These oatmeal chocolate chunk skillet cookies with heart-shaped truffles are the perfect Valentine’s Day dessert for two. So tasty and fun!
Have you thought about Valentine’s Day yet? It may still be 2 weeks away, but it’s one of those holidays that has a way of sneaking up all of a sudden.
For us, Valentine’s Day is all about spending time together and enjoying the simple things. Most often, we cook a nice dinner at home, which always involves indulging in some sort of decadent dessert. This year I plan on making some delicious oatmeal chocolate chunk skillet cookies. Oh, yes, it’s going to be delightful!
If you’re looking for some new ways to celebrate the day of love, you’re in for a real treat. I mean, the world could use a good dose of love right now, right? Thanks to Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life, I’m joining some of my fellow Canadian blogger friends in sharing all kinds of Valentine’s Day dessert recipes, crafts, decorating ideas, handmade gifts and more! Links to each one are located at the bottom of this post, so please take a look as they unfold all week long.
Let’s get baking!
Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies
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Of course, you can never go wrong with chocolate. Am I right?
And, when it’s thrown in an ooey-gooey giant oatmeal cookie and baked in a mini cast iron skillet to perfectly crisp up the edges, it’s absolute heaven! If you’ve never tried a mini skillet cookie, you’re in for a real treat. They look so dang cute too!
To tell you the truth, I’d be inclined to eat one right out of the oven on any regular ‘ol day. I mean, the aroma coming from the kitchen as they bake is absolute awesomeness!
On Valentine’s Day, though, I feel it’s a bit more acceptable to wait. That’s when my will power is truly tested.
Nothing says I love you like “I baked cookies and didn’t even try one tiny bite until you got home!” Do you agree?
On Valentine’s Day, you always put your loved ones first. (As a mom and wife, that’s usually the norm anyway.)
You can even go the extra mile and make some heart-shaped chocolate truffles to garnish your dessert and make it all Valentines-ish.
And when your husband’s favourite food is ice cream (next to pizza), you go heavy with the scoop. Of course, a few plump raspberries finish it off nicely too. The combination is heavenly!
Although these cast iron skillet cookies are generous enough to share (a romantic dessert for two), it’s okay to let your selfish side come out and eat one on your own. Go ahead and enjoy, guilt-free. I’m pretty sure your loved one(s) won’t mind!
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup quinoa flour
- 3/4 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/2 tsp. cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 6 TB. unsalted butter room temperature
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1/3 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chunks
- 1/4 cup pecans chopped
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease 3 small (6 inch) cast iron skillets and arrange on a baking sheet.
In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder and cinnamon. Set aside.
In a separate mixing bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Mix in egg and vanilla, scraping down the side of the bowl as necessary. Gradually add dry ingredients, followed by the oats, mixing until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate chunks and nuts.
Divide dough into 3 equal parts and scoop into prepared 6″ mini skillets, pressing down with your fingers slightly. Leave some space around the edges.
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden and centre is just set. Less time will result in an ooey-gooey cookie and more will be chewy and crispy. We like ours somewhere in the middle.
Let cool for 5 minutes before serving. Ice cream is optional, but highly recommended!
The quinoa flour adds a bit of a nutty flavour to the cookie, along with fibre and protein. Feel free to substitute all-purpose flour if you prefer.
More Valentine’s Day Ideas
Ready to get even more inspiration from my fellow Canadian bloggers? They’ve each created a little bit of loveliness for Valentine’s Day!
Valentine’s Day Embroidery Projects by Home to Heather
Valentine’s Candy Inspired Table Setting by Personally Andrea
Valentine Heart Strawberry Pop Tarts by Kitchen Counter Chronicles
Valentine’s Day Date Night In Gift Basket Idea by The DIY Mommy
Valentine’s Day Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookies by Satori Design for Living
And here’s a Valentine’s Day Goodie Bag you may want to try making too!
And, of course, those homemade Chocolate Truffle Hearts with Sea Salt.
Host a Galentine’s Day Tea Party. Spread the love!
This strawberry hot chocolate will be a big hit too!