This Easter Skillet Cookie is a big, rich buttery, chocolate chip cookie dressed up for the holidays with Easter M&M’s and confetti sprinkles.
My family loves skillet cookies. We like to call them skookies. Cooking them in a buttery cast iron skillet makes the exterior crispy, while keeping the middle tender and chewy.
Also included in this post is a Recipe Round Up. I’ve joined a fun group of bloggers to put together a roundup of recipes on the first day of every month. This month we’re sharing Easy Easter Dessert Recipes.
I was inspired to create this skookie by the white Easter M&M’s available at Target. I stirred in semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter, then gently pressed the Easter M&M’s on top of the dough once it’s spread in the pan, so the colorful M&M’s stay on top.
Don’t worry about spreading the dough all the way to the edges of the pan, because as the cookie bakes it will expand and curve up the edges more if you press it all the way to the edge of the pan.
The first time I made this Easter Skillet Cookie, I made it with White Chocolate M&M’s. This year, I couldn’t find the White Chocolate M&M’s so I used Milk Chocolate M&M’s and White Chocolate Chips. I had some colorful confetti sprinkles in the cupboard, so I finished the top with a sprinkle of confetti.
Any combination works. My husband loves the peanut butter M&M’s, they would be great in this recipe as well. Maybe with some Reese’s peanut butter baking chips that you can find in the baking aisle.
If you’re serving the skookie with ice cream, add it to the individual slices. I just added it to the center of the cookie for fun pictures for the post.
This skillet cookie comes together in a flash, and it’s a perfect way to use up some of the Easter candy the Bunny is going to stash in your Easter baskets this year.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature (plus more for the skillet)
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup semisweet or white chocolate chips
- 3/4 cup Easter M&M’s
- Confetti sprinkles, optional
- Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of butter.
- In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat 1/2 cup butter, sugar, and brown sugar, on medium speed, until well blended. Beat in the egg and vanilla. Add flour mixture; mix on low just until combine. Stir in chocolate chips.
- Press the cookie dough into the prepared skillet. Sprinkle M&M’s over the top and gently press in to the dough. Sprinkle confetti sprinkles on top.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are crisp and the cookie is golden and cooked through. Remove from oven. If desired, serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.
slightly adapted from from The Picky Palate Cookbook
High altitidue adjustment: Increase oven temperature to 375 degrees, add an additional 2 tablespoons flour, and bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 296Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 39mgSodium: 119mgCarbohydrates: 40gFiber: 1gSugar: 29gProtein: 3g
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Coconut Cream Pie
Easter Skillet Cookie
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