Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

This Chocolate Chip Cookie baked in a skillet is the fastest and easiest way to make a giant cookie!

Sometimes things don’t turn out as planned.

It happens to the best of us.

This was not supposed to be a giant cookie in a skillet.



It was supposed to be a jacked-up, cobbler-ish type-deal.

When all was said and done, it was less cobbler-ish and more jacked-up.

Not jacked-up in a bad, My Strange Addiction way…

Jacked-up in a heck yeah, I-need-a, gimme kinda way.

I know I’m not reinventing the wheel here, but this was just too much delicious not to share.

I’m a giver.
PhotobucketWhat’s also pretty super-duper awesome about this cookie is that you mix it up in one bowl.  All you need is a bowl, a skillet and a wooden spoon.

It’s like the olden days when people wrote with feathers and used candles for light, not smells.

See…one bowl…wooden spoon…
PhotobucketPress it evenly into your skillet.
By the way, if you don’t own a cast iron skillet you need to get one. Like now.
You won’t love it at first. But stick with it. You will want to marry it soon enough…
PhotobucketThen bake. And under-cook the heck out of it.

Eat it out of the pan, or serve it with ice cream.
Either way is the right choice.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie.



Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie


  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg + 1 yolk
  • 2 cups flour
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350°
  2. In a large bowl, using a wooden spoon, combine melted butter and both sugars. Stir until there are no lumps.
  3. Add in vanilla, egg and yolk. Stir until mixture is smooth and egg is fully incorporated.
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda and salt until incorporated.
  5. Fold in chocolate chips.
  6. Spread evenly in a 10″ cast iron skillet.
  7. Bake 15-20 minutes until edges start to golden. Don’t overcook. The center will appear slightly loose.
  8. Let cool 10 minutes on wire rack and scoop onto plates or bowls.
  9. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


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Cookbook Queen

I want a feather pen!!

And this. I think I want this more.


Ooh, I love skillet cookies. They make my life complete. The one I make gets mixed right in the skillet, so it’s like a dishwashing dream come true, too. 🙂

Laura @ GotChocolate

HAHAHAHAHAHA! That’s awesome!

I’ve got to try this recipe,,, it has CHOCOLATE in it!!! 😀

Jennifer {bakeorbreak}

I do so enjoy “under-cook the hell out of it.” That made me smile. Looks completely delicious!


I am ashamed to admit that when I was younger and not into cooking someone gave me a cast iron skillet and I SOLD it. I never thought I’d use it. Oh how foolish I was!

Villy @ For the love of Feeding

I am speechless. And unfortunately is not because my mouth is stuffed with this amazing thing!


Oh goodness, I would eat the whole thing out of the pan with a spoon. Looks amazingly dangerous Shelly!


I knew I had that cast iron skillet for a reason and you just gave me the answer! I am a cookie addict but have never thought to use my cast iron skillet to bake one in. Pure GENUIS!!!


Pretty sure eating it out of the pan would be the way to go for me!! YUM!


My mom use to bake cookies in cast iron as well! Love 1 bowl baking. =)

Erin @ Texanerin Baking

Oh my gosh. That picture of the dough! I don’t have a skillet. I need to buy one but…. okay, no. You’ve inspired me to buy one! I’m off to do some online shopping now. And the ice cream! I have a bowl full of spinach right next to me that’s been sitting there for hours. If I had this cookie I would have some motivation to eat the spinach, but I don’t have this cookie. And so the spinach shall continue to rot. Having warm chocolate chip cookies available = vegetable eating.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

YES please!


youre brilliant!!!

Carla Yielding

You should do a segment titled, “How to love your iron skillet enough to marry it,” because I dont like mine. I can’t seem to get it seasoned. Wish they came pre-seasoned! I’d pay for that! 🙂 Help!


Yes, they do come pre-seasoned!! Just follow the directions and don’t use soap…just a scrub brush and HOT water to scrape out the food. Then, rub a coating of olive oil on it. If you use canola oil, it can get kinda sticky. Olive oil doesn’t. I have a big one and a smaller one and I use both all the time. They were originally to be used for camping. Well, they live in the house in the winter and they go back and forth all summer. 🙂
Love the skillet cookie…under-cooked yummmmmm.


Hi I saw your post and I wanted you to know they do sell pre seasoned cast iron skillets…..Cracker Barrel sells yhem…before you use it rub it generously with bacon fat…After you use it wash with hot water NO soap. After your skillet has been used and treated this way you can use a little soap. After it’s clean rub some shortening on the inside and it’s ready for the next use. Hope this helps you!


I felt the same way as you the first few times I used mine so I only browned bacon and ground beef in it. Scrub with warm water and a scrubber. Dry it the wipe it with oil. I love avocado oil. After you do this a few times. It will be sparkling and you will love it. Also when using it on the stove top cook at medium or just under. I found I was cooking stuff way too high and unhappy with the results. Save your bacon fat to use in your pan too!


Yum! Buying a skillet like now, is a great idea! I have never had one and this super easy and amazing looking dessert is reason enough to finally buy one! I love the wooden spoon. My KitchenAid may be my friend, but I still love my wooden spoon and use it all the time.

Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking

Holy cookie sexiness! That looks amazing, Shelly!

Colleen @ What

Wow, I NEED this! This seriously looks awesome. I need to get myself a cast iron skillet, just so I can make this!!

Emilie @ Emilie

definitely agree with the fact that at first, you won’t love your cast iron skillet. But eventually, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it. Especially when these kinds of recipes grace your google reader 🙂

Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

This looks AMAZING! This will be on my mind next time I fancy baking 🙂



Averie @ Averie Cooks

this looks delish, Shelly! I have wanted to make a skillet cookie for awhile and you just pushed me over the edge!

Averie @ Averie Cooks

p.s. is that really the cast iron skillet you use? the one you have linked? if so, it’s a great value$$ !

Angie @ BigBear

I love making these! They are so good! And they also make the perfect “cookie cake”

Made With Pink

Yours skillet cookie looks amazing! I only have mini skillets, but I made a very similar version of these last year. You can see my mini versions here if you’d like:

Janine (

Well then, looks like I need to bust out my cast iron skillet!

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

Woah, your’s is the ultimate cookie. So goooooeey!!!!! I just may have to skip the whole grains next time. 😉

Alison @ Ingredients, Inc.

love this!!! too good!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

I love skillet cookie! It is kind of a famous dessert around this house. Underbake like crazy, stop with ice cream, hot fudge, whipped cream and sprinkles – then everyone grab a spoon and go to town! Drooling now!

Rachel @ Baked by Rachel

I don’t own a cast iron skillet yet. I’ve had one sitting in my amazon shopping cart for weeks if that counts for anything 🙂

Stephanie (bake with ginger)


Memaw Connie

This one will sinks diet, but I can’t resist!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet

Seriously doesn’t matter what your intentions were… that looks amazing!


IT’S LIKE A PIZOOKIE from BJ’s!! D: drooling while looking at this during lecture…LOL


This is one of my favorite things to eat!!! Right out of the cast iron pan!
Chocolate Chip Cookies are heaven on earth. Especially undercooked.

BTW, I really wish I hadn’t looked at the Strange Addiction link you posted… *blech* LOL

THis is much more appetizing. Makes me drool…


I’ve had this bookmarked for ages but have never gotten round to it and now you’ve inspired me. Looks amazing… I wish I could have some now 🙂

Back For Seconds

YESSSS! It’s like we share a brain. I made a skillet cookie in my cast iron skillet too and I keep making different variations. It’s just so good. It may be a simple idea, but not much can top this! Have a great weekend!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape

I want to make this right now!!! Holy word — it looks amazing!


Giant skillet cookies are one of my favorite things ever. Yours looks delicious!


This looks all kind of awesome!

Kat S
Shelly, I must admit that I read your blog every day (that you update) to feed my soul. I am currently dairy-free (& grains & legumes) & anxiously wait for the amazing dessert porn to pop up on my screen so I can close my eyes & imagine how amazing your treats are. My oldest (almost 2yo) has a serious dairy allergy & my youngest (4 mos) has some sensitivities too. So for now, you are my sugary link to my wildest dessert dreams. Thank you. This cookie skillet was just what I needed. Oh mama, it was good. *ps-… Read more »

After a run-in with a cast iron skillet a few years ago, I’ve been avoiding them like they’re Ebola infested. But you’ve kinda convinced me to risk it. That ooey gooey chocolate…just can’t be beat.


This is my favorite dessert! Hands down!




It looks so good and I’m sure it tastes really good as well. I’m too excited to make this one for my daughter, surely, she’ll really love it. Do you still have any recipes similar to this one? Thanks for sharing.

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more

see that is the sort of thing that makes me totally want a skillet, but then I would make one every night knowing me.

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets

Yay! I knew when I came over to your blog this morning I would find something yummy for my tummy! All I need now, is an ice cold Diet Coke. I can’t believe i got rid of the seasoned iron skillet that my country girl sister gave me..maybe i should ask her for another one. 😉


MMM, Shelly, this is happiness!


I would find something yummy for my tummy! All I need now, is an ice cold Diet Coke. Thanks for sharing.


this looks delicious! can’t wait to try it!

too bad I don’t have a cast iron skillet though 🙁 I guess that’s first, then the recipe!


Now this is the best kind of use for a cast iron skillet, move aside bacon, bring on the cookie dough!


Looks AWESOME! Could I use my Le Creusset pot for it?