Bake up something special for your family’s next dessert with my Skillet Sugar Cookie. This easy sugar cookie recipe includes ingredients you probably already have in your kitchen. I set out to make the best BJ’s Brewhouse Sugar Cookie Pizookie copycat recipe, and I honestly think I nailed it with this buttery and downright delicious pizookie.
Brown Butter has been my secret ingredient in almost all of my recipes lately if you haven’t tried it than your seriously missing out. Browned butter takes that classic sugar cookie recipe, and supercharges it. If you have ever strived for that bakery-style flavor in your baked goods, then look no further. This brown butter sugar cookie recipe is easy to make and you probably already have all the ingredients you need in your kitchen.
How To Make Brown Butter
New to making browned butter, no problem! To brown your butter, simply add the cold butter to a room temperature medium saucepan. On medium heat let the butter melt completely while stirring often, this helps prevent the butter from burning.
As the butter cooks it will start to turn a nutmeg brown color, this is the color that lets you know it’s done. Remove from heat immediately and then set aside to cool. That’s it! You did it! You made brown butter! Now add this secret ingredient to other recipes to help enhance the flavor of your favorite desserts.
Cast Iron Skillets
Prep your cast iron skillets with a nice coating of butter. I like to use a generous amount of butter on mine because it helps enhance the flavor of the cookie’s crust. We definitely aren’t saving calories in this recipe guys, I mean why not add more delicious butter? I use 4, 5inch cast iron skillets for my pizookies which feed anywhere from 1 to 2 people each. It really depends on your appetite when it comes to serving sizes for this.
I start preparing my dough using a hand mixer, however, you can make this recipe without one. I like using the hand mixer for mixing the liquids part of this recipe. I prefer using it for this stage because it provides an even creamy mix that takes little to no effort. I do switch to using a spatula when mixing the dry ingredients, it’s just less mess in my opinion but to each their own in this stage.
This sugar cookie recipe makes 4 generous 5-inch skillet cookies. I have not tested this in a large skillet yet so please stick to using small cast iron skillets when baking this. If your skillet is an inch or so larger just add a few minutes to the timer and keep an eye on the color. Once the brown butter sugar pizookie starts to turn a golden brown color, remove it from the oven and let it sit to cool. It will appear undercooked and doughy, ignore it, the cookie will set in the pan as it cools.
Storing The Sugar Cookies
The brown butter sugar cookie dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days and in the freezer for up to a month. Once the sugar cookie is baked, you can store this delicious cookie on the kitchen counter for up to 2 days. Mine hasn’t made it that long on my kitchen counter because one of my kids sneaks and eats it when I leave the kitchen.
More Skillet Cookie Recipes
- Easy Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie from Finding Debra – Super easy to make and even more fun to enjoy, try this ultra-easy Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe today!
- Sea Salt Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie – Made with dark chocolate and milk chocolate, this soft and buttery bakery-style cookie is perfect for all ages. It’s topped with even more chocolate, a generous portion of sea salt and your favorite vanilla ice cream.