Gingerbread Skillet Cookie: This giant gingerbread cookie baked in a cast iron skillet is easy to make and a different way to enjoy a Christmastime classic!

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I know I say this sort of thing a lot, but can you believe that Christmas is just about one week away??

One. Uno.

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I really need to sit down and pull my act together – I’ve been so busy that there just hasn’t been time to think through much. Like, it just hit me on Tuesday that I need think about what dessert/s to make for Christmas day. Yeah, totally on my game…not.

This year there have been a couple of things throwing me off, or at least I think are part of the problem. The first being that Christmas is on a Sunday. I’m not sure why that would make a difference, but for some reason it seems like it has (if anyone could give me a logical explanation as to why, I’m open for it!).

Gingerbread Skillet Cookie | Sempre-Dolce.com

Gingerbread Skillet Cookie | Sempre-Dolce.com

The second being that my family isn’t doing gifts this year, which I think has been the biggest thing to put me in a muddle (instead of gifts we’re treating ourselves to a snow vacay in Colorado, come January).  In a way, it has been nice not having to rush around buying gifts, but this is definitely a new and different experience!

Regardless, we’re 10 days away and I’m not ready. Stop the clocks, please!! (And someone please ban stores from clearing out their Christmas items 3 weeks before the holiday – #totalmoodcrusher)

How is your Christmas season going? Are you prepared and ready? Or are you still in a whirlwind of events, parties, and shopping?

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One thing you might be ready for is this Gingerbread Skillet Cookie. If you like gingerbread, then you’ll like this, because it’s basically one giant gingerbread cookie! It’s also easy to make and perfect if you don’t feel like chilling, rolling, and cutting out dough. Maybe it seems wrong to make gingerbread that’s not in shapes and smiling at you, but you gotta try it at least once. :)

You can ice this cookie if you want, but since it’s almost a necessity to eat skillet cookies warm, I wouldn’t recommend it. You can, however, sprinkle it with some pretty decorator’s sugar! (And yes, I know mine is iced – the things we’ll do for photos, right?)

Gingerbread Skillet Cookie | Sempre-Dolce.com

This is one of two skillet cookies and one of four(!) cookie recipes coming your way over the next  week – cottura felice!!

Gingerbread Skillet Cookie
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 C. butter, softened
  • 3/4 C. dark brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 C. molasses
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 2/3 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp. ground allspice
  • ¼ tsp. ground cloves, optional
  • decorator’s sugar, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. In a large bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Add molasses, egg and water and beat until combined.
  4. In a separate, medium-sized bowl, whisk together remaining 8 ingredients.
  5. Gradually add flour mixture to wet ingredients, beating to combine.
  6. Press dough in a 10 in. cast iron skillet, making sure it’s evenly distributed. Sprinkle with decorator’s sugar, if desired.
  7. Bake until edges are firm and toothpick comes out clean, about 20 minutes.
  8. Best eaten warm and topped with some whipped cream (or ice cream!).
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Recipe adapted slightly from Taste of Home.

Lexi
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