Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Vegan)

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate thick, gooey oatmeal cookie! This gluten-free and vegan dessert is loaded with gooey chocolate. This one is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

This Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate thick, gooey oatmeal cookie! This gluten-free and vegan dessert is loaded with gooey chocolate. This one is sure to satisfy your chocolate cravings!

I’m back from the Caribbean, and I’m missing it already! After spending a week on a catamaran in the sunshine looking out over the clearest water I’ve ever seen, San Diego’s cloudy day seems a little lackluster.

Let’s be honest though: just about any place seems lackluster in comparison to the British Virgin Islands. It’s truly a piece of paradise. It was a long week packed with activity, but it also flew by in a flash. [Read more…]

Apple Cinnamon Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Apple Cinnamon Skillet Cookie is a deep-dish cookie that’s loaded with fresh diced apples and warm fall spices! This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo-friendly skillet cookie is topped with caramelized apples.

This Apple Cinnamon Skillet Cookie is a deep-dish spiced cookie that's loaded with fresh diced apples and warm fall spices! This gluten-free, refined sugar-free, and Paleo-friendly skillet cookie is topped with caramelized apples.Happy birthday to me! Today, I turn 23, and because I’m obsessed with all things apple/cinnamon/caramel, I had to share this apple cinnamon skillet cookie with you today. Even though I (depressingly enough) won’t be eating this glorious creation today.

I’m usually not big on my birthday and prefer to let it go by without my much celebrating – just a good meal with my most important people does the trick for me. This year though, San Diego happens to be having a music festival, Kaaboo, that’s about a five minute drive from my house, on my birthday weekend! [Read more…]

Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is an easy, one bowl recipe loaded with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. This gooey skillet cookie is gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free.

This Raspberry Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is an easy, one bowl recipe loaded with fresh raspberries and dark chocolate chunks. This gooey skillet cookie is gluten-free, Paleo, and refined sugar free.I hope everyone had a nice + long holiday weekend! We’re officially post-Labor Day, so even though we haven’t reached the official end of summer quite yet, it feels like we’ve passed the unofficial conclusion of the sunny season. Even here in San Diego, though the days are still warm, a bit of that fall breeze in starting to roll in with a bite of chill in night air.

And even though I’m basking in every last bit of sunshine, I’m starting to get really excited about all that fall brings, specifically to the dessert table: apples, cinnamon, pumpkin, and lots and lots of chocolate! [Read more…]

Blueberry Skillet Cookie (Gluten Free + Paleo)

This Blueberry Skillet Cookie is a cross between a gooey skillet cookie and a bubbly blueberry cobbler! This recipe is gluten-free, Paleo and refined sugar free and makes just enough to share.

This Blueberry Skillet Cookie is a cross between a gooey skillet cookie and a bubbly blueberry cobbler! This recipe is gluten-free, Paleo and refined sugar free and makes just enough to share.I’m seriously going nutty over all the incredible fruit and vegetables around this time of year. I keep buying all of these incredible peaches, juicy watermelons and flavorful plums with the intention of making all these recipes I have in my head and scribbled on my notepads, and then they end up in my stomach before they end up in a recipe – I just can’t resist.

Fruit in San Diego is irresistible this time of year, and this week at the farmer’s market, I couldn’t keep my hands off the berries and the oh so beautiful heirloom tomatoes. Working with fabulous produce makes baking so much more fun – everything is better when the produce is high quality and super flavorful on it’s own. [Read more…]

Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!

This Paleo Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the ultimate gooey dessert! This gluten free and refined sugar free skillet cookie is a healthier alternative to the classic Pizookie. Use big chocolate chunks to make it extra chocolatey!Ooey…gooey…doughy…with big, melted chunks of dark chocolate. Those are the words I like to hear when we’re talking about gooey chocolate chip skillet cookies, don’t you?

The biggest perk of a skillet cookie is the increased ratio of gooey insides to the crispy, golden outside. When you dig into the center of a skillet cookie with your spoon and get a perfect mix of melted chocolate, barely cooked doughy center, and crispy edges, there isn’t really anything better. [Read more…]

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a peanut butter lover’s dream!! The peanut butter cookie stays soft in the center while the edges get crispy, and a layer of peanut butter in the center takes this skillet cookie over the top.

This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a peanut butter lover's dream!! The peanut butter cookie stays soft in the center while the edges get crispy, and a layer of peanut butter in the center takes this skillet cookie over the top.Aloha from Kauai! If you had asked me on Saturday morning where I would be this week, I definitely wouldn’t have thought I’d be in Hawaii.

But, on Saturday morning, my sister texted me from the vacation house in Kauai she’d just arrived at with her boyfriend. They had two extra bedrooms, I had a voucher for a free flight, and a job that allows me to work from where ever I want. It was one of those times where it worked out too well for me to do anything but jump at the opportunity to escape the Seattle rain and soak in some sun rays in Hawaii. [Read more…]

Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that’s perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie!

This Oatmeal M&M Peanut Butter Skillet Cookie is a quick and easy recipe made in one bowl that's perfect for sharing! It has a layer of peanut butter in the middle and lots of crispy edges. Top it with ice cream for a homemade version of the pizookie! It’s almost the Oscars! How many of the movies have you guys seen? I have seen exactly zero of the movies up for Best Picture, and I think Gone Girl (which was sooo good!) is the only thing I’ve seen from the other nominated movies.

Clearly…I’m not much of a movie watcher. I get way too distracted to sit and watch a movie for as long as it takes, so I’m more of a TV show and YouTube kind of girl, but I do love watching awards shows! It’s so fun to curl up on the couch and watch the red carpet, admire and judge all the different outfits, and see what inevitable dramatic thing happens. What’s your favorite thing about the Oscars? I have some friends who make it a personal mission to see all of the Best Picture nominees before the show so they can make their best predictions. [Read more…]

Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

This Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is gooey, crunchy, and flowing with salted caramel! This is one treat best served with ice cream and friends.

This Salted Caramel Filled Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is gooey, crunchy, and flowing with salted caramel! This is one treat best served with ice cream and friends.When I posted my browned butter sage skillet cornbread a little while back, I mentioned how freakin’ excited I was to make skillet cookies and hinted that some would be coming. A lot of you got excited about that…well, the time has come. And ohmygoodness there is definitely reason to be excited.

This cookie is NO joke. I made it in a 6-inch pan. That’s relatively small, but 6 starving girls took on this cookie and we couldn’t finish it (there was valiant effort though). It’s soo rich, chocolatey, sweet, crunchy, gooey, and FILLED with salted caramel. As in, you dip you spoon in and caramel lava flows out of the cookie. It’s unreal. It’s something you need to experience with like, 8 of your closest friends. [Read more…]