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This Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a healthy…ish sweet treat to welcome in the weekend. This cookie is made using whole wheat flour and zero refined sugar. It’s also so easy and incredibly delicious. So really, there’s no excuse not to make it right away…meaning tonight!

overhead photo final photo of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with ice cream

Whenever life gets a little too busy, or just a little too hard, I always do what my mom did growing up, I make cookies. And there really isn’t anything more comforting than the classic chocolate chip cookie, you know? It will forever be one of my favorites.

Well life was busy this week, and the work will be continuing on throughout the weekend, as we are filming a ton of new recipe videos starting tomorrow and going through Monday. Typically when we film new videos we batch film and do anywhere from four to five videos in a day. That means four to five recipes made from start to finish in one day.

It’s A LOT. By the end of the day I am tired, but yet the day is still not over because the kitchen needs a massive clean, and computer work has to happen after that.

Oddly, I don’t dread days like these because I love a productive day, and I love to hustle too. So while I’m tired at the end of the day I also feel so happy with all that we accomplished. A productive day is the BEST!

How weird am I?

I can’t help it, it’s just in my DNA or something. And yes, we work on the weekend around here, because this is when Kai, my brother, is available to come into town and film. Gotta do what you gotta do.

overhead photo of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip cookie dough

overhead photo of unbaked Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Anyway, my point in telling you all this is that earlier this week, after a long day, I really just felt like baking cookies. Honestly, I just wanted to bake something and not have to stress about testing the recipe, or make sure it was perfect for the blog. I do so much recipe testing, re-testing, and then photographing, that I almost never get to make a recipe simply for pure enjoyment. I’m always cooking for work.

SO, I decided I was just going to bake a tried and true recipe, and just bake for fun.

I set out to make this cookie with zero intention of ever sharing it here on the blog. Things were going great, I swapped in some healthier ingredients and baked the cookie in a skillet, since I was just playing around, and not worried about the final outcome. Plus, in my opinion, you can’t mess up a cookie too badly if you eat it warm. Warm cookies are the best.

overhead photo of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie without ice cream

But you guys. My healthier swaps ended up making for one of the most delicious skillet cookies, you’d never even guess it was healthy…ish.


This skillet cookie is warm, gooey, extra chocolatey, not overly sweet, but still incredibly delicious. I ended up using all whole wheat flour and just a little maple syrup to sweeten the cookie. As I mentioned, this is not overly sweet, so if you know you need to have an extra sweet cookie I recommend adding in a little sugar. I personally think it’s perfect as is, but I don’t need an extra sweet dessert either.

I think what really makes this cookie so delicious is the fact that it’s meant to be eaten warm, right out of the oven, and preferably with a scoop of vanilla ice cream (do it). There’s just something about a skillet full with a big ole warm chocolate chip cookie that’s too delicious.

And the perfect weekend treat.

close up overhead photo of Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie with ice cream

Best part? Unlike a lot of healthier dessert recipes out there, this skillet cookie uses ingredients you all know and love, and potentially even have in your pantry right now. A little whole wheat flour, real maple syrup, eggs, and grass-fed butter (read all about the benefits of using grass-fed butter here).

Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying this skillet cookie is health food, but it’s certainly healthier than your average cookie, which I can totally get excited about it.

And with that, who’s ready for the weekend and a giant (healthy…ish) skillet cookie to make your Friday just that much sweeter?

Me. Me. And ME.

overhead photo of half eaten Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

close up photo of eaten Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

If you make this Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie today, tonight, this weekend, or anytime, and love it, please be sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating! I love, love, love hearing from you guys and always do my best to respond to each and every one of you. Oh, and of course, if you do make this skillet cookie, don’t forget to also tag me on Instagram so I can see! I love looking at the photos of recipes you all have made. It makes my day!

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories Per Serving: 345 kcal

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.



  • 1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 10-12 inch oven safe skillet with butter.
    2. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter until light, and fluffy. Add the eggs, one at a time, until combined. Slowly add in the maple and vanilla, beating until combined. Add the flour and baking soda and beat until fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chips.
    3. Spread the dough out in the prepared skillet. Transfer to the oven and bake for 18-20 minutes, it's OK if the center is a little gooey. Remove from the oven, let cool 3-5 minutes. DIG in, preferably with a scoop of ice cream.


Recipe makes a 12 inch skillet cookie
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  1. 1 star
    I followed the recipe perfectly and this did not work out. It looked beautiful when it was done but it tasted only of whole wheat flour and maple syrup.

    1. Hi Elizabeth,
      So sorry you had issues with this recipe. Can I ask if you adjusted the recipe at all? I haven’t had anyone with this issue yet. Please let me know how I can help. xTieghan

  2. 5 stars
    Just made this but had to modify based on what I had at home. I substituted the whole wheat flour for all purpose and didn’t have a skillet but used a square pyrex instead and it still came out incredibly light and delicious!! Looking forward to not sharing it with anyone and eating it all hahaha just kidding. I guess I’ll share…

  3. Boy, I WISH I had the time to make cookies when I’m stressed out! Usually, I end up trying to solve the problem and tackle my tasks on the spot. My appetite usually blunts in periods of stress or anticipation, so I don’t really end up craving food to begin with, but I’m sure the aroma of the cookies would incentivize me to eat more! This cookie looks glorious. I’d love to try making it with vegan butter and flax eggs!

  4. 5 stars
    I made this last night and it was awesome! It didn’t need any added sugar. Thank you for this recipe!

  5. 5 stars
    I made this Saturday night for some post derby sweetness. I halved the recipe and baked it in an 8″ skillet since its just two of us and it came out perfectly. Love the simple, healthier ingredients. Awesome recipe, thanks!

  6. I’m all about warm cookies! And made in a skillet…even better! Perfect dessert for sharing to make this weekend!! 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    Have you considered including nutritional information ? I have a Type 1 diabetic in my family and knowing the carb count of the recipes would help with insulin dosage.

    1. Hi Barbara! I have considered adding the nutritional information, but I just try to use whole ingredients instead. I think this way is great for most of my recipes because it allows people to eat healthy, whole foods without worrying about calories or macros. I hope you understand. I find that many online food calculators work great to find out the nutritional information! Please let me know if you have any other questions!

  8. I tried a skillet cookie for the first time just recently. I love them and this one looks so simple, thanks for sharing, will have to make it soon. And I agree, chocolate chip cookies to the rescue served warm!

  9. 5 stars
    Did I understand you correctly ? Four to five a day ? You are bursting with energy then ! Lucky you ! Agree to your mom: cookie heals it all !

  10. It looks so so good.
    If I’m feeling happy, sad, stressed or overwhelmed I always bake cookies. Cookies are such a comfort food!

  11. 5 stars
    This simple to make recipe makes it for a great cookie.. nephews will be thrilled about these… thank you! 🙂