I searched through the many delicious recipes at the Quaker Oats website, and I fell truly in love with the thought of a skillet cookie. Problem is that I didn't really want the typical oatmeal raisin or oatmeal chocolate chip kind of cookie. I wanted something that incorporated two of my fave baking ingredients: dried cranberries and white chocolate. So, I took the skillet cookie recipe and I Monica-fied it to something truly tasty, gourmet, and totally delish!
These two ingredients + oats is a match made in heaven. You have the sweet/tart cranberry mixed with creamy white chocolate that's all accented by the texture of oats. Other than being yummy, oats really add depth to desserts (especially cookies).
The best part is that this skillet cookie recipe is SUPER easy to make for you and your family. I opted to use a cast iron skillet because it creates the most delicious crust that is simply divine for these sorts of recipes. You can use any 10" skillet, but make sure it's oven safe.
-1/2 Cup(s) (1 stick) butter, softened
-1/2 Cup(s) firmly packed brown sugar
-1/4 Cup(s) granulated sugar
-1 Teaspoon(s) vanilla
-3/4 Cup(s) all-purpose flour
-1/2 Teaspoon(s) Baking Soda
-1/4 Teaspoon(s) Salt
-3/4 Cup(s) Quaker® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
-1/2 Cup(s) dried cranberries
-1/2 Cup(s) white chocolate chips
-1 Large egg
-Beat butter and sugars together until creamy.
-Add in egg and vanilla extract. Beat together well and then add in baking soda, flour, and salt. ix well.
-Mix in the oats, cranberries, and white chocolate chips. Once everything is nicely mixed, put your batter into a non-stick skillet or greased cast iron pan.
-Put in the oven at 350 degrees for about 20-25 minutes. Do not overcook as the cookie will continue cooking in the skillet.
-Cool for about 15 minutes and serve with vanilla ice cream if you'd like.
I wanted to dig right in-- it was really hard to wait! My skillet cookie came out very crumbly and delicious. Perfect treat for a Sunday night dinner!
The whole time I was baking, I had a pair of eyes intent on getting a piece of the cookie:
He loves human food more than dog food, and I can't say I blame him. ;-)
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