skillet snickerdoodle (for one)

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when you’re craving fall, and cookies, this skillet snickerdoodle for one is the answer

skillet snickerdoodle for one

Just when I was getting used to the fact that summer has ended, embracing everything that comes with our fall school schedule, mother nature has hit us with a dose of summer weather.

I’m kind of over it. The kids are over it too. It is HOT, and we want the cool fall weather that we had last week.

Stella has been begging for lasagna [4]and chicken soup. Charlie can eat his weight in homemade french bread [5]. But the last thing I feel like doing when it is hot outside is bake.

skillet snickerdoodle for one

Only, I have been craving snickerdoodles.

I’m sure I could find a way to make to make a mug version like this brownie [6], that doesn’t require tuning on the oven. Until then, I’m happy to not share this skillet snickerdoodle.  Yes, you do have to turn on the oven, but only for 15 or 20 minutes. And this snickerdoodle is worth it. If it get’s too hot, load it up with vanilla ice cream to cool down. That’s what I plan to do today.

skillet snickerdoodle for one

skillet snickerdoodle (for one)


  • 3 Tbsp butter, softened (at room temperature)
  • 3 Tbsp sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/3 cup flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • for the topping -
  • 1 tsp sugar mixed with 1/4 tsp cinnamon


  • heat oven to 350 degrees
  • cream together the butter and sugar until light
  • beat in the egg yolk and vanilla
  • combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, cream of tartar, and salt
  • add dry ingredients to the butter, and mix until combined
  • press dough into a 6 inch cast iron skillet, and top with cinnamon and sugar mixture
  • bake cookie for 14 - 16 minutes (edges will be set and but middle will be slightly soft) cook longer if desired
  • enjoy warm with a scoop (or two) of ice cream

skillet snickerdoodle for one

The weather outside may not say fall, but this skillet snickerdoodle sure has me feeling it. Full of cinnamon and sugary goodness, it will have you in a fall state of mind too. Jut make sure to bake it while your kids are at school; you are not going to want to share. If you don’t have a 6 inch skillet, you can use a ramekin, or bake your giant cookie on a baking sheet. (if you use a ramekin,  keep in mind you may need to bake a few minutes longer)


skillet snickerdoodle for one


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