Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie – Easy chocolate chip frying pan cookie

What is better than one single cookie? A giant one of course! This chocolate orange skillet cookie is so quick to make and is the perfect sharing dessert. You can use a skillet or oven-safe frying pan for this recipe. As chocolate chip skillet cookies go this recipe is not only quick but so easy to make.

Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie with chococlate chips and ice cream on top

All the ingredients you need for this Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie are pantry staples in my house so there was no shopping needed to create this skillet cookie recipe. It only uses normal ingredients which are easy to get hold of at any supermarket. Although finding a chocolate orange to close Christmas can be a bit tricky.

If you can’t find a Terry’s Chocolate Orange you can use Terry’s chocolate bites which are smaller segments ready to go. Both work for this recipe.

This chocolate skillet cookie recipe is good it will have you printing this recipe to make many many times!

Why you’ll love this Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie recipe

  • Chocolate orange is an iconic flavour and in this cookie it’s absolutely moreish.
  • A giant cookie is definitely better than smaller ones in my opinion.
  • It’s quick to make.
  • It can be made ahead of time and cooked when ready.
  • This chocolate orange skillet cookie is a perfect sharing pudding and you can eat it straight out of the skillet or frying pan.

Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie with ice cream in le creuset shallow casserole
close up of chocolate orange minis on top of a giant cookie

Top Questions

Can I bake a cookie in a frying pan?
Chocolate chip cookie skillet recipe?
How do I make a giant cookie?
What can I use if I don’t have a skillet?
What is the difference between a skillet and a frying pan?

Ingredients

  • butter (I used unsalted but you can use salted – just make sure to leave the salt from the recipe)
  • light brown soft sugar
  • caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • vanilla extract
  • zest of 1 orange
  • plain flour
  • baking powder
  • small pinch salt
  • 1 Terry’s Chocolate Orange (150g if using Terry’s Chocolate Minis)
  • ice cream

How to make Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie – step by step

  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan/ 175ºC / 320ºF. Grease a 26cm skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole pan with butter.
  • Cream together the 175g butter and 150g light brown soft sugar with 50g caster sugar.
  • Mix in the 1 large egg, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract and the orange zest.
  • Sieve the 250g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder with the pinch of salt into a bowl to mix together.Stir in the flour to the dough.
Terrys chocolate orange cookie dough
  • Chop up the Terry’s Chocolate Orange into chunky pieces.
  • Save a quarter of the chopped up chocolate orange for later.
  • Add the rest into the cookie dough and mix in.
  • Add the cookie dough into the skillet and flatten out with your hand.
giant cookie in a skillet
Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie with chocolate chips
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown.
  • The cookie should be crisp at the edges and soft and gooey in the middle. If you want it all to be gooey bake for a few minutes less.
  • As soon as the Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie is out of the oven scatter the remaining chocolate chip pieces over the top. They will start to soften and melt on top of the hot cookie.
  • Add a few scoops of ice cream to the top and dig in!
tucking into a Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie with spoons by three people

Top Tips

Make sure you use room temperature butter as it’s easier to cream it together with the sugar.

It is definitely worth keeping some of the chocolate chips to add to the top once the cookie is baked. The melting chocolate pieces on the top really make it extra special. Not only to eat but also it makes it look more pretty.

You can use a Terry’s chocolate orange as the traditional orange or the minis. Both work

Be careful when chopping up the chocolate as you will need a sharp knife.

melting terrys chocolate orange on a giant cookie

Serving Suggestions for a chocolate chip skillet cookie

Add lots of ice cream. It tastes so good and makes it more of an experience as you tuck in. Melting ice cream and hot cookie is just delicious.

It is a great dinner party dessert as you can pop it in the middle of the table, give everyone a spoon and allow them to tuck in.

Drizzle over more chocolate before serving.

Equipment for a chocolate skillet cookie

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Storing / Making ahead of time options

This chocolate orange skillet cookie makes about 4 large portions and 8 small portions.

You can make the skillet cookie dough ahead of time and store in the fridge until you need it.

Scoop out what is left of the cookie and enjoy up to 1 or 2 days later.

Substitutions and variations

You can change out the chocolate orange chocolate for using simple chocolate chips. I love a milk and dark chocolate chip skillet cookie.

Add some dried fruit. Dried cranberries at Christmas would be a really lovely flavour combination.

Mix in your favourite chocolates bars for something really interesting.

The plain cookie for a frying pan cookie can be changed to include spices and other flavours too. Orange, coffee or even biscoff would be delicious.

