Cookie skillets: a fun take on regular cookies Julia kasabian '21

Cookies are a staple in the world of desserts. However, they tend to lack imagination in their creation. With this cookie skillet, the average cookie is elevated to a completely new level.

To begin, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Then, mix together 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda and 1 teaspoon salt in a medium-size bowl.

Next, with an electric or standing mixer, beat together two sticks of unsalted butter (softened), 3/4 cup of granulated sugar, 3/4 cup of packed brown sugar and one teaspoon of vanilla extract until light and creamy. Add in two eggs one at a time, beating well after each.

Gradually beat in the flour mixture until combined.

Optional: mix in your favorite cookie add-ons, such as chocolate chips, sprinkles or nuts.

Next, place the dough in a cast-iron skillet and spread it evenly. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

To make the frosting, beat together one stick of softened unsalted butter, three cups powdered sugar, 1/4 cup of milk and one teaspoon vanilla extract until smooth.

Next, put the frosting in a plastic bag and frost the cookie skillet in whatever way you wish and enjoy. I chose to decorate mine with a smiley face.

Overall, cookie skillets are a delicious way to change up a simple cookie.

All photos by Julia Kasabian '21