In my opinion cookies are best right out of the oven every time. The problem with that is that the chewiest cookie recipes are far too soft to hold when they are warm.
The answer to this terrible life problem is to make your cookies deep dish in a big skillet or in a bunch of small ones.
Then top it all off with some ice cream and you have a dream dessert that is guaranteed satisfy even the most voracious sweet out there.
These cookies are for cookies & cream lovers. Technically I used Trader Joe’s Jo-jos cookies, not oreos, because TJ’s is the best.
In case you are wondering, no, they have not extended their brand to South America unfortunately. I happened to have some leftover Jo-jos from our recent trip that I have been saving for a recipe. It seemed like it was time to use them and I am so glad that I did.
I can’t even explain the taste when you put them into your cookies. The cream gets slightly mixed into the dough and you get the most amazing flavor ever.
You can make these in a large skillet or in smaller ones like I did. I just couldn’t resist my urge to put them in these cute little pans. I’m a sucker for anything miniature.
- 2 cups flour
- 1 cup oatmeal
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 6 - 8 crushed oreo or jo-jo cookies
- 1/3 cup white chocolate chips or chunks
- optional: ice cream flavor of choice for serving (I used cookies & cream)
- Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F (180 C) and grease a 12-inch skillet or smaller skillets with oil or cooking spray.
- Beat butter and sugars in a large mixing bowl. Add egg and vanilla and beat until fluffy. Add salt, soda, and flour until well mixed. Stir in oatmeal, crushed cookies, and white chocolate chips.
- Press into prepared skillet or skillets and bake for 12 - 15 minutes or until golden brown.
- Serve warm with ice cream on top.
This recipe makes 1 12-inch skillet cookie or 4 - 5 smaller ones. I used various sizes for mine. Any size will do.