Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

paleo chocolate chip cookie skillet with vanilla ice cream and a golden spoon

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet is loaded with healthy, paleo friendly, gluten-free ingredients! It’s gooey and delicious! Eaten best when warm with a big scoop of ice cream!

Y’all. Can I just tell you how happy I was to make this cookie skillet?! It’s so amazingly good. I wasn’t even mad when I had one in my house everyday for a week when I was recipe testing it. I seemed to always make my way to the skillet to have a bite to continually test and make sure it was edible. And oh baby, it surely was.

paleo chocolate chip cookie skillet cookie dough on a golden spoon

Also: warning – this recipe doesn’t produce a lot of dough. Make sure you don’t make the same mistake I did by eating spoonfuls of the dough before-hand. No matter how stinkin’ good it looks!

This cookie skillet is so gooey, warm and delightful. I can’t even believe that it’s Paleo friendly. To be quite honest, most times I usually try not to focus on specific diets like Paleo or Keto or whatever the new thing is. I just try and focus on real, healthy ingredients and have a balance in my life with indulgence. Somehow, this skillet combines both indulgence and healthy ingredients. YAS! My friends over at Jans sent me a couple bags of their Coconut Sugar and their Coconut Flour to make this recipe with. Both of these ingredients are organic and fully paleo. If you want to find more of their ingredients, check out their website! They are super reasonably priced and delicious!

paleo chocolate chip cookie skillet with jans organic coconut sugar

So, what is in this skillet you ask? Let me tell you!

  • coconut flour + coconut sugar (thanks again, Jans!)
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract (that good good)
  • egg (flax egg can be used!)
  • dark chocolate chips
  • peanut butter (any nut butter will do)
  • almond milk (I like unsweetened vanilla)
  • baking soda
  • pinch of salt (or if you’re more like me, way more than a pinch b/c salty sweet stuff is life)

Not too shabby huh? They’re all extremely simple ingredients that you most likely already have in your pantry! Score!

The nut butter really helps add an amazing texture, not to mention a boost in protein and delicious peanut buttery flavor. Even though I used many coconut products in this skillet, the flavor of coconut was never overwhelming. It was subtle and delicious.

I love this cookie skillet so much. It literally tested ALL of my self control not to eat it when it was fresh out of the oven, golden, bubbly and hot. I resisted though. And waited until I put the scoop of ice cream on top…and THEN I gave in. #totallyworthit

paleo chocolate chip cookie skillet fresh scoop of vanilla ice cream

When slightly underbaked, this skillet is super gooey and has a crumbly texture. It is neither crispy nor crunchy. It’s simple, pure deliciousness. Also, I’m just going to go ahead and say the cringe-worthy word: MOIST. Yes, this cookie is extremely moist. I really appreciate how this cookie is more low carb and low in sugar thanks to the paleo ingredients. My blood sugar never spikes nor do I have a sugar coma crash after eating this deliciousness like I may have after eating a regular cookie.

In regards to the size of the skillet, my cast iron skillet is 8 inches. I would recommend that size for making this recipe. You can always make individual cookies if you have those cute little small cast iron skillets.

paleo chocolate chip cookie skillet bite taken out of skillet

Oh, and by the way, if you’re wondering, the skillet lasts for a couple days as long as it is covered. I highly doubt it will make it that long. It surely didn’t last in my house. Hope you make this recipe soon and love it as much as I do!

4.34 from 3 votes

Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet is loaded with healthy, paleo friendly, gluten-free ingredients! It’s gooey and delicious! Eaten best when warm with a big scoop of ice cream!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword paleo cookie, paleo cookie skillet
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 people
Calories 245 kcal


  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup coconut flour
  • 1/3 cup coconut oil (melted)
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsps unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt


  1. Preheat oven to 350. Add egg, coconut sugar, vanilla and almond milk to a medium sized bowl. Whisk together until combined. Add in melted coconut oil. Whisk again to combine. Add in peanut butter and mix together until combined. 

  2. Add in your coconut flour, salt and baking soda. Mix with a large wooden spoon to combine. Gently fold in 1/4 cup of chocolate chips. 

  3. Lightly grease your cast iron skillet with coconut oil. Add in your mixture and press the dough down to fit the pan. Add the other 1/4 cup of chocolate chips to the top of the mixture, pressing it down into the cookie dough. 

  4. Bake for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown. Remove from oven and serve warm with a dollop of ice cream! Enjoy! 


5 comments / Add your comment below

  1. 5 stars
    Tried this tonight and it was DELICIOUS! Loved that it was a heathier option too. Even my husband, an avid Oreo lover, helped me eat half the skillet! Thanks for the recipe! ??

  2. 3 stars
    The cookie didn’t stay together at all; it completely crumbled. I don’t know if it’s because I put together the dough with the ingredients in the order listed (they’re not in the same order in the instructions) or something else. Also the ingredients say baking soda but the directions refer to baking powder. I used soda; perhaps it was supposed to be powder.

    1. Hi Tara – thank you so much for your feedback. I’m so sorry to hear that the cookie completely crumbled on you! 🙁 Due to the lack of gluten in the flour, it is more of a “crumbly” cookie but either way – I hate that it didn’t stay together at all. I apologize for the confusion regarding the baking powder/soda – that was a typo on my end in the recipe card! It should be baking soda and I’ve now fixed the typo. Once again, I definitely apologize that the recipe didn’t meet your expectations. Hope you are staying safe and well during this time. Best – Haylie

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