Loaded Skillet Cookie Asteroid

Loaded Skillet Cookie Asteroid


The theme of our March BreACK! 2015 is “Imagined Galaxies.” And we’re sticking to that with one bang-up good treat. The characters in the story I wrote for the kids to read and illustrate this week kick back and relax by making cookies in a skillet on their space-ship. They dump whatever treats they have in their pockets right into the batter. Once their asteroid cookie is done, they eat it with a spoon and drink flasks of “Moon Milk,” singing songs about dead and dying planets and promised golden worlds.

Now, this may look like a small cookie, espeically if you make it in a 6-in skillet. But be warned, this is a sweet and very filling extra special treat. It will feed at least 8 if not 10 or 12 hungry space travellers. So, here it is folks, The Lunchbox Season’s recipe for the most amazing…

Loaded Skillet Cookie Asteroid Recipe from The Lunchbox Season

Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season


  • 10 tbs unsalted butter
  • 1/3 c white sugar
  • 2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/4 c flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2/3 c chocolate chips or chunks of chocolate
  • 1 c chopped mixed candy bars + a few whole or larger diced candies to press into the top. [We used malted milk balls sliced in half snack size mars bars sliced in eighths, pie-sliced snack sized peanut butter cups and diced mini skor bars]


  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • Melt 2 tbs butter and use it to grease a 6-9 in skillet.
  • Or, melt the 2 tbs butter in the skillet and swirl to coat. Discard the remaining butter, and set the pan aside to cool.
  • In a mixer, blend the remaining 8 tbs of butter with the sugars until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla and blend until combined.
  • Mix the flour, soda and salt in a small bowl.
  • Add flour mixture to the butter mixture until just combined.
  • Mix or fold in the chips and chopped chocolates.
  • Press the dough into the skillet, about 2/3 of the way up the pan.
  • [If you have extra dough, reserve it to make individual cookies on a sheet, baked 8-10 minutes.]
  • Press your reserved candies into the top of the skillet cookie for decoration.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or more,* until the cookie is a golden brown and just set in the centre.
  • Serve warm, with full glasses of cold milk.
  • [We dye our milk blue and call it "moon milk" to go with our story.]
  • If you have leftovers and you'd like to eat them warm, simply reheat the skillet in a hot oven for 2-3 minutes.
  • ENJOY!!


*Since we used a 6-in skillet, and we packed it full, it took almost 30 minutes to bake our cookie, as the centre needed to set. Also, we like our cookie extra crispy on the edges.


Loaded Skillet Cookie Visual DIY

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