I love Pinterest as much as the next person, but sometimes all those cute DIYs and clever recipes just seem too good to be true. (And that can be half the fun. Who hasn’t giggled at an awesome Pinterest fail or two, right?!) But luckily, there are plenty of fun food ideas that really are as good (and easy) as they look—like this one-step, molten-center, crispy-cornered Skillet Cookie Sundae. It’s the real deal, and I think you’ll love how simple it is.
Crumble one package of cookie dough into an ovenproof skillet. I used classic Chocolate Chip Cookies in an enamel-coated cast iron pan.
Gently press together to create an even layer and fill the pan. The trick to a tender cookie is not to press too hard.
Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the center is set up and the top is a nice golden brown. Also, your nose will know; the kitchen will smell amazing! Remove and let cool for about 15 minutes. This is literally the hardest part.
Now, set your giant cookie the middle of your table with all of your favorite ice cream sundae toppings, spoons and plenty of napkins. I kept the classic theme going with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry on top. Then I upped the chocolate factor with a drizzle of syrup and dark chocolate chips. But really, you’re only limited by your imagination (and what’s in the cupboards).
The ice cream will almost instantly melt into the cookie, pooling into indulgent spoonfuls of the best cookies-and-cream flavor you can imagine. Kids and adults alike will lose their minds over how crazy-delicious this is. Be on the lookout for impending spoon fights over the last bite, because I can promise there won’t be any leftovers.