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Skillet Brookie

This Skillet Brookie is a combination of a brownie and a chocolate chip cookie baked together in a skillet. It’s the best of both worlds!

skillet brookie

We’ve baked Brookie Bars before, but this idea (from Crazy for Crust Dorothy) is fabulous. We’ve done caprese chicken in a skillet and macaroni and cheese in a skillet too. But this is the first time we’ve made a skillet brookie.

If you’ve not yet had a skillet cookie, you need to try this one. Warm, gooey brownies with warm chocolate chip cookies baked into them. Added M&M’s just makes everything more fun and pretty.

cover image of Crazy for Cookies, Brownies and Bars

This recipe comes from a new book by Dorothy Kern: Crazy for Cookies, Brownies and Bars– Super Fast, Made-from-Scratch Sweets, Treats and Desserts. Dorothy is the founder of the Crazy for Crust blog, and she has been a friend of mine for many years. She knows her stuff when it comes to the best baked goods! I love her new book, and if you love baking then you will want to have this book in your cookbook collection.

Here are a few recipes in the book that we would love to try:

  • Seriously the Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Chocolate Chip Snowball Cookies
  • Oreo Truffle Brownies
  • Peanut Butter Stuffed Brownies
  • Zucchini Brownies
  • White Chocolate Lemonies
  • Caramel Oatmeal Cookie Bars
  • Three Layer Cookie Cake
  • Ice Cream Cookies

ingredients displayed for making skillet brookie

Ingredients needed:

  • unsalted butter
  • white sugar
  • cocoa powder
  • eggs
  • vanilla extract
  • salt
  • all purpose flour
  • brown sugar
  • egg yolk
  • baking soda
  • chocolate chips
  • M&M’s

skillet brownie and then adding cookie dough on top

How to make a Skillet Brookie:

The complete, printable recipe is at the end of this post. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10-inch skillet.

The first step is making the brownie batter. To a large bowl, add the melted butter. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Stir in the eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Slowly mix in the flour. The batter will be thick. Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes while you prepare the cookie dough layer.

Next, make the cookie dough. In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the egg yolk, vanilla extract, baking soda and salt. Slowly stir in the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Scoop tablespoons of dough and flatten between your (clean) fingers, then drop evenly over the brownie layer in the pan. It’s okay if some of the brownie shows through. Sprinkle with M&M’s.

skillet brookie cookie

Bake for an additional 23 to 28 minutes or until the cookie is golden on top. The brownie layer on the bottom will stay super fudgy.

spooning brookie out of skillet

Picture yourself digging into this amazing creation. I recommend spooning it out while it’s still rather warm. Then you’ll get the gooey brownie and steaming hot cookie, which is what is the very best thing about all of this. 

I’m not gonna judge you if you choose to just eat this one out of the pan. But it is rather good to share with others.

slice of brookie with ice cream

This skillet brookie is best served warm on a plate with a fork and vanilla ice cream melting all over it! We like to add more M&M’s on top. Enjoy!

We will be baking out of the Crazy for Cookies, Brownies and Bars cookbook a lot. There are so many delicious recipes in the book. Thanks to Dorothy for the recipe!

skillet brookie

Skillet Brookie

RecipeBoy.com (shared from the Crazy for Brownies, Cookies and Bars cookbook)
Fun way to make brookies all at once in one pan!
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 33 mins
Total Time 1 hr 13 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 12 servings

Ingredients
  

BROWNIE LAYER:

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1⅓ cups granulated white sugar
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup all purpose flour

COOKIE LAYER:

  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons granulated white sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • cup all purpose flour
  • ½ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup miniature M&M's, for topping

Instructions
 

MAKE THE BROWNIE LAYER:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 10-inch skillet.
  • To a large bowl, add the melted butter. Use a wooden spoon to stir in the sugar and cocoa powder until smooth. Stir in the eggs, vanilla extract and salt. Slowly mix in the flour. The batter will be thick.
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan. Bake for 8 minutes while you prepare the cookie dough layer.

COOKIE DOUGH LAYER:

  • In a large bowl, stir together the melted butter, brown sugar and white sugar. Stir in the egg yolk, vanilla extract, baking soda and salt. Slowly stir in the flour. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Scoop tablespoons of dough and flatten between your (clean) fingers, then drop evenly over the brownie layer in the pan. It's okay if some of the brownie shows through. Sprinkle with M&M's.
  • Bake for an additional 23 to 28 minutes or until the cookie is golden on top. The brownie will stay super fudgy. This is best served on a plate with a fork and vanilla ice cream!
Keyword brookies, skillet cookie
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