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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is the perfect dessert to make when you want something decadent but easy. Put this in the oven while you are eating dinner, and then serve it warm with ice cream! 

Overhead shot of a large cast iron skillet with a baked chocolate peanut butter cookie inside, on a white background.

A cookie skillet is always a good thing. So perfect for dinner guests because you can serve it warm and gooey right out of the oven. Add chocolate and peanut butter and it’s a win/win for everyone.

Other delicious cookie recipes you could press into a skillet are my Super Soft Chocolate Chip Cookies, my Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, or my Best Ever Peanut Butter Cookies.

Overhead shot of a large cast iron skillet with a baked chocolate peanut butter cookie inside, with some ice cream beside it.

Wanna make the PERFECT skillet cookie?

  • Make a nice batch of cookies. Any kind will do. Make sure the dough is pretty thick when you press it out.
  • Bake it so it’s just the right amount of firm but gooey. This one took 15 – 18 minutes.
  • Add some extra candy or chocolates to the top as soon as it comes out of the oven.
  • Drizzle it with some extra chocolate.
  • Top it with ice cream, and eat it while it’s still warm!

Another trick I like to do with this cookie dough is to bake it in individual little trivets, so everyone has their own serving, fresh out of the oven. You can also add different types of toppings instead of the Reese’s cups (because there is already peanut butter in the dough), like white chocolate chips, heath bar bits, snicker bar bites, or even any type of nuts. If you are into decorating, a few drizzles of white chocolate would also be pretty.

Enjoy!

xoxo ~ Sue

Side shot of a large skillet chocolate peanut butter cookie, with a wooden spoon dipping into the gooey baked cookie.

Cast Iron Skillet – I use a large cast iron skillet for this recipe.

Make this dessert next: Carrot Cake Cupcakes

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Side shot of a large skillet chocolate peanut butter cookie, with a wooden spoon dipping into the gooey baked cookie.

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is the perfect dessert to make when you want something decadent but easy. Put this in the oven while you are eating dinner, and then serve it warm with ice cream! 
5 from 3 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dark chocolate, decadent dessert, peanut butter, skillet cookie
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10 people
Calories: 469kcal
Author: Sue Ringsdorf

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter – softened to room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 2 large eggs – at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 10 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups – chopped into quarters

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix flour, cocoa, soda, and salt, and set aside.
  • In a standing mixer, cream butter and sugars together. Add peanut butter and beat until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla and mix. Then add flour mixture and mix until just combined. Stir in dark chocolate chips.
  • Spray cast iron skillet with Pam baking spray, and spread cookie dough evenly in skillet. Bake for 15 – 18 minutes (less for more gooey texture).
  • Remove pan from oven and immediately spread chopped peanut butter cups over the top of the cookie, pushing down on them slightly to melt into the cookie.
  • Top with ice cream and serve immediately. 

Notes

  1. You can make this dough in advance, and store in the refrigerator until ready to press in the skillet.
  2. The dough can also be frozen, for up to three months.
  3. Instead of peanut butter cups, add other candy or nuts to the top of the cookie.

Nutrition

Calories: 469kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 324mg | Potassium: 297mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 37g | Vitamin A: 340IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 77mg | Iron: 2.1mg
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4 Comments

  1. Thank you for this recipe! My boyfriend and I made it today and it turned out amazing! We didn’t have a skillet, so we put it on a pizza pan with parchment paper and kept everything else the same. Baked for 15 mins and perfection. 🙂

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      You’re welcome, Nikki!! I’m so glad you liked it! 🙂

  2. Looks delicious! What size iron skillet did you use for the recipe? Thanks. Patricia

    1. Suebee Homemaker says:

      Hi Patricia! I used a 10 1/2 inch skillet for this recipe. Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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