This Reese’s Cookie Skillet is a deep dish cookie baked in a cast-iron skillet filled with crushed Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It’s a peanut butter and chocolate masterpiece!
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I love a simple recipe that doesn’t skimp on the flavor. This Reese’s Cookie Skillet is one of those recipes. You can have it in the oven in less than 10 minutes and be munching on it in 30 minutes!
It’s the kind of dessert you will want to make over and over again. The kind of dessert that will make your friends will ask you for the recipe. It is all kind of delicious!
What makes this skillet cookie so delicious?
- The different textures. Because it takes skillet cookies longer to cook than normal cookies you end up with a crunchy edge and a very soft and gooey center.
- The high Reese’s to cookie ratio. I made sure to include PLENTY of crushed Reese’s in this cookie so you are getting some in every single bite!
- It’s a giant cookie. We always thought it didn’t get better than a warm cookie, but a giant warm cookie is definitely better!
Ingredients for Reese’s Cookie Skillet
- All-purpose flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour
- Baking soda. This will give our skillet cookie the rise we are looking for.
- Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
- Unsalted butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
- Brown sugar. Brown sugar adds a chewy texture to the finished product.
- Vanilla. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
- Egg. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are room temperature.
- Reese’s. Try not to eat them before they make it into the batter!
How to make a Reese’s Cookie Skillet
STEP 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). If you’re using a cast-iron skillet you shouldn’t need to do anything to make it non-stick (The one I used was given to me by my grandma, but this one is the same size and the same brand as the other cast-irons I cook with.) If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet you can just use a small baking dish for the same effect. Either one needs to be 5 or 6 inches and you will need to spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
STEP 3: In another medium bowl beat the melted butter, sugar, and vanilla until soft and creamy. Add egg and beat well.
STEP 4: Add flour mixture in two additions, mixing until just combined after each. Fold in the crushed Reese’s.
STEP 5: Press the dough into the prepared skillet. Top with extra Reese’s, if you’d like
STEP 7: Bake for about 25-30 minutes for a doughy center, 5-10 minutes longer if you would like your cookie to be more done in the center.
STEP 9: Remove the Reese’s Cookie Skillet from the oven and serve immediately. Top with ice cream if desired.
How to serve a skillet cookie
- Skillet cookies are best served warm, about 5-10 minutes out of the oven.
- You can make the dough ahead of time and bake it off when ready to serve.
- You can serve the skillet cookie with spoons and allow people to share or cut the cookie into slices, like a pizza.
More Skillet Cookies
- Cookies and Cream Skillet Cookie– A deep dish cookie stuffed full of crushed Oreo cookies.
- Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie– A deep dish chocolate chip cookie filled with extra chocolate!
- Triple Chocolate Skillet Cookie– A deep dish chocolate cookie full of chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.
Reese’s Cookie Skillet
- 1 1/8 cup (135 grams) all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter melted
- 3/4 cup (159 grams) light brown sugar packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 5 Reese's Peanut Butter Cups roughly crushed
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray a 5 or 6-inch dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In another medium bowl, beat butter, sugar, and vanilla together until soft and creamy. Add egg and beat well.
- Add flour mixture in two additions, mixing until just combined after each. Fold in crushed Reese's.
- Press the cookie dough into the prepared pan.
- Place skillet into the preheated oven. Place a cookie sheet under it in case of any spillover.
- Bake for about 25-30 minutes for a very soft center. Bake for 5-10 longer for a firmer cookie.
- Remove from oven and serve immeditaley.