There’s the traditional way of making a cookie: you make the dough, form little balls on a sheet pan, and then bake them. At the end, you have a pile of cookies. However, you don’t have to make them like that. You can stick the dough in skillet and make one giant cookie, or you can even put it in a square pan and make cookie bars. However you love your cookies, here are twelve untraditional cookie recipes!

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Don’t forget to check out these untraditional cookie recipes below:

1. Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie 

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A deep-dish, soft-baked, refined sugar/oil/gluten-free chocolate chip skillet cookie that’s sure to amaze and delight. This Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Clara MacLeod is a must-try!

2. Giant Fluffernutter Skillet Cookie 

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Cast iron skillets are great to use for a variety of dishes, but not all of them are savory. A skillet is more than ideal for a cookie. Not only does it cook faster, but it also gets a lot softer! If you love cookies, marshmallows, or simply the fluffernutter concept all around, then you need to make this vegan skillet cookie. Vegan marshmallows are baked into a big, soft peanut butter cookie, which is topped with vegan ice cream and even more peanut butter. Are you drooling yet? This Giant Fluffernutter Skillet Cookie by Gabrielle St. Claire is phenomenal!

3. Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie 

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This oil-free ‘pizookie’ is healthier but still indulgent; sayisfying but not overly sweet. This Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie by Lenny Wu is simply delicious.

4. White Chocolate Pistachio Skillet Cookie

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This recipe for a pistachio skillet cookie is classy, flashy, and produces dangerously delicious results. This White Chocolate Pistachio Skillet Cookie by Gabrielle St. Claire has an elegant pistachio base that is accented by chunks of white chocolate, creamy vegan ice cream, and a tart cherry compote to tie the whole thing together.

5. S’mores Skillet Cookie 

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S’mores is a favorite campfire treat, but what do you do when you love s’mores, but don’t have access to the fire? Turn it into a cookie! These delicious S’mores Skillet Cookie by Medha Swaminathan take only half an hour to make from start to finish and comes together in one bowl. After baking, the top of the cookie is broiled to give you those toasty, gooey marshmallows and melty chocolate chips that make s’mores so good.

6. Dark Chocolate Cherry Skillet Cookie

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What’s not to love about this Dark Chocolate Cherry Skillet Cookie by Gabrielle St. Claire? It’s rich, chocolatey, soft like butter, and the chocolate and cherry flavors blend seamlessly together, especially when topped with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream. The skillet speeds up the cook time, making the wait time between cooking and devouring even shorter.

7. Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie

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This Caramel Apple Skillet Cookie by Medha Swaminathan is packed with brown sugar and all that warm richness that you’d find in caramel, and there’s something about a fresh-picked apple that is just incomparable. So if you make this skillet cookie, do it the day after you go apple picking. That way, you can check “pick apples” and “autumn baking” off your fall bucket list … and maybe also “eat an entire cookie by myself.”

8. Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

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Easy and delicious Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by Angelina Papanikolaou are thick, chewy, and highly addicting. Made with simple ingredients, this oatmeal bar recipe will become a family favorite! If you aren’t baking your cookies into bars, you are in for a treat! I mean, is there anything better than a cookie recipe that requires very little effort and half the prep time? These Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars are chewy, delicious, and perfect for when you are in need for a quick and easy dessert.

9. Cookie Dough Bars

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These Cookie Dough Bars by Melanie Sorrentino are gluten-free, no-bake and, perfect for summer! Topped with frosting and sprinkles this easy dairy-free dessert is gonna rock your world. Edible cookie dough here we come!

10. Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars 

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These Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars by Michele Elizabeth are a twist on the traditional classic chocolate chip cookie! They’re sweet, chewy, soft and vegan!

11. Gingerbread Cookie Bars 

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These Gingerbread Cookie Bars by Michele Elizabeth are soft and chewy in the center with a crispy chewy crust, vegan and only requires 1 bowl to make! Call it a cookie, bar, pie it doesn’t matter because they all could describe this perfectly and it’s oh-so-yum and I know you are going to love it! This would also be a perfect dessert to take along to a gathering with family and friends if you have anything you need to prepare a sweet treat for this coming season!

12. Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Bars 

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Caramel Bars by Michele Elizabeth are super easy, no baking, vegan, gluten free, refined sugar free and super yum! The flavor of these bars is incredible, think the caramel center of a Twix mixed with a scoop of raw cookie dough that you know you can’t resist when making cookies!

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Reducing your meat intake and eating more plant-based foods is known to help with chronic inflammation, heart health, mental wellbeing, fitness goals, nutritional needs, allergies, gut health and more! Dairy consumption also has been linked many health problems, including acne, hormonal imbalance, cancer, prostate cancer and has many side effects. Learn about some Common Health Concerns That May Disappear Once You Ditch Dairy and 10 Calcium Supplements For Healthy Living on a Dairy-Free and 10 Carrageenan-Free Non-Dairy Products!

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