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Day 2 ❄︎ Skillet Sugar Cookies

In the previous 12 Baking Days of Christmas, I presented a homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe that would work perfectly as Cookies for Santa.

A terrific chocolate chip cookie recipe to prepare for Santa's arrival + free printable to create adorable gifts in a jar

Today, I give you another.

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

It’s a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet. Fun, right? I used mini skillets for these cookies, but a 8-10″ pan would work fine, too. Let me show you how I did it.

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

First, you’ll make the dough.

I swear by this sugar cookie recipe from Sweet Sugarbelle. I’ve used her recipe to make shark cookies, dinosaurs, watermelons and snowflakes so it has been tried and tested with much success.

You’ll start by creaming powdered sugar with softened butter in the bowl of an electric stand mixer.

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

While that’s going, combine the rest of the dry ingredients — flour, baking powder and salt — in a big bowl. Give it a good stir so it’s mix through.

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

Next, add an egg and extract to the butter-sugar mixture. I like the taste and scent of almond, but vanilla works if you’d rather.

Then you’ll turn the mixer to low and add the flour mixture a little at a time until it’s combined… and then let ‘er rip!

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

Go make a cup of coffee or throw the ball for the dog a few times. Sweet Sugarbelle says the dough is done when most of it sticks to the paddle. She also says it doesn’t need to be refrigerated, but I find it easier to handle after it chills out a bit.

When the dough is ready, press it into the skillet, spreading it to the edges and smoothing the top.

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

Bake until the edges turn golden brown and the center is still soft to the touch. Let cool and then drizzle with icing and sprinkles!

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

Or add candy-covered chocolates, which is my son’s favorite. He ate a mini skillet on his own and requested I make another for him — not Santa. Does that qualify him for the Naughty List?

Get on the Nice List with these Skillet Sugar Cookies! They're a delightful spin on the traditional sugar cookie by baking in a cast iron skillet.

Well, at least you’ll be on the Nice List if you whip up these Skillet Sugar Cookies for dear ol’ Santa. Don’t forget the glass of milk! Enjoy!  — v.

Skillet Sugar Cookies

Skillet Sugar Cookies

Ingredients

    SUGAR COOKIE
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp almond or vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour (+2 Tbsp, if necessary)
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
    ICING
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp milk
  • rainbow sprinkles / candy-coated chocolates

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease skillet with vegetable oil or melted butter.

  • In the bowl of an electric stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together softened butter and powdered sugar. Crack egg into a measuring cup and add extract; pour into mixing bowl and combine well.

  • In a separate large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. With the mixer on low, add dry ingredients little by little. Increase speed and mix until most of the dough sticks to the paddle. You may add up to 2 Tbsp of flour if the dough remains too sticky. Let stand 10 minutes.

  • Place dough into skillet, spreading to the edges and smoothing the top. Bake until edges turn golden brown and center is still soft, about 20-22 minutes for mini skillets or 45-50 minutes for 10" skillet. Let cool about 15 minutes before icing.

  • To make the icing, whisk powdered sugar and milk in a small bowl until it reaches desired consistency. If it's too runny, add more powdered sugar; if it's too thick, add a bit of milk. Drizzle icing back and forth over the cookie using a whisk.

  • Decorate with rainbow sprinkles or candy-coated chocolates.

  • Sugar cookie recipe is from Sweet Sugarbelle, Basic Sugar Cookies.
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2 Responses to Day 2 ❄︎ Skillet Sugar Cookies

  1. Sarah December 3, 2017 at 6:27 PM #

    That looks so yummy!!!! Great step by step instructions!!!

    • v. December 4, 2017 at 9:16 PM #

      I made these with the mini skillet you bought me a few Christmases ago! So thank you, Sarah!

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