Anyone else think baking with a cast-iron skillet makes things more enjoyable? This gooey chocolate chip skillet cookie is the perfect dessert for a family.
Top it with some vanilla ice cream or drizzle on some hot fudge for an extra decadent treat!
I used my chocolate chip and butterscotch chip cookie recipe here, but instead of butterscotch chips, it's all chocolate chips. Although now that I think about it, butterscotch chips would be phenomenal in this recipe!
One other change I made was to use browned butter instead of softened butter. If you can spare an extra 10 minutes for browning the butter, it will be worth it!
Not sure how to make brown butter? Add the butter to a small frying pan and heat on medium heat. Stirring occasionally, it will melt then start to foam. Then, the foamy butter will start to turn a caramel brown and you know it's ready! Let it cool slightly before using.
Cast Iron Skillet Cookie FAQ
Start by adding your butter to a frying pan and let it heat on medium low temperature. It will go in phases of melted then foamy, and then you will start to see brown bits at the bottom. That's when you know it's ready, so take it off the heat.
When you make this large cookie in your cast iron skillet, the middle is going to be soft and the edge of the cookie will be deliciously crispy. This is because of how cast iron skillets heat things.
Yes, this helps the cookie to come out easily without any sticking. A lot of times you might hear it being referred to as seasoning a cast iron pan.
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
This gooey chocolate chip skillet cookie is the perfect dessert for a family or dinner party! Made with browned butter, this is the BEST chocolate chip cookie you will ever eat.
- ½ cup salted butter browned
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ½ cup brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 egg
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Then, melt your butter in a small frying pan of medium heat. It will then start to foam and then a light brown color will emerge. Let cool slightly.
Pour the slightly cooled browned butter into a large mixing bowl. Then, mix in the brown sugar and granulated sugar.
Next, add in the milk and vanilla extract. Mix for about 30 seconds.
Then, add in your egg. Whisk on medium high speed for 1-2 minutes.
Add in your baking soda to the bowl and whisk lightly just to get it evenly distributed.
Mix your flour in ½ cup at a time. Then, add in your chocolate chips with a rubber spatula so you don't break them up.
Lightly grease the cast-iron skillet with butter or cooking spray and then scoop the dough into the pan.
Using the back of a spoon, flatten the dough into the pan so it's even.
Bake your chocolate chip skillet cookie for 18-20 minutes. Don't overcook it because cast iron skillets retain a lot of heat and will continue to bake the cookie even out of the oven.