Hot summer days call for a Monster Cookie Skillet! A chocolate chip cookie made within a 10 inch cast iron skillet topped with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and rainbow sprinkles. If you're feeling adventurous, add on some homemade whipped cream! Two things that I know about this recipe is that it is SUPER DUPER kid friendly and definitely not low calorie! Either way, try it!
Why the MOnster cookie skillet?
I am suddenly transported back to my much younger teenage years (has it really been that long?) sitting at Cheddar's restaurant. For those of you that don't know, this skillet is one of their most famous desserts! Nonetheless, it was mine as well. I can literally taste the warm and gooey chocolate chip cookie with the cold vanilla ice cream and sprinkles. Since we are not close to a Cheddar's, I wanted to give my kids a taste of this amazing dessert and hope they enjoy it as much as I did!
My two littlest really enjoyed making this skillet with me. With only a few ingredients, the whole recipe was put together in 10 minutes. So it is at the top of my list for the most kid friendly recipe!
Ingredients and Tips
- Butter: When I use salted butter I omit the salt that is called for in the recipe
- Brown Sugar- light or dark brown
- Granulated sugar
- Vanilla extract: vanilla bean paste would work as well
- Baking soda
- Milk Chocolate chips: semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips
- Vanilla ice cream: Of course most ice cream flavors would taste well
- Rainbow Sprinkles: any other color or sprinkles would work as well
- Homemade thick hot fudge
Alternatives in the skillet
- You can substitute your cookie flavors. Other kinds of cookies I have seen in the skillet are peanut butter and chocolate chip, chocolate chip and M&M and nutella stuffed. Any cookie would taste like a dream!
- Toppings used in the skillet are sprinkles, M&M's, any type of nuts. Go crazy! Make it as festive as possible!
Can you make this ahead of time?
Although the monster cookie skillet is best served right out of the oven, you can let the cookie cool down and serve it later. I actually heated it up in the oven at 300 for about 7 minutes before serving it to these cuties! These are my kiddos and my neighbor's cuties! They had no complaints at all as evidenced by their faces!!!
How to make the monster cookie skillet
It only took 10 minutes to throw this monster cookie skillet together. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
In a 10 inch cast iron skillet, melt one stick of butter. Next, add in both of your sugars and vanilla extract. Mix until combined. Then, set skillet aside for 5 minutes to cool before adding the egg (if it is too hot, the egg will scramble on top). Whisk in the egg and mix until incorporated. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt (if using unsalted butter). Lastly, gently fold in your milk chocolate chips.
Put in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until the edges of the cookie are golden brown. Top with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and sprinkles.
Monster Cookie Skillet
- 10 in cast iron skillet
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Spoon and spatula
- ½ cup salted butter
- ½ cup light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 large egg
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 cup milk chocolate chips
- ¾ cup hot fudge
- 1 cup vanilla bean ice cream
- rainbow sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a 10 in cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium-low heat.
- Add in brown sugar, granulated sugar and vanilla extract. Stir to incorporate and set aside to let cool for 5 minutes.
- Once skillet has cooled down, add the egg and mix until combined. If skillet is too hot, you will have scrambled eggs on top.
- MIx in flour and baking soda until completely combined. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Place skillet in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the cookie is a light golden brown around the edges. Take out and let it cool slightly. Serve with vanilla ice cream, hot fudge and sprinkles.
Fun fact of the day!
Amusement park attendance goes up after a fatal accident. Huh? Why? I think that it would be the opposite.