chocolate chip cookie skillet in a cast iron pan with caramel sauce  and flakey salt

I had no choice but to turn my famous chocolate chip cookies into a cookie skillet. Ya know? It just had to be done. And let me just say…this is the best cookie skillet i have ever had.

chocolate chip cookie skillet in a cast iron pan with caramel sauce  and flakey salt

I mean…just look at it!! I can’t get over how good. I replaced the olive oil with coconut oil, and added my favorite vegan caramel sauce on top for serious decadent dessert heaven.

It’s so gooey, dense, fluffy, and chocolatey. Plus, it’s super simple to make on a whim when the sweet tooth hits! It’s grain free, dairy free, refined sugar free, etc. etc. All the things. But you’d never know! This is the real deal.

It’s also amazing with some creamy vanilla ice cream, or a cold glass of almond milk!

chocolate chip cookie skillet in a cast iron pan with caramel sauce

The cookie skillet is basically the same as the individual cookies, minus the olive oil. I thought coconut oil better suited the recipe in skillet form, and it still leaves you with that perfect rich and gooey texture. I really don’t think I will ever need a chocolate chip cookie recipe ever again. These are the best!

Enjoy! xx

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The Best Ever Grain Free Cookie Skillet

  • Author: Mia Zarlengo
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 8 slices 1x
  • Category: Dessert


Thick, gooey, soft grain free chocolate chip cookie skillet. It’s paleo-friendly, refined sugar free, and absolutely life changing! 


  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted (can sub butter) 
  • 3/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 + 3/4 cups almond flour
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 3/4 cup chopped dark chocolate or chocolate chips

Optional Topping:


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F and very lightly grease a 9 or 10 inch cast iron skillet.
  2. Whisk butter or coconut oil, egg, coconut sugar, and vanilla together until smooth. 
  3. Stir in the dry ingredients until everything is well combined, then fold in chocolate chips. 
  4. Spread the dough out into the cast iron skillet with a rubber spatula (or press it down with your hands). you’ll want to make sure the dough is evenly spread/pressed into the skillet.
  5. Bake for 15-17 minutes, until edges are slightly browned and a toothpick comes out clean. allow to cool before slicing. Option to drizzle with caramel sauce and flakey sea salt! 

Dairy Free, Dessert, Gluten Free, Paleo, Recipes, Vegetarian


Nov 3, 2019

The Best Grain Free Cookie Skillet

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  1. Tori Hails says:

    This is such an easy and delicious dessert! My husband literally requests it every week! I make it on Monday night and then we have it to munch on after dinner during the busy work week.

  2. Lauren says:

    I made this recipe for Father’s Day hoping it would live up to our high skillet cookie standards. I was a bit worried at first as there was only one review. WOW. This cookie was utterly scrumptious. The consistency was perfectly ooey gooey but with a slight crispiness. ????????

  3. Eryn says:

    This was delicious! Love the crunch from cooking in the cast iron. I cooked it a few minutes longer than suggested, and it was still gooey and delicious on the inside. Love that it is super easy to prep and bake, perfect for a quick week night dessert. Will definitely be on the repeat list!

  4. Sarah says:

    This cookie is so gooey and delish. It melts in your mouth and tastes amazing with vanilla ice cram. Definitely one of my favorite recipes by Mia! I’ve already repeated this 5+ times. My friends and boyfriend love it too. Thanks for the recipe!

  5. Haley says:

    Came here to tell you I’m making this for the 20th time this year (thanks quarantine life) This is the most delicious dessert!! Comes out perfect every time and I always make sure to add the flakey salt on top for the perfect sweet & salty treat!

  6. Bek says:

    Looks so delicious! Do you think this would work with an egg replacer? Thanks!

  7. victoria says:

    can u sub coconut flour

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