Chocolate Stuffed M&M’S® Skillet Cookie Recipe
One giant MY M&M'S cookie stuffed with chocolate. Top with ice cream and pass around the spoons!
Chris and I don't really make a big deal out of Valentine's Day for each other. We've never done the over-the-top mushy thing, especially not on Valentine's. It just feels weird. *shudder*
But don't get me wrong! I'm no Valentine's Day grinch. It's just that, for me, the holiday got a lot more fun when I started having kids. I love doing the mom thing on Valentine's. Especially since my oldest is a girl, which means she loves all things pink, glittery, and shaped like hearts.
Sounds good to me ????.
We've turned Valentine's Day into a family affair in our house. And really, once you start having kids, what choice do you have anyway??
My favorite parts of the day are 1) breakfast. We always make these red velvet pancakes shaped like a heart (ooohhh, but last year I deviated and made this Chunky French Toast with heart-shaped strawberries. SO GOOD). We always lay out a little Valentine for Emma beside her breakfast plate, and I get so excited for her to come find it.
This year, I bought a matching mother-daughter bracelet set with braided leather and little gold hearts. It's darling.
My other favorite part of the day is our “fancy” after-dinner dessert. Sometimes we make cheesecake or my grandma's red velvet cake. Sometimes cookies are fancy enough for us. We always drink sparkling cider in champagne flutes with dessert (even though my daughter always takes on sip, wrinkles her nose, and asks for water instead).
This year, we're making a giant, deep dish, chocolate stuffed skillet cookie with MY M&MS.
I love this dough. It's full of buttery, brown sugar flavors and studded with MY M&MS. Seriously. It's a miracle I had enough left to bake, because I could have been happy with just the dough!
This dough has a higher ratio of butter and sugar to flour than a normal cookie recipe does. What does this mean? It means this mega cookie is going be ultra chewy in the middle, and extra crispy around the edges. Normally, you'd have to use more flour to keep the cookies from spreading all over the pan. But since our cookie will be contained in the skillet, we have a little more freedom to up the butter and sugar while decreasing the flour. This also creates a deep, rich, toffee-like flavor.
I didn't add any chocolate chips to this dough for two reasons:
First, I wanted the M&MS to stand on their own, both in texture and appearance. I love the look of all that red and pink uninterrupted by brown chocolate chips!
And second…. I stuffed the chocolate chips INSIDE of the cookie!!
That's right, there's an entire layer of melty, ooey, gooey, molten chocolate goodness in there. To find it, all you need is the right equipment.
And by ‘right equipment,' I obviously mean a spoon.
How sweet are these MY M&MS?! I love the special Valentine's Day prints on this mix, but did you know that you could also customize your M&MS? You can order custom colors, text, and images.
Like even… your face. Or anything you want, really. But, you know… your face is pretty cool. Can't you just imagine putting your face on these M&MS and giving them to your sweetheart for Valentine's Day? Or putting them in a skillet cookie and serving it a la mode ????.
I'm partnering with MY M&MS today to share some of our favorite family-friendly Valentine's ideas. Believe it or not, I got a little crafty and went beyond the skillet cookie…
We thought these MY M&MS were so darling that we just had to make little Valentines out of them. And guys, this seriously could not get any easier if you wanted to make these too.
I made a printable that you can grab at the bottom of the post. Each page has four tags on it. All you need to do is buy these little ziptop bags (Perfect Portions by Ziploc are just the right size) and order your custom MY M&MS on MYMMS.com to fill them up (order by tomorrow to get them in time for Valentine's Day)! Cut out the tags to fold over the top and staple shut.
Cute and easy with a little extra special personal touch (especially if you decide to add your face ????).
Once we got started, we just couldn't stop with the cuteness. I also made Bingo boards. We love playing Bingo in our house– and Bingo with pink M&MS is just that much better.
You can grab this printable at the bottom of the post too (there are 4 different Bingo cards).
This Valentine's blend of MY M&MS is so much fun, be sure to grab yours here! Have a happy Valentine's Day, y'all. Lots of hugs and kisses (and MY M&MS!) from my family to yours ❤️.
Bingo Boards printable, CLICK HERE.
Valentine's Bag Tags printable, CLICK HERE.
Preheat oven to 350ºF. Place 2 tbsp of the butter in the skillet, and place skillet in the oven to melt butter and preheat the skillet.
Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Add to the wet mixture and mix just until dough forms. Fold in the M&MS.
Remove the skillet from the oven and rotate so the butter covers the bottom and sides.
Use a rubber spatula to gently press half of the dough into the bottom of the skillet (don't worry if it doesn't perfectly reach the edges, the dough will spread as it bakes).
Add the chocolate chips in a small pile to the center of the dough in the skillet. Press the remaining dough on top and spread as best you can so that the chocolate chips are covered completely and dough is even.
Bake for 20-25 minutes until edges are gold and crisp and the center is slightly underdone. Remove and press reserved M&MS into the top of the cookie.
Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.