Fudgy Skillet Cookie
This Fudgy Skillet Cookie recipe is an easy dessert that features a layer of rich, hot fudge between layers of chocolate chip cookie dough. It’s a cast iron skillet cookie made with pre-made dough and stuffed with gooey fudge!
Ever since I made this cast iron skillet cookie recipe weeks ago, I’ve turned into the cookie monster. Yes, the big, blue furry creature from Sesame Street. That Cookie Monster.
I couldn’t get enough of this skillet cookie and didn’t want to share with the hubster. Lucky for him, I caved and let him have a teeny slice of this cookie, but not much. The rest was mine. Alllll mine.
I’m almost ashamed to admit it, but this skillet cookie made with pre-made dough was the first cookie that I’ve ever made in a skillet. Can you believe that? It’s been on my bucket list for years, yet I just kept ignoring it.
But after trying this skillet of fudgy, chocolate-y deliciousness, I have absolutely no idea why. Why on earth did I not make this skillet cookie years ago?
What Makes This Mini Skillet Cookie Recipe So Great
- This mini skillet cookie recipe is SO EASY — it contains just two ingredients and minimal prep work.
- You can easily make this into individual desserts with mini skillets or use a big one for sharing!
- With a two cookie layers surrounding warm, rich fudge, it’s layer upon layer of gooey deliciousness!
Ingredients for Mini Skillet Cookies
This Chocolate Fudge Skillet Cookie lands in the top five easiest recipes on Pumpkin ‘N Spice. By using a pre-made cookie dough and hot fudge sauce from a jar, this cookie contains just two ingredients and super minimal prep work.
And that means that you can have this cookie skillet prepped, baked and ready to be devoured in less than a half hour. What could be better than that?
How to Make a Cast Iron Skillet Cookie with Pre-Made Dough
If you’re the same way as me and have never dove into the wonderful world of cookie skillets, then you must try this now. Like right now. It’s just that good. I mean, a giant cookie, stuffed with fudge and baked until golden? What more could you ask for?
Here’s how the cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookie is made:
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In four small cast iron skillets (or one medium skillet), crumble half the package of cookie dough into small pieces, spreading in an even layer over bottom of skillet(s).
- Drizzle hot fudge sauce over the first layer of cookie dough with a spoon.
- Crumble the remaining cookie dough on top of hot fudge, making sure to spread in an even layer.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until the top of the skillet cookies top are golden brown and set.
- Remove skillet(s) from oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream and extra hot fudge sauce, if desired.
A giant chocolate chip cookie stuffed with fudge. This is what dreams are made of, friends. Or at least my dreams, since I’m a food blogger.
This skillet cookie is best enjoyed warm out of the oven, with a big ‘ole scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and drizzled with more fudge. You could cut this cookie into slices to share, but it tastes better if you grab your spoon and just dig in.
Do I Have to Use Mini Cast Iron Skillets?
No! You can also make this cast iron skillet cookie recipe with one medium-sized skillet (about 9 inches or so). The bake time will be the same.
- Try this recipe with other pre-made cookie dough. Sugar cookie dough would be delicious too!
- Use caramel sauce as the middle layer instead of chocolate sauce to mix things up!
- Like a crunchy cookie? Add chopped nuts to the cookie dough! About 1/4 cup of chopped walnuts or almonds would work well.
Tips for Making a Cast Iron Skillet Cookie
- Don’t make the first layer of dough too thin as you want a nice bottom for your cookie!
- If the fudge sauce is too thick, you can warm it up a bit by placing some in a bowl and microwaving it in 5 second increments until it reaches a thinner consistency.
- You may want to try forming the top layer of cookie dough outside the skillet on a cutting board, then laying it over the layer of fudge. Otherwise you may press the dough through the fudge layer straight into the bottom layer of cookie dough.
So grab that skillet and whip up this easy and decadent Fudgy Skillet Cookie. Easy to make and ever better to eat, this dessert is sure to be a crowd-pleaser!
