This oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie is on the healthier side but feels decadent with chocolate oozing from it. Easy to make and perfect for sharing!
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I first had a skillet cookie at a pizza restaurant near us. I know that might seem a little odd, but this isn't exactly a 'normal' pizza place. It makes pretty amazing pizzas, too, that we're all big fans of, and their roast chicken is really good. I even forgave them for no longer having a former favorite caramelized onion and gorgonzola pizza.
I've seen other recipes for a skillet cookie a number of times and they always look good, but I was never quite tempted to make one, for some reason. I guess maybe I thought they wouldn't quite live up to the wood oven-fired cookie we'd had out. Plus, we rarely have dessert.
Then when my younger son had his last birthday, I decided it might be a good excuse to make a skillet cookie. I'll be honest, it was partly I wasn't quite up for making a cake when it was just the four of us. But both boys also love chocolate and cookies, so I didn't think they'd mind the swap. Especially with ice cream on the side.
True enough, everyone loved it.
How to make this skillet cookie
One of the reasons I made this, as I said, was it's a heck of a lot quicker than a cake, and it really is easy. All you do is:
- Cream the butter, sugar and maple syrup.
- Blend in the egg and vanilla.
- Mix in the flour, oats, baking soda and chocolate chips.
- Transfer to a skillet, flatten out and bake.
This isn't as healthy as some of my other cookies (like my healthy apple oatmeal cookies or healthy cranberry apricot cookies) but it is still healthier than many others. There's not too much sugar and a healthy doze of oats. But it's still most definitely sweet enough, especially with the chocolate chips.
With a wonderful crisp outside from being cooked in the skillet, gooey chocolate chips and a great flavor, this oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie is definitely one to try soon.
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I made this in my Lodge 8in cast iron skillet which worked well.
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Oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie
- 4 tbsp unsalted butter 57g
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1 egg
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- ¾ cup all purpose flour 105g plain flour
- ¼ cup quick oats 22g (1 minute oats)
- ½ tsp baking soda
- ½ cup dark chocolate chips 84g
- Preheat oven to 350F/180C.
- Cut the butter into small chunks. Put in a medium bowl, add the maple syrup and sugar and cream them all together.
- Add the egg and vanilla and blend in.
- Add the flour, oats and baking soda and mix well then fold in the chocolate chips.
- Lightly butter an 8in/20cm skillet (frying pan), add the batter and spread it out into a flat layer. Bake for approx 15-18 minutes until it looks evenly cooked on top (it should be dry to touch but not look too browned). Best served warm - great topped with ice cream.
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