Indulge in the ultimate dessert experience with a warm and gooey skillet cookie.

Picture a thick, chewy cookie with a perfectly crispy edge, loaded with melty chocolate chips, and baked to perfection in a cast-iron skillet.

Whether you’re sharing it with friends and family or treating yourself to a delightful sweet escape, the skillet cookie is a mouthwatering delight that promises to satisfy your sweet tooth like no other.

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Easy Skillet Dessert!

  • A skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe is a quick and easy dessert that will make everyone want seconds!
  • With a crunchy exterior and a soft, chewy interior, this cookie makes an easy “slice and serve” dessert. Or cut it into bite sized pieces for a tasty hand held treat.
  • It’s perfect for any occasion like a potluck, barbecue, and birthday party! Or simply a cozy dessert served with the family at home.
  • This recipe is nut free, but add in pecans, walnuts, or even chopped almonds if you like. Raisins or other dried fruit are delicious add-ins too!
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Simple Ingredients

Butter: Use unsalted butter in baking because it’s hard to determine exactly the amount of salt in the butter. Margarine can work in this recipe in a pinch as well.

Sugar: Using both granulated white sugar as well as brown sugar helps keep this cookie both moist and with a crunchy outer coating.

Flour: An all purpose flour is perfect for a skillet cookie, but whole wheat will also work. In this case, use about 3 tablespoons less whole wheat flour than the all purpose that is called for in the recipe. Or try a combination of 50% white and 50% whole wheat flour.

Chocolate Chips: Use any kind of chocolate that you want! Dark, milk, semi-sweet, white, or a combination of them all. Use chips, chunks, or chopped chocolate, or melt it and drizzle over the top. In whatever combination, keep the amount of chocolate to 2 cups.

How To Make A Skillet Cookie

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C) and grease a 10-inch cast-iron skillet.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Cream softened butter and sugars together until fluffy, add eggs and vanilla, mix. Mix in flour mixture, fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Press dough evenly into skillet, and bake until edges are golden and center is just set.
  5. Cool briefly before serving. Enjoy warm or cool completely. Serve as is or with desired toppings. Enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

  • Cut the skillet cookie into slices or wedges and place on individual plates. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzle it with chocolate or caramel sauce, and sprinkle some chopped nuts or sprinkles. Add whipped cream and a cherry for a finishing touch.
  • Slice and serve it as a base for a delightful ice cream sandwich. Place a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor between two warm cookie slices. Press gently to create a delicious and melty treat.
  • Cut the cooled skillet cookie into bite-sized pieces and serve it as a dipping treat for a fondue party. Prepare a warm chocolate fondue or caramel sauce and provide skewers or fondue forks for dipping the cookie pieces. It’s a fun and interactive way to enjoy the skillet cookie.
  • Turn your skillet cookie into a s’mores-inspired delight. Cut the cookie into squares and sandwich a piece of chocolate and a toasted marshmallow between two cookie squares. The warm cookie will melt the chocolate and create a gooey s’mores treat.
  • A skillet cookie makes the perfect alternative to a birthday cake, just add candles and a tall, cool Shirley Temple! Or use cookie cutters in assorted shapes to create cookies for all occasions. Perfect for Halloween, Christmas, or Easter, and each cookie can be decorated with frosting to bring the creations to life!
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How To Store A Skillet Cookie

To store a cooled skillet cookie, transfer it to an airtight container or wrap tightly in plastic wrap. Cut it into smaller portions and separate with parchment paper to prevent sticking. Keep in a cool, dry place for 3-4 days at room temperature. Refrigerate for up to 1 week or freeze for 2-3 months by wrapping in plastic wrap and placing in a freezer-safe container.

Thaw in the fridge or at room temperature, reheating if desired in the toaster oven, oven or air fryer. Heat a toaster oven, or oven, to 350˚F and place cookie on a foil lined pan to warm for 3-7 minutes, depending on the size of the pieces. Set an air fryer to 380˚F to warm it up for about 1-2 minutes only. Microwave for 30 seconds, then in 10 second increments.


Remember, the texture of the skillet cookie may slightly change after storage, especially if refrigerated or frozen. However, it will still be delicious and enjoyable, especially warmed up!

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Tips For A Successful Skillet Cookie Recipe

These tips will help you achieve a delicious skillet cookie with perfect texture and taste.

  1. Use a seasoned cast iron skillet. Season skillet well to prevent sticking and ensure even heat distribution.
  2. Keep a close eye on the cookie to prevent overbaking; remove when edges are golden and center is just set.
  3. Cool the cookie slightly before serving. This makes it easier to slice or scoop, while still enjoying it warm and gooey.

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Skillet Cookie Recipe

Make this easy skillet cookie recipe for a delicious and decadent dessert perfect for any occasion.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16 -20 servings
Author Donnalea Ferguson


Cast iron skillet or other oven safe large pan, or baking dish



  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet with ¼ teaspoon butter.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside.
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together 1 cup unsalted butter with sugar and light brown sugar.
  • Add eggs, one at a time, until mixed in, then add the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
  • Add the flour mixture into the stand mixer and mix just until the dough comes together, then add chocolate chips. Mix until evenly incorporated.
  • Scrape the dough into the skillet, level and then sprinkle with sea salt (if using).
  • Bake for 30 to 35 minutes until barely cooked in the center.
  • Remove from the oven and cool for 10 minutes before serving. Serve plain, or with desired toppings.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 402 | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 170mg | Potassium: 116mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 407IU | Calcium: 78mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information does not include optional ingredients or garnish and is an estimate. It may change based on actual ingredients and cooking methods used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American

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