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The Ultimate Candy Skillet Cookie

Make the most of surplus sweets with a crowd-friendly recipe for The Ultimate Candy Skillet Cookie.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp, plus more for greasing skillet
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups chopped candy (See Kelly's Note)
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • Ice cream, for serving


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with butter.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together the butter with the sugar and light brown sugar.
  • Add the eggs, one at a time, beating until combined, then beat in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the flour mixture into the stand mixer and mix just until the dough comes together. Beat in the chopped candy until combined.
  • Scrape the dough into the skillet, then sprinkle it with the sea salt.
  • Bake the cookie until it's almost fully baked but still slightly underdone in the center, 30 to 35 minutes.
  • Remove the cookie from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before serving topped with ice cream.

Kelly's Note:

  • Any variety of candy will work, but M&Ms, Reese's Cups, Snickers, Kit Kats and Rolos are a few of my favorites.
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