A skillet cookie baked in a cast iron skillet with three scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.
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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Soft and chewy chocolate chip skillet cookie, served warm, topped with ice cream. Complete cookie HEAVEN!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 15
Calories: 399kcal
Author: Lauren Allen


  • 12 Tablespoons butter 1 1/2 sticks melted and cooled until warm
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups + 2 Tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips (I use half semi sweet and milk chocolate


  • Heat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Add butter to a microwave safe bowl and microwave for about 45 seconds, or until most of it has melted. Allow it to cool for a few minutes.
  • Add melted butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar to a medium bowl and beat with an electric mixer until well blended. 
  • Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until combined. 
  • Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt, just until combined. Gently stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Press the cookie dough into a 10’’ or 12’’ cast iron skillet (or a regular, oven-safe skillet would work). 
  • Bake for 28-35 minutes or until it looks just barely golden. Don’t over-bake it, especially since it will continue to cook in the hot skillet when you take it out of the oven. 
  • Allow to cool in the skillet for at least 20-30 minutes before cutting.
  • Slice cookie into pieces and serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream, if desired.



Make ahead Instructions:  The cookie dough can be made ahead and stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days or frozen for 2-3 months.
Freezing Instructions: Allow the skillet cookie to cool completely and slice into wedges.  Store wedges in air-tight freezer container for 2-3 months. 
Other Variations:
  • Mini skillet cookie:  Use a smaller, oven-safe pan or ramekins to make mini skillet cookies.  Reduce the bake time. 
  • Vary the chips:  Substitute white chocolate or butterscotch chocolate chips. I like to add a little milk chocolate AND semi-sweet chocolate chips to my cookie dough. Sometimes I'll add them in different sizes too, like mini chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.
  • Add nuts.  Add chopped walnuts or pecans.
  • Blondie skillet cookies: Use my triple chip blondie cookie dough.
  • Peanut butter skillet cookies  Add a big spoonful of peanut butter into your cookie dough or make peanut butter cooke dough.
  • Chocolate skillet cookies.  Use my chocolate cookie dough.


Calories: 399kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 207mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 327IU | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 3mg