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!

Two Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie in small castiron pans

 Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie 

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.

Close up of a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce

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.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie | A gooey, chewy cookie baked in a skillet!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie | A gooey, chewy cookie baked in a skillet!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Yield 12 servings

Your favorite chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet!


  • 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 variety)


  1. Preheat oven to 375º. Lightly spray 4 5-inch cast iron skillets with nonstick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. Add flour, baking soda, and salt, and stir until combined. Mix in chocolate chips.
  4. Spread cookie dough into prepared pans. Bake for about 20 minutes or until golden brown. a 9-inch skillet could take 25-30 minutes.
  5. 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.

May use any of your favorite chocolate chips: milk, semisweet, bittersweet, white chocolate, butterscotch chips, etc.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 361Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 171mgCarbohydrates: 45gFiber: 2gSugar: 30gProtein: 4g


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Skillet Chocolate chip cookie cake on a floral napkin

Photo circa 2013


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