Warm and gooey skillet cookie recipe made with butter and brown sugar and topped with M&M’s – perfect with a scoop of ice cream.
This is the first skillet cookie to hit the blog and I’m not sure why it’s taken me so long to get you a really simple skillet cookie recipe. I love these things! They are the easiest, most fun, casual but pretty dessert around. They are essentially a giant cookie that you make and bake all in the same skillet. The edges crisp up like a normal cookie but the middle stays soft and gooey, kind of like a chocolate lava cake.
The best part is adding a scoop of ice cream to the top of the skillet cookie after it comes out of the oven and letting it get soft on the hot cookie. I like this dessert because it’s casual. I just scoop the ice cream in a pile in the middle of the cookie and pass out spoons and we all dig in. This is a great recipe for a night in with the family or a girls night. If you aren’t into sharing a dessert, you can dish the skillet cookie up into individual bowls. It’s a bit messy, but it still tastes great.
I love using M&M’s when it comes to fun desserts because they are so bright and colorful and it’s pretty fun to use seasonally colored candies at the appropriate time of year. Who doesn’t love bright festive M&M’s in their cookies?!