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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe: Your Go-To Dessert Fave

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Imagine digging into a warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie that’s baked in a skillet, delivering the ultimate comfort treat in every bite. This skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe is easy to follow and yields perfect results every time.

Your kitchen will fill with the delightful aroma of freshly baked cookies as you mix butter, sugars, and vanilla to create a rich dough. Stir in the chocolate chips, press the dough into your skillet, and bake until just golden. You’ll be amazed at how simple ingredients come together to create a memorable dessert.

Serve your skillet cookie warm, topped with a scoop of your favorite ice cream, and share with family and friends. Whether it’s for a special occasion or a cozy night in, this recipe is bound to become a favorite in your household.

Exact Ingredients (+ Possible Substitutes)

When making a chocolate chip skillet cookie, you’ll need the following ingredients:

2 cups of all-purpose flour. You can substitute with whole wheat flour for a nuttier taste, but it might change the texture.

Baking Soda
1 teaspoon. Baking powder can be used as a substitute but the cookie will be puffier.

1/2 teaspoon. You can use sea salt or kosher salt for a slight flavor variation.

1 cup (2 sticks) of unsalted butter. Margarine or shortening can be used, but the flavor will be different.


  • Brown Sugar: 1 cup, packed.
  • Granulated Sugar: 1/2 cup.
    You can use coconut sugar or raw sugar as alternatives, though the taste and texture will change slightly.

1 large egg and 1 egg yolk. To replace, you can use flaxseed meal mixed with water or a commercial egg replacer.

Vanilla Extract
2 teaspoons. You can use almond extract or maple syrup for a different flavor profile.

Chocolate Chips
1 to 1 1/2 cups. You can substitute with chunks of chocolate bars, or use white chocolate, butterscotch, or peanut butter chips for variety.

Optional Add-ins
You might also add nuts, dried fruits, or shredded coconut to customize your cookie.

Make sure to mix the ingredients properly and bake in a preheated oven at 350℉ for best results. Enjoy your delicious skillet cookie!


  1. Preheat the Oven
    Set your oven to 350°F (175°C).

  2. Prepare the Skillet
    Grease a 10-inch or 12-inch cast iron skillet with butter.

  3. Mix Wet Ingredients
    In a large bowl, mix 1 cup melted butter with 1 cup sugar and 1 cup brown sugar.

  4. Add Eggs and Vanilla
    Add 1 egg, 1 egg yolk, and 2 teaspoons of vanilla extract. Stir until combined.

  5. Combine Dry Ingredients
    In a separate bowl, whisk together 2 cups all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking soda, and 1 teaspoon salt.

  6. Mix Everything Together
    Slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Stir until just combined.

  7. Add Chocolate Chips
    Fold in 2 cups of chocolate chips.

  8. Spread the Dough
    Press your cookie dough evenly into the prepared skillet.

  9. Bake
    Bake for 28-35 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown.

  10. Cool and Serve
    Allow to cool slightly before serving. Enjoy!

Tips, Tricks & Storing

Use Room Temperature Ingredients: Make sure your butter, eggs, and other ingredients are at room temperature. This helps everything mix together smoothly.

Don’t Overmix: When adding the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stir until just combined. Overmixing can make the cookie tough.

Chocolate Chips: Use a mix of chocolate chips and chunks for varied texture. Milk, dark, or semi-sweet are all good choices.

Grease the Skillet: A well-greased skillet helps prevent sticking. You can use butter or non-stick spray.

Timing Matters: Keep an eye on your cookie. Start checking around 28 minutes. You want it to be golden brown but still slightly gooey in the center.


At Room Temperature: You can store your skillet cookie covered with plastic wrap or in an airtight container. It’ll stay fresh for up to 3 days.

In the Fridge: If you prefer, store it in the fridge for up to a week. Reheat slices in the microwave for a warm treat.

Freezing: For longer storage, wrap the cookie tightly in plastic wrap and then aluminum foil. It’ll keep well in the freezer for up to 3 months. Thaw in the fridge overnight before serving.

Reheating Tips: To enjoy your skillet cookie warm, preheat your oven to 300°F (150°C), and heat for 10-15 minutes. You can also microwave individual slices for about 15-20 seconds.

These tips will help you make and enjoy the perfect chocolate chip skillet cookie every time!

Recipe Variations & Serving Suggestions

Mini Skillets
Try baking the cookie in mini cast iron skillets. This gives you personal-sized treats, perfect for serving at parties.

Add different mix-ins like nuts, white chocolate chips, or dried fruit. These add extra flavors and textures to your cookie.

Ice Cream
Top your warm cookie with a scoop of ice cream. Vanilla, chocolate, or salted caramel flavors work great.

Drizzle melted chocolate or caramel sauce over your cookie for added sweetness. You can even sprinkle some sea salt on top for a sweet and salty combo.

Breakfast Twist
Make your skillet cookie a bit healthier by adding rolled oats and raisins. You can enjoy it as a breakfast treat.

Double Chocolate
Use chocolate cookie dough instead of the regular one. This makes for a very rich and chocolaty dessert.

Peanut Butter
Add peanut butter chips or swirl in some peanut butter. This is perfect if you love the combination of chocolate and peanut butter.

Serve your skillet cookie directly in the skillet for a rustic look. Add some whipped cream on top for extra flair.

Browned Butter
Use browned butter in your dough for a deeper, nutty flavor. Browned butter adds richness and complexity.

Dipping Sauce
Serve with a side of chocolate sauce or fruit compote for dipping. This is fun and adds extra flavor.

Benjamin Happy Muncher

Hi, I'm Benjamin. I love cooking, long walks, and my girlfriend! Here you’ll find simple and delicious recipes that you can make in 30 minutes or less.