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There was a restaurant where Joey and I used to eat before we had Charlie that had this chocolate chip cookie skillet on their dessert menu and no matter how hard I tried, I could not pass it up. It was pure heaven. Joey and I would actually order an extra scoop of ice cream so we could each have our own. Sadly, the restaurant is no longer in business, but every summer I dream about this dessert.
I’m not sure what sparked this craving recently, but I can’t believe it’s taken me THIS long to make my own version of it at home. I might be a little biased, but I think this version is the best chocolate chip cookie skillet recipe because it has my secret, not so secret ingredient- Bruster’s Real Ice Cream scooped all over the top! I used a classic chocolate chip cookie dough and added in a few surprises to give it a little salty sweet twist, then smothered it with classic vanilla ice cream I brought home in pints from Bruster’s. This was 100% Charlie approved and made for the perfect treat for the end of a long week. I promise, there wasn’t a single bite left in that skillet.
The Best Caramel Pretzel Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet Recipe
- Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough (I used the pre-made kind)
- 1/2 cup crushed pretzels
- 10-15 chocolate caramel candies
- Fudge topping
- Favorite Bruster’s Ice Cream Flavor (I used vanilla)
- Whipped Cream Topping
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Using a seasoned cast iron skillet spread half of the cookie dough along the bottom of the pan. I used an 8″ skillet.
3. Sprinkle the crushed pretzels on top
4. Open the caramel chocolate candies and spread spaced evenly over the dough (or really as many as you want!)
5. Using the other half of the cookie dough, spread on top of the pretzels and candies so it covers the top.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until the cookie is golden and cooked through.
7. I like to eat mine warm so I let it cool for about 10 minutes before scooping large scoops of Bruster’s Vanilla Ice Cream on top. The more ice cream the better, IMO.
8. Drizzle hot fudge.
9.Top with whipped cream and a cherry.
10.ENJOY EVERY SINGLE BITE because trust me, it will not last long.
I think I’m going to be in trouble because this was so good. I mean you have to try it! Now, I have so many ideas for various combinations that I cannot wait to try! Next on my list is definitely a S’mores version topped with Bruster’s Graham Central Station Ice Cream. I feel like the possibilities are ENDLESS. What combination cookie would you do?