Giant Skillet Lemon Sugar Cookie
Giant Skillet Lemon Sugar Cookie

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Giant Skillet Lemon Sugar Cookie
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This skillet cookie is so buttery, lemony, and delicious. Take it out of the oven while it's still soft in the center for that gooey, amazing, underdone cookie texture. And don't forget to serve it with a big pile of ice cream!
Serves: 6
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • vanilla bean ice cream (for serving)
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Cream together the butter and sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes. Mix in the lemon and almond extracts, zest, and eggs. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in 3 additions, mixing after each until just combined.
  2. Spread the mixture into a 10-inch skillet sprayed lightly with cooking spray and bake for 30-35 minutes, covering with foil around 25 minutes or so, so it doesn’t get too brown. Remove it when it’s still soft in the center. Let it cool for about 30 minutes before serving with vanilla bean ice cream.

Giant Skillet Lemon Sugar Cookie: so buttery, lemony, and delicious! Take it out of the oven while it's still soft in the center for that gooey, amazing, underdone cookie texture. And don't forget to serve it with a big pile of ice cream!

17 Comments on Giant Skillet Lemon Sugar Cookie

  1. Lauren at Keep It Sweet
    February 23, 2015 at 9:16 am (9 years ago)

    Those students are so lucky to have you as a teacher and someone to look up to! Also, your skillet cookies… I want all of them!

  2. heather @french press
    February 23, 2015 at 10:49 am (9 years ago)

    I love a good skillet cookie, and pretty much anything lemon, so I am head over heels for this!!

  3. Catherine
    February 23, 2015 at 10:54 am (9 years ago)

    What a fun idea…this is beautiful – such a bright and cheerful treat. Love the lemon. xo, Catherine

  4. Susan | LunaCafe
    February 23, 2015 at 12:26 pm (9 years ago)

    Lovely, thoughtful post. With a mentor like you, these girls will be just fine. 🙂 Love that big cookie too! 🙂

  5. fabiola@notjustbaked
    February 23, 2015 at 12:46 pm (9 years ago)

    Whoa. Whoa. Whoa. I am a lemon dessert lover like no other. I am so happy seeing this right now. I will make it asap. Yum.

  6. Carrie @Frugal Foodie Mama
    February 23, 2015 at 3:10 pm (9 years ago)

    I have been so obsessed with making giant cookies in my cast iron skillet lately. 😉 I am loving this recipe! You can’t beat a good lemon dessert. Pinned!

  7. Gina
    February 23, 2015 at 7:27 pm (9 years ago)

    Very well said. I’d say Taylor Swift could use a lemon skillet cookie or two 😉

  8. amanda @ fake ginger
    February 23, 2015 at 8:12 pm (9 years ago)

    You’re an awesome teacher. I only had one teacher that talked to us (my friends) like that and believe it or not, it was a guy.

    This looks amazing. I loooove giant cookies!

  9. Michelle
    February 23, 2015 at 9:57 pm (9 years ago)

    Just want to clarify that baking soda is used instead of baking powder? I have a chocolate skillet cake/cookie that is delish so can’t wait to make the lemon. The chocolate does call for baking powder so I just want to make sure….thank you for the recipe!!

    • Julie Ruble
      February 24, 2015 at 7:31 am (9 years ago)

      Yep, baking soda! Hope you enjoy, Michelle!

  10. Donna @ The Slow Roasted Italian
    February 25, 2015 at 11:13 am (9 years ago)

    Oh goodness! What a fabulous treat. I so love lemon. I have a lemon tree and my family is going to go crazy for this cookie.

  11. Nikki H
    March 25, 2015 at 10:35 pm (9 years ago)

    I hate to sound like a rube, but is the butter salted or unsalted? And in the chocolate skillet cake, is it salted or unsalted? Both of these recipes are calling my name! Thanks!

    • Julie Ruble
      March 25, 2015 at 10:40 pm (9 years ago)

      Always unsalted unless otherwise specified. Hope you love them, Nikki!!

  12. Nikki H
    March 26, 2015 at 3:08 pm (9 years ago)

    Thank you! Can’t wait to try them. Lemon sugar cookies are my favorite and these sound so good!

  13. LaWanna
    May 2, 2016 at 10:17 am (8 years ago)

    I loved your turtle story, We have a rescue dog, but don’t have enough time to go on about him, surgery and just the time, but we love Aussie.I can’t wait to try some of your recipes, will let you know after I try some..


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