Gluten-free Skillet Cookies

chocolate pecan skillet cookies (gluten free) / @loveandlemons chocolate pecan skillet cookies (gluten free) / @loveandlemons

A lot of gluten free baking experiments happen around here. If you haven’t noticed them, it’s because a good many of those trials never become post-able recipes. I’ll say it (and I won’t be the first!) – gluten free baking is hard. I know many of you are pros, but for the rest of us, it can be frustrating and not to mention expensive. Today, I’m here to relieve you of all of your internet-flour purchasing by saying: just buy a pre-made flour blend. One bag, and you’re done.

chocolate pecan skillet cookies (gluten free) / @loveandlemons

For years, all of my gluten free friends have sworn by Pamela’s flour blends. The handy thing is – you can sub it into your favorite recipes 1:1 and the texture is pretty spot on. For this recipe I used their Artisan Flour Blend – which is made of brown rice and other whole grains. (And there’s no bean flour so even the raw dough tastes good!)

chocolate pecan skillet cookies (gluten free) / @loveandlemons

Because summer (to me) is about skillets, I made chocolate chip cookies in cute little mini skillets. If you don’t have mini skillets, you can use little ramekins, or bake the dough in a larger skillet (or a glass or ceramic dish) and slice them into bars.

chocolate pecan skillet cookies (gluten free) / @loveandlemons

Also (because it’s summer), we indulged and smothered these with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

chocolate pecan skillet cookies (gluten free) / @loveandlemons

(Yes, there’s still a cookie under there!)

gluten free skillet cookies
Serves: makes 6 mini-skillets (each serves 1-2)
  • 1 cup + 2 tablesooons Pamela's Artisan Flour Blend
  • scant ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup hardened coconut oil (or room temp butter)
  • ¼ cup cane sugar
  • ½ cup coconut sugar (or brown sugar)
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup crushed pecans
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Use an electric mixer to mix coconut oil, sugars and vanilla until smooth. Add egg and mix until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the dry ingredients, then mix (a little bit at a time) into the wet ingredients. Mix on high for a minute or until well combined. Stir in chocolate chips and pecans.
  4. Separate the cookie dough into 6 equally shaped balls and press them into 3.5-inch mini skillets or similarly sized ramekins.
  5. Bake for approx. 12-14 minutes. Remove them from the oven when they're slightly underdone in the middle.
  6. Let cool and serve with ice cream if desired.
You can bake these in a larger skillet, adjust baking time accordingly. Let cool and slice pieces to serve. (You can also bake these as regular cookies on a cookie sheet).

A note about coconut oil: if yours is melted to begin with, pop it in the fridge for a bit to harden.

I used these Mini Skillets.

If you make this, let us see! Tag your photo with #loveandlemons on Instagram.


  1. That looks incredibly delicious and we are all very grateful for the trouble you go to to create something wonderful!

    • jeanine from on said:

      aw, thanks!!

  2. natalie from on said:

    These couldn’t be cuter! And yum, they look delicious!

  3. molly yeh from on said:

    ohmygosh those are the cutest little baby skillets in the whole wide world!

  4. This skillet cookie is gorgeous! I want to smash my face in that pie-shaped cookie so bad…

  5. Love these pictures and anything with chocolate or pecan is my favorite, so the combination is perfect 🙂

  6. Jennifer B. from on said:

    How lovely! I basically want to eat my computer screen, but I think that would be taboo in my workplace.

  7. Dang I got rid of my baby skillets. What a wonderful idea. The gluten free is a great way when you are cooking for an unknown group. Seems like these days someone is gluten free. It feels good to have a cake that is inclusive for all.

  8. chelsea from on said:

    Oh my word, can’t believe these are gluten free!

  9. Kate from on said:

    Oh my! I need to make these now 🙂

  10. Marin on said:

    Hello! These look amazing! I don’t have any baby skillets….could I make them in ramekins? Thank for the recipe!

