Welcome to the ultimate skillet chocolate chip cookie. This easy skillet cookie boasts crispy edges and a chewy center, thanks to your cast iron pan.
- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened to room temp
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp table salt (fine)
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
- 2 large eggs + 1 egg yolk, room temp
- 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- Optional: stabilized whipped cream or vanilla ice cream for serving
- Preheat the oven to 350°F, with rack on lower middle position. Spray a 12-inch cast iron skillet with spray oil of your choice.
- In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside. In a stand mixer fitted with paddle attachment, mix butter with both sugars on medium-high speed, scraping sides of bowl and the paddle a couple of times. Add eggs and vanilla extract; mixing on medium speed another minute,
- Gradually add flour mixture and mix on low speed just until cookie dough forms. Scrape down sides of bowl and paddle. Stir in the chocolate chips by hand.
- Use rubber spatula to fully scrape dough into cast iron skillet, evening out the edges. Bake about 30 minutes or until edges are browned and top looks puffy.
- Let cookie cool pan 15 minutes before slicing into it. If decorating with stabilized whipped cream or any other frosting/sprinkles, allow cookie cool completely first,
If you slice into cookie while it’s warm, slices may not come out as neatly as it would when cookie has set and cooled to room temp.
For extra crispy bottom/edges, preheat your cast iron skillet in oven while you make the dough. Transfer dough into hot skillet and bake as instructed. Take care not to burn yourself on the hot handle!
If using a 10-inch cast iron skillet, you may need to increase bake time by a bit. Cookie will come out a bit thicker than 12-inch pan would.
To freeze leftovers, cut into desired slices and place in airtight container for up to several weeks.
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- Category: Dessert
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: Skillet Cookie, Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie, Cookie Cake