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Who could resist a warm chocolate chip cookie served in a cute little skillet?

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest

With a super special secret ingredient, and so many perfect chunks of chocolate, plus swirls of yummy peanut butter (totally serious right now), honestly, who could resist?

After a whole months of extra healthy (but still delicious, indulgent and satisfying) desserts you guys knew something like this HAD to be coming. I mean, I just really needed a real deal cookie in my life. After a month apart, it was time… you know? OK, so I just lied a little. I totally did not go through all of January without cookies, but I blame it all on Asher, she MADE me make her cookie dough, and you didn’t really think I could resist some cookie dough + milk with the little sis now did you?

I have discipline… but not that much.

SIDE NOTE: my cousin just sent me a snapchat of her eating seaweed snacks…my response was SIMPLE. Girl, you need to come eat my skillet cookies (picture included)! Duh.

Seriously though, if it weren’t for that little girl Asher, I would have stuck out the entire month of healthy eating, no sugar, plenty of superfoods January thing. Darn you Asher… but um, THANK YOU too, cause cookies are never a totally bad thing. Plus, those cookies inspired these skillet cookies, so double thanks to the little sis today!

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest

Wait, can I just tell you the sweetest thing that Asher did the other day? I really just have to, so if you are simply looking for the recipe please scroll down, otherwise prepare to have you hearts melt.

So you guys remember last week how I spent many, many one on one hours with Asher? We did the spa day, the playground (times three), the grocery, made pottery, watched countless hours of Harry Potter and made all the cookies you can dream of. It was fun sister time, and even though she is 15 years younger we can still have a good time, which I think is pretty awesome, and apparently so does she.

She came over on Sunday and handed me a note. Oh this note, I read it and all my worries went away. It is short (she’s only in 1st grade), so I will share it with you guys.

Dear Tieghan,

You are the best sister ever. I love you so so much. Thank you for taking me to the spa and the play ground and for the heart shaped cookies.

Love Asher

She wrote it herself without even telling anyone what she was doing and walked herself over to my house to give it me. It’s even better if you actually see her hand written note, because one, her hand writing is the cutest ever, and two, she drew little hearts and smiley faces all over the page. I mean, really? Saving this for all my life cause someday when she is a teen and hating me, I will SO be sticking this right in her face to remind her who took cake of her when she was little. Sister stuff, I never thought I would be one to love sister stuff, but now that I have a sister, I LOVE it. Brothers are awesome too (in their own way), but it’s just not the same.

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest

Cookies though, warm, gooey, secret ingredient, peanut butter stuffed chocolate chip skillet cookies.

Let’s chat about them!

First off, let me just say that these cookies are beyond incredible. They are simple, full of chocolate and delicious swirls of peanut butter, AND they even have some salty pretzels chunks (if you are into that, which clearly I am). It’s basically my ultimate cookie.

Second, let me reveal the secret ingredient. This may sound really strange, but you guys, just think about it, try it, and prepare to be amazed. The secret ingredient is white miso paste, YES, miso paste. I know it’s odd, but miso paste is a great ingredient to use in both sweet and savory dishes. For example, these cookies! The miso paste adds a saltiness that makes you think, “hmm, what is that? It’s so delicious, but I can’t figure out what it is”. The saltiness pairs SO well with the sweetness of the cookie and the luscious chocolate chunks. Seriously, just try it!! Plus miso is so good for you, just check out this link if you’re looking for info on the health benefits of miso. I know you will soon be in love, and adding a little miso paste to all you cookies from here on out. I know I am!


Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvestSecret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest

As are skillet cookies in general. I mean, any cookie that you can just take a spoon to and eat hot, is my kind of cookie. But a cookie that has peanut butter and pretzels in it too??


I used a bunch of mini skillets for my cookies, but if you do not have a slew of mini skillets just lying around your kitchen, this recipe also works for a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet. And if you don’t have a cast iron skillet just divide the dough between cake pans. SO NO excuses to not make these, Mmmmm, k?!?


Lastly,  I have to say that I made these with the Super Bowl in mind, but then realized that they are not only amazing for the Super Bowl, which is um, THIS SUNDAY (if you need ideas on what to make, check out these cheesesteaks, these cauliflower buffalo bits, this pizza dip and these wing OR this post full of Super Bowl eats), but are equally perfect for Valentine’s Day!! How romantic is that? What could be better than sharing a warm, gooey chocolate dessert??

