Its here. I wasn’t planning on sharing this Deep Dish German Chocolate Cake Skillet Cookie so soon but I just couldn’t do that to you. And its the weekend. And the weekend means its time for chocolate. Lots of chocolate. German chocolate. And roasted pecans and coconut in a rich caramel topping all drizzled with more German chocolate.
Ever since I shared my German Chocolate Cake Cupcakes (a must!), I have been pacing myself to share another German Chocolate dessert. This German Chocolate Cake Skillet Cookie is so worth the wait.
I got the idea for this skillet cookie from one of my favorite restaurants – BJs – which is less than 5 minutes away from my house and Legoland (so if you are ever going to Legoland come say hi!). But long before this new BJs was around, I would frequent BJs in La Jolla every time we went to the LDS temple nearby and every time we would order skillet cookies or as BJ’s calls them – Pizzookies (AKA pizza cookie). By baking cookies in a skillet, you can underbake them slightly (how I like them, but bake them how you like), so they are extra soft, warm and melt in your mouth – that’s even before you add ice cream.
The then owner of BJs (he has since sold the chain) has a daughter with the chronic disease cystic fibrosis, (which two of my brothers and I have – I’ve written about our journey HERE), and would donate $1 to cystic fibrosis research for every pizzookie ordered. Yet another reason we fell in love with the now famous skillet cookie.
My German Chocolate Cake version is made with real melted German chocolate, cocoa powder and semi-sweet chocolate chips all in the easy batter which you spread in your skillet and bake for about 35 minutes.
While your cookie is baking, you prepare your caramel, coconut, pecan frosting by simmering all the ingredients together in a saucepan, stirring your roasted pecans and roasted coconut (because roasted is so much better!) at the end. Does a more delicious frosting exist in this world? Try not to make this frosting too ahead of time or it might prematurely end up in your stomach instead of smothering your gorgeous rich chocolate cookie.
After smothering, just because you can, drizzle your deep dish of decadence with more German Chocolate.
Insanely delicious as is…
Even better piled with ice cream.
Even better when you eat the soft, rich, decadent Deep Dish German Chocolate Cake Skillet Cookie immediately right out of the skillet – the deep skillet. The deeply delicious skillet.
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