A simple chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast-iron skillet. Resulting in a perfectly gooey center, crisp golden edges, then topped with vanilla ice cream. Like seriously, what cookie lover could resist this?
Chocolate chip cookies are one of the most common baked goods around, and they are one of the most versatile. You can make them as simple or as complicated as you’d like. Stick with chocolate chips or go all the way out adding nuts, toffee, pretzels… endless possibilities.
So today I’m giving you one of my favorite variations, chocolate chip cookies in a skillet. This cookie recipe is insanely simple and it’s made even easier because you don’t have to chill any dough or scoop out individual cookies. We’re just mixing the dough, then baking!
Key Recipe Tips
- I suggest using cast iron to bake these cookies. This will give you the best crispy, golden edges. However they can be made in any ovenproof pan.
- The recipe makes 3 mini skillet cookies (6″ pans) or 1 giant cookie (10″ or 12″ pan). If making a giant cookie, increase your bake time.
- The type of chocolate chip used is up to you. I love dark chocolate, so I use those. But if you’d prefer sweeter you could go with milk chocolate. Bittersweet chocolate chips would give you a nice balance of the two.
- This dough can also be made into individiual cookies. Just add an extra 1/2 cup of flour to ensure they don’t fall apart. Also see my Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for full instructions.
Skillet Cookie Variations
If you’ve ever had one of the world famous BJ’s Restaurants & Brewhouse “Pizookie”, then you know there are many, many ways to change this up. Using this base recipe, you can swap out the chocolate chips for anything from peanut butter chips, Oreo pieces, white chocolate and macadamia nuts, even cereal pieces.
Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 c melted butter
- 2 c all purpose flour
- 1½ c brown sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- ½ tsp salt
- 1 tbsp vanilla extract
- 2 large eggs
- 1½ c chocolate chips *see post information for details
- vanilla ice cream to serve
- Preheat you oven to 350 degrees F.
- With a whisk, electric mixer, or stand mixer with paddle attachment, mix the brown butter and sugars until well combined for about 1 minute. Then beat in the eggs and vanilla until combined.
- In a separate large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix just until combined. Add chocolate chips and mix until they're incorporated into the dough.
- Bake the cookies 15-18 minutes (increase to 20-23 minutes if making a giant cookie) or until the edges of the cookies begin to turn golden brown. They will look a bit underdone in the middle, but they continue to cook once out of the oven. Don't over bake!
- Allow to sit until skillet is cool enough to handle. Top with ice cream to serve. Enjoy!