This Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a dessert dream come true! It combines the irresistible delight of a classic cookie with the addition of a decadent treat. If you’re looking to create a dessert that’s not only scrumptious to eat but also perfect for a family get together or even company to dinner a skillet cookie is definitely the answer!
I love cookies especially chocolate chip cookies, from a thick chocolate chip cookie to a peanut butter chocolate chip cookie to one of my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, but nothing beat a big skillet cookie with a scoop or two of ice cream!
- Butter – softened, if you use unsalted butter then add a bit more salt
- Brown sugar – light brown or golden brown sugar
- Sugar – granulated sugar
- Eggs – large eggs
- Vanilla – vanilla extract
- Flour – all purpose flour
- Baking soda
- Chocolate chips – semi sweet chocolate chip either mini or regular size
- Chocolate – dark chocolate good quality, I use one that has 52% cocoa
How To Make A Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe
In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
In a large bowl beat butter until creamy, then add the sugars, eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.
Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix with a spatula, wooden spoon, or on low with the stand mixer, then mix in the chocolate chips. Combine into a firm dough, wrap it with plastic and chill.
Remove the dough from the fridge and place half the mixture on the bottom the skillet, top with the melted chocolate.
Cover with the remaining cookie dough.
Bake until golden. Let cool or eat warm, top with one or two scoops of vanilla ice cream if desired.
What’s The Best Way To Melt The Chocolate?
Gently melt the chocolate in a double boiler or in short bursts in the microwave, stirring frequently to avoid burning.
Can I Make The Dough In Advance And Bake It Later?
Yes, the dough can be prepared in advance and refrigerated for up to 48 hours; let it sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before baking.
- Instead of chocolate chips, use chocolate chunks or chopped chocolate to give your cookies even more chocolate taste.
- Feel free to customize your skillet cookie by adding nuts such as walnuts, hazelnuts or even pecans, dried fruits, or your favorite mix-ins.
- Add some toffee bits, you can use broken up Heath bars, Skor bars or even make homemade toffee.
- Drizzle the finished cookie with melted chocolate or even caramel sauce.
- For an extra oomph, you can sprinkle sea salt over the top before baking to create a sweet and salty contrast.
- Instead of melted chocolate in the middle, spread with a hazelnut cream spread or even