A Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae takes all of the iconic comfort of the classic cookie and serves it up in a cast iron skillet. The gloriously warm and gooey cookie is served family style with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and fresh strawberries.
Are we all still stuck on the new year’s resolution salad eating thing? Because I’m totally down with eating delicious salads and exercising every day, but I’m not giving up butter in the process. Butter is what inspires me to bake and create in the kitchen. It’s my love of butter the motivates me to exercise so that my jiggles don’t take over. If you know me at all, you know that I workout almost solely so that I can eat more cake and cookies. And pie. Don’t forget the pie.
It’s all about balance, friends, and right now? My body is ready to balance a spoon over this Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae.
See what I did there?
Glance just about anywhere on Pinterest and you’ll see that skillet cookies are all the rage. Only the popular name for them is Pizzookie. As in pizza + cookie. Clever, huh?
Can we just stop with the whole combining names thing? It doesn’t work for me. In fact, it doesn’t work for a lot of people. Just ask Brangelina. And Bennifer. Or TomKat. Don’t even get me started on Kimye!
Don’t get me wrong. My brother and I jumped on the whole name-in-combination thing a few years ago when we slapped my go-to chocolate chip cookie recipe with my one bowl fudge brownies recipe to create a glorious hybrid called the Crownie.
Cookie + Brownie = Crownie
Only we later discovered that we weren’t the only ones to come up with the idea. Apparently, the internet likes to call them Brookies.
As in, brownie + cookie = brookie
Whatever, Internet. Call it what you will, just so long as you call me when it’s out of the oven.
But pizzookie? I can’t wrap my head around that one. Pizza by it’s very definition is base of soft, chewy dough smeared with a red sauce and covered in cheese. Although savory cheese cookies have merit, I don’t want red sauce anywhere near my cookies. That’s just weird.
Now baking a cookie in a skillet? That’s something that I can get behind.
Skillet cookies are thicker, almost cake like without being heavy. The edges bake perfectly crisp and golden, leaving a buttery, soft center. They aren’t dry and crumbly like bar cookies tend to be. In short, they are absolutely perfect in both flavor and texture. Serving a skillet cookie warm from the oven with a couple of scoops of ice cream elevates what is usually an ordinary, pedestrian dessert to something far more elegant.
My Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae takes all of the iconic comfort of the classic cookie and serves it up in a cast iron skillet. The gloriously warm and gooey cookie is best served family style with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup, and fresh strawberries. Go ahead! Set the Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae on a trivet in the middle of the table and scatter a handful of spoons around it. Once your family sees the warm, aromatic cookie all dolled up sundae style, they won’t need any further instructions before diving right in!
Sure, if you care to be more civilized, the Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae can be sliced into wedges and served much like a pizza. The the experience is no where near as fun, but I’m not here to judge. Serve it up anyway that your heart desires.
Just don’t call it a pizzookie. 😉
Add some fun to dessert and serve this Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Sundae family style!