Gluten-Free Skillet Cookie

A Gluten-Free Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie for 2! Perfect for date night, movie night, or any night of the week. Made with almond flour, coconut oil, and, of course, chocolate chips, these cookies are the perfect gluten-free treat!

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Ingredients Needed for a Gluten-Free Skillet Cookie

  • almond flour 
  • brown sugar
  • chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • semisweet chocolate chips
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • egg (see notes on small-batch measuring)
  • vanilla extract
gluten free chocolate chip cookie in a mini cast-iron pan before baking

How To Make This Gluten-Free Treat

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°. Grease a mini cast-iron skillet with coconut oil or prepare a baking sheet with coconut oil, parchment paper, or a silicone mat.
  2. Put the almond flour, brown sugar, pecans, chocolate chips, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix together so that everything is combined.
  3. Add the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract and mix in with a spatula or spoon.
  4. Put the dough in your prepared skillet or form 2 large dough balls and place them on your baking sheet. Bake the skillet cookie for 20-22 minutes (if you are making cookies, bake for 11-13 minutes).
baked gluten free chocolate chip cookie in a mini cast-iron pan

What If I don’t Have a Mini Skillet?

No skillet? No problem! You can make two delicious chocolate chip cookies on a baking sheet! Just make two equal-sized round balls, flatten them slightly with your hands and bake for 12-14 minutes.

gluten free chocolate chip cookies before baking

Once baked, allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minute before enjoying.

baked-gluten-free-chocolate-chip-cookie

How to Measure Part of an Egg

This cookie recipe is cut down so you are only making enough for a small skillet or 2 large cookies. Because of this you only need a small amount of egg, but I still think it’s needed. It makes the cookie chewy and soft, not to mention it helps bind all of the ingredients together. So, to get only 1 tbsp, just crack the egg into a small bowl and whisk for a few seconds. Measure out what you need for the cookie. The leftover egg can be frozen or makes an excellent dog treat. You can also microwave it for 20 seconds or so and have a quick scrambled egg bite.

Other Ingredient Options

The great thing about cookies is you can add whatever you want to them! Try these gluten-free chocolate chip cookies with coconut, dried fruit, sprinkles, or a dash of flaked sea salt on top!

The OTHER great thing to do with warm cookies is to put ice cream on top! Or a dollop of whipped cream…with chocolate sauce…and maybe a cherry…just sayin’ 🤷🏼‍♀️.

Tips on Making a Delicious Gluten-Free Cookie

  • When mixing in the wet ingredients, push the spatula against the side and bottom of the bowl as you are mixing to get the oil and egg mixed in well.
  • If you are making these cookies in a skillet, push the dough down with your spatula/spoon so it’s nice and packed in.
  • If you are making regular cookies, allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes before removing them. This will help the cookies firm up.
  • Don’t have a 1/8 tsp or 1/8 cup measuring tool? Don’t panic, you can eyeball half of 1/4 tsp/cup and your cookie will turn out just fine.

Where to Find a Mini Cast Iron Skillet

I realize everyone may not have a mini cast-iron skillet. I was gifted mine a long time ago but they are surprisingly easy to find. They are also pretty cute and I use mine all the time.

Of course, Amazon has a variety of options like this one that comes with a cookie dough mix. You can also find them during Christmas and Valentine’s Day at local stores.

Other Dessert Recipes to Check Out

baked gluten free chocolate chip cookie in a mini cast-iron pan

Gluten-Free Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

A Gluten-Free Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie for 2! Perfect for date night, movie night, or any night of the week!
5 from 15 votes
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 2 people
Author: EmilyFabulous

Equipment

  • 5" mini cast-iron skillet (or a baking sheet)
  • large mixing bowl
  • rubber/silicone spatula

Ingredients

  • 5/8 cup almond flour (½ cup + 2 tbsp)
  • ¼ cup light brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)
  • ¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup coconut oil (can substitute other oil of choice)
  • 1 tablespoon egg *see notes for small-batch measuring
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a mini cast-iron skillet with coconut oil or prepare a baking sheet with coconut oil, parchment paper, or a silicone mat.
    mini cast iron skillet with coconut oil
  • Place the almond flour, brown sugar, pecans, chocolate chips, baking soda, and salt in a large mixing bowl. Mix together so that everything is combined.
    dry ingredients for gluten free chocolate chip cookie
  • Add the coconut oil, egg, and vanilla extract and mix in with a spatula or spoon. It will take a moment to get everything mixed in well and to form a nice dough.
    gluten free chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl
  • Put the dough in your prepared skillet or form 2 large dough balls and place them on your baking sheet. Bake the skillet cookie for 20-22 minutes (if you are making cookies, bake for 11-13 minutes). Once done, allow the cookie to cool for a few minutes before serving. For cookies, allow them to cool on the baking sheet for 5-10 minutes so that they can firm up before serving. Enjoy!
    baked gluten free chocolate chip cookie in a mini cast-iron pan

Notes

  • This cookie recipe is cut down so you are only making enough for a small skillet or 2 large cookies. Because of this you only need a small amount of egg, but I still think it’s needed. It makes the cookie chewy and soft, not to mention it helps bind all of the ingredients together. So, to get only 1 tbsp, just crack the egg into a small bowl and whisk for a few seconds. Measure out what you need for the cookie. 

Any nutrition calculations are only estimates using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

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