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Skillet Cookie Recipe: A Simple Sweet Treat

This skillet cookie recipe is a simple dessert recipe that’s quick to throw together for an after-dinner treat! Top it with some vanilla ice cream and you have a yummy homemade dessert that the family will love!

Hi there! It’s Kelly from Typically Simple and I’m back this month with another yummy dessert recipe to make a giant chocolate chip skillet cookie! If you’ve been checking out some of the other recipes I have shared in the past, then you know that I’m all about the simple desserts!

Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

If a recipe calls for some basic ingredients and can be prepped in about 10-15 minutes, then sign me up! And this skillet cookie recipe is definitely basic and simple, but it is also oh so yummy! It’s a fun twist on classic cookie bars because it’s made in a skillet. Serve it up with some vanilla ice cream and you have a quick & easy dessert for parties or family get-togethers.

A huge chocolate chip cookie in a skillet

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This was the first time I’ve made dessert in a cast iron pan and it definitely will not be the last! But if you do not have a cast-iron skillet, this recipe can be just as easily made in a baking pan.

The thing that makes these so easy is that you are cutting out the time it takes to roll out individual cookies. Just put the entire bowl of cookie dough in a skillet and bake! Easy!

Supplies

Ingredients

These are the ingredients you’ll need. All the exact amounts are in the printable card at the bottom of this post.

It’s so easy and less mess because you are baking them in a cast-iron skillet. All the details are in the printable recipe card further below.

Basically, you will just mix the dough and then spread it out into the skillet. Then, bake it for about 25 minutes. No chilling, no scooping, it couldn’t be any easier.

How do you “fold” in an ingredient?

I’ve been asked about my folding technique. Here’s an easy way to understand how to fold something in and why you do it.

The key is gentleness. Use a rubber spatula and gently incorporate the chocolate chips into the dough. Avoid over mixing. Scrape the sides and the bottom and mix just enough to make sure the chips are spread throughout the dough.

Why do you fold instead of mixing ingredients?

This is because you already have a perfect dough and you don’t want to introduce more air into it.

This skillet cookie recipe is a simple dessert recipe perfect for an after dinner treat! Top it with some vanilla ice cream and you have a yummy homemade dessert that the family will love!

How easy is that for a yummy dessert recipe?! And even better is that each slice of skillet cookie has a crispy edge and gooey soft middle. I might even add some more chocolate chips next time to make this an extra chocolatey treat!

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Here is a printable recipe card for you. Enjoy!

This skillet cookie recipe is quick to throw together for an after dinner treat! Top it with some vanilla ice cream and you have a yummy homemade dessert that the family will love!
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Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This skillet cookie recipe is an simple dessert recipe that’s quick to throw together for an after dinner treat! Top it with some vanilla ice cream and you have a yummy homemade dessert that the family will love!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: skillet cookie
Servings: 8
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Kelly | Typically Simple

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350.
  • In a large bowl, mix together butter, sugar, and eggs.
  • Stir in flour, baking powder, and salt, combining well.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter into a well greased skillet.
  • Bake for 25 minutes or until edges are golden brown.
  • Allow pan to cool slightly before cutting into slices.

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 63mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 160mg | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 335IU | Calcium: 93mg | Iron: 1.6mg
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This skillet cookie is best when served still slightly warm from the oven, however you can serve it later. Just make sure to cover it tightly with plastic wrap or foil to keep it soft until it’s time to eat it!

More Dessert Ideas

Here are a few more dessert ideas you might like:

Strawberry Swirl Cheesecake Bars  |  Fruit Pizza Cookies  |  Peanut Butter Dump Cake

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Originally posted May 2018, Updated October 2018. 

24 Comments

    1. Hi Panterra,
      Thanks for reaching out. According to this article on The Spruce Eats, you can replace brown sugar with granulated sugar and molasses. If you don’t have molasses, you could use maple syrup. Read their full article for suggestions and tips. You may notice a subtle change in the taste or texture of the skillet cookie, but it should be negligible. Please let us know what you try and how it turns out!
      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

  1. What do you suggest using if a cast iron skillet is not available? Do you think a baking pan will work?

    1. Hi Sonya,
      A baking pan should definitely work! You just may need to vary the time or temperature to get it cooked all the way through. To start, I’d suggest trying this one in a 9×9 metal or glass pan. Check it after about 15 minutes and then continue to check every 5 minutes or so until it’s golden like a cookie. Let us know how it works out for you!

      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

    1. I can’t blame you, Julie! With all that delicious goodness, it’s hard to stop with just a little bite or two… or three… or…

      Guess you’ll just have to make another chocolate chip skillet cookie! ENJOY!

      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

    1. Hi Maryann,
      Either one will work for this recipe. I personally tend to buy light brown sugar. Let us know how you enjoy the skillet cookie!
      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

  2. Delicious! Thank you for this recipe! I will be recomending this to everyone I know!! Turned out amazing.

      1. Hi again! I would like to know if I could use blueberries or strawberries instead of chocolate chips! Thank You.

        1. Hi there, Adil! Great to hear from you again. We’ve never made the skillet cookie with blueberries or strawberries, so we can’t make any promises but I would think it could work! Give it a try and let us know how it turns out. Worse case, it’s a bit of a gooey mess, but throw it in a bowl with ice cream or something and I bet it would still be delicious. Keep us posted!
          Best wishes,
          Carrie

          1. Hi I made it with blueberries and It turned out great but I just had to cook it 2-4 minutes longer because It turned out a little raw the first time but I recommend putting blueberries!

          2. Hi Adil,
            Thank you so much for swinging back to let us know how the cookie turned out with blueberries. I bet it would be great with white chocolate chips plus the blueberries too.
            Best wishes,
            Carrie
            Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

  3. Wouldn’t cook throughout so ended with a raw cookie. Would not recommend also More like a cake than a cookie

    1. Hey there, Eve! I’m so sorry to hear that you had difficulty getting the cookie to bake consistently. It could be an issue with the pan, the oven or the length of time you baked it. Another thing you could try is to take a long piece of terrycloth fabric (like a strip of old bath towel), wet it down with cold water and wrap it around the skillet, securing it in place with a safety pin. I do this all the time with cakes. It keeps the outer edges cooler so the cake or cookie bakes more evenly/consistently. If you give that a try, let us know how it works for you.
      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

  4. The cookie was amazing! When I pulled it out at the 25 minute mark, it was still a little too gooey. I put it back in for another 5-8 minutes and it was perfect. I usually have to add time when I’m baking, I think it’s my oven, so no surprise I had to do it here. My husband loved it, topped it with some vanilla bean ice cream and salted caramel sauce because I’m extra. Thank you for the recipe!

    1. Mikayla,
      Thanks for taking the time to let us know how the skillet cookie recipe worked out for you. I LOVE the idea of topping it with vanilla bean ice cream and salted caramel sauce – YUM!
      Have a great weekend!
      Best wishes,
      Carrie
      Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

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