Funfetti Skillet Cookie (with Video)

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A fun skillet cookie recipe perfect for birthdays when the person being celebrated doesn’t like cake, this Funfetti Skillet Cookie is super quick and easy to make!

A super simple skillet dessert recipe for a giant funfetti skillet cookie. A from-scratch sugar cookie loaded with sprinkles and topped with buttercream frosting. Perfect for a birthday dessert if you don't like cake.

Funfetti Skillet Cookie Recipe

Alright, I know it’s the cool thing to do to call these skillet cookies “pizzookies” or “pizza cookies” but everything about that just seems wrong and awful, and I’m not going to do it.

Nope.

There is nothing appetizing about that name, and this skillet cookie (or cookie cake) deserves a name that makes your mouth water upon hearing it.

Golden, crunchy outside, tender, fluffy inside and topped with an easy homemade buttercream frosting – this sprinkle skillet cookie is everything a good sugar cookie should be.

Plus, it involves no rolling, portioning or chilling. Just make the dough, press into your cast iron skillet and bake. It’s a great recipe for the kids to help with because it’s so darn easy.

We went with plain, pastel sprinkles but you can add different themed sprinkles for any occasion. Super hero sprinkles. Dinosaur sprinkles. Unicorn sprinkles. Ocean-themed sprinkles. The options are endless.

You can also add other mix-ins like white chocolate chips, marshmallows, chopped up chocolate bars, etc. Use this recipe as a base and make it your own!

Can I use mini skillets to make a skillet cookie? Absolutely, this recipe can be divided into smaller skillets, or you can reduce the recipe to fit into a smaller pan. The bake time will be less, depending on your skillet size.

What does this skillet cookie taste like? Like the best sugar cookie you’ve ever tasted! I’ve had a couple people say that this skillet cookie tastes like a funfetti cake, but I don’t know how much of that has to do with just the abundance of sprinkles present. I do add a touch of almond extract to my sugar cookies (it’s my not-so-secret ingredient) and it really helps with a depth of flavor and helps bring out the subtleties of the vanilla extract. Almond extract tastes nothing like bitter almonds – it’s sweet and almost cherry-like.

You can also or alternatively add butter extract if you want a bigger cake flavor.

Can I freeze this skillet cookie? You can freeze the dough for this cookie recipe for up to two months in an airtight freezer bag or freezer containers. I do not recommend freezing the baked cookie. (This set of freezer containers is a crazy bargain.)

More Skillet Dessert Recipes:

Check out our quick recipe video for how to make a skillet sugar cookie and then don’t forget to scroll down to grab your free printable recipe!

 

Funfetti Skillet Cookie Ingredients

For the buttercream frosting:

Scroll down to the printable recipe card for full measurements.

Tip: you can undercook this cookie slightly if you want a bit of a doughy texture.

Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful

  • Cast Iron Skillet <– I love the versatility of a good cast-iron pan – you can make everything from eggs to dessert in them and they transition easily from the stove to the oven. This one is pre-seasoned and great for even heating
  • Electric mixer <– this is a great hand mixer if you don’t want to make the investment into a stand mixer
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Piping bag and closed star tip <– a basic piping set will have all you need

How to Make a Funfetti Skillet Cookie

Preheat oven to 350ºF

Grease an iron skillet and set aside.

Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.

Using a mixer, combine the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.

Add the egg, egg yolk and flavor extracts to the sugar-butter mixture and combine fully.

Add in the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined, then add sprinkles to your desired preference.

Press the cookie dough into the skillet in an even layer.

Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden on top.

Remove from oven and let cool as you prepare the frosting.

In a medium-sized bowl, combine the butter, icing sugar and vanilla together for 1 minute until smooth, then add 1 Tablespoon milk and mix for 30 seconds. Adjust texture as needed with additional sugar or milk.

Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fit with a star tip.

Make dollops of frosting along the edge of the cookie, making short 2″ swirls and pulling the piping bag back firmly. Top with a few sprinkles on each frosting dollop.

 

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A super simple skillet dessert with plenty of sprinkles. This funfetti skillet cookie is perfect for birthdays - especially if the birthday boy or girl doesn't like cake.

Grab your free printable for our sprinkle skillet cookie recipe:

Yield: 1 Giant Cookie, 8 servings

Funfetti Skillet Cookie

Funfetti Skillet Cookie

A super simple skillet dessert with plenty of sprinkles. This funfetti skillet cookie is perfect for birthdays - especially if the birthday boy or girl doesn't like cake.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract
  • Handful sprinkles

For the buttercream frosting:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-2 Tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350ºF
  2. Grease an iron skillet and set aside.
  3. Stir together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and cornstarch in a small bowl. Set aside.Using a mixer, combine the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the egg, egg yolk and flavor extracts to the sugar-butter mixture and combine fully.
  5. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined, then add sprinkles to your desired preference.
  6. Press the cookie dough into the skillet in an even layer.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly golden on top.
  8. Remove from oven and let cool as you prepare the frosting.
  9. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the butter, icing sugar and vanilla together for 1 minute until smooth, then add 1 Tablespoon milk and mix for 30 seconds. Adjust texture as needed with additional sugar or milk.
  10. Scoop the frosting into a piping bag fit with a star tip.
  11. Make dollops of frosting along the edge of the cookie, making short 2" swirls and pulling the piping bag back firmly. Top with a few sprinkles on each frosting dollop.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 557Total Fat: 26gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 108mgSodium: 336mgCarbohydrates: 77gFiber: 1gSugar: 56gProtein: 4g

Sugar, Spice and Glitter uses an auto-generate nutrition calculator. Nutrition information isn’t always accurate unless analyzed in a scientific lab, so these should be considered more of a guideline than medical information.

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I love the versatility of my cast iron skillet. It’s way easier to maintain than people make it seem, and is the best way to get a good sear on meat – and I love that it can go right from the stovetop to the oven.

For more delicious skillet recipes, check out our Skillet Beef Pot Pie recipe or our Blue Cheese Steak recipe.

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