Double-Dutch Chocolate Skillet Cookie | Nutrition Stripped
Eat Well Feb. 11. 2020

Double-Dutch Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Feb. 11. 2020
McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

McKel Kooienga, MS, RDN, LDN

Founder of Nutrition Stripped® and the Mindful Nutrition Method™

How to make baking cookies even easier? Make it a skillet cookie.

If you’ve been on Instagram lately, then I’m sure you’ve been hit with the skillet cookie and skillet brownie craze. We’re joining in on the fun because hey, who doesn’t need another gluten-free and vegan-friendly skillet cookie recipe to try and share?

This Double-Dutch Chocolate Skillet Cookie is gluten-free friendly and vegan-friendly (great for those with food allergies) so you can share it with all your friends and family for any special occasion, or if you just want a sweet treat around in the house.

This is also a great dessert option for those of you who really love chocolate! This Double-Dutch Chocolate Skillet Cookie is as the name says, double the chocolate by using cocoa powder to make the cookie batter chocolate and contains dark chocolate chips to really seal the deal.

What Is A Skillet Cookie?

A skillet cookie or a skillet brownie is a cookie or a brownie made in a skillet which is typically cast-iron. The popularity of this dessert recipe is because of the beautiful presentation, but also because making a skillet cookie requires slightly less effort. Instead of rolling out individual cookies or creating drop cookies, you simply pour the entire cookie or brownie batter into a well-greased cast-iron skillet and bake.

There are several ways you can enjoy this Double-Dutch Chocolate Skillet Cookie from serving it with fresh sliced strawberries, a dollop of your favorite whipped cream, or a scoop of vanilla ice cream to really take it to the top.

A little bit goes a long way in terms of the portion size here! Because you can technically use this exact recipe to make drop cookies which would yield about 24 cookies (I’d say for most of us 2 cookies would be an appropriate serving), just be mindful of the triangles you cut. If you ever need support on what portions and serving sizes are right for your unique body, be sure to check out my free framework workshop where I share information on that!


Cocoa and chocolate

Chocolate has many health-related benefits, most of them coming from an active compound in cacao, called theobromine. Theobromine is a bitter alkaloid that acts as a natural vasodilator (a.k.a. dilates your blood vessels to allow more blood flow and oxygen), a diuretic (a.k.a. increasing urination to rid the body of excess fluids), and a heart stimulant.

You can see how these benefits just mentioned can have a positive effect on reducing high blood pressureheart healthcholesterol-lowering benefits, PMS, and possible mental focus/acuity.

Chocolate and cocoa contain:

  • Calcium
  • Copper
  • Magnesium
  • Phosphorus
  • Sodium
  • Iron
  • Manganese
  • Zinc
  • Theobromine } 2057mg/100g
    • Darker varieties of chocolate will contain higher amounts of theobromine compared to milk/lighter chocolates.
  • Flavonoids

The Recipe

Serves 24



2/3 cup coconut oil, plus more for greasing

1 cup coconut sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons kosher salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 ½ cups gluten-free all-purpose flour

1 egg (or vegan egg replacer)

1/4 cup maple syrup

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup cocoa powder


Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°. In a large mixing bowl, combine dry ingredients and whisk to combine.

Stir in egg, vanilla extract, and maple syrup and stir until homogenous. Add coconut oil and chocolate chips stir until well combined.

Step 2

Lightly grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet with coconut oil. Add cookie dough, pushing it out flat on the bottom of the pan to form a large cookie shape.

Bake skillet cookie for approximately 25 minutes until edges are crispy and a toothpick comes out clean after testing.


Have Leftovers? Here’s What To Do With Them:

As always, store in an airtight glass container that we recommend from the NS Shop. Store in the fridge for up to a week.

Can’t wait to see you try it!

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