this for him. He would love this since he loves colorful stuff...heheh
    Wonderful cookie and beautiful pictures :)

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  32. What a cool idea. Its something new and unique. I've never thought a skillet can be used to bake a cookie. Amazing. Thanks for the idea.
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  33. Can you make in a regular skillet if you do not have a cast iron skiller?

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    1. As long as your skillet can go into the oven, I don't see why not:)

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  34. Yum! It's easier than making individual cookies. Cut & Serve! Yum!

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  35. Oh no, how do you make this? Mine's been in the oven double the amount of time and it's just sitting there like soup. Wonder what gives... bummer.

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  36. Oooh it's sooooo gooood. I love skillet cookies.

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  37. I found a packet of sugar cookie mix last night and put it back away, settling for pudding. Pudding?! It looks like today I'll be breaking out the cast iron and getting that sugar cookie mix back out. Excited to try this!

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