Skillet Cookie

Prep 10 min


Cook 30 min


Ready in 40 min

Making a homemade chocolate chip cookie in a skillet is easier, and arguably more delicious than baking them in the oven. You don’t have to scoop out individual cookies, and the cast iron gives the cookie a crisp crust with a soft, chewy center.


  • 1 (4 oz. or 100 g) bar semi-sweet chocolate
  • ½ cup (125 mL) butter (1 stick), softened
  • ½ cup (125 mL) packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup (60 mL) granulated sugar
  • ¼ tsp (1 mL) salt
  • 1   egg
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (250 mL) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp (2 mL) baking soda
  •  Optional: Ice cream for serving


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C). Coarsely chop the chocolate bar and set aside ¼ cup (60 mL) of the chocolate.

  2. Beat the butter, sugars, and salt together in a large bowl with an electric mixer.

  3. Add the egg and vanilla, then beat to combine.

  4. Add the flour and baking soda and beat until a smooth dough is formed. Mix all but the reserved chocolate from step 1 into the dough.

  5. Spread the dough onto the bottom of the 10" (25-cm) Cast Iron Skillet. Top with the reserved chocolate and bake for 25–28 minutes, or until the edges are dark brown and a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

  6. Let the cookie cool in the pan for at least 5 minutes before cutting. Serve with ice cream, if desired.


  • 8  servings

Nutrients per serving:

U.S. nutrients per serving: Calories 320, Total Fat 17 g, Saturated Fat 10 g, Cholesterol 55 mg, Sodium 160 mg, Carbohydrate 38 g, Fiber 1 g, Total Sugars 25 g, (includes 18 g added sugars), Protein 4 g

Cook's Tips:

Make in small skillets, too!

For individual-sized treats, make in the 5.5” (14-cm) Cast Iron Skillet Set. Just halve the ingredients using 1 egg and divide the dough between two mini skillets, about ½ cup (125 mL) each. Bake for 14-15 minutes. Serves 2-4. Prep time for this version is 10 minutes and total time is 25 minutes.

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