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!
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.
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.
xoxo ~ Sue
Cast Iron Skillet – I use a large cast iron skillet for this recipe.
Make this dessert next: Carrot Cake Cupcakes
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Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie
- 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
- 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.
- You can make this dough in advance, and store in the refrigerator until ready to press in the skillet.
- The dough can also be frozen, for up to three months.
- Instead of peanut butter cups, add other candy or nuts to the top of the cookie.