  11. Natasha from on said:

    These look so lovely! I hardly ever bake gluten-free because it is so hard to get it right, but this looks like something I could succeed with. I love the mini skillets!

    • jeanine from on said:

      thanks! Yep, it was really easy 🙂

  12. Oh these look divine and I agree – summer is all about skillets and…decadent desserts like this one!

  13. Leah from on said:

    I haven’t done too much gluten free baking, but I would imagine it is difficult to find the right balance of ingredients. These little skillets are adorable!!

    • jeanine from on said:

      yep, it is! I’m loving this mix because it takes the guesswork out of it 🙂

  14. I love skillet dishes too and this looks delicious. Your quick skillet apple crisp is a favorite of mine, and I’m sure this one will be too. I’m assuming light spelt flour or whole wheat pastry flour could safely be substituted if gluten-free is not a necessity?

    • jeanine from on said:

      yep! the recipe will work with either of those subbed in 1:1.

      • And it did work. Made them with whole spelt flour and they are wonderful. This recipe is another keeper Jeanine!

  15. STOP IT! These are just adorable. I don’t know what I want more, the cookies or those adorable little skillets. SWOON!

    • jeanine from on said:

      I have a weakness for mini things 🙂

  16. I’m such a fan of Pamela’s for those quick midnight cookie emergencies! I love these mini skillet cookies – yum!

    • jeanine from on said:

      ha, I can relate – when I need a cookie, I need one now!

  17. stephanie from on said:

    i’ve had my eye on those mini skillets for a while now…i may have to get them just for these cookies!

  18. Ro on said:

    Hi, I know of a local store that carries your mini cast iron skillets. The only problem I have is they sell a lot of them in different diameters. Can I please get the same diameter skillets like yours so that I too can create your yummy recipe? Thanks in advance.

    • jeanine from on said:

      They’re the 3.5 inch ones…

  19. Gayle from on said:

    Can you swap All Purpose Flour for the Pamela’s Artisan Flour Blend if you don’t have a dietary need?

  20. shannon williams on said:

    Could you use Pamela’s Baking and Pancake mix in these? Would you just omit the baking soda and or baking powder?

    • jeanine from on said:

      Hi Shannon – I’m not quite sure because I did’t try it – but I’ll make these this afternoon and let you know how it goes 🙂 (I’m curious too)

    • jeanine from on said:

      Hi Shannon – just wanted to follow up – I tried this recipe with Baking & Pancake mix (without baking soda or baking powder – because, as you know, they’re ingredients in the mix). It worked as regular cookies, although they flattened out quite a bit and are more delicate (although still delicious). The skillets didn’t work as well as they did with the Artisan Flour Mix. (not enough rise). I’ll have to test this a few more times to figure out the proper baking powder ratio.

      Also – if you make cookies with the Baking & Pancake mix – don’t add salt because there’s already salt in that mix.

  21. Kelli on said:

    Could you use an egg replacer instead of the egg?

  22. tamar on said:

    Hi! This is really urgent, please answer asap! I want to make these skillet cookies but I don’t have a flour blend. Is there any other way I can make these? It doesn’t have to be gluten free. Any kind of flour will work!!! Please answer ASAP!!!

  23. ashley on said:

    i never ever comment on blogs, but i just wanted to say thank you for sharing your simple and delicious recipes with the masses. 🙂 i made these last night in my little le creuset cocettes that i don’t get to use often enough and they hit the spot. i’m wondering why they tasted exactly like warm chocolate chip banana bread? mmm…i don’t really care. they were great. thanks!

    • jeanine from on said:

      aw, thank you for commenting! Hmm… I didn’t taste a banana flavor, but I’m glad you liked these! 🙂

  24. I’m feeling so full of cold and sorry for myself today, so I made this recipe for some comfort-food-sofa-time – It’s just PEFECT!

  25. Leah on said:

    So cute. I’m making these for Christmas Eve dessert! 🙂

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