Cookies are amazing, but skillet cookies are ten times more amazing! This simple Salted Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is the warm, gooey cookie you can eat with a spoon and it’s ready in no time and with little effort. Now that’s a treat!
What’s better than a cookie? One giant cookie, right?
Well after you taste this delicious Salted Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie, that is exactly what you will be thinking!
My mom always tells me that if I had a treat or cookie when I was young, before I even took a bite, I would ask, “If I finish this cookie, will I get another one?” I was always thinking ahead–I mean, don’t mess with my treats! So essentially a cookie bigger than the size of my head has to cover all the bases on that one…one would think.
So let’s just talk about this treat. What is the thing that is the most annoying about baking cookies? All the time it takes! Unless it’s a very small batch, you typically are putting several baking pans of cookie dough rounds in the oven over the course of an hour and you have to stay nearby.
We don’t always have time for that, and yet, the cookie is still something we definitely want. And homemade is unlike any other kind. So enter the concept of the skillet cookie. This is a one and done kind of cookie. Mix everything up and then pour the cookie dough into the pan and bake. Cut yourself a nice slice when it’s done and add a little bit of ice cream. (I strongly urge the ice cream part. I mean STRONGLY.)
You could surely change this recipe up quite a bit. Feeling like chocolate chips?Peanut butter chips even?? Add some in! Coconut? Sure, why not! Some crushed peanuts would also be amazing. Your cookie, so do it your way. Speaking of coconut, I do have another skillet cookie with plenty of coconut if you are interested here on the blog.
I am happy most of the time with plain old peanut butter. You could use another nut butter as well if you prefer. The options are out there, just give them a whirl. This Salted Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is the cookie without all of the time and work. Let’s face it, time is not always what we have a lot of.
Some things to note about this Salted Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie:
- Almond flour, even the finest can still be a slight bit gritty. The cookie my have a bit of that texture that comes through. Still tastes AMAZING if you ask me.
- I use natural creamy peanut butter–the kind you have to stir. I recommend it in any recipe. Its much thinner and easy to stir. I find the store brand I get is a great price and does the job well. I use Kroger brand a lot! Crazy Richard’s is my other FAVORITE.
- I bake mine 18-20 minutes so it still has a gooey center. If that is not for you, cook it closer to 22 minutes or so.
- This is a very shareable dessert. Grab some spoons and dig in together!!!
Interested in even more skillet cookie recipes?? I have been eyeing this one from Kroll’s Korner for a bit. It is definitely going to happen asap! I am thinking we need an entire week of skillet cookies, right??
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- 1 egg
- 1/4 c salted butter, melted (coconut oil will work)
- 1/2 c peanut butter
- 1/4 c brown sugar
- 1/4 c maple syrup
- 1 c almond flour
- 1 T milk of choice
- 1/4 tsp sea salt plus more for top if desired
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a medium bowl, whisk egg to beat.
Add in maple, butter, vanilla, and milk and whisk. Add brown sugar and whisk.
Stir in peanut butter to combine.
In another bowl, combine, almond flour, baking soda, and sea salt and stir.
Add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and stir to combine.
Pour dough into an 8" cast iron skillet coated with desired oil to season.
Sprinkle extra sea salt over the dough.
Bake for about 18-20 minutes or until edges begin to brown and cookie is cooked through. (I like mine to be a bit gooey still so I can eat it with a spoon, 18 minutes please!)
Allow to cool for about 10-15 minutes before eating. (Ha, like that is gonna happen...)