Single? …keep it all for yourself!!

Yup. I am ALL in on that.

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest

Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories Per Serving: 887 kcal

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



  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease one 10-12 inch skillet OR 4-6 smaller skillets.
  • Combine the flour, baking soda and salt (if using) in a small bowl.
  • Beat the butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and miso in large mixer bowl until creamy, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the eggs and beat well until combined. Gradually beat in the flour mixture. Stir in the chocolate chips and pretzels.
  • In a small bowl, mix together the peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt.
  • Spread half the cookie dough into your prepared skillet or skillets. Dollop the peanut butter onto the cookie dough in rounder teaspoons. Now place the remaining cookie dough gently over the peanut butter. Place the skillet or skillets on a cookie sheet.
  • Bake on the middle rack in the oven for 20-25 minutes for a large skillet, and 12-15 minutes for smaller skillets. It's very important to not over bake the skillet cookie, these are best eaten when the center is a little underdone. Remove from the oven and let cool 3-5 minutes...then DIG in. No plates required, just grab some spoons. If you like, add a scoop of ice cream, and/or a sprinkle of flaky sea salt. YUM.
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Secret Ingredient Peanut Butter Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie | @hbharvest

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  1. Is it possible to prep these in advance? I’d love to cook these for a dinner party dessert but not have to do the mixing and such while hosting. Thank you!

    1. Hi Meredith,
      Totally, that will work well for you! Please let me know if you have any other questions, I hope you love this recipe! xT

  2. I would recommend baking it way longer. Probably 30 minutes. Mine was super gooey in the middle like completely uncooked at 25 mins…….

    Very good otherwise though once it’s fully cooked.

  3. 5 stars
    Mmmmm sounds bomb! Question tho… would I be able to leave out the peanut butter?
    Or would it change up the other ingredients? Going to make this this weekend. Got a cast skillet this Christmas and I have to use it for this lol

      1. 5 stars
        So, I am in serious need of some cookie magic today, so I’m browsing all my saved recipes. These are amazing! Yum, yum. But somehow I never read the Asher story in this post til now, and, though I know 5 years have passed, I know this week must still live in both your memories! I wanted to send you some love around this, because I’M the baby sister in a family myself, and in my late 50s, my sisters in their 70s, I still feel that my older sisters were the hands down best part of my childhood. And one of the best things my oldest sis (17 years difference) ever did for me was listen to me endlessly talk about my life when I was a teenager. She saved me from so many bad outcomes by being the best listener ever, and really informed the woman I became! Even now phone calls with either one ( we live in very distant places) are one of the best parts of the week for all three of us, and the support flows in all directions. So don’t assume that there’s going to be a time this sister connection is going to be lost, even briefly. You’re clearly great at this role, and I predict all the love you can hold. ❤❤❤

        1. Hi Toni! Thank you so much for this sweet comment, I loved it so much! It really is such a special bond to share with a sister! Thank you again for the kind words, sending love to you! xTieghan

  4. Hi! First off, I LOVE all of your recipes. Your stuff is my go to when I want to impress people with good food. I have a question about this recipe. You say to add the salt (if using), should I use miso OR salt? Or should I use both? Will it be too salty if I use both and put some flaky salt on top?

    1. Hey Jamie,
      You can use either one or both:) I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  5. This was AMAZING! A deep dish cookie is everything I crave in a dessert! Thank you for sharing this recipe!
    How long would it take to bake these into individual normal sized cookies do you think?

    1. Hi Lee,
      I haven’t tested this but I would say 10-15 minutes. I hope you love the recipe, please let me know if you have any other questions! xTieghan

  6. I made this recipe for my parent’s anniversary and it was a big hit. This is AMAZING and I didn’t even include the miso or pretzels. The crunchy top/edges with the soft inside, then throw some vanilla ice cream on top ? just wonderful. Will definitely be making this again!

  7. Hi! I just found this recipe and it looks incredible, but my partner is allergic to peanuts. Do I need to substitute the peanut butter with anything to keep the consistency the same, or can I just omit it entirely? Thank you!