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Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Recipe

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Spoons at the ready! This Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Recipe is a taste sensation. This easy-to-make recipe is one that you are going to enjoy time and time again. Be sure to check out my Yummy Cookie Recipes for more sweet treats!

Soft and chewy cookie with all of the flavors of peanut butter. What’s not to love?

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This recipe is for the ultimate Peanut butter fan. It is sweet, chewy, and just pure deliciousness sitting in your skillet pan waiting to be devoured.

Simple to make with an easy-to-follow recipe, this is going to become one of your new favorites.

This is a truly no-fuss recipe that delivers on flavor. You simply just need to combine the ingredients together, fold through your chocolate chips and peanut butter cups, and bake in your mini cast iron skillets.

That’s it! The perfect recipe to do with the kids. The peanut butter skillet cookie will continue to bake in the cast iron skillet and doesn’t need too long at all.

Ready in as little as 30 minutes, you will have the ultimate dessert. My boys are always ready with the spoons to jump right in whenever I make this. It is a great one to add favorite toppings to. Some like it with ice cream, others with whipped cream. Either way, there are never any leftovers.

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The truth is, there are so many options, and it is purely down to personal preference. A few ideas I think will work really well include ice cream, chocolate ganache, whipping cream, chopped peanuts, or chocolate chips. You could even add some salted caramel.

This is one of those desserts where you can add an assortment of toppings to the table and let everyone choose what they want to add. A fun way to enjoy a dessert as a family.

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Make it a Meal:

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Vegetable Side: Asparagus on George Foreman Grill

Starch Side: Kale Apple Potato Salad

Refreshing Drink: Strawberry Peach Smoothie

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Once you make this delicious Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie recipe, you won’t want to deprive yourself of more cookies. You can easily make cookies every day, as you should! Here are some of my favorite cookie recipes that I’m certain you’ll love as well.

These Sweet and Simple Pecan Thumbprint Cookies are so good!

Treat yourself to these Mouthwatering Reese’s Pieces Chocolate Chip Cookies.

These Triple Chocolate Mint Cookies are amazingly delicious.

Don’t miss out on these Gingerbread Kiss Cookies!

I love making these Reindeer Cookies for the holidays.

Be certain to make up these Crispy Blackberry Turnover Cookies asap!

I love the flavor of these Crazy Good Peppermint Fudge Filled Cookies.

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It is important to remember that you should not store any leftovers of the peanut butter cookie in the skillet. Instead, you should spoon out any leftovers and then add them to an airtight container.

You can store them in the fridge for up to 5 days. A great tip is to add the cookie to the microwave for a few seconds to get the chocolate gooey and to serve warm.

How do I know when a skillet cookie is done baking? 

Determining when a skillet cookie is done baking requires careful observation and attention to timing. Slight modifications in baking time are to be expected, depending on the size of the pan and the thickness of cookie mixture used.

Generally speaking, a finished skillet cookie should present itself as golden brown around the edges and be entirely set in the center.

Bakers should also check to see if a toothpick inserted into the center of the cookie comes out clean, indicating that it is sufficiently cooked.

With practice, bakers will become more accustomed to recognizing the visual cues accompanying a finished cookie.

It is important not to overcook cookies; otherwise, they can quickly dry and become hard.

Skillet cookies are meant to have a soft texture.

What is the texture of cookies baked in a skillet?

Skillet-baked cookies can vary in texture depending on the type of cookie and the ingredients used. Generally speaking, these cookies have a slightly crispy outside and a soft, chewy interior.

This texture is the result of the heat from a skillet creating pockets of steam that cause the cookie’s edges to bake and become crunchy.

Meanwhile, its center remains equally moist for that perfect balance between crispness and chewiness.

The result is an amazingly delicious snack with a wonderful mix of textures you won’t find baked any other way.

How do I reheat leftover skillet cookies?

Reheating leftover skillet cookies is relatively simple and can be achieved in various ways. Those with access to an oven may find this the easiest method for reheating.

Preheat the oven to 375 Fahrenheit and place the cookie on a baking sheet with parchment paper. Bake the cookie for a few minutes or until it has been heated and is crispy on the edges.

Alternatively, leftover skillet cookies can be heated in a microwave, although they are likely to lose some of their crispiness when reheated this way.

Place a plate with the cookie on top into the microwave and heat for approximately 1 minute.

If needed, continue heating at 10 – 15 second intervals until warm throughout. For both oven and microwave reheating methods, serve your skillet cookie once cooled slightly to avoid burning yourself!

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Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

A chewy and sot delicious peanut butter skillet cookie that is perfect for your family dessert.


  • 2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
  • 3 tablespoons of butter
  • 2 tablespoons of flour
  • 1⁄4 cup of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Egg
  • 1 teaspoon of vanilla
  • 1⁄4 cup of mini semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1⁄4 cup of Reese’s peanut butter cups (chopped) + more for top


  1. Begin by melting the butter in the microwave. Once melted mix in the cocoa and stir well.
  2. Turn on the oven to 350 degrees.
  3. Add in the flour, salt, sugar, vanilla, and egg. Stir until mixed. There will be lumps and that is normal.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips and Reese’s peanut butter cups.
  5. Divide the brownie batter among two 5-inch mini cast iron skillets.
  6. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until they are just barely done. They will continue to bake in the pan after they are removed from the oven.
  7. Add your favorite toppings and enjoy.


You can use full-sized Reese’s and chop them up or purchase the baking sized instead.
Feel free to swap out the mini chocolate chips for regular-sized. You can also use white chocolate or milk chocolate chips. Another fun idea would be to use peanut butter chips.
Serve with ice cream, hot fudge, melted peanut butter, more chocolate pieces, or anything else you enjoy.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 342Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 209mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 2gSugar: 26gProtein: 6g

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