I don’t even know what to saaaaaay.

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I’ve never wanted to eat something that is so cute so quickly.

Now of course – if you like peanut butter cookies, you will love it. It’s a giant peanut butter cookie. And I do really love peanut butter cookies. But what gets me are the toppings. I’m all about those, not just because I love them but because then appease my inner 13-year old. Like I want to put on some sparkly heels, maybe a feather boa, some fake lashes, glitter nail polish and just sit at a table and eat them.

Maybe with a pink fork.

Too much?

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This is definitely one of those “all go at it” treats. If you’re going to make a skillet cookie, why bother attempting to cut it into pretty squares or triangles or whatever? Who has time for that? Who has PATIENCE for that? That’s what baking dishes are for – bake it in a square and cut it if that’s what you want.

In a skillet, just throw the stuff on top and freaking have at it. Lots of spoons. And listen, I can be sort of weird about sharing things (i.e. eating off the same fork, drinking out of the same bottle) even when it comes to those closest to me, but with dessert there are no limits. You know this.

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So. Seriously. I don’t care if you use this recipe or a box of brownies or if you even go buy some already made cookies and throw them in a skillet. Just piled a bunch of stuff on top, preferably a boatload of sprinkles and go.to.town.

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Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Sundae

Yield: serves 4 to 6

Total Time: 45 minutes


2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
6 tablespoons peanut butter, melted
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk, lightly beaten

for serving:
vanilla ice cream
chocolate syrup/hot fudge
toasted coconut


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a small bowl, stir together the flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the butter, peanut butter and sugars until smooth. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add in the egg and mix until combined. Stir in the dry ingredients, even using your hands at the end if needed to form a dough.

Press the dough into a 12-inch oven-safe skillet. Bake the cookie for 25 to 30 minutes, or until it is set in the middle. If at any time the edges become too brown, tent the cookie with aluminum foil.

Serve the cookie hot with ice cream, hot fudge, toasted coconut, sprinkles and cherries!

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and yes those are PINK cherries!

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72 Responses to “Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie Sundae.”

  1. #
    Mary (Sisters Running the Kitchen) — October 4, 2013 @ 7:04 am

    this looks delicious! I have made a chocolate chip cookie in a skillet before. I love the idea of a peanut butter cookie!


  2. #
    Belinda @themoonblushbaker — October 4, 2013 @ 7:05 am

    Aww this is cute! I love the hot pink cherries

    No time for forks in my house hold, I normally eat these unbaked with a spoon… Too bad I always finish half of the batter it before reaches the pan.

    Simply a great dessert to finish the week


  3. #
    Tieghan — October 4, 2013 @ 7:42 am

    Yeah, totally a go at it dessert! I almost made a skillet cookie the other day, but them didn’t. Now I am majorly regretting that! Where the heck did you find pink cherries? Those are so cute. All the toppings are so cute! This is a Friday must.


  4. #
    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — October 4, 2013 @ 7:56 am

    This i


  5. #
    Lauren @ The Highlands Life — October 4, 2013 @ 7:58 am

    This is so great in so many glorious ways. Happy Fridy indeed.


  6. #
    Jessica S @ Comfort and Joy Food — October 4, 2013 @ 8:05 am

    Yes! This is spectacular.


  7. #
    Julia — October 4, 2013 @ 8:06 am

    My inner 13 year old wants to eat this skillet, while watching TGIF!


  8. #
    allie@sweetpotatobites — October 4, 2013 @ 8:14 am

    Yep, I want all of this. Breakfast, lunch, dinner doesn’t matter.


  9. #
    Tracy | Peanut Butter And Onion — October 4, 2013 @ 8:37 am

    I think a pink spoon is needed.. love the pink cherries!


  10. #
    Jamie@Milk n Cookies — October 4, 2013 @ 8:50 am

    Yes, the toppings are definitely the best part of any sundae. And I love those pink cherries! So quirky and fun!


