What is better than a huge cookie you can eat right out of the pan with a spoon? I’d say a huge cookie eaten right out of the pan with a spoon with salted caramel drizzle and salted caramel gelato, fresh out of the oven. I couldn’t help but digging into this when I was photographing it..seriously too good. I never had much of a sweet tooth growing up, I mean I certainly could put down my fair share of sweets, but I have always preferred salty savory foods. I still do, but ever since starting this blog and baking more, I’ve developed a huge sweet tooth. I kinda love it.
This is so fun to make for a few friends, or for an easy fun dessert to share. The dough takes minutes to prepare, then you bake it for about a half hour. No dishes required really. Unless you want to be fancy and cut it into triangles and serve individually. But really, who wouldn’t want to just take a spoon to this beautiful thing?
So the dough. Only about 10 ingredients, pretty much all you probably have on hand. One bowl required. The dough turns out half cookie/half cake. It isn’t crunchy/chewy like a cookie, it’s more of a dense oatmeal cookie flavored cake, if that makes sense. So YUM.
Also, if you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you could easily put this into a 8×8 or 9×9 square baking dish or whatever you have on hand.
Serves 2-4, depending on your sweet tooth.
5 T. unsalted butter, melted and slightly cooled
1/4 c. + 2 T. brown sugar
1 T. granulated sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/2 c. all purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
2/3 c. + 2 T. oats
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1/3 c. butterscotch chips
salted caramel sauce for drizzling, homemade or store-bought
salted caramel gelato (I used Talenti) or ice cream of your choice for serving
Preheat oven to 350℉. Spray 8 inch cast iron skillet with cooking spray. Set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, oats, and cinnamon. Set aside. In a separate bowl, whisk together melted and cooled butter, sugars, and vanilla until smooth. Whisk in egg. Mix the flour mixture into the wet ingredients with a large spoon until combined. Fold in butterscotch chips.
Smooth dough into skillet evenly. Bake for 25-28 minutes until edges are golden and middle is set. Remove from oven and let cool for a couple minutes. Top with salted caramel and gelato.