Cookies How to Make Stovetop Cookies 4.76 from 45 votes Create a Profile! × Sign Up Already have an account? Sign In Jump To Recipe Jump To Video Save Recipe No oven? No problem! You can still make a batch of perfect cookies right on your stovetop with my Stovetop Cookies recipe! By Gemma Stafford | August 22, 2019 | 51 Last updated on November 12, 2019 This post may contain affiliate links. Please see my full disclosure for details. Hi Bold Bakers! Whether your barrier to entry when it comes to baking is having an oven or not, making cookies on the stovetop is REVOLUTIONARY! We’ve made cakes on the stovetop and even brownies, so it was only natural we figured out How to Make Stovetop Cookies! Even I was blown away by how these cookies came out baked to perfection without using the oven. Crisp on the outside, and gooey in the middle, this recipe is a show stopper. On top of the method being clever, the cookies themselves are not your average — made with loads of toasty rolled oats, chocolate chips, AND M&M’s, these monster-style cookies made on the stovetop even give my Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies a run for their money! How Many Cookies Can I Make On the Stovetop At Once? When baking cookies on the stovetop, I suggest doing no more than 4 cookies at a time in a few batches. Even in a large skillet, it’s important not to overcrowd the pan as this will bring the temperature of the pan down. By cooking 4 or fewer cookies on the stovetop at once, you ensure they are evenly cooked and do not spread and run into each other. What Kind of Skillet Do I Need to Make Stovetop Cookies? To get the best results, I suggest you use a large non-stick skillet. The pan I used was 12-inch non-stick skillet. If you do not have a pan this large, no worries, just use a smaller one and cut down to 2 cookies at a time. If you do not have a non-stick pan, lightly grease the pan with flavorless oil or butter. No need to worry about the cookies sticking though, as the butter in the cookies will ensure they do no stick when properly cooked How Do I Know I’m at the Right Temperature? I experimented with making Stovetop Cookies at all different temperatures and found that the best method is low and slow. I pre-heated my pan over the 2nd to lowest heat on the smallest (least strong) burner on my stove. Of course, each stove will vary, so for this, I suggest to really go easy on the heat. Using low heat and allowing the cookies to bake and toast up over 15-17 minutes is a PERFECT way. Can I Make ANY Cookie on the Stovetop? YES! I tested this with my classic Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies and the recipe below, and both cookies came out perfectly cooked. That said, I really love this recipe specifically because the oats and peanut butter really lend themselves to toasting up easily without being in the oven. How do I Store Stovetop Cookies? Storing cookie made on the stovetop is the same as any baked cookie. Cover them nice and tight in an airtight container at room temperature. How Long do Stovetop Cookies Last? These incredible cookies will keep for 3-4 days. The oats stay toasted and the peanut butter keeps them moist and chewy even a few days after making them on the stove. Tips and Tricks to Making Stovetop Cookies: Always start with room temperature butter and eggs Add in any candy, nut, or dried fruit you like for a different flavor combination Leave out the candy and go for raisins for an oatmeal raisin variation Make your dough up to one week in advance, as aging the dough creates great flavor and texture To be on the safe side, go for a lower heat than you think you need, you want the cookies to cook through before the edged get brown and crisp Try These Other Stovetop Recipes! Stovetop Chocolate Cake Stovetop Brownies No-Knead Homemade English Muffins Try These Recipes! Gemma's Best Ever Chocolate Chip Cookies RecipeCinnamon Roll CookiesHomemade Thin MintsHomemade Samoas Cookies (Girl Scout Toasted Coconut Cookies) Watch The Recipe Video! Play How To Make Stovetop Cookies Recipe 4.76 from 45 votes Print Recipe Add to Favorites Loading… No oven? No problem! You can still make a batch of perfect cookies right on your stovetop with my Stovetop Cookies recipe! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 26 cookies Dessert Chocolate Peanut Butter Stovetop Frying Pan Prep Time 25 mins No oven? No problem! You can still make a batch of perfect cookies right on your stovetop with my Stovetop Cookies recipe! Author: Gemma Stafford Servings: 26 cookies Ingredients 3/4 cup (6oz/170g) peanut butter 1/4 cup (2oz/57g) butter, at room temperature3/4 cup (4 ½ oz/128g) brown sugar1/4 cup (2oz/57g) sugar2 small eggs, at room temperature 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 1/4 cups (7 1/2oz/213g) old fashioned oats1 teaspoon baking soda1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup (3oz/85g) chocolate chips1/2 cup (3oz/85g) M&M’s Instructions In a large bowl, combine the peanut butter and the butter.Next, add in the brown sugar and sugar and mix until combined. Then, whisk in the eggs and vanilla extract and mix until fully incorporated. Add the oats, baking soda and salt then gently fold until the dry ingredients have fully absorbed the peanut butter mixture.Lastly, fold in the chocolate chips and M&M’s.Chill the cookie dough for a minimum of 1 hour to overnight. Do not skip this step as the freshly mixed dough is too soft to work with.Once the dough has been chilled, scoop the cookies into heaped tablespoons sized balls. Flatten each cookie into an even, 1/4 inch thick disk, to ensure they cook evenly and quickly. Once all of the cookies have been shaped heat a large non-stick pan on a small burner, over very low heat. Place up to 4 cookies in the pan about 1 inch apart and cover with a lid. Allow the cookies to cook in a pan over low heat for 15-17 minutes. The cookies are done when they are crisp on the bottom and just set on top. If they seem slightly underdone, don't be alarmed as they set as they cool.Cover and store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 3-4 days. Enjoy! Play Recipe Notes You can bake these in the oven at 350F /180C for 12-14 minutes. Nutrition Facts How To Make Stovetop Cookies Recipe Amount Per Serving Calories 220 Calories from Fat 81 % Daily Value* Fat 9g14%Saturated Fat 4g25%Cholesterol 19mg6%Sodium 110mg5%Potassium 134mg4%Carbohydrates 30g10%Fiber 3g13%Sugar 15g17%Protein 5g10% Vitamin A 96IU2%Calcium 32mg3%Iron 1mg6% * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.