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 favourite 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?!
15 minPrep Time
40 minCook Time
55 minTotal Time
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 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
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate
- Red food colouring
- 4 oz cream cheese, room temperature
- 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
- 1/4 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 colouring and chocolate. Mix until just combined (you can add the food colouring 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.
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 🙂