Peppermint Mixed Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie
A “pizookie” is the term for a hybrid combination of a cookie and a pizza. While it really doesn’t have anything to do with pizza at all, its typically made in a cast-iron skillet and served with scoops of ice cream. I always cook these pizookies less than I would usually bake cookies so that the result is hot, gooey half-baked dough topped with ice cream. Throw a few spoons down on the table and let everyone go to town for a dessert that everyone can dig into.
½ cup (1 stick) butter, at room temperature
½ cup granulated sugar
½ (packed) cup dark brown sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 egg, at room temperature
1¼ cups all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon table salt
½ teaspoon baking soda
½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ cup white chocolate chips
1/3 cup crushed candy cane pieces*
2 (6-inch) oven-proof skillets
Vegetable oil cooking spray
Vanilla ice cream, for serving
Preheat oven to 375º.
In the bowl of a stand mixer beat the butter, sugar, brown sugar and vanilla until creamy. Add the egg, beating well until thoroughly combined. In another large bowl, sift together the flour, salt and baking soda.
Slowly add the flour mixture until it has all been incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips and candy cane pieces with a wooden spoon until evenly distributed.
Spray the skillets with vegetable oil cooking spray then divide the dough between the skillets and spread the dough evenly. Bake until the edges are golden and the middle is still gooey, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and let sit for 5 minutes before topping with scoops of ice cream. Serve warm and eat it out of the skillet.
Serves 4 to 6.
*Note: to create the crushed candy cane pieces I put candy canes in a plastic bag, cover it with a towel and break the candy canes into small pieces using a mallet.