  11. #
    Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) — October 4, 2013 @ 8:57 am

    I need to make more skillet cookies. That is the moral of this post. Also, those pink cherries are too cute (and I don’t actually even like maraschino cherries).


  12. #
    Michelle @ Esculent Dreams — October 4, 2013 @ 9:28 am

    That’s it. Shutdown or not, I’m going to buy a skillet this weekend. Thanks for giving me that extra push! ;)


  13. #
    Shauna — October 4, 2013 @ 9:32 am

    Ohhhhh Myyy. Where on earth did you get those pretty as sparkle pink cherries.

    LET ME KNOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  14. #
    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — October 4, 2013 @ 9:53 am

    I’ve never seen pink cherries, definitely makes this more fun and appropriate for feather boas and sparkly heels.


  15. #
    Erin — October 4, 2013 @ 9:57 am

    I was scrolling through my blog reader really fast when this flashed by. I immediately knew it was a post from you. I stopped and had to scroll back up to see what this quintessential “Jessica” creation was. Yum! I’m going to stop typing and go find my skillet. Work can wait.


  16. #
    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King — October 4, 2013 @ 10:01 am

    Sitting in class right now, and I could totally go for one of these right now. Like, the whole thing.


  17. #
    Molly @ Bakelette — October 4, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    I am majorly jealous of your pink cherries! That’s insane! I am so happy you posted this so quickly, I have been drooling since you posted that photo on instagram!!
    I am totally grossed out sharing forks, and water bottles even with those closest too!
    Also, I would love to join your dessert party….I will go dig up my boa and slather on my glitteriest nail polish! And whip out some of my dainty prop forks! ;)


  18. #
    Gaby — October 4, 2013 @ 11:03 am

    Most days I click on to your blog and my immediate reaction to the recipe title is, STOP. STOPPP. How do you keep coming up with all of these ideas?!
    Also, pink cherries?! Can I get these in a normal grocery store? Because I’m envisioning some kind of colored Funfetti cupcakes with an awesome vanilla frosting covered- like, smothered- in sprinkles with the hot pink cherries.


  19. #
    Beth @ bethcakes — October 4, 2013 @ 11:09 am

    Omg, I love this! My friends and I do something similar with store bought rolls of cookie dough. We just put one on a baking sheet, bake it for 25 minutes, maybe dump a pint of ice cream on top, and then go at it with spoons. So. Good. This seems like a fancier version of that. :)


  20. #
    Christina — October 4, 2013 @ 11:12 am

    Why yes, I will go to town and eat a cookie out of a giant skillet! For breakfast preferably.


  21. #
    Mackenzie — October 4, 2013 @ 11:17 am

    What. No. This is perfect.


  22. #
    Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen — October 4, 2013 @ 11:18 am

    oh yes this totally needs to be devoured as quickly as possible! So yummy and beautiful. I say go for the feather boa and a pink spoon!


  23. #
    steph@stephsbitebybite — October 4, 2013 @ 11:32 am

    I’m coming over. I can’t track the scent of a peanut butter cookie from MILES and MILES away…especially when there are pink cherries on top!


  24. #
    Alissa @ Roll of the Spice — October 4, 2013 @ 11:41 am

    This just made me REALLY want a pb cookie and ice cream for breakfast! That looks DIVINE! There is no better combo than cookies and ice cream together. The hot and cold is just so tasty.


  25. #
    Monica — October 4, 2013 @ 11:43 am

    That is like a party in a skillet. Would be great for a kids slumber party for one thing. It’s awesome!


  26. #
    Stephanie — October 4, 2013 @ 11:57 am

    OMG delish! Where do you get pink cherries??


  27. #
    Ashley @ Hudson on the Potomac — October 4, 2013 @ 12:06 pm

    Oh my gosh. I need this now. I can’t seem to get enough PB lately and a peanut butter cookie in a cast iron skillet would SERIOUSLY make my weekend!


