M&M’S® Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Only 50 minutes between you and THIS (recipe video alert!!):

M&M’S® are back in my dessert this week! Recent M&M’S® treats: truffles of the peanut butter variety, ice cream sandwiches, PIÑATA CAKE.

To fill you in: awhile back M&M’S® got in touch with me for a collaboration. Judging by the amount of M&M’S® constantly in stock in this house, I jumped at the opportunity. (If you love them like yours truly, you’ll love their new Pinterest page!) I’ve been in the kitchen creating all sorts of M&M’S® goodies. And today, I’m sharing the best for last.

Why, it’s a smorgasbord of warm, chewy, soft, gooey cookie.

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

There are three steps in this recipe.

1. Make cookie dough.

2. Bake it in a skillet.

3. Eat warm.

Well, those are the most important steps. All you’re doing here is making chocolate chip cookie dough and baking it into one gigantic cookie. Is that not the most glorious pairing of words in the english language? Gigantic. Cookie. (That or Peanut Butter. Oh!! Or Shoe Sale.)

The cookie dough we’re using today is one of my favorites. I have oodles of cookie recipes on my blog and in my cookbook, but I chose this particular cookie dough because the recipe makes a lot of it. And we want a lot of cookie dough in this deep-dish skillet. Thin skillet cookie? Not today.

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Creamed butter and sugars make this cookie dough buttery and ultra soft. You’ll use a higher ratio of brown sugar to white sugar for not only flavor, but for chew as well. The edges of this skillet cookie are insanely chewy!

If you’ve read my blog before, you know that I love adding cornstarch to chocolate chip cookies. Cornstarch makes them so, so soft. So, 1 teaspoon goes into today’s skillet cookie.

You can use your favorite variety M&M® in this cookie dough. I used M&M’S® Baking Bits. You already know them as mini M&M’S®, but now they can be found in the baking aisle with the name M&M’S® Minis Milk Chocolate Baking Bits.

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Once the edges are browned and the center is just about cooked though, but not all the way because a gooey center is everything in life, the skillet cookie is done.

To serve, you and your M&M’S® loving gang can attack the cookie each with spoons. This skillet never stood a chance. Or you can scoop/cut out portions. But the first way makes me feel like I’m 10 again. Neon green scrunchie and all.

Oh and the ice cream and chocolate syrup on top? That turns this into the biggest ice cream cookie sundae in the world. In fact, I’m pretty sure this skillet cookie is ice cream’s favorite place on earth.

Some things just belong together like that.

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Put your skillet to good use this weekend.

PS: new post up in the photography section!

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M&M’S® Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: serves 6-8
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Only 50 minutes between you and THIS.


  • 1 cup (230g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1 cup (200g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/2 cups (312g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (180g) semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup (150g) M&M’S® Baking Bits
  • optional: ice cream and chocolate syrup


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F (162°C). Lightly grease your oven-safe skillet.* 
  2. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the granulated sugar and brown sugar and beat on medium high speed until fluffy and light in color. Beat in eggs and vanilla on high speed. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt together until combined. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined. The cookie dough will be quite thick. Add the chocolate chips and M&M’S®, then mix on low for about 5-10 seconds until everything is evenly disbursed.
  4. Using a rubber spatula or wooden spoon, spread the cookie dough evenly into prepared skillet.
  5. Bake for 30-35 minutes or until puffed, browned on the sides, and lightly browned on top. If you want your skillet cookie a little more cooked through, bake for 40 minutes. Allow the cookie to slightly cool in the pan set on a wire rack before digging in. You can scoop/slice and serve or serve with a whole bunch of spoons so everyone can dig in together. I always serve with ice cream and chocolate syrup. Cover leftovers and store in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.


  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Prepare cookie dough through step 3. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 3 months in the freezer. If freezing, thaw in the refrigerator before continuing to the next step.
  2. Skillet: The most important part of this recipe is using an oven-safe skillet. You want anything from 9 to 12 inches in diameter. When making skillet cookies, I always use my 10-inch cast iron skillet. As stated in the recipe directions, adjust the baking time. A larger skillet will take a little less time, a smaller skillet will take a little more time.
  3. Adapted from Salted Vanilla Toffee Cookies.

Keywords: chocolate chip skillet cookie, skillet cookie

One more thing.

Let’s take a close look at this cookie dough. SWOON!

Seriously SIMPLE Chocolate Chip M&Ms Skillet Cookie! Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com


  1. OMG looks so delicious and simple. You should make a recipe for apple turnover #first #delicious

    1. Tom ~ Raise Your Garden says:

      My daughter is sitting on my lap as this post came up and she is begging me to try and make this. Ditto that first comment these look amaaaaazing.

  2. Jen and Emily @ Layers of Happiness says:

    The cookie skillet is actually perfection, Sally!  I love a warm thick cookie… but this is the warmest, thickest cookie of my dreams! Pinned! 🙂

  3. Jessie @ Chasing Belle says:

    I swear Sally, you read my mind! I just finished two weeks of no processed sugar and posted about how I am looking forward to a mini M&M chocolate chip cookie. Then this monster beauty popped up on my screen. I can’t WAIT to try this!

  4. Andrea | Cooking with a Wallflower says:

    Oh my god! This cookie has my name written all over it. I mean, how can you go wrong with a gigantic M&M chocolate chip cookie? I really can’t wait for my day off to try this!

