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Gingerbread Skillet Cookie with Caramel Sauce by Modern Honey. Perfectly spiced and soft gingerbread cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

Chocolate Chip Cookies get all the glory. They deserve every single accolade they receive but gingerbread is pretty darn amazing as well. My Lady’s Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is the #2 top recipe on Modern Honey so why not make a gingerbread cookie the same way? This Gingerbread Skillet Cookie is full of holiday flavor and spices. Bring on the vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce to top it off. It’s absolutely heavenly!

This Gingerbread Skillet Cookie with Caramel Sauce is made in one skillet. You literally use one pan which makes this seriously simple. This gingerbread cookie is made with butter, sugar, eggs, molasses, cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and even cayenne pepper.

Gingerbread Skillet Cookie with Caramel Sauce by Modern Honey. Perfectly spiced and soft gingerbread cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

A few tips to ensure Gingerbread Skillet Success:

1. A cast iron skillet works brilliantly with this recipe and only costs about $10-$20. This Lodge Skillet is only $15 bucks and can be used for so many recipes in the kitchen. I am obsessed with cast iron skillets! If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you can substitute an oven safe skillet instead.

2. The key is to let that butter deepen by melting it in the skillet before adding the sugar. Once the sugar is added, it creates a rich toffee flavor that goes perfectly with the spices. Take your time to stir it until it’s nice and smooth. It should have a golden gloss to it and look like melted caramel.

3. After adding sugars, chill in refrigerator (place pan on oven mit) for at least 10-15 minutes BEFORE adding eggs. The eggs will scramble if they are added while it’s too hot, so get it close to room temperature.

5. The baking time will depend on the depth of your skillet. If you are using a Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet, Pre-Seasoned, 10.25-inch, it will cook slightly longer than if you are using a 12 inch skillet.  You want to watch for the sides to become golden brown and start to get crispy. The center will remain slightly gooey because that’s what makes a gingerbread skillet pizookie so dang good.

Gingerbread Skillet Cookie with Caramel Sauce by Modern Honey. Perfectly spiced and soft gingerbread cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

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Gingerbread Skillet Cookie with Caramel Sauce

By: Melissa Stadler, Modern Honey
Rich spiced gingerbread skillet cookie topped with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 8


  • 1 cup Butter
  • 1 1/3 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 1 Egg Yolk
  • 1/3 cup Molasses
  • 2 2/3 cups Flour
  • 1 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ginger
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Ground Cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne Pepper
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Caramel Sauce


  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • In a 10 or 12 inch cast iron skillet, melt butter over medium heat stirring often, until it starts to bubble and is completely melted. Turn heat to low and add sugar, stirring well. Keep stirring until smooth and glossy.
  • Chill for 10-15 minutes (you don't want to add the eggs now or you will have scrambled eggs).
  • Remove from refrigerator or freezer and add egg and egg yolk and stir well. Stir in molasses.
  • Stir in flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Stir in cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and cayenne pepper.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 26-32 or until the edges are lightly golden brown. The inside will still be slightly gooey and that's the way it's meant to be.
  • Top with vanilla bean ice cream and caramel sauce. Serve warm.

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Keyword: gingerbread skillet cookie
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Christmas is only 3 days away and we will be serving this after our Christmas dinner. You can eat this Gingerbread Skillet Cookie straight from the skillet or dish out into individual dishes. We literally dig right in because we can’t wait to eat it!

Happy Baking! xo

Hi, I'm Melissa Stadler!

I am an Award-Winning Recipe Creator. Cover of Food Network Magazine. Two-Time Pillsbury Bake-Off Finalist. I am passionate about sharing the best recipes so you have success in the kitchen!

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  1. 5 stars
    I make this every Winter! Obsessed!

    One question- ever tried to turn this into a bread loaf? I want to make a gingerbread loaf so badly but with some rye and I want it to taste as good as this but in the form of a bit more bready. Any tips?
    I’ll always continue to make this skillet cookie though for dessert! Everybody loves it!