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Skillet Cookie - Celebrate Spring and Summer with Ice Cream!

What a way to celebrate Spring and the coming Summer than to create a special skillet cookie! It’s just the right size for one to celebrate with over a few days, or just one day with a couple of bestie friends. And, you can even personalize it with your friends’ favorite toppings.


NO electric mixer needed! Just whisk and stir in your mixing bowl.

There’s nothing hard about making this cute little GIANT skillet cookie. Mix up your dough with a whisk and spatula according to directions below. Place a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of your little cast-iron skillet. Spread your cookie dough in the bottom and bake.

When it’s done, top the giant cookie with your favorite toppings, sprinkles, ice cream, chocolate and caramel drizzles and you have something that’s worthy of Spring and Summer!

And, once you've seen how easy this one GIANT cookie has been made, you'll want to double this recipe in order to make some for your friends!


YUM! Let’s get making and baking!


This cast iron skillet cookie serves 1-6 people, depending on how large you slice it and what you use for toppings.


Prepare your cast iron skillet:

-Cut a circle of parchment paper to fit the bottom of the skillet, leaving long paper “handles” on four sides to make it easy to lift out after it has baked and cooled.

-When you’re ready to place the cookie dough in the skillet and bake, place the parchment paper in the bottom of the pan first.


Preheat your oven to 350F degrees.


Gather up your Ingredients:

 ¼ C Sugar

 ¼ C Brown sugar

2 t Vanilla extract

¼ C Butter, melted

1 Egg yolk

½ C Flour

¼ t Baking soda

¼ t Salt

½ C Chocolate chips, semi-sweet 

Nutella* Hazelnut Topping:

½ C Nutella spread

¼ C Hazelnuts, rough chopped

5 Hazelnuts, whole

5 Hazelnuts, sliced in half

*Other types of nuts work here, too.



Choose 2-3 different bright colors of candy wafers to melt separately.

Ice cream

Whipped cream, spray can


Make and Bake:

-In a mixing bowl, whisk the sugar, brown sugar together.

-Add and stir in the melted butter until completely combined.

-Stir in the egg yolk, whisking to combine completely.

-Sift in the flour, baking soda and salt, then stirring with a spatula or wooden spoon to combine well.

-Add the chocolate chips and rough chopped hazelnuts, stirring to distribute evenly.

-Make sure the parchment paper is in the skillet.

-Spread the cookie dough in the skillet, making sure it’s spread all the way to the edges.

-Bake at 350F degrees for 18-22 minutes.

-Take the skillet cookie out of the oven and allow to cool on a rack for 5-10 minutes.

-Spread the Nutella spread over the top. While the Nutella is still warm, sprinkle the rough chopped, whole and halved hazelnuts over the top.

-Melt the candy wafers in separate heat safe bowls in the microwave. Melt according to candy wafer package directions.

-Drizzle the pretty colors all over the top of the cookie.           

-Serve the GIANT cookie with a couple of scoops of your favorite vanilla bean ice cream on top with a little chocolate and/or caramel sauce drizzled over all makes this an even more decadent dessert to share with your bestie.

-Or, cut the cookie into the number of pie shapes you need and scoop ice cream on each one in a separate bowl or dessert plate. Then drizzle to your hearts delight and spray whipped cream on top. 


-Keep this baked skillet cookie at 3-5 days in an airtight container at room temperature if it doesn’t get gobbled up faster than that.

-To freeze the baked skillet cookie (without the toppings), wrap in plastic wrap, then in foil. I keep it in a sealable plastic bag with a label with the date, identity and how to thaw. Leave it in the layers of wrap, at room temperature for a couple of hours to thaw. Then unwrap and enjoy!

-To freeze the unbaked skillet cookie dough, wrap it in plastic wrap, then in a sealable plastic bag. To thaw for baking, leave the entire package, wrappings and dough, in the refrigerator overnight. Or, place it on the counter at room temperature for an hour or so. Depending on how warm it is in the house, it might take 1-2 hours to thaw. It can then be baked and toppings added according to the directions above.

After making this skillet cookie, you'll want to double the recipe and make two at a for you and one for a special friend. 

It’s fun to use the little cast-iron skillet to make a personal cookie big enough to share with a friend. Top it with something special like chocolate drizzles, sprinkles, a dollop of Nutella or a little whipped cream. Make it your own. However you serve it up, “Bake your own Memories!”

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