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Have you ever made a skillet cookie?

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie | .halfbakedharvest.com

Oh dear gosh, I really hope you have!

ME?

Never made one before yesterday.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie | .halfbakedharvest.com

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 cookiesΒ 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 | .halfbakedharvest.com

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 | .halfbakedharvest.com

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 | .halfbakedharvest.com

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 | .halfbakedharvest.com

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!

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie | .halfbakedharvest.com

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 | .halfbakedharvest.com

Oh, and it’s loaded with chocolate chunks.

I know, I know. YUM.

Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Salted Coffee Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie | .halfbakedharvest.com

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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Ingredients

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 | https://www.halfbakedharvest.com/sweet-salty-bourbon-cinnamon-pecan-caramel-apples-chocolate-drizzle/] for topping
  • ice cream optional

Instructions

  • 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. 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! πŸ™‚

  1. 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.

  2. 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?

  3. 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.

  4. 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!! πŸ™‚ Tell her I said happy birthday!

  5. 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

  6. 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.)?

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

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

  10. 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! πŸ™‚

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

  11. I’m not a coffee drinker….what could I substitute for the 1 cup of coffee? Or is it not very coffee tasting?

  12. OMG how did I miss this…and how can I make this in my boring old cast iron skillet??? Never…on the hunt not for a new Le Creuset…and I’ve never made a skillet cookie πŸ™‚

  13. Absolutely insane Tieghan! I love everything about this cookie – chocolate, oats, caramel (ohhh the caramel…) Pinned and sharing on Facebook tomorrow!

  14. I have never made a skillet cookie Tieghan! And now I simply have no excuse not to try it. You can only imagine my excitement over here about this recipe of yours. Caramel apple anything is at the top of my dessert list. Not to mention the oats and chocolate (!!!).

  15. Skillet cookies look awesome. Especially this one. AMAZING. (and pinned.)
    I’ve got to try making a healthy skillet cookie sometime. I’ve just got to.
    Oh and Coffee Caramel sounds like something from heaven.

  16. I can’t even handle how awesome this looks. My brain is going into 7th heaven mode just staring at it! You’ve got my endorphins going, girly…must make skillet cookie ASAP!

  17. Ohhhh man I gotta try this one, Yummmmmmm! I never made a skillet cookie and woah this is so gooey, I need it!

  18. How have I never even heard of such goodness? I gotta have one!! I can’t wait for more of these spectacular goodies!! Chocolate chip pleeez! You are just BRILLIANT!!

  19. Skillet cookies are literally the best things! So happy you made one with ummm caramel apples!!!!

  20. Oh my! These look so tasty. We have a pizza parlor that sells skillet cookies and they are just heaven. I love skillet cookies (:

  21. Filled with salted coffee caramel?!! Wahh, I need one. It’s like you took every awesome baking ingredient in the world and smashed them all together in this glorious skillet cookie.

  22. Fabulous. Just Fabulous. I can only imagine how yummy it smells, and it looks so pretty in that green Le Creuset. I’ve never made or eaten a skillet cookie.. but I think I might have to try now!!
    I can’t keep up with all of your recipes!! I have a ton of them printed ready for me to prepare!! Printing this one as I’m typing… <3

  23. I love making skillet cookies and this is your first?? Omg what a gorgeous first effort! And that green Le Creueset was tailor made for an apple recipe. Now you just need one in every color – me too πŸ™‚ Pinned! love the oats, the texture, the chocolate, oh yeah!

    1. First one!! And not the last!! Thanks for pinning, Averie! Oh and I would LOVE a skillet in every color, but I think I be broke by then! LOL! πŸ™‚