Looking for more easy cookie recipes? I’ve got you covered!
- Pumpkin Doodle Cookies
- Peppermint Hot Chocolate Cookies
- Chocolate Chunk Oatmeal Cookies
- Soft Maple Sugar Cookies
- Lemon Poppy Seed Cookies
- Easy Brown Sugar Cookies
Fudgy Skillet Cookie
- 1 package (16 ounces) refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
- ½ cup hot fudge sauce
- Vanilla ice cream for topping, , if desired
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In four small cast iron skillets or one medium skillet, crumble half the package of cookie dough into small pieces, spreading in an even layer over bottom of skillet(s).
- Drizzle hot fudge sauce over cookie dough. Crumble remaining cookie dough on top of hot fudge, making sure to spread in an even layer.
- Bake for 18-20 minutes, or until top is golden brown and set. Remove skillet(s) from oven and allow to cool slightly.
- Serve with vanilla ice cream and extra hot fudge sauce, if desired.
You are calling my name today, Gayle! I am running for my skillet and the cookie dough after work today. This is FABULOUS!
I haven’t made a skillet cookie yet either. After seeing this gorgeous treat, I’m pretty sure it won’t be long before I try one (& I won’t be sharing 😉 )
Thank you, Megan! I think you’ll LOVE them if you try it!
Oh gosh – aren’t skillet cookies the best?? This one is like the perfect marriage of a cookie and a sundae with the hot fudge and the ice cream – perfection!!
Cookie skillets are definitely the best! Thanks, Kate!
WOW! My eyes opened as big as those skillets when I saw this recipe, Gayle! I’ve never made a skillet cookie before, but I absolutely LOVE anything in a skillet or cast iron pan. For some reason, it just looks and, to me, tastes better, doesn’t it? So easy, too, so I’m making this soon. Pinning, of course 🙂 !!
Thank you for the sweet comment and pin, Dawn! I agree, foods just seem to taste better in skillets!
You’re reminding me that it’s been basically FOREVER since I last made a skillet cookie, soooo yeah I’m gonna need this goodness in my life ASAP!
YES!! Cookie skillets are the best!
That hot fudge center is just speaking to me! Recently I’ve been a HUGE fan of sandwiching surprise add-ins in the MIDDLE of cookies/bars/brownies. So much more fun 🙂 Pinning!
Thank you, Medha! I just had to add fudge to the center…it’s SO good when the cookie is still warm!
wow. Pure fun. These would be great for a kids’ party! or for adults, of course…
I am drooling over the photo of this. I have never made anything in a skillet before, but I really need to try and I think I should start with this!
You should definitely try this, Dannii! I’m now hooked on cookie skillets!
Like you, making a skillet cookie is on the Bucket List… I haven’t yet – but now I’m about to try! This looks fabulous! My mouth is watering!! Pinned!
Thank you, Annie! I think you’ll LOVE cookie skillets!
Hey, you’ve still got me beat — I’ve never made a cookie in a skillet. But OMG…I’m seriously drooling over yours. I’d turn into a cookie monster too!
You’ve got to try it Blair…it’s SO good! 🙂
Wow! These skillet cookies look incredible, Gayle. Now, if I could just snap my fingers and have one magically appear, I’d be a happy girl!!
Wouldn’t be nice if this could magically appear? I’m wishing for the same thing to happen! 🙂 Thanks, Jen!
Is it wrong that I want to lick the screen? This looks so good. I feel like this needs to be done for my birthday which I am going to move up a few months. HEHE!
Licking the screen is totally acceptable! 🙂 Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by, Megan!
Oh, no I wouldn’t share either! This is a winner! Love it! I’ve been dreaming of chocolate chip cookies for a few days and I’m finally making some today! Will make some extra dough to try this, too! Looks amazing!