  5. What happens if you dont use an oven safe skillet?
    This looks soo good and i just saw it when i was craving a big soft cookie.
    You always have the best recipes!

  6. Jessica @ Citrus Blossom Bliss says:

    I love that the 50 minutes between me and this skillet beauty already includes prep, bake, and cool down time! M&M’s are so good in all their varieties, but I’m especially excited that they brought back the crispy ones!

  7. Erin @ Miss Scrambled Egg says:

    Sally – Skillet cookies are my favorite. Because there are only two people in my house, it would be totally dangerous to make this without inviting some friends over to help me devour it! I love M&Ms. They’re one of my favorite candies. Thank you for sharing. 😀 

  8. My high school used to have Big Cookie Day with ginormous M & M cookies. Best day of the week. This cookie reminds me of that! Gooey centers are the best, as is not having to chill the dough. Yay!

  9. That looks so good Sally and just my luck that my new Le Creuset skillet arrived yesterday. Same as yours but then red to match my other pans. What better way to break in my new skillet! Need to put m&m ‘s on my shoppinglist.

  10. M&Ms have been my favorite candy since childhood. This looks absolutely impeccable!

  11. This looks amazing!! I have had so many successes with your other recipes, so I cannot wait to try this one 🙂

  12. Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop says:

    Looks like my kind of cookie!

  13. Ellen @ My Uncommon Everyday says:

    Giant, warm, gooey cookies are the best cookies! Topped with melty vanilla ice cream, this would be so dangerous in my house. Yum!

  14. Kelsey @ Kelsey in the Kitchen says:

    This looks AMAZING. It might just replace cake at the next family birthday party. 😀

  15. Cate | Chez CateyLou says:

    Is it bad that I just want to eat that entire beautiful pan of cookie dough…for breakfast?? This looks so good!! I love mini m&m’s – I feel like they taste even better than the big ones!  Hope you have a great weekend, Sally!

  16. I really want to make this for our next family party and just set it on the table with a bunch of spoons.There will be no knife in site and I want to see how much my mom freaks out over my brothers and I lunging into the cake. She tries to be so proper when people come over, she’d DIE! But, I think bringing out the kid in us all is a pretty good time. Especially with M&Ms involved haha!

    1. It’s impossible to be proper and neat while devouring this cookie!

  17. Yummy! M&M cookies are one of my favorites, and baked in a skillet with ice cream on top, what could be better?! Thanks for sharing! : D


  18. This would give BJ’s’ pizookies a run for their money! 

  19. Would it be possible to make this in a round cake pan, spring form pan, or something else if you don’t have an oven safe skillet?

    1. A 9×2 inch (deep dish) cake pan or a 9-inch springform pan work!

  20. A skillet cookie? Are you serious?
    I must have been living under a rock. The only thing I baked in my skillet so far is a focaccia and a year has passed since I purchased one. This will go on my list for future projects, thanks. Your pictures are really amazing 🙂

    1. This needs to be your next recipe in the skillet!

  21. Ana | Espresso My Kitchen says:

    Sally this just sounds and looks pretty amazing!  Need this skillet cookie in my life right now 🙂 

  22. I should not have even read this – I am slobbering! And that last picture of the dough, that’s just mean! 🙂 (Shoe Sale…lol!!!! I agree!) (and can I tell you how long it took me to figure out the baby m&m’s were moved to the cooking aisle??!)

    I am going to make your Chicago style pizza crust for my husband’s birthday tomorrow – I have been eying it forever…tomorrow is an excuse to let go for a meal! Have a great weekend!

    1. Enjoy that pizza today, Christine!!

  23. Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh says:

    That is 50  minutes too long! I would like this immediately! Yum!!

  24. Oh wow. I’m trying to lose weight, so I think I’ll wait until we have a bunch of people to make this. My friends love sweets, so this will disappear quickly. That way, they have sweets and I save calories! Win-win!

  25. Tina Wright says:

    Hi Sally! WOW this looks amazing! I can’t wait to make it! Just a question, I don’t have a skillet (they aren’t popular here in England) what other type of pan or dish would you recommend I could use? Thanks!! X

    1. A 9×2 inch (deep dish) cake pan works! Or a 9-inch springform pan.

      1. Tina Wright says:

        Thanks so much Sally! I know what I will be doing tomorrow!!

  26. Marsha @ Marsha's Baking Addiction says:

    This looks amazing, Sally! Swoon, indeed 🙂

  27. Michele @ Two Raspberries says:

    OMGEEE drooling over this! if ANY dessert is my weekness its definitely cookies 100% and a big one like this… I would not be able to resist! 😉 and the soft center with those crispy/chewy browned edges ahhh-mazing! 😉 happy weekend Sally! 

  28. Do you think this could be adapted slightly to be baked on the grill? It’s too hot to turn on the oven, but I need this in my life tonight!

    1. I’m unsure, Jennifer– but I can’t see why not?!

  29. This looks so yummy! You just gained a new follower:)

  30. I can’t imagine how amazing it must feel when M&Ms asks to work with you! Talk about hyperventilating 😉
    And this cookie throws out any diet I ever tried to break. I so need this cookie in my life! And a skillet; definitely a skillet 🙂 Do you have any suggestions when buying one? Where did you get yours? 

    1. Mine is Le Creuset– wonderful quality, as you can imagine. You can find them on Amazon and in kitchen stores. Really, anywhere!

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