Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

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Chocolate chip cookie skillet made with only 6 simple ingredients! Topped with a frozen treat for the ultimate indulgent dessert.

Chocolate chip cookie skillet.

We are squeezing every last ounce of summer sunshine that we can, how about you? To make those few moments even sweeter, I’ve got an irresistible chocolate chip cookie skillet topped with a fresh and creamy frozen dessert. The best part, it’s only six simple ingredients to goodness!

This cookie cooked in a cast iron skillet is extra special because each ooey-gooey bite is gluten and dairy-free, but you wouldn’t even know it. I can’t wait to share with you a few tricks that I use to make those baking substitutions. A quick, homemade shareable treat to make those happy moments linger just a little longer. Are you ready? I sure am!

Before and after photo of sliced nuts in a blender being turned into a puree.

Have you ever made almond butter? If not, today is your lucky day! All you need is sliced almonds, a touch of salt something to make it into a smooth mixture like a blender or food processor.

In just a few minutes you will have an all-natural almond butter, to replace flour in the recipe. So yummy! You could even sweeten it with a little maple syrup and add some coconut oil if you want it super creamy for other uses. What else would you eat it with?

Stand mixer making a cookie batter.

Do you remember the six-ingredient cookie batter that I mentioned? It’s SO easy as pie, cookie pie that is! The homemade almond butter, pure maple syrup, vanilla, ground flaxseed, and baking soda create a delicious cookie batter. Don’t forget to add lots of dark chocolate chips. It doesn’t get better than that!

This gluten free chocolate chip cookie skillet is meant to bring all of your favorite people together. Share the love. You might not even need plates if you just grab a bunch of spoons and dig in!

This cookie skillet can totally be customized. You can make cashew, walnut or pecan butter if you want to switch up the almonds. I like dark chocolate chips, but semi-sweet, white or even peanut butter chips are yummy too. What frozen treat topping will you try?

Chocolate chip cookie skillet with two scoops of ice cream on top.

Recipe Science

What can you use as a plant-based egg replacer?

If you are looking for a vegan-friendly substitute for eggs in baking, using ground flaxseed is a good choice. It serves as an excellent binding agent and emulsifier in the batter, which helps with the structure of the baked item and adds nutritional benefits like omega-3 fatty acids and fiber. It has a little bit of a nutty flavor, so it typically works well in cookies, or heartier whole grain recipes or quick bread. To make a flaxseed “egg” simply combine 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed with 3 tablespoons water. Allow to sit for at least 5 minutes and you will see the flaxseed thicken into a mixture that has a similar texture to egg whites. Adding some baking soda helps the batter rise, as the flaxseed doesn’t help as much in that aspect.

Chocolate chip cookie skillet made with only 6 simple ingredients! Topped with a delicious frozen treat for the ultimate indulgent dessert.
4.84 from 6 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Total Time35 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Course Dessert
Cuisine American

Ingredients  

  • 2 tablespoons flaxseed, ground
  • 3 cups almonds, sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ cup maple syrup, pure
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Generously grease an 8 or 9-inch cast iron skillet or round cake pan with baking spray or oil.
  • In a small bowl, add 2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed and 6 tablespoons of water. Stir and allow to sit for about 5 minutes, until thickened. Meanwhile, make the almond butter.
  • In a blender or food processor, add in the 3 cups of sliced almonds and ¼ teaspoon salt. Process for about 3 minutes on medium speed, scraping down the sides as needed until a smooth almond mixture forms. This should yield just under 1 ½ cups of almond butter. Transfer to a mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  • Add maple syrup, baking soda, and flaxseed mixture. Mix for about 1 minute on medium speed, until combined. It will be a thick and sticky batter. Stir in chocolate chips.
  • Transfer batter to the greased skillet, use a spatula to evenly spread out the dough. Add extra chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough.
  • Bake in the center of the oven for 22 to 24 minutes, or until the surface is a light golden brown. Allow it to cool slightly before serving.

Notes

  • You can substitute the maple syrup with honey. The ground flaxseed “eggs” can be replaced with two large eggs. If making the cookie skillet vegan, paleo or gluten free, make sure the chocolate chips meets those requirements.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 8 servings
Calories 443kcal (22%)Carbohydrates 28g (9%)Protein 14g (28%)Fat 35g (54%)Saturated Fat 4g (20%)Polyunsaturated Fat 0.5gMonounsaturated Fat 0.1gSodium 154mg (6%)Fiber 8g (32%)Sugar 15g (17%)Calcium 190mg (19%)Iron 3.4mg (19%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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Jessica Gavin

I'm a culinary school graduate, cookbook author, and a mom who loves croissants! My passion is creating recipes and sharing the science behind cooking to help you gain confidence in the kitchen.

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  1. Martha W. says

    How much almond butter does 3 cups of sliced almonds make. Wouldn’t it be ok just used store-bought almond or peanut butter?

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Martha! You can definitely use store-bought almond butter! The 3 cups makes just under 1 1/2 cups, about 1 1/3 cups almond butter.

  2. Brittany | Words Like Honeycomb says

    Oh myyyy this looks SOO much more indulgent than it is! Yum!! I have been wanting to try the “so delicious” brand for a while now and this is just the push I needed! Off to Walmart I go! 🙂

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Brittany you are going to LOVE So Delicious. I couldn’t not even tell that the cashew milk was not dairy. They do a great job flavoring their ice cream 🙂

  3. CakePants says

    Wow, this looks incredible! And now I *finally* know what to make when I’m dealing with both gluten-free and vegan friends. What a great idea to use almonds/almond butter in place of flour! And I agree – that cashew milk salted caramel cluster frozen dessert is seriously AMAZING. I couldn’t believe it was dairy-free when I tried it!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Thank you CakePants! I’m so glad that you have sweet option that will make everyone happy 🙂 Isn’t that dairy free treats SO delicious? I was so pleasantly surprised, I couldn’t believe how much cashew milk could make such a yummy dessert!