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Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Having finally learned how to use and care for my cast iron skillet, my next step was to use it to bake something sweet, of course! For quite a while, I’ve been dreaming about making a giant chocolate chip cookie in a cast iron skillet…and not too long ago, I finally made those dreams come true. This huge cookie is soft and chewy in the middle and crispy on the edges – perfection in my book, and I’m not even a crispy cookie kinda gal. Just like drop cookies, this dough comes together in a matter of minutes, except it’s even easier since you simply press all of the dough into the skillet and bake. This is a great dessert to serve to guests with ice cream, whipped cream, or chocolate or caramel sauce. If you have a cast iron skillet, give this a try…and if you don’t, put one on your wish list – you’ll be glad you did!

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Coat a 10″ cast iron skillet lightly with vegetable oil. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.

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In another medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugars. Beat about 2 minutes.

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Add in the egg and vanilla. Beat 2 minutes longer.

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Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture until well-combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.

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Press the dough into the skillet as evenly as you can.

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Bake about 40 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned.

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Transfer the skillet to a wire rack to cool. When ready to serve, cut into wedges. Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream on top while it’s still warm!

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Posted by on June 10, 2011.

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Categories: desserts & sweets

52 Responses

  1. I have no doubt that this is amazing–1 1/2 sticks of butter?! Sign me up! :)

    by DessertForTwo on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:16 am

  2. there’s something just so gorgeous about chocolate chip cookie batter. that looks SO cool!

    by emily @ the happy home on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:18 am

  3. Yay! I’m so glad you love your cast iron skillet!! I seriously swear by them! I’ll have to try the cookie! I once did an apple pie in mine, on the grill!

    by Jenni on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:41 am

  4. How do you avoid the weird “tinny” taste? Mine usually gives my cornbread an odd taste – I haven’t really tired anything else besides frying in it.

    by Jerra on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:48 am

  5. I’ve been baking in my cast iron skillet for years. My favorite thing to bake is Pineapple Upside Down Cake. I also bake corn bread of course. I can honestly say I have never come close to tasting anything near a ‘tinny’ taste nor have I ever heard of that!

    by Margie on Jun 10, 2011 at 1:01 am

  6. I cannot think of a better use for your cast iron skillet!

    by Maris (In Good Taste) on Jun 10, 2011 at 5:05 am

  7. This looks absolutely fabulous Tracy!

    by Jessica @ How Sweet on Jun 10, 2011 at 6:39 am

  8. What a super idea Tracy! I can only imagine the wonderfully crispy edges and soft center. I’ll definitely have to try this. I have a cast iron skillet and hardly ever use it. Come to think of it, it’ll bet this would work super well on the outside grill too. Hmmmm. Running off to try it…

    by Renee @KudosKitchen on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:16 am

  9. Oh my. That looks truly fabulous. I’m going to need to make that asap. Maybe for Father’s Day.

    by Sara K.B. on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:49 am

  10. This is a really cool idea. Next up: cast iron skillet brownies :)

    by Victoria (District Chocoholic) on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:53 am

  11. A warm from the oven chocolate chip cookie is my FAVORITE dessert! And a BIG one from a skillet? Even better!

    by bridget {bake at 350} on Jun 10, 2011 at 8:53 am

  12. Oh my word, that looks amazing! I have my grandmothers cast iron skillet and I use it for everything. What a fab dessert. Who doesn’t like a chocolate chip cookie? Definitely trying this!

    by Kate on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

  13. Oh my goodness I HAVE to make this!! I love the idea of making a giant chocolate chip cookie in a cast skillet. This looks soooooo good. :)

    by Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels on Jun 10, 2011 at 9:37 am

  14. This looks amazing! What a great way to bake a cookie!

    by Andrea @ From the Bookshelf on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:37 am

  15. Yum Yum Yum!! This looks amazing. I am sure it tastes amazing!
    2 great combinations, chocolate chip cookie dough & a cast iron skillet. What could be better? I Can’t wait to make this!! Thanks!

    by teri@thefreshmancook on Jun 10, 2011 at 10:40 am

  16. Sigh…these look heavenly this morning :) Is it break time yet?

    by Tickled Red on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:02 am

  17. OOOOOH!! I think I can convince my husband to make this for us. He adores our cast iron cookware AND he loves chocolate chip cookies and bakes them at least twice a month. I’ll start working on him immediately. =)

    by Jenna on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:05 am

  18. One of my very favorite ways to make chocolate chip cookies!! Looks great!

    by Jenny Flake on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:17 am

  19. Yum! I’d want to eat it by the spoonful- right out of the pan!

    by Lori @ RecipeGirl on Jun 10, 2011 at 11:19 am

  20. wow…this is great ! new to me

    by thepickyeater on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:28 pm

  21. This looks soooooooo yummy! Just this past christmas I bought loads of cast iron and stainless steel to replace my non-stick. Seems I use the cast iron as much as I do the stainless steel! It’s so versatile and I love it! I can’t wait to try these cookies! They look soooo good!

    by Paula at Dishing The Divine on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:32 pm

  22. This is the perfect dessert in my book!

    by Maria on Jun 10, 2011 at 12:41 pm

  23. I recently bought 2 mini cast iron skillets at Crate & Barrel for exactly this reason! I had this as a dessert at a restaurant once and I absolutely loved it! Nothing beats a warm cookie and ice cream~

    by alex on Jun 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  24. Woohooo! My husband loves chocolate chip cookies. This is perfect. Instead of scooping them out one at a time. Wow! You are a lifesaver.

    by Sonia Rumzi on Jun 10, 2011 at 3:08 pm

  25. I love this idea! I’ve started making my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe into bars and it’s so much easier that way!

