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Vegan Cookie Dough Skillet – Super Easy Recipe

This vegan cookie dough skillet requires just 10 ingredients and comes together in just 20 minutes!

This homemade vegan cookie dough is the perfect summer dessert, it’s so simple to make.

If you’d prefer not to make this vegan cookie dough gluten free I have a section below of what ingredients you can substitute it with. Making it suitable for all dietary requirements

vegan cookie dough skillet

In this post I’ll also be going through your FAQ’s like, “how long can vegan cookie dough last in the fridge”, “does eggless cookie dough need to be refrigerated”, “how long do you cook cookie dough in a skillet” and so much more.

If you’re looking for more desserts to add to your baking list check out my Recipe For Mini Victoria Sponges and No Bake Twix Bars

Expert Baking Tips for making this the best vegan cookie dough

Although this vegan cookie dough skillet recipe is super easy, here are just a few expert tips i’d recommend:

  • Make sure your vegan block butter is at room temperature before creaming it into the sugars.
  • I found chocolate chunks work better than chocolate chips as they create pools of chocolate in the cookies rather than small pieces of chocolate but hey add in whatever you fancy. 
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What’s in vegan cookie dough

The vegan cookie dough – Ingredients

Here’s everything I used to make this cookie dough recipe vegan

vegan cookie dough skillet
  • Gluten Free Plain Flour – this is paired with xanthan gum to give more stability to the cookies to prevent it from crumbling.
  • Nut Butter – This is important to reduce the amount of spreading of the cookie as just using vegan butter will result in an overly buttery/ almost oily cookie dough.
  • Molasses – If you don’t have molasses treacle will also work well here too. This will act as our egg substitute and make these cookies chewy.
  • Caster sugar – I like to use caster sugar in my cookies which is just a very refined sugar. So if you can’t find caster sugar I’d recommend using very refined granulated sugar. 
  • Soft light brown sugar – don’t use brown granulated sugar as these large granules are likely to remain in the cookie resulting in crunchy granules of sugar dispersed in the cookies.

Equipment

For this recipe you do require a skillet. I used this 6.5 inch cast Iron Skillet by Victoria. They also offer skillets in a range of different sizes and they’re extremely durable and easy to use and clean! And it’s the perfect dish to bake so many delicious desserts and comfort food like this Peach cobbler.

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vegan cookie dough skillet

Non Vegan alternative.

If you didn’t want to make this easy cookie dough skillet recipe gluten free and vegan simply substitute the vegan butter for regular block butter or margarine and the plant based chocolate for normal chocolate.

The gluten free flour for normal plain flour and remove the xanthan gum as there’s no need to add this to non-gluten free bakes.

How to make vegan cookie dough

Best cookie skillet recipe – Step by step instructions 
  1. Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease and flour your skillet and set aside.
vegan cookie dough skillet
  1. Start by creaming together the sugars, tahini and vegan butter for 5 mins with a stand mixer or electric whisk. It should begin to slightly thicken in its consistency.
  2. Then add the molasses and water and mix for a further 2 mins.
  3. Once combined add the gluten free flour,  xanthan gum and chopped vegan chocolate, until combined – Careful not to over mix.
vegan cookie dough skillet
  1. Press the cookie dough into your skillet. Bake for 15 mins. The cookies should be lightly golden with a firm exterior and soft in the centre.
  2. Once baked, serve with vegan ice cream.

FAQ’s

Is eggless cookie dough safe to eat ?

This is quite a contradictory topic as some say since the cookie dough doesn’t contain egg, the risk of salmonella food poisoning is reduced. However, others say you should not eat raw dough, even if it does not contain eggs. As raw flour may contain E. coli but if i’m being completely honest i still taste test my cookie dough before it hits the oven 😉

How long do you cook cookie dough in a skillet ?

As this cookie dough is quite small it only requires 10 mins to bake at 180 degrees c or 356f

How to make cookie dough vegan ?

To create that soft gooey cookie with a crunchy exterior without eggs you must include 3 types of ingredients. 

  • Molasses/treacle will help bind the ingredients together to create that chewy soft cookie. 
  • As well as, vegan butter – this will create that crisp exterior and help with the spreading of the cookies. 
  • Finally nut/seed butter – this is really important to create that soft texture and prevent your cookies from spreading too much in the oven.

Storing and freezing

Does eggless cookie dough need to be refrigerated ?

No, I’ve found refrigerating vegan cookie dough results in a thicker less spread cookie dough – so would not recommend it especially when making individual cookies.

How long does vegan cookie dough last ?

Or more specifically how long can vegan cookie dough last in the fridge ? Well cookie dough can last up to a week in the fridge and up to 6 months when frozen in a sealed container.

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Vegan cookie dough skillet recipe

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5 from 4 votes

Skillet Cookie Dough

Course Dessert
Cuisine Homemade
Keyword gluten free, vegan
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 2

Equipment

  • skillet

Ingredients

  • 50 g Vegan butter
  • 50 g Caster sugar
  • 1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum
  • 110 g Gluten Free flour
  • 50 g Vegan Chocolate
  • 50 g Light Brown sugar
  • 1/2 tbsp Molasses
  • 30 g Nut butter (refer to notes)
  • 60 ml Water
  • Vegan ice cream (optional)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 180°C. Grease and flour your skillet and set aside.
  • Start by creaming together the sugars, tahini and vegan butter for 5 mins with a stand mixer or electric whisk. It should begin to slightly thicken in it’s consistency.
    50 g Vegan butter, 50 g Caster sugar, 50 g Light Brown sugar, 30 g Nut butter
  • Then add the molasses and water and mix for a further 2 mins.
    1/2 tbsp Molasses, 60 ml Water
  • Once combined add the gluten free flour,  xanthan gum and chopped vegan chocolate, until combined – DON’T over mix.
    1/4 tsp Xanthan Gum, 110 g Gluten Free flour, 50 g Vegan Chocolate
  • Press the cookie dough into your skillet. Bake for 15 mins. The cookies should be lightly golden with a firm exterior and soft in the center.
  • Once baked serve with vegan ice cream.
    Vegan ice cream

Notes

Nut butter – This can be peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter or if you’d prefer to make these cookies nut free tahini will work well here too.

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14 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    Thanks for sharing this great recipe. A friend of mine has recently started a vegan diet so this recipe will come in handy.

  2. 5 stars
    Loved making this cookie on the skillet. I didn’t have molasses so I used maple syrup. Still tasted good!

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