Skillet Cookie Recipe


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One of my favorite desserts to make while we are camping is a great big skillet cookie. They are so easy to prepare and always make a much welcomed dessert.

I first started making my skillet cookies while camping when Little Buddy was four years old. We were on a trip to Walt Disney World for his birthday and all he wanted for a birthday cake was “the biggest chocolate chip cookie ever.”

While my skillet cookie most likely wasn’t the biggest chocolate chip cookie ever, it definitely was the largest one my four year old baby boy had ever laid eyes upon.

I made my chocolate chip cookie dough ahead of time and stored it in a zip top plastic bag in the refrigerator of our RV until I was ready to bake it. Then, after supper the day before my baby’s birthday, I pressed the dough into the bottom of my skillet and we slid the skillet onto our grill.

About 20 minutes later, out came the skillet with a huge, fresh baked chocolate chip cookie that was a feast for the eyes. It smelled heavenly!

Skillet Cookie

Now, our skillet cookies are a treat we love to make while camping away from home.

If camping isn’t your thing, that’s fine. You can bake these on your home grill or even in your oven if you prefer. I promise you though, these will quickly become a requested treat once you start making it. You’ll also love how easy they are to make!

To serve, just cut into wedges as you would a pie or cake. We love to top it with vanilla ice cream and a drizzle of chocolate sauce for that over the top touch.

Skillet Cookie

Here’s the recipe.

I can’t wait to hear how you love them on your next trip!

Skillet Cookie Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Skillet cookies make the perfect dessert when camping or at home!
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 10


  • 1 cup (226 g) butter
  • 1 cup (213 g) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 cup (198 g) sugar
  • 2 (100 g) eggs
  • 1 tablespoon (14 g) vanilla extract
  • 3 cups (360 g) flour
  • 1/2 cup (45 g) oats, quick cooking
  • 1 teaspoon (4 g) sea salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon (4 g) baking soda
  • 1 1/2 cups (255 g) chocolate chips


  • Preheat grill or oven to 350º Fahrenheit.
  • Cream butter then add sugars and mix until light and fluffy.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Mix until well-combined.
  • Add flour, oats, sea salt, and baking soda to butter mixture.
  • Mix well and then stir in chocolate chips.
  • Pour chocolate chip cookie dough into a 10-inch, well-seasoned, oven and grill safe cast iron skillet.
  • Bake for about 20 minutes or until lightly browned and cooked in the center.


Calories: 627kcal | Carbohydrates: 92g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 86mg | Sodium: 499mg | Potassium: 104mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 59g | Vitamin A: 675IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 3mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Robyn xo

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  1. Michele says:


    I tried to make this recipe this weekend camping. My cast iron pan burned the cookie. I ended up picking out the burned  bottom, stirred it up, and ended up with a wonderful granola type snack. Hints on why that happened? 

    1. Robyn Stone says:

      Hi Michele,
      I’m sorry the cookie burned. At least the granola was great! I can’t be sure why it burned, but you say you made it camping…could it have been a fire got too hot? Not sure but wonder if that could be what happened. I hope this helps! Thanks!

  2. Marilyn says:

    I’m a novice…would this be baked on a grate over hot coals/campfire?

  3. Kim Honeycutt says:

    I’ll share this with the campers in the family and maybe they will fix it when I join them!! That way there will be a lot of people to share it and I won’t eat the whole thing! LOL I could you know!! You know I’m pinning it!

  4. Angela says:

    When camping, do you cook this over a campfire or how?? Was wondering how to keep it from burning on the bottom if cooking on open fire? 🙂 Sounds yummy from the home oven too though.