Skillet Gingerbread Cookie

If you're craving gingerbread, make a giant one in a skillet! The warm spices pair perfectly with a zesty lemon icing.

Skillet Gingerbread Cookie with lemon icing
Photo: Carson Downing
Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
25 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
2 small sillets, 12 in each total 24


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger

  • ½ teaspoon baking soda

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • ¼ teaspoon ground cloves

  • Dash salt

  • cup shortening

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 egg

  • 2 tablespoon molasses

  • 1 recipe Lemon Icing

Lemon Icing

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • 2 teaspoon lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon lemon zest

  • Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter bottom(s) and sides of an 8-inch cast-iron skillet or two 6-inch cast-iron skillets. In a small bowl stir together first six ingredients (through salt).

  2. In a medium bowl beat shortening with a mixer on low 30 seconds. Add sugar and beat until combined, scraping bowl as needed. Beat in egg and molasses. Beat in flour mixture. Spread batter into prepared skillet(s).

  3. Bake 25 minutes for large skillet, 18 to 20 minutes for small skillets, or until center(s) are set and top(s) are light brown. Cool slightly in skillet(s) on a wire rack (center[s] may sink during cooling). Serve warm. If desired, spread Lemon Icing over top. Cut into wedges or bars.

Lemon Icing

  1. In a bowl stir together 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 tsp. lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp. lemon zest. Stir in enough milk to make drizzling consistency.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

73 Calories
4g Fat
10g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 73
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 9mg 3%
Sodium 40mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 0mg 0%
Calcium 6mg 0%
Iron 0.4mg 2%
Potassium 34mg 1%
Folate, total 10.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0mcg
Vitamin B-6 0mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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