Sometimes inspiration is sparked in the most unusual places. Earlier this morning I was cleaning up my iron skillet, and I looked out the window and noticed a perfectly intact spiderweb glistening in the sun. As much as I’m not a fan of those creepy crawlies, they have some truly extraordinary handiwork. It’s amazing how intricate a spider’s web is! God paints us beautiful pictures in the everyday ordinary, and I was glad that I got to take a moment and marvel at His beauty.
And then, of course, that spiderweb made me think of the upcoming Halloween season, and visions of Reese’s peanut butter pumpkin started dancing in my head. I grabbed my wooden spoon, shouted out, “Alexa, play The Monster Mash” and immediately started rocking to the spooky sounds of the season right in my own kitchen. It was quite a show, so naturally I worked up an appetite for something sweet! 😉
Have you ever noticed how a well-seasoned cast iron skillet looks kind of, well, creepy? They’re a true treasure to have in the kitchen, but goodness knows they’re not the prettiest things to look at. I wiped it out, whipped up a little cookie dough, spooned it into the skillet with my microphone – er, wooden spoon, and sprinkled a few peanut butter chocolate candies on top. Bada bing, bada boom! Instant Halloween cookie success!
- 1 cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 1 stick salted butter, softened
- 1 large egg
- 3 Tbs whole milk
- 1½ tsp vanilla
- 2 cups AP flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- ½ cup peanut butter chocolate candies
- Preheat oven to 325 F
- Spay a 10 inch cast iron skillet with nonstick cooking spray
- Using a stand or hand mixer, beat sugars and butter together until creamy
- Add milk, egg and vanilla and continue beating until blended
- In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking soda
- Add flour mixture to butter mixture slowly, beating on low until well combined
- Add semisweet chocolate chips and ½ of the peanut butter chocolate candies until well incorporated
- Spoon batter into skillet as evenly as possible
- Scatter remaining peanut butter chocolate chips on top of batter
- Bake for 45-50 minutes, or until golden brown and set
- Serve warm - enjoy!
This basic chocolate chip cookie recipe is super versatile, and you can add as many “extras” to it as you want! I loved the pop of color that the candy pieces gave it, and it’ll be perfect to share with my daughter as an after school snack this evening! Sometimes she gets a little spooked out by Halloween decor, but the only thing scary about this Halloween Deep Dish Skillet Cookie is how scary good it is!
Looking for more frighteningly fun Halloween snack-spiration? Check out these other fun recipes right here on Southern Made Simple!
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