One of my all-time favorite holiday traditions is baking with my kiddos. We all cram in the kitchen, turn on Christmas music and bake up something delicious. And there’s no other time of year where you can indulge in some extra sweets and not feel too bad about it, right?! I think so. Anyway, today I’m so excited to share one of my FAVORITE holiday desserts–we like to call it the Ultimate Christmas skillet cookie. Paired with ice cream, it’s heavenly. We made it last night and it was SO GOOD. Plus it’s super quick to put together and kid friendly too. This is the kind of dessert you make on Christmas Eve, when all bets are off and you’re GOING FOR IT. I promise, you’ll want to eat the entire thing!
So for this recipe you’ll need a cast iron skillet. The one I have is from Walmart and it does a great job! I love this one because it’s pre-seasoned, super durable, and affordable. I also picked up this super cute Christmas batter bowl and gingerbread tea towels.
The Ultimate Christmas Skillet Cookie
- 1.5 sticks of unsalted butter
- 2/3 cup packed brown sugar
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 large eggs
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- one 10 ounce bag of Christmas M+M’s
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In a large bowl, combine butter, sugars, eggs and vanilla. Then mix in dry ingredients–flour, baking soda, and salt.
- Add Christmas M+M’s–as many as your heart desires!
- Transfer to a greased 12-inch cast-iron skillet. It’s easiest to use your fingers to flatten the dough down in the skillet!
- Bake about 25-30 minutes or until cookie is golden brown.
If you’re really going for it, you can top with ice cream while the cookie is still warm. The combo of the ice cream with the warm cookie will make you the happiest little elf ever. I promise. We don’t even use plates– just go for it with spoons! It’s really an experience.
This is a fairly sticky dough, so I’ve found the easiest thing to do is just spread it out with my fingers in the pan so it’s nice and even!
Nothing says Merry Christmas like a giant cookie, right?! RIGHT. And even though this is a quick and easy dessert, it definitely creates a special moment for our family at Christmas. There’s just something memorable about a skillet cookie. Plus the kids always love to help with this one! Anyway, I hope you give this recipe a try. Also be sure to check out Walmart if you need any Christmas cookie or baking essentials this holiday season. And grab this Fresh Cut Frasier candle while you’re at it–smells AMAZING!