When you're having a cookie craving, make yourself this giant salted caramel triple chocolate skillet cookie. It's the perfect solution and requires no cookie sheets!
Author: Eva Bakes
1Tablespoonmilk or cream
1/4teaspoonflaky sea salt
1/4cupunsweetened cocoa powder
3/4cup (1 and 1/2 sticks)unsalted butter, softened
1 and 1/4cupsgranulated sugar
1cupchocolate chipsplus more for topping
1/2cupwhite chocolate chipsplus more for topping
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees F. Generously grease a cast iron pan if isn't seasoned already.
Make the salted caramel sauce
In a small saucepan set over medium heat, mix together the sugar, butter and cream and cook for about 10 minutes. The mixture should start to bubble. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn. Turn off the stove and remove the pan from the heat. Stir in the vanilla and salt and set aside.
Make the cookie
In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream together the butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Add in the eggs one at a time until well incorporated. Then add the vanilla.
Turn the mixer to low and slow add in the dry ingredients. Mix until everything just comes together. Turn the mixer off and fold in the chocolate chips with a spatula.
Spread about half of the dough on the bottom of your cast iron pan. Make sure you smooth it out and spread everything into an even layer (an offset spatula will be helpful here). Bake in your preheated oven for about 13 minutes.
Remove the pan from the oven and drizzle on the caramel sauce. Then top with the remaining cookie dough. It might be hard to spread, so do your best. I found it easiest to break the dough into chunks and spread them out onto the pan and gently use my offset spatula to even everything out.
Bake in your preheated oven for an additional 15-20 minutes. The top should be done but the cookie may appear slightly underdone. This is OK because the cookie will continue to harden as it cools.
Sprinkle additional chocolate chips on top and gently press them into your pan if desired. Allow the cookie to cool slightly before serving.
This is best eaten warm, preferably with a scoop or two of your favorite ice cream. Any leftover cookie (ha!) should be stored in an airtight container at room temperature and will keep for a few days.Source: Decadence Baking Co.