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A giant chocolate chip cookie inside of a cast-iron skillet with scoops of dairy-free vanilla ice cream on top

Vegan Skillet Cookie

This soft and chewy Skillet Cookie is super easy to make in a cast-iron pan. It's loaded with dairy-free chocolate chips and topped with a sprinkle of flaky sea salt! Gluten-free, grain-free, vegan and paleo with low-carb & keto options.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate chip cookie in skillet, dairy free cookies, gluten free chocolate chip cookie
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 12
Calories 266 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbsp flaxseed meal
  • 5 Tbsp unsweetened almond milk or preferred milk
  • 1/3 cup vegan butter or butter-flavored coconut oil melted and slightly cooled
  • 1/3 cup creamy cashew butter almond butter or preferred nut or seed butter
  • 2/3 cup coconut sugar or preferred granulated brown sugar sweetener such as Lakanto golden monk fruit sweetener for low carb / keto
  • 2 Tbsp maple syrup or preferred sticky liquid sweetener such as Lakanto sugar-free maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups fine blanched almond flour
  • 2 Tbsp tapioca flour
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp coconut flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free dark chocolate chunks or Hu’s Dark Chocolate Gems + more for topping
  • 1/3 cup dairy-free chocolate chips divided
  • Maldon sea salt flakes or any flaky salt, for sprinkling on top

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Lightly spray a 9-inch skillet with avocado oil spray or coconut spray.

  2. In a large mixing bowl, add the flaxseed meal and almond milk then whisk together until well combined. Let the mixture sit for 5-10 minutes until it thickens and forms a gel-like consistency.
    A homemade flax egg in a glass mixing bowl beside a bowl full of chocolate chips
  3. Once it’s ready, add the almond butter, melted vegan butter, coconut sugar, maple syrup and vanilla. Mix until smooth and well combined.
    The combined wet ingredients in a large glass mixing bowl with a whisk on the counter beside it
  4. Add the baking soda, salt, almond flour, tapioca flour and coconut flour. Mix until combined and you get a thick cookie dough.Fold in both chocolates.

    Transfer the cookie dough evenly to the prepared skillet, using a silicone spatula to press evenly. Press a few more chocolate chunks and chips evenly into the cookie dough (makes it prettier).

    A cast-iron skillet with chocolate chip cookie dough pressed inside
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 19-24 minutes, or until the edges are slightly golden brown.
    A baked skillet cookie in a cast-iron pan on top of a granite counter
  6. Remove the skillet from the oven and sprinkle with flakey sea salt. Allow the skillet to cool for 8-10 minutes. Top with your favorite dairy-free ice cream with some melted chocolate or chocolate shavings

    A chocolate chip cookie skillet with three scoops of vegan vanilla ice cream on top

Recipe Notes

  • To Make Ahead: Wrap cookie dough tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for up to 2 days. Alternatively, wrap it in plastic wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw out dough and/or bring to room temperature before adding to skillet.
  • To Store: Keep cooled cookie in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days. If you topped it with ice cream or whipped coconut cream, store in the fridge instead.
  • To Reheat: Reheat cookie in any oven-safe baking dish at 335°F for 10-15 minutes, or until warm. Individual portions can be microwaved for 10-20 seconds on heat-proof plates (one at a time).
  • To Freeze: Wrap cooled cookie in plastic wrap and freeze in an airtight container for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge before reheating.
Nutrition Facts
Vegan Skillet Cookie
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 266 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Carbohydrates 22g7%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 5g10%
Iron 2mg11%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.