I think there are different tiers to a perfect dessert. There is that super refined perfect dessert that’s the size of a pearl, has five flavors, and is perfectly balanced, making you wish you had more. It will be one of the many reasons someone throws Michelin stars at the restaurant which serves it.
Then there are perfect desserts not quite so refined, but check all the boxes: easy to make, bakes fast, wonderfully soft, good to share, a classic with hints of other flavors thrown in, it leaves you wanting more…..and you’re in luck because it made a ton and you can have more!
This dessert is the latter.
Am I above bribing my managers with baking to make them continue to like me and help keep me employed? Absolutely not. So when the big boss mentioned his favorite was oatmeal raisin cookies, I figured I wouldn’t make a batch, I’d make a HUGE &*$%ing cookie. And let me tell you, while some recipes are good, and others need work, this sucker was SPOT ON. I can’t recommend making this fast enough. It is just so good, I was sad when the skillet was basically licked clean by coworkers because I kind of wanted seconds. Guess I’ll just have to make it again.
Oatmeal Raisin Skillet Cookie
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- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup dark brown sugar
- 1/4 cup white sugar
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 egg + 1 egg yolk
- 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 cup raisins
- 2 cups oats (I used quick oats and it worked great)
- Pour hot water over raisins and allow to soak for 15 minutes, then drain and pat dry
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9" cast iron skillet with butter
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, nutmeg, and cinnamon,set aside
- In an electric mixer with a paddle attachment cream butter and sugars together until fluffy
- Add egg, yolk, and vanilla one at a time, allowing each to incorporate before adding the next
- Scrape down the sides of the bowl and add flour mixture, mix on low speed
- Gently fold in oats and raisins until just mixed
- Pour batter into skillet and evenly distribute with spatula
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until toothpick in the center comes out clean
- Allow to cool before slicing and enjoying
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