A chewy slice of skillet cookie sits in a white bole next to creamy vanilla ice cream while an iron skillet holding a large chocolate chip cookie sits behind the bowl.

Best Movies for a Farmhouse Night In (Plus Recipe)

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I miss the sunsets of summer. I miss putting the kids down and walking outside to finish chores while the sun casts shades of pink and purple across the western sky. Now that it’s Autumn, I miss most sunsets and outside time is precious and coveted. Darkness comes early and evening activity is more often tea time on the couch with a magazine or movie. A “Night In” beckons warm blankets, a flame in the stove and sharing warmth. In our 1910 farmhouse, I couldn’t be more thankful for the charm of an old farmhouse. As I’ve become more accustomed to the homesteading lifestyle, I’ve also been drawn to the charm of classic films: movies that bring out the charm, warmth and beauty in Life. These are what I call “Farmhouse Movies.”

An Iron skillet sits in front of a couple cuddling on a couch. Feet are put up and a plaid cozy blanket keeps them warm.

Favorite “Night In” Movies

Here’s a few of our favorite farmhouse movie night shows. I’m sure you’ve heard of many. Perhaps a few will be new.

  • Pride and Prejudice– There are several versions of this classic. My favorite is the newest 2005 staring Kiera Knightly
  • Roman Holiday- A 1953 Romantic Comedy starring Aubrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck
  • The Young Victoria- A drama based on the Life of Queen Victoria and Her Marriage to Prince Albert
  • The Magic of Ordinary Days– Pregnant and unwed, a young woman finds herself in an arranged marriage during WW11
  • Little Women- Based on the book by Louisa May Alcott, there are many versions to choose from
  • Lord of The Rings- Hobbits, Elves and others must journey to destroy a ring before it destroys their world
  • Wild Hearts Can’t be Broken– A runaway orphan has dreams of becoming a death defying “horse diving” girl
  • Ever After- A classic Cinderella fairytale story
  • The Princess Bride- A story with adventure, comedy and true love. What could be better?
  • Casablanca- A Humphry Bogart drama based in WWII. Will he help his former lover and her husband escape the Nazis?
  • The Man From Snowy River- After Jim’s father dies, he takes a job at a cattle ranch, learns about his family’s past and how to become a “man.”
skillet cookie sits on a counter next to a white bowl filled with cookie and creamy vanilla ice cream

Night In Skillet Cookie

Once in awhile, chocolate chip cookies just don’t do it. I need something even more special: A skillet cookie. If you haven’t yet, try my Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe. You can also get the recipe printable (with others) for free HERE. It really does make an incredible cookie!

For a skillet cookie, I use the same recipe but instead of forming into balls on a baking sheet I cook it in a 10 inch iron skillet. Here’s how it’s done…


  • Place one Tablespoon grass fed butter in a 10 inch skillet and place in oven. heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit.
  • Make Chewy Einkorn Chocolate Chip Cookie dough according to directions.
  • When oven has heated, take out the skillet and scoop 1/2 to 2/3s of the cookie dough in to the skillet. Spread it throughout the pan.
  • Place in oven for 20-25 minutes or when middle is cooked and edges turn dark brown.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing. Enjoy with a scoop of Vanilla ice cream!


You can use a smaller iron pan but the amount of dough and time cooking will be less as well. Let me know if you try this!

You’ll want to fill the cookie dough about 3/4 inch to 1 inch high throughout the pan.

Other Recipes you may like

How to Make Einkorn Split Second Cookies

My Favorite Farmhouse Buttermilk Biscuits

How to Make a Wholegrain Rustic Boule with Einkorn

Other Posts to Check out

All About Einkorn Flour: What You Need to Know

When Everyday Feels like a Valley

Our First Adoption Trip in a Pandemic

Thanks for joining! I hope you are able to have your own cozy “Night In” movie night. I’d love to hear what your favorite movies are!

From The Hilltop,


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