Candy Cane Skillet Cookie

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Candy Cane Skillet Cookie

The first time I tried a skillet cookie was at BJ’s restaurant. My friend said we had to order it, because it was the most amazing dessert that has graced this earth. She tends to be a bit dramatic, but in this case, she was right.

A gooey rich cookie slightly under baked in the middle, piping hot with scoops of vanilla on top is in fact amazing.

I don’t make skillet cookies nearly enough, which is going to change, despite my thighs screaming at me to do otherwise. It is such a fun dessert to serve at your next get together, and perfect for the holiday season. All you need is a couple of spoons so people can fight over who get’s the best part – the center.

Candy Cane Skillet Cookie

This Candy Cane Skillet Cookie has crushed candy canes and milk chocolate chips folded into the batter. With each bite, you get a taste of peppermint chocolaty goodness, mixed with creamy vanilla ice cream. I kind of want to make a second skillet cookie just for myself.

As you put the cookie into the oven, remember to under bake rather than over bake. You want a slightly jiggly center, because the cookie will continue to cook as it cools. Enjoy.

If you decide to take a chance on this Candy Cane Skillet Cookie, don’t forget to #oldamericanrecipes on Instagram so I can see it. High Five!

Candy Cane Skillet Cookie

A gooey skillet cookie with pieces of crushed candy cane and milk chocolate chips.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Christmas, Cookies, Dessert
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • cups brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup crushed candy canes
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips


  • Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees F. Butter a 9 inch cast iron skillet, and set aside.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream together the butter and sugar until lightened in color, about 3 minutes.
  • Add in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Pour in vanilla extract.
  • In a separate small bowl combine together the dry ingredients.
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in three batches, mixing after each one. Fold in crushed candy canes and milk chocolate chips.
  • Spread the batter in the skillet, and bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown with a gooey center.
Keyword Candy Cane, chocolate
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