Thank you, Mira! The best thing about making this in mini skillets is that you get your own…no sharing! 🙂
Lol, you remind me of my husband.. he won’t share a skillet cookie either! Lucky for him when it involves chocolate he doesn’t have to. 😉 This skillet cookie looks insanely delicious, Gayle! Chocolate chip cookie dough oozing with fudge? Holy cow! I absolutely must make this for Boy, because I know he will LOVE this! Pinned! Cheers, friend – to a wonderful holiday weekend!
Thanks, Cheyanne! That’s the great thing about mini skillets…you don’t have to share! 🙂 Hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!
C is for COOKIE! I love all the chocolate-y fudgie goodness going on in here! I’ll take mine with some ice cream too!
I’ve made a cookie cake, but not in a skillet. I love what my skillet does for cornbread, etc., giving it crispy edges, so it must make cookies 1,000 times better! This looks like a cookie lover’s dream and I’ve got to try it!
Skillets are definitely perfect for cornbread, too! It’s the only way that I make that dish. And it’s also SO good for cookies! 🙂
I never think to make cookies in a skillet … until I see recipes on blogs! I don’t know why I sort of forget about them in my own kitchen! This looks sooo good – I could dive right in!
Thanks, Ashley! It’s my new favorite dessert!
I love skillet cookies and wouldn’t want to share this either! It looks SOOOO gooey and delicious, Gayle! The hot fudge center and scoop of ice cream are the perfect touch! 🙂
Thanks, Kelly! The fudge just makes this skillet even better!
It was so fun getting to hang out with you again last week! I miss you ladies already! And secondly, this skillet cookie looks incredible. All of the fudge is making me drool, I kind of wish I had one of these right about now 😉
Thanks, Danielle! I have no willpower when it comes to skillet cookies, I want to devour it ALL! 🙂
What a coincidence – I just made a skillet brownie yesterday and am eating the last bits while I type this hehe!! Great minds think alike huh?!! hehe I am totally digging this fudgy chocolate goodness and this weekend this will be happening!
Thank you, Ami! Aren’t skillet desserts the best?
Gayle, there is so much yummyness in this post that I don’t even know where to start. Cookie: check! Skillet-made: check! Fudge: check! Gayle made it: check! I could go on and on. Love that you’re *checking* things off your food blogger bucket list. I honestly cannot wait to see what comes up next! 😉 In the mean time, I’ll just be dreaming/wishing/hoping for two skillets of these chocolate fudge cookies (one for Erik, so he doesn’t just get a tiny slice 😉 Hope you have an awesome three-day weekend my dear! Pinning. xo
Thank you, Demeter! This really is the easiest recipe, but it’s just SO darn good! 🙂 And I’m sure your husband will love getting a big slice, unlike mine haha! 🙂 I hope you have a wonderful weekend, too!
These are my fave kind of cookie to make!!! love the ice cream and chocolate fudge!!! YUM!!!!
I LOVE skillet cookies and I need to get some of those super cute teeny tiny skillets so I can keep the cookie all to myself 😉 obsessing over the layer of hot fudge you added into the center – YUM!!
Thanks, Rachel! Aren’t these skillets cute? I LOVE them! 🙂
I LOVE skillet cookies. Great idea to use refrigerated cookie dough to make it super easy. Will be making these. 🙂
Thanks, Christin! Sometimes easy is the best! 🙂
If only I had this for dessert right now! I don’t have a cast iron skillet, but I’ve been wanting one for a while. I really need to get one asap because I love skillet cookies!
Once you get a cast iron skillet, you’ll be hooked! Thanks for the kind words, Kristine!
oh my goodness! drooling!!
Definitely dool-worthy! 🙂
Gayle – This cookie looks insanely delicious. I totally need one. Is it okay if I don’t share it? Haha.
Sharing is not needed with these mini skillets! 🙂 Thanks, Erin!
Oh my word. I NEED one of these for breakfast! SO fudgy! I don’t know if I’ve said this yet but CONGRATS on your ebook! I can’t wait to go through it and find some more easy recipes for these crazy days!
This totally counts as breakfast! And thanks for the ebook love, Ashley! 🙂