Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

filed under: Chocolate Cookies on April 22, 2015

This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added!


Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
33 mins
Total Time
48 mins

This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Amanda Rettke
  • 1 3/4 cups 199g butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups 300g raw sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon 3g salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon 2g cayenne pepper
  • 3 1/2 cups 437g all-purpose flour
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups about 9 ounces chopped chocolate pieces
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  2. In mixer fitter with paddle attachment, add in the butter, sugar, salt and cayenne pepper. Mix on high for about 2 minutes, or until creamy.

  3. With mixer on lowest setting, add in flour one cup at a time.
  4. Add in eggs, one at a time.
  5. Mix until just combined then turn off mixer and remove bowl.
  6. Add in chocolate chunks and mix by hand until incorporated.
  7. Grease 12 inch cast iron skillet and press cookie dough into pan until flat and even.
  8. Bake for 28-33 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  9. Can be served immediately, but be careful!



Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

I am a sucker for anything in a skillet. It’s one of my weaknesses on Pinterest… I will type “skillet” into the search bar and scroll for days. And pin of course. And tell myself that I am going to make every single thing I pin.

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

But I don’t.

Which is a crying shame.

So the other day I was reading one of my favorite books, Modern Pioneering by Georgia Pellegrini. And there, tucked away in the back was this beautiful little recipe for a spicy skillet cookie.

And by little I mean huge. It has 3 1/2 sticks of butter in it. But that did not scare me! Ok, it did a little.

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

Just make sure you are not binge eating with this sucker. My best advice would be to make it for an occasion that there will be numerous people around who like chocolate.

Then give them all a fork. And tell them to dive in.

I am not kidding, it is the best way to eat a skillet cookie.

Recipe from Modern Pioneering

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

Tips for Success:

Having the eggs and butter at room temperature is important. Be sure to set them out at least an hour before preparing the recipe.

The sugar plays a big role in these cookies… in that it is raw sugar. Because raw sugar crystals are bigger and do not break down as easily, this recipe has a bit more texture. You will also notice that the sugar to flour ratio is very different from your traditional cookie. Because there is so much less sugar in this skillet cookie, you will be able to pick up on the other flavors easier!

Make sure your skillet is big enough! This is a large recipe.

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

Although I didn’t list it as in ingredient, ICE CREAM is a must. This recipe is literally the best when served right out of the oven, covered in copious amounts of ice cream and all the toppings of your choice.

Just hand everyone a fork and tell them to dig in! Not only will you have a great cookie treat, but you will be creating some pretty darn good memories too. Trust me!

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  • Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust says:

    I don’t even have a skillet. *crying* NEED THIS STAT.

  • Kerry @ Kerry Cooks says:

    Like the chef in Futurama, you definitely kicked it up a notch! It wouldn’t have even occurred to me to add spices to a cookie!

    • Amanda says:

      I have not seen that show!

  • Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says:

    This recipe alone as convinced me that I need to get a skillet!!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh yea. You need a skillet. Seriously!!

  • Amy @Very Culinary says:

    Sometimes I add Tabasco to chocolate desserts, so ya, I love this!!

    • Amanda says:

      My husband does too! 🙂

  • Ashley | The Recipe Rebel says:

    I need this in front of me right now — I should not be browsing while hungry!

    • Amanda says:

      haha… I know!! I do that all the time!

  • Teresa says:

    Oh, my heavens, I wouldn’t mind eating a couple of slices of that right now!

    • Amanda says:

      I just may have done that… 😉

  • Kate @ Framed Cooks says:

    I don’t know what I love the most…the skillet, the hit of spicy pepper, or the fact that this is a GIANT COOKIE! I’m pinning this and you better believe it will get made – and soon!

    • Amanda says:

      haha…. GIANT COOKIE! I love it. Have a great day Kate!

  • Carolyn says:

    Well Georgia is my kind of girl, then because 3 1/2 sticks of butter sounds about perfect to me!

  • Liz @ Floating Kitchen says:

    Oh everything tastes better out of a cast iron skillet. That’s a fact. Love the little bit of spice in here. A great reason to put a little extra ice cream on top. You know, to cool things down!

  • April says:

    Cayenne pepper? Really? That’s interesting. I’ll save this recipe for my first family get together in a couple months. It looks marvelous. Can’t wait to try it. ☺️

  • Joanne says:

    That hint of pepper – LOVE. This is pretty much my favorite skillet cookie EVER.

  • Kristen says:

    Would you believe I’ve never made a skillet cookie? That needs to change!

  • Kelly says:

    I want one of these for breakfast! Skillet cookies are my favorite! Love the cayenne pepper in here!

  • Smitha says:

    Skillet cookie … iam new to this. I will give this a try. Perfect looking and the dollop on top of it makes it even more scrumptious

  • I Am Baker Logo

    Brand new recipes that people find kinda acceptable.