Reese’s Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

This peanut butter skillet cookie with Reese’s chocolate peanut butter cups and a smooth chocolate drizzle over top is literally dreamy. If you are craving a chocolate and peanut butter cookie, but don’t want to put the effort into scooping out each cookie individually, then this recipe is perfect for you! Serve with a scoop of ice cream or a glass of milk and enjoy!

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Reese's Peanut butter skillet cookie

Reese’s Peanut butter skillet cookie

marilynpeight
This peanut butter skillet cookie is made with Reese's chocolate peanut butter cups and has deliciously crisp edges with a soft center!
3.79 from 61 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8

Equipment

  • Cast Iron Skillet (linked below)
  • Mixing bowl (linked below)

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar *see note
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup salted butter softened
  • 1 large egg room temperature
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour *see note
  • 1 cup Mini Reese's peanut butter cups halved

Optional topping:

  • 1/2-3/4 cup chocolate melting wafers

Instructions
 

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.

  • Cream butter and sugars together, then mix in egg, peanut butter and milk. Add dry ingredients and mix well to combine. Chop Reese's peanut butter cups in half, then gently fold them into the cookie dough.
  • Take a 10 inch cast iron skillet and grease lightly with butter. Place the cookie dough into the cast iron skillet and spread out with a spatula until the surface is even.
  • Move oven racks to the center of the oven and bake the skillet cookie for 25-30 minutes, or until nicely browned on top and a tooth pick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow the skillet cookie to cool for 10 minutes, then serve warm with ice cream.
  • Optional: Melt the chocolate melting wafers in the microwave or over a double boiler and then drizzle over the skillet cookie before serving.

Notes

Note* Add flour sparingly to the cookie dough to keep the skillet cookie from turning out dry. 
This Reese’s peanut butter skillet cookie is fairly sweet with the added Reese’s peanut butter cups. If you prefer, you can reduce the amount of granulated sugar to 1/4 cup (more or less). 
More notes and photos below. 
Keyword Skillet cookie, Reese’s peanut butter cups, chocolate, peanut butter
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Equipment for this Reese’s peanut butter cup skillet cookie:

  • Cast Iron Skillet Baking this Reese’s peanut butter cookie in a cast Iron skillet is a big part of what makes it so good with its crispy edges and soft center!
  • Mixing bowl A mixing bowl is needed to combine the cookie dough.
  • Measuring cups Stainless steel measuring cups are my go to for measuring out the ingredients needed for this skillet cookie. I prefer my stainless steel measuring cups over my plastic measuring cup simply because they are easier to clean and more durable.

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Step 1: Cream butter and sugars together, then mix in the egg, peanut butter and milk. Add dry ingredients, then mix well again to combine. Gently fold in chopped Reese’s peanut butter cups.

Can I use regular sized Reese’s peanut butter cups?

You can also use regular sized Reese’s peanut butter cups. Just chop them into cute little pie shaped bits like these!

Isn’t this Reese’s peanut butter skillet cookie too sweet with the added Reese’s Peanut butter cups?

This Reese’s peanut butter skillet cookie is fairly sweet with the added Reese’s peanut butter cups. If you prefer, you can reduce the amount of granulated sugar to 1/4 cup (more or less). I personally enjoy the richness of all that peanut butter and chocolate together, especially when served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. My husband has a bit less of a sweet tooth, so if I’m making this skillet cookie to cater to his preference, I like to lessen the amounts of sugar added and leave his serving plain without the chocolate drizzle.

Should heavy cream be added to the chocolate wafers before melting?

Honestly, I have done the drizzle with and without heavy cream, depending on what I have on hand. For a thinner drizzle, a few tablespoons of heavy cream can be heated and then the chocolate wafers can be stirred to the hot cream. You can also add a little vegetable oil or shortening to the melted chocolate to thin it down before drizzling.

Steps 2-3: Grease a 10 inch cast iron skillet, then spread the dough out evenly into the skillet. Bake as directed, then cool and enjoy!

  • Optional step: Melt the chocolate melting wafers in the microwave or over a double boiler and then drizzle over the skillet cookie before serving.

What is the best chocolate to use for melting and drizzling over this skillet cookie?

I prefer to use the chocolate chips found at a local bulk food store, they melt well and aren’t overly sweet flavor wise. Ghirardelli melting wafers, Godiva milk chocolate melting chocolates or even great value brand melting wafers from Walmart, work well to melt and drizzle over this Reese’s Peanut butter skillet cookie.

Definitely going to be binging on this Skillet Cookie this weekend! Feel free to let me know how it turned out for you in the comments below!

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  5. 1 star
    Followed directions exactly, I’ve baked many skillet cookies. This was dry and the texture was terrible.

    1. marilynpeight

      I’m sorry it turned out dry for you! I have made this skillet cookie multiple times and haven’t had trouble with it being dry. Maybe a difference in measuring cups?

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