How to Make Frying Pan Cookies

Frying Pan Cookies - The Ultimate Quick Naughty Treat! 

We got the inspiration to try making a frying pan cookie after seeing it done by the marvellous Nadia Hussain on her cooking programme - Time to Eat. If you haven't seen her series then take a look - she has a brilliant way of making recipes you would usually think are complicated to make, very simple. That's great for us as we often have to simplify recipes slightly as lets face it - there is only so much space to store cooking ingredients in a campervan! We also do all our cooking on a hob rather than using a built in oven. 

We made the decision not to have an oven as we wanted the extra space and knew we could use an Omnia Oven or frying pan for cooking oven cooked foods.

We also had the extra challenge of trying to make the frying pan cookie recipe vegan. As it turned out, it wasn't that much of a challenge as all we needed to do was change the egg for egg replacer and use a vegan friendly margarine. 

The best bit about a frying pan cookie is in 15 - 20 minutes you have a super moorish massive cookie that lasts for 2-3 your dreams, perfect for puddings, 3pm coffee breaks and adventure days out. 

Without further ado here is our frying pan cookie recipe:

Frying Pan Cookie Ingredients

Frying pan cookie ingredients

- 150g Brown sugar

-  225g of plain flour

- 150g of unsalted butter (or vegan margarine - we use flora buttery) 

- 1 Egg (or 1 tsp of egg replaced mixed with 2 tbs of water)

- 1/2 tsp of bicarbonate of soda 

- 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract 

- 1/2 tsp of salt

- 150g of chocolate chips or buttons (or vegan chocolate chips/buttons)

Frying Pan Cookie Method 

1. Heat a frying pan (we use a 26cm pan) on a medium to low heat and add the butter/margarine.

2. Once melted add the brown sugar and stir it until it's all dissolved.

Frying pan cookie recipe

3. Allow to cool for a minute or two.

4. Add the flour, bicarbonate of soda and salt to the mixture and then the egg (or egg replacer). Stir the ingredients until your cookie mixture is smooth.

Pan cookie recipe

5. Press the mixture down in the pan. Add the chocolate buttons on the top - you can be as creative as you like with this! 

How to make pan cookie

6. Put the pan on a very low heat (to stop the base burning) for 15-20 minutes. 

7. Allow to cool for 10 -15 minutes and then cut into pizza like slices. They are best enjoyed hot with cream or ice cream but we also eat them as mountain fodder in a packed lunch! 

Frying pan cookie

To make the cookie we used a 26cm Sauté Pan with lid. 

Van Life Cooking Tips

Want more inspiration for cooking in a campervan just using a hob? Check out our following pages:

- How to Cook Frying Pan Pizzas

- Van Life Cooking and Baking Recipes 

- Omnia Oven Recipes 

If you have any questions following reading this blog or any general van life questions then please do contact us we are always happy to help. Please also feel free to leave a comment below. 

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