Paleo Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

This paleo salted chocolate chip cookie skillet is as simple as 6 ingredients. Just mix and bake off for a decadent, gooey and chocolaty paleo dessert.

Despite years of knowing this and doing it countless times over, I still think it’s absolutely crazy that you can use a nut butter as a base for baked goods instead of flour and they actually turn out! Blows my mind every time.

This time was no exception either and while I knew this paleo salted chocolate chip skillet cookie would turn out, I still sat there like a little kid in front of the oven door with my fingers crossed hoping it would bake up ok.

This paleo salted chocolate chip cookie skillet is as simple as 6 ingredients. Just mix and bake off for a decadent, gooey and chocolaty paleo dessert.

My willpower has been pretty on point over the last few months when it comes to eating things I shouldn’t be. Well, this recipe ruined me. The second pictures were done, that slice you see in the last picture below couldn’t get in my face fast enough. And then there was another small forkful, and another…and maybe another 5 minutes later after trying to walk away from it.

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The only thing that saved me from face planting into the skillet itself was wrapping it up and promptly bringing it to the gym where it was attacked like people hadn’t eaten in a week and fought over for who got to take home the leftovers.

Words really won’t do this one justice. It’s decadent and chocolaty with crispy edges and a seriously gooey center. The sea salt on top makes each bite pop with that perfect salty sweet goodness and using cashew butter instead of another nut butter gives it an almost cake batter like undertone. I LOVE cashew butter for that and literally never walk out of Trader Joe’s with less than 3 jars of it at a time. Running out would honestly make me cry.

This Paleo salted chocolate chip cookie skillet is decadent, gooey, chocolatey and the perfect grain free dessert.

Between this paleo salted chocolate chip cookie skillet, this fudgy paleo skillet brownie, these paleo chocolate chip cookies and maybe these paleo BACON chocolate chip cookies you really don’t need any other paleo dessert recipes as far as I’m concerned!

Make this. Eat this. Fall in love.

Yields 8

Paleo Salted Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet

10 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 1/2 cups creamy cashew butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
  • 3 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (or chocolate chips) + more for topping
  • sea salt for topping


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Grease an 8 inch cast iron skillet with coconut oil or butter.
  3. Combine cashew butter, eggs, coconut sugar, baking soda and coconut oil in a large bowl. Stir well until mostly combined.
  4. Add chopped chocolate and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Transfer mixture into the greased skillet and spread out evenly.
  6. Top with additional chocolate and a sprinkling of sea salt.
  7. Bake for 20-25 minutes until golden brown around edges and still a bit loose in the middle.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 15 minutes before slicing.


  1. Maria
    Oh my gosh this is heaven in a skillet. I love the sweet-salty gooeyness! Your photography is absolutely beautiful:)
  2. Lynn | The Road to Honey
    It is kind of crazy that nut butters can be transformed into a baked good, isn't it? And in many cases I actually prefer these baked goods over their flour counterparts. Almond butter is my typical "go to" (I can't get enough of the stuff). . .but being the big cashew fan. . .I'm thinking I might need to switch it up a bit with cashew butter because this cookie looks absolutely heavenly. I can practically taste it just be looking at the photos.
      1. Dawn
        I was about to ask the same thing! We have a cashew allergy over here but almonds are ok! Cant wait to try this.
  3. Cassie
    I found this on Food Faith Fitness's facebook and fell in LOVE with this recipe! I think it's so clever and I love the easiness of it! Now I want to get a skillet just for this recipe :P
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author
      I usually buy (and love!!) Trader Joe's cashew butter. You should be able to find it these days in regular grocery stores, definitely natural food stores and if all else fails, Amazon.
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author
      Do you have a Trader Joe's nearby? It's not that expensive there. If not, Amazon is your best friend. Or, just use a different nut butter.
  4. Dottie
    We do have a Trader's, I'll check there first, I know at Whole Foods it ridiculously expensive. Thanks for th eAmazon tip as well.
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author
      Nope, you don't need a skillet! A baking dish of any sort will work. Baking time may be a tiny bit longer, just remove when edges are firm but middle is still soft, it will set up a bit as it cools.
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author
      I don't. You can plug the recipe into any online nutritional calculator if you want to know. I'd rather not, it's definitely an indulgence! :)
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author
      That's really hard to diagnose without being in the kitchen with you. Did you follow the recipe exactly? After making it multiple times, dry is the last thing I'd ever say this recipe is. It's quite gooey actually. Sorry you had trouble with it!
  5. Vicki
    Do you think I could use an egg substitute, like flax or chia eggs (or Bob's Red Mill gluten-free egg replacer)? I'm not so concerned with it being strictly Paleo.
    1. Running to the Kitchen Post author
      Great question, I haven't tried but in theory, it should work! If you do try it, please let me know how it comes out.

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