  28. #
    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — October 4, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Screw my dinner plans tonight, I am having a peanut butter skillet cookie with ALLLL the toppings. yummmmmmm!


  29. #
    Averie @ Averie Cooks — October 4, 2013 @ 1:29 pm

    I love a good trashed up skillet cookie! And I mean that in the best possible way :) The more toppings, addins, fixings, and stuff I can put on, the better. Great way to use up that last bit of Nutella in the jar, salted caramel sauce, etc…too :)


  30. #
    Michelle @ A Healthy Mrs — October 4, 2013 @ 2:32 pm

    Why isn’t there one of these in my kitchen right now???

    Looks delicious :)


  31. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — October 4, 2013 @ 3:03 pm

    Skillet cookies are my favorite! Especially piled high with ice cream. I never thought to add other fun toppings though – genius! A skillet cookie + ice cream + wine + my best gal pals (plus a handful of spoons) = absolute heaven.


  32. #
    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — October 4, 2013 @ 3:11 pm

    Holy freaking shiznit. This is a giant pan of love…or awesomeness…or everything amazing! Mmmm!!!


  33. #
    Katie — October 4, 2013 @ 3:30 pm

    I’m going to change that serving to “2” and make this for a little at home date tonight…thankyouvermuch.


  34. #
    Andrea — October 4, 2013 @ 3:42 pm

    Such a fun treat to make for someone…or myself! Love the idea of baking right in the skillet!


  35. #
    Mallory @ Because I Like Chocolate — October 4, 2013 @ 3:48 pm

    I’ve seen this done with chocolate chip cookies but never with peanut butter cookies. Hmm what if you did it with peanut butter chocolate chip cookies!!!!!!?????!!!!


  36. #
    Happy Valley Chow — October 4, 2013 @ 3:53 pm

    Just another fantastic recipe to use my cast iron on! Can’t wait to try :)

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow


  37. #
    Vicki @ WITK — October 4, 2013 @ 5:25 pm

    Ohhh, you’re evil… This looks amazing and like something that I wouldn’t want to share with anyone else.


  38. #
    Luv What You Do — October 4, 2013 @ 8:32 pm

    I have a skillet but I”ve never made skillet cookies before. I should change that!


  39. #
    Alison @ Daily Moves and Grooves — October 4, 2013 @ 9:02 pm

    w-ho-hoaa. this is something fantastic.


  40. #
    Liz S. — October 5, 2013 @ 5:59 am

    Peanut butter + ice cream + PINK CHERRIES = beyond. amazing.


  41. #
    Norma | Allspice and Nutmeg — October 5, 2013 @ 6:22 am

    Oh yeah, this is an everyone grab a fork and dig in dessert. I’m in!


  42. #
    Rochelle @ Oh So Sweet Baker — October 5, 2013 @ 8:03 am

    This is cute beyond compare and those hot pink cherries, like where can I get those. I have a skillet waiting to be used. This is the recipe that blesses my skillet first!


  43. #
    Marie @ Little Kitchie — October 5, 2013 @ 8:18 am

    I can’t even. So crazy about this!


  44. #
    Kiran @ KiranTarun.com — October 6, 2013 @ 2:49 pm

    What can I say!? OMG!


  45. #
    ATasteOfMadness — October 6, 2013 @ 3:57 pm

    Yikes. I think I would eat all of that in the one minute flat. This looks SO good! And those pink cherries? Oh wow!


  46. #
    Sarah | The Sugar Hit — October 6, 2013 @ 9:36 pm

    LOL, I love the idea of just putting cookies in a skillet. Thats awesome.


  47. #
    Sunny — October 6, 2013 @ 11:15 pm

    You ARE going to tell us where you found pink cherries, right?


  48. #
    Emily — October 11, 2013 @ 12:49 pm

    This looks amazing!! Great idea, with great pictures :)


  49. #
    Emily @ Life on Food — October 11, 2013 @ 7:43 pm

    Yes, please with a cherry on top.



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