Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie
Updated: Jun 24, 2022
Perfectly salty and sweet treat to share
My daughter got sick right before my birthday. Which meant we were all sick on my birthday. It ended up being a day of holding babies, resting and watching lots of shows.
Thankfully we are all out of it now and ready to celebrate. For my birthday I wanted to have anything other than a cake. I know its super taboo to say, but I'm not a huge cake lover and I definitely don't like it enough to make it from scratch. And because of this I asked IG to help me decide what to make for my birthday. Luckily they chose the skillet cookie.
" I agree to accept cookies."
If you know me, you now that cookies are my love language. And I wanted this one to be over the top decadent and super delicious, well this skillet cookie totally nailed it. The dough is the perfect balance of salty and sweet, the melty chocolate and crunchy pretzels make the yummies combination and then that salted caramel swirled throughout just send it all over the top.
A Few Notes about this cookie:
use melted and warm butter- that will give the bake that delicious gooey center we love about skillet cookies
egg yolks tend to give a bake a really fudgy chew which is exactly what I wasnted to see if this bake.
After you add in the dry ingredients mix with a spatula or wooden spoon.
Add in chocolate and caramel when the dough has a few ribbons of flour left.
DON'T mix the caramel in all the way. you want to leave some streaks so you can get a bite of that pooled up caramel.
Bake in the oven at 350 to allow that crispy edge and gooey center.
SO lets get to that recipe now!
Salted Caramel Skillet Cookie:
1 c melted butter
3/4 c brown sugar
1/2 c granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 tsp vanilla
2 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 1/2 tsp salt
4 ox chocolate chopped up
1 c crushed pretzels
1/2 salted caramel- homemade or store bought caramel
extra pretzels to top cookie with
extra chocolate chips for topping
preheat oven to 350 f
To a large mixing bowl add in melted butter and sugars. Mix well to smooth and combined. Next, add in the eggs and whisk till the dough starts to turn a pale color. Add in vanilla, salt baking soda and baking powder. Mix this all together and then add in flour using a spatula or wooden spoon. I like to stop mixing the dough it an electric mixer so that I have precise control over it.
Once dough has very little visual flour, throw in the chocolate chips and caramel sauce. Mix this till the chocolate is incorporated but there are still ribbons of caramel throughout the dough.
Once your batter looks well incorporated add to your cast iron skillet. Top with extra pretzels and chocolate chips. Bake at 350 for 25 minutes. serve warm- if you are not ready to serve when it comes out of the oven you can warm it up in the oven at 200 f for 15 minutes. Serve with flakey salt, more caramel and ice cream.