FAQS

Can I bake a cookie in a frying pan?

This chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe can be made in a frying pan. You just need to be sure that your frying pan can be used in the oven. A chocolate skillet cookie doesn’t need a huge heat so some frying pans will be fine.

What chocolate chips can I use in a Chocolate chip cookie skillet recipe?

If you want to try this skillet cookie recipe then you have a great oppertunity to experiment with flavours. I love keeping it simple with a mix of milk and dark chocolate.

If I don’t have chocolate orange pieces then I would definitely turn this into a chocolate chip cookie skillet recipe.

How do I make a giant cookie?

The best way to make a giant cookie is using this chocolate orange skillet cookie recipe (scroll down for the full recipe).

You can take your favourite cookie recipe but instead of dividing it up for normal size cookies, you keep it whole and bake it like that. Making a giant cookie is very easy and is actually less work than smaller cookies I think.

Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie – What can I use if I don’t have a skillet?

If you don’t have a skillet you can use a frying pan if it’s oven safe or even a shallow casserole. If you don’t have those a cake tin lined with greaseproof paper will work too.

What is the difference between a skillet and a frying pan?

A skillet is like a cast iron version of a frying pan. It’s usually heavier and will stay hot for longer. Both work really well for this recipe but make sure that your frying pan is oven proof before trying. You don’t want to melt your frying pan in the oven. A frying pan cookie is a great way to use your frying pan for something sweet.

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Recipe

Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie – Frying pan cookie

Sisley White
What is better than one single cookie? A giant one of course! This chocolate orange skillet cookie is so quick to make and is the perfect sharing dessert. You can use a skillet or oven-safe frying pan for this recipe. As chocolate chip skillet cookies go this recipe is not only quick but so easy to make.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Bakes, Biscuits, cookies, Dessert, Party Food, Pudding, Sweet Treats
Cuisine American, English, International
Servings 8 large portions / 8 small portions
Calories 479 kcal

Equipment

  • 26cm Skillet or large frying pan
  • Mixing bowl
  • Kitchen Scales
  • Wooden spoon

Ingredients
  

  • 175 g butter
  • 150 g light brown soft sugar
  • 50 g caster sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 0.5 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 orange (zest of 1 orange)
  • 250 g plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • small pinch salt
  • 1 Terry's Chocolate Orange (150g if using Terry's Chocolate Minis)
  • ice cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 160ºC fan/ 175ºC / 320ºF.
  • Grease a 26cm skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole pan with butter.
  • Cream together the 175g butter and 150g light brown soft sugar with 50g caster sugar.
  • Mix in the 1 large egg, a half teaspoon of vanilla extract and the orange zest.
  • Sieve the 250g plain flour, 1 teaspoon of baking powder with the pinch of salt into a bowl to mix together.
  • Stir in the flour to the dough.
  • Chop up the Terry's Chocolate Orange into chunky pieces.
  • Save a quarter of the chopped up chocolate orange for later. Add the rest into the cookie dough and mix in.
  • Add the cookie dough into the skillet and flatten out with your hand.
  • Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes until golden brown. The cookie should be crisp at the edges and soft and gooey in the middle. If you want it all to be gooey bake for a few minutes less.
  • As soon as the skillet cookie is out of the oven scatter the remaining chocolate chip pieces over the top. They will start to soften and melt on top of the hot cookie.
  • Add a few scoops of ice cream to the top and dig in!

Notes

  • If you don’t have soft brown soft sugar you can use the same amount of caster to bring it to the same amount.
  • Make sure you use a frying pan which is oven proof (some handles are not oven safe).
  • You can use a skillet, frying pan or shallow casserole.

Nutrition

Calories: 479kcalCarbohydrates: 62gProtein: 5gFat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 70mgSodium: 211mgPotassium: 157mgFiber: 2gSugar: 36gVitamin A: 617IUVitamin C: 9mgCalcium: 70mgIron: 2mg

Please note that the nutrition information provided above is approximate and meant as a guideline only.

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8 thoughts on “Chocolate Orange Skillet Cookie – Easy chocolate chip frying pan cookie”

  1. 5 stars
    I love how this dessert can be served right in the pan. I will be making it this weekend and serving to my family with spoons and no plates. Makes dessert a breeze and everyone loves a good cookie.

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  2. 5 stars
    We loved this giant skillet Cookies, and the chocolate – orange flavor combo was out of this world. Thanks for sharing this recipe.

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