    by Keeley on Jun 10, 2011 at 5:04 pm

  26. Mmm LOVE this idea. Skillet cookie look so awesome. I need to try this.

    by Katrina on Jun 10, 2011 at 6:18 pm

  27. Sounds great! A cast iron skillet has been on my wish list for quite some time. And after seeing your recipe, I think I’m bumping it to the top. I definitely want to try this recipe someday.

    by Anna on Jun 11, 2011 at 11:06 am

  28. This looks amazing! I’ve been wanting to make one of these too!

    by Michelle @ Brown Eyed Baker on Jun 12, 2011 at 8:12 pm

  29. The bigger the better. That looks so wonderfully delish.

    by carolinaheartstrings on Jun 12, 2011 at 8:57 pm

  30. Baking chocolate chip cookies in a skillet makes them pretty much the most amazing comfort food ever. And so easy too! Can’t wait to try them :)

    by Hannah at FleurDeLicious on Jun 13, 2011 at 2:04 am

  31. Oh my! I think all my self-control just went out the window!

    by Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen on Jun 13, 2011 at 7:23 am

  32. Hot damn. I need a cast iron skillet. I keep holding out because my Nan says I can have hers.. but getting them from Texas is proving to be an issue. They look perfect, Tracy.

    by Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:59 am

  33.!!! These look incredible – guess I’m busting out the cast iron this week!

    by Lucy@The Sweet Touch on Jun 13, 2011 at 2:09 pm

  34. OMG what a fabulous idea!! My old roomie has one.. I need to fwd this to her! YUM!!! :)

    by stephchows on Jun 13, 2011 at 8:54 pm

  35. I just ordered a new cast iron skillet and I can’t wait to get it. I know one of the first things I’m trying is this! Looks and sounds delicious and you can’t go wrong with a big chocolate chip cookie. :)

    by Heather @ Multiply Delicious on Jun 13, 2011 at 10:34 pm

  36. I do have to put a cast iron skillet on my wish list. This cookie looks wonderful. My family would love it:)

    by Raina on Jun 13, 2011 at 11:03 pm

  37. Hi Tracy!
    Sorry I haven’t been by in a while. Looks like I’ve got a ton of great recipes with which to catch up!

    I LOVE my cast iron skillets and use them all the time, but haven’t tried to make chocolate chip pan cookies in them! I have got to try this… including the ice cream on top! MMMMm!

    Hope all is well. :D

    by Christine on Jun 14, 2011 at 9:25 pm

  38. These cookies look like perfection to me! Amazing!

    by Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:25 am

  39. So…you’ve created a personal sized cookie cake? ;) I’m not sharing! Yum yum!

    by kitchen koala on Jun 15, 2011 at 10:43 pm

  40. This looks so good. I found your blog from Food Gawker yesterday and kept trying to link to this recipe. I am glad your site is back up and running.

    I love a warm cookie with ice cream, I freeze cookie dough when I don’t need the full batch and on occasion after the kids are asleep, I bake one cookie in my toaster oven and top it with ice cream. Yum.

    Thanks for the recipe,


    by Elena (running in heels after child) on Jun 17, 2011 at 1:53 pm

  41. Thanks Elena! :-)

    by Tracy on Jun 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

  42. My cast iron skillet needs a dust off for sure and this would be the perfect reason to break it out of retirement!!!

    by shelly (cookies and cups) on Jun 25, 2011 at 8:37 am

  43. Does anyone know where I can purchase mini cast iron skillets for making the cookie recipe?

    by Michelle Scarchilli on Aug 6, 2011 at 1:12 pm

  44. Trying this today but using the Pillsbury chocolate chip cookie dough from grocery with first try. If all goes well, and I suspect it will, we will use the scratch recipe next time!

    by Sherry Dilworth on Apr 14, 2012 at 2:47 pm

  45. I just made this and it’s absolutely delicious! Thank you!!

    by Bobbi on May 2, 2012 at 12:40 pm

  46. I love my cast iron we use it everyday. fry, bake, mix, you name it.. Really want to try the cookie now.. They work great on the grill too, if you want to make chili, let it cook on the grill , fire pit, ect.. thanks for the info here.

    by T Griffith on Jun 7, 2012 at 5:39 pm

  47. Love it! Just printed it out and I’m going to try it this week on my Big Green Egg. I’m getting excited about desserts. Made a cast iron skillet pineapple upside down cake on the Egg on Sunday.

    by Griffin on Jun 26, 2012 at 11:51 am

  48. I couldn’t wait. I had to make this last night and it turned out fabulous. Thank you so much for sharing it. I changed it up a bit, I used 1 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cups peanut butter chips just cuz i love chocolate andpeanut butter together. It was amazing. And I cooked it over charcoal. Hope you check it out.

    by Griffin on Jun 28, 2012 at 8:56 am

  49. Just made this. If you haven’t tried it yet, you need to! My doctor told me that I *need* to splurge, b/c I’ve been too serious about losing weight and have gotten to a plateau. So, what better splurge than everybody’s favorite! Best yet, I’m a (46 year old) grandma, so now I get to turn this into something so that when my grands see a cast iron skillet, they can think of me! :D Now I wnt to try that cast iron peanut butter chocolate chip cookie recipe I see a link for! (THANKS, GRIFFIN! AND A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” TO SUGAR CRAFTER!)

    by Jen on Sep 4, 2012 at 10:47 pm

  50. I have been searing meat in my pan.

    No conflict baking a Cookie ?

    Thank you

    by Steve on Nov 3, 2012 at 10:58 am

  51. Steve – Nope, no conflict. Just make sure you clean it out after you’ve used it to sear your meat!

    by Tracy on Nov 3, 2012 at 5:29 pm

  52. I love this recipe but I have to add 1/4 cup of oil because mine is too dry without it.

    by Stephanie on Mar 26, 2013 at 10:30 pm

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