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.

Nope.

MY OTHER RECIPES

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.

 

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie


Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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.

 

112 Responses

  1. 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. 🙂

  2. 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!

  3. Crystal

    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!!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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!

    1. shelly

      They actually do make them pre-seasoned!! I hated mine at first.. everything stuck to it and i just couldn’t get it right! Just keep trying and don’t wash it with soap and water…sounds gross, but I swear it! Now it’s all I use…I promise 🙂

    2. Larissa

      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.

    3. Lora

      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!

    4. Michelle

      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!

  6. 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.

    1. shelly

      Yes! I know, it’s so cheap! I didn’t buy a pre-seasoned one, which seem to be a little more expensive, which may be the reason that I didn’t love it at first…I had to do all my own “seasoning” but now I seriously couldn’t live without it. It’s one on my most favorite kitchen things 🙂

  7. 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…

  8. 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- in my head we have stuck a deal, you eat these treats for me, & in return I’m eating your veggies for you. So far it’s working out for both of us.

  9. 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.

  10. Shane

    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.

  11. 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. 😉

  12. 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!

  13. Gretchen

    How many does this serve? I mean, one, me, of course, but if I Had to share, what would be the appropriate number?

  14. Barb P.

    I’ve been looking for a recipe like this…. love when an “oops” turns out awesome. The family loved it! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  15. Aunt B

    You are EVIL for posting this recipe!!! hehehe! 😉 I had a hankering for something sweet LATE Friday night and whipped this right up using white chips (I do not like chocolate). It was delectable!!!

  16. Shauna

    I am eating this now. I made mine with chocolate chips AND butterscotch chips, per my husband’s request. It. Is. Awesome.

  17. Jill

    I’ve been looking for one of cast iron skillets that is real good deal. I saw it at Wal-Mart but I want to search for right brand and good deal avoid wasting money. Can you tell me about cast iron skillets? Thanks

  18. Kristin

    I’ve made this skillet cookie a couple times now and I love it more each time!!! Had some friends gobble up the last of it and they couldn’t stop raving about it:) Thanks for sharing this awesome recipe!

  19. Marisa

    So I just made this and it’s really good but a teeny bit salty. Why do you use kosher salt instead of table salt which has a smaller granule and likely dissolves easier? I’m seeing more baking recipes with kosher salt. I have some now but when I didn’t, I just substituted half as much table salt. I had thought of putting it in with the wet ingredients for better mixing but usually follow recipes pretty much verbatim the first time I try one. I will make this again but will do one of the other suggestions I made above. Your website/blogs are hilarious and I followed you on Pinterest. Really enjoyed them …

  20. Lindsey

    I made this last night and we do not have a cast iron skillet, so I used a hard anodized skillet. The cookie still turned out and tasted wonderful. This recipe is different a keeper!

    1. Sheila

      Lindsay ~ You answered my question before I asked it. I have a cast iron skillet, but it hasn’t made friends with me yet. Also I’m wondering why the dough can’t be mixed in the skillet and save bowl washing.

  21. I made this for my kids after school snack and let me say one thing- HEAVENLY!!! Oh goodness, with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and everyone chowed down. I did only use 1/2 tsp of regular table salt and it was perfect. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

  22. Lez

    Making this a second time around! Mmmmmm! SO GOOD! This recipe is a GREAT way to season a new cast iron skillet! Being that it uses almost a stick of butter! Heheheh. 😉

    I am lazy and love experimenting, so I actually used two eggs instead of the recommended one egg and one yolk combo; didn’t want to waste anything. =/ I’m cheap like that. The whole batter looked divine! LOVE IT!

  23. Noelani

    I have three mini iron cast skillets and would love to try to do a mini version of this! Any recommendations on the amount of time to cook a smaller (personal sized) skillet cookie?

  24. Lori

    I grew up using cast iron fry pans..( unseasoned), my grandmother would rub crisco shortening into the pan ( wash in warm water first, co soap) and put in a 400 degree oven for 11/2 – 2 hours. after that she let it cool. It was seasoned…they r EXCELLENT for fried chicken..and get better with each use…I use the PLASTIC scrubbers to wash them.

  25. Lynn B

    OMG I was having a sweet craving last night really bad and made this at 10:00PM. Get everything out to make it only to discover I only had 1 egg!!!!!! I still made it and it turned out great!

  26. My choco chip skillet cookies last week was a fail because I didn’t followed instructions AND I didn’t have a cast iron skillet– haha! But I followed your recipe closely and used my oven toaster. The hubby and my 1yo loved the cookies! Thanks!

  27. Sean

    These were amazing! I can’t even tell you the number of tears that fell during the consumption of these skillet cookies. I served them with gelato and they went over like gang busters!

  28. Grace

    Just made this & its amazing! Did with half chocolate chip & half butterscotch! Love your website. If only it was an app 😉

  29. That cookie was great!!!! I’m putting a little write up about it on my blog later today (with credit back to you, of course)! Thanks for providing such a great recipe!

  30. Madison

    Made this last night and it was deliciously gooey and the perfect dessert served with a scoop ice cream {chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream because you can never have enough cookie}!

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