Skillet Cookie

, from Issue #92. August, 2020
Photography by Olivia Galletly.
Skillet Cookie

An indulgent and fun dessert, best eaten warm with vanilla ice cream and a swirl of smooth peanut butter or chocolate sauce. The cookie dough can be made in advance and refrigerated, just bring it to room temperature before baking.

Serves: 6


90 grams butter, softened
70 grams soft brown sugar
60 grams caster sugar
1 large egg, size 7
1 teaspoon vanilla paste
200 grams plain flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon baking soda
pinch salt
250 grams 50% dark chocolate, roughly chopped
80 grams macadamia nuts
25 grams cornflakes

To serve
vanilla ice cream 
smooth peanut butter (optional)
melted chocolate (optional)


Equipment: 20cm-diameter (roughly) ovenproof skillet pan.

Preheat the oven to 180°C.

In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until well incorporated. Add all the dry ingredients, plus 200 grams of the chocolate and all the nuts. Mix to combine then fold through the cornflakes. Press the dough into the skillet pan and top with the remaining chocolate. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cookie is cooked through.

To serve: Serve warm with vanilla ice cream and a swirl of melted chocolate and smooth peanut butter, if desired.