I’d categorize my family as cookie monsters. And the bigger the cookie, the better. This Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie was a huge hit x 4!
About a week after I whipped these up for dessert, the hubby, in a most serious tone, commented, “You know that skillet chocolate chip cookie you made? You can make it again anytime.” He is a chocolate chip cookie aficionado. They must be chewy and chock full of chocolate chips. Semi-sweet preferred.
This was not rocket science, just an easy recipe in a new vessel. Using mini cast iron skillets allowed each recipient to have their own personal pan cookie, but this recipe can also be baked in a single skillet and cut into wedges.
Use Your Favorite Skillet or Mini Skillets
I used four 5-inch cast iron skillets this time, but you can utilize what you have at home. A 9-inch skillet makes a really thick cookie, and the wedges look like slices of pie! A 12-inch will make a thinner cookie, just adjust your cooking time.
The cookie should be golden brown and set in the middle. I don’t mind them slightly underdone—that just makes them gooier! If you prefer a variety of chocolate chips or nuts in your chocolate chip cookies, go right ahead and tweak to your preferences.
I love to serve these slightly warm with a scoop of vanilla and drizzle of fudge sauce. I have a feeling your family will ask for a repeat performance from you, too.Print
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
Your favorite chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet!
- Prep Time: 20 Minutes
- Cook Time: 30 minutes
- Total Time: 50 minutes
- Yield: 12 servings 1x
- Category: Cookies, Dessert
- Method: Mixing, Baking
- Cuisine: American
- 14 tablespoons butter
- ½ cup sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon vanilla
- 1 egg
- 1 egg yolk
- 1 ¾ cups flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ¼ cups chocolate chips (use your favorite or a variety which could include milk chocolate chips, semisweet chocolate chips or bittersweet chocolate chips).
- Preheat oven to 375º. Lightly spray 4 5-inch cast iron skillets with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
- In a large microwave-safe bowl, melt butter. Add sugar and brown sugar, and vanilla. Mix till combined. Add egg and egg yolk, whisk until mixture is smooth.
- Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
- Spread cookie dough into prepared pans. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. a 9-inch skillet could take 25-30 minutes. Cool slightly before cutting or serving. Serve with vanilla ice cream and fudge sauce if desired.
Adapted from Cook’s Illustrated.
We prefer our skillet cookie slightly underdone. If you want a less gooey center, cook for a few minutes longer.
Photo circa 2013
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