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


Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie!

Spicy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 33 minutes
Total Time 48 minutes
This Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet is kicked up a notch when cayenne pepper is added!


  • 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


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • 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.
  • With mixer on lowest setting, add in flour one cup at a time.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time.
  • Mix until just combined then turn off mixer and remove bowl.
  • Add in chocolate chunks and mix by hand until incorporated.
  • Grease 12 inch cast iron skillet and press cookie dough into pan until flat and even.
  • Bake for 28-33 minutes, or until edges are golden brown.
  • Can be served immediately, but be careful!

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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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Amanda Rettke is the creator of I Am Baker, and the bestselling author of Surprise Inside Cakes: Amazing Cakes for Every Occasion – With a Little Something Extra Inside.Over the course of her 15+ year blogging adventure, she has been featured in and collaborated with the Food Network, New York Times, LA Times, Country Living Magazine, People Magazine, Epicurious, Brides, Romantic Homes, life:beautiful, Publishers Weekly, The Daily Mail, Star Tribune, The Globe and Mail, DailyCandy, YumSugar, The Knot, The Kitchn, and Parade, to name a few.

Reader Comments

  1. 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

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