Nothing is more romantic than a cast iron giant red velvet cookie skillet combo! Say hello to the perfect Valentine's Day dessert!
There is always this love/hate thing with red velvet. I don't understand what all the hate is about, but I personally love red velvet desserts! Cookies, cakes, brownies, you name it! And with Valentine's Day just around the corner, red velvet just seems so appropriate right now.
My best friend and her boyfriend made the trek out to visit the house for the first time since we have really completed many of the large house renovations and she was shocked at the transformation! Wall ripped down, master bedroom moved to a completely new floor with a partial walk in closet. So much more, but one day we will be done (no one wants to complete the finishing details now, haha.)
While they brought us some delicious food, I made sure to indulge in this giant red velvet cookie skillet! I love cast iron cookies, and have made them a couple of times in the past. Being that I needed some Valentine's Day recipes for the blog, I went straight for the red velvet!
I always thought these skillet cookies were going to need some unique recipe, but I just use my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe and adjust the cook time accordingly. I mean, even if you under-bake it a bit, is anyone really going to complain?!
Cast Iron Giant Red Velvet Cookie Skillet
Giant cookies are so much fun, and this giant red velvet cookie skillet is perfect for Valentine's Day! Or use up leftover chocolate after the holiday!
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 egg, room temperature
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (2 tbsp. removed from this amount to compensate for the cocoa powder.)
- 2 tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Red food coloring
Cream Cheese Glaze
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
- ¼ tsp. vanilla
- 2 tbsp. milk
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In the bowl of your stand mixer, add the butter and sugars. Blend until light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well combined.
- Sift together the flour, cocoa, salt, and baking soda. Stir and add to the wet ingredients, along with the red food coloring and chocolate. Mix until just combined (you can add the food coloring at the egg stage if you are worried about over-mixing.)
- Pour into cast iron skillet (mine is about a 10-inch I believe) and flatten out the best you can. Place into oven and bake for 40 minutes, or until toothpick comes out clean (this is all based on your oven so keep an eye on it!)
- Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle additional chocolate on top if desired.
- Using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese until softened. Stir in sugar, vanilla, and milk and mix again until nicely combined. You may have to use more milk depending on how thick or thin you prefer your glaze.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 300Total Fat: 18gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 50mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 20gProtein: 3g
Among four adults, and one child, we managed to eat exactly half the skillet... This must mean there is something amazing about this giant red velvet cookie skillet 🙂
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I think my husband and I could share that whole skillet cookie ourselves on Valentine's day! This is one beautiful cookie.
Thank you! And you should totally make it to share 🙂
Jeanette Duurvoort Duurvoort
I really wish someone would have actually made it and critique accordingly. Was this too sweet.... used a substitute ingredient perhaps?
Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats
This looks MARVELOUS! Home renovations so nice when they are done... such a headache doing them!
Arg, I am so over them, Julie!
I LOVE this, what a creative treat! Red velvet cake is on of my favorites but I've never had it in cookie form before, this is a must-try!
You need to try it in cookie form!! Still that great taste, but without all that hectic cake-making 🙂
Wow love the colors! Fantastic recipe!
The only thing better than a cookie is a GIANT cookie! Yum!
You are so right!
Amanda | The Chunky Chef
This is so perfect for Valentine's Day!!
I always have love for red velvet - ESPECIALLY with cream cheese frosting! this looks too yum!
Citra Kale @Citra's HOme Diary
this looks so scrumptious .. I love anything in red velvet
Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah
That is a BEAUTIFUL CAKE! I'd need to have someone here with me when I made it, otherwise I would seriously take it out all by myself 😀
Michelle @ The Complete Savorist
What a great skillet creation. This looks wonderful and I love how it can fit right into a Valentine's Day themed dinner.
Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie
Looks easy and delicious
Coleen @ The Redhead Baker
Oh, that would be such a fun Valentine's Day dessert! I can never say no to a cookie, especially a giant one!
Serene @ House of Yumm
Love this! And that cream cheese glaze looks perfect on there!
This looks like such a great valentine's treat! I know we'd love it!!
eat good 4 life
Such a great idea making this in a skillet. That cream cheese glaze is calling my name!
Cathleen @ A Taste Of Madness
I was literally just looking for something to make for Valentines Day. This looks perfect!
I'm going to make this for my Fiance and the men he works with, I'm always looking for new recipes to make for them and send. I can't wait to see how this turns out!
I miss that certain buttermilk/vinegar back taste. Will try to incorporate next batch. Skillet cookies are perfect size for me......yes, just me.