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Have you ever made a skillet cookie?

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

Oh dear gosh, I really hope you have!


Never made one before yesterday.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

Not even one.

Never had one either, but that has to be obvious because if I had, I would have been making them at least once a week. I am honestly a little (err a lot) sad that I have been missing out on these skillet cookies my whole life. I mean, it has to be one of the better things I will ever make in my skillet.

I made this yesterday. I never show you guys stuff I made the day before, but this could not wait. I was just too excited about it.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

And even with making your own caramel sauce it could not be any easier to throw together!

And I promise, I am not messing with you.

Like even if you are the busiest person ever, you could still make these everyday.

Fine, that is maybe a little stretch. I’m sure if you are the busiest person ever, with a task list a mile long, than making a skillet cookie might not make it on to that list everyday. But once a week for sure.

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So there are not any apples baked INTO the cookie.

I am just not a huge baked apple person, although this fall I have been oddly really into them. I have caramelized them, roasted them, and again and caramelized them again one more time.


Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

I am still all about a fresh crisp caramel apple though.

Like these bourbon caramel apples. SO good.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

So instead of baking the apples into the cookie, I just topped the HOT and GOOEY cookies with fresh apples and an extra drizzle of caramel sauce.

I say extra because the whole center of this cookie is filled with salted coffee caramel. It’s crazy, insane, awesomeness!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

I gotta tell you a little about the coffee caramel.

And really, I only have one thing to say.

WOW. It’s good caramel sauce, really good!

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Your house is going to smell incredible.

There’s coffee, Kahlua, caramel and oatmeal all in one irresistible cookie. It’s fall baking like no other.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

Oh, and it’s loaded with chocolate chunks.

I know, I know. YUM.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie |

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 794 kcal

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Salted Coffee Caramel (or 1 1/2 cups salted caramel sauce)

  • 1 cup black coffee
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar add 1/4 white sugar if you like a sweeter cookie
  • 1 cup canned coconut milk or heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 tablespoon Kahlua
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • coarse sea salt for sprinkling
  • 2 - 3 of your favorite apples I used honey crisps and granny smith
  • [toasted pecans |] for topping
  • ice cream optional


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease 10 or 12 inch oven safe skillet.
  • To make the the caramel add the coffee and brown sugar in a medium sauce pot. Bring a a boil and boil 5 minutes. Slowly add the coconut milk and butter, whisk to combine. Bring back to a boil, reduce heat to a low boil and cook 5 -10 minutes longer, until the sauce has thickened and coats the back of a spoon. If using a candy thermometer do not let the sauce go above 180 degrees F. Remove from the heat and stir in the Kahlua and salt, set aside.
  • To make the cookie dough, in a large mixing bowl or bowl of a stand mixer, add the oatmeal, flour, brown sugar, baking soda, salt, melted coconut oil, eggs and vanilla and beat until combined and the dough holds together (the dough will seem oily, this is good). Mix in about 1 cup of the chocolate chunks.
  • Turn half the batter out into a prepared pan, pushing the dough into pan. Then pour about 1 cup of the caramel overtop and spread it out all over the cookie. Sprinkle with some chocolate chunks and then place the remaining half of the dough over the chunks. Some of the chunks will most likely be sticking out, that is fine. Don't worry about it looking perfect. If desired you may even add more chocolate to the top. Most of the time I do.
  • Bake for about 20-25 minutes, just do not over bake. Underdone is always better in my opinion. Remove from the oven and let sit 5 minutes. Top with the thinly sliced apples, a good drizzle of the remaining caramel and then finish with the roasted pecans and a sprinkle of sea salt. DEVOUR and enjoy! Oh, and if you are feeling real crazy, add a scoop of ice cream!
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I’ll just be going to make another one now. The one from yesterday is long gone…

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    1. Hi Annie,
      Instead of the coffee in the caramel sauce, just use water or milk:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you give it a try! xTieghan

  1. Looks amazing! Do you think it would work to add the apples in before baking or would that ruin the dessert?

    1. I have not tried freezer caramel before, so I don’t recommend trying it with this recipe. I do recommend refrigerating it. It will keep for about a week. Please let me know if you have any other questions. Hope you love this recipe! 🙂

  2. Not sure if you’ll ever see this since this recipe is so old, but I make this skillet cookie all the time. Seriously, all the time. Whenever we have someone over for dinner, I just have to make it and share the awesomeness.
    I’m now grain free and am missing it so, so, so much. So I made an almond and coconut flour version, with the same caramel sauce. It was pretty good, but this recipe is still better. One day, I’ll eat this cookie again… One day.

  3. I was looking for apple recipes and stumbled on this. This sounds really delicious but would it be okay if I omit the Kahlua or should I replace it with another liquid?

  4. i made this and it turned out awful. The caramel was too soupy and the oat mixture was way too runny and I followed the recipe exactly. I wasted a lot of time and money on this recipe. It sounded like a good idea but didn’t work.

    1. Hey Jen, I am so sorry this recipe did not work out for you. I have had others make it and love it, so I feel horrible you had a flop. Let me know if you have any questions.

  5. Would it be alright to make the caramel in advance? I’m looking forward to making this cookie for my mom’s birthday but I won’t have a ton of time to bake day of. Hoping to be able to make the caramel the night before!

    1. Hey Annie, that will work great.Just warm the caramel over the stove or in the microwave if it is too stiff to pour. Hope you and your mom love this cookie!! 🙂 Tell her I said happy birthday!

  6. Hi, is it possible to leave the caramel out? I don’t have any ingredients for the carmel but I still want to try the cookie

  7. Looks lovely! One question (which may seems silly)…when you say “oatmeal” in the ingredients list are you referring to prepared/cooked oatmeal or just oats (rolled/quick/etc.)?

  8. Just made thi tonight. My caramel did not thicken either. Perhaps it was because I used Lite Coconut milk? I let it boil for a longtime too, but it just remained “soupy”. Regardless, I poured the soupy caramel into the skillet, over half of the batter, and it came out just wonderful. I did not however, pour any remaining caramel over the final product. Thanks!

  9. Is it okay to nix the oats from this w/o it affecting the way it turns out? Oats aggravate my acid reflux. Do you have a suggestion for a substitution?

    1. Hey Tasha, you need to repace the oat with something. Maybe a cereal like rice krispes or corn flakes? Would those work for you?

        1. That might work, but I think you need something that will bake into the cookie nicely. I am not sure nuts would do the trick, but I think cornflakes would work great!

  10. Yum! I love adding different extras each time; that’s a great idea. Apple and chocolate is a surprisingly tasty combo.

  11. I made this and it tasted DELICIOUS. I could not get the caramel to thicken up though so the whole cookie was too mushy, but it didn’t matter as it still had the fabulous caramel and coffee flavor.

    Love it, thank you!! :O)

    1. OH man!! I wonder why your caramel did not thicken. Did you bring it to a boil??

      So happy you still loved it though!! Thanks so much for making this cookie! 🙂

      1. Who knows…I brought it to a boil twice and let it simmer for a while too. I did something wrong. 😛 I will more than likely try making it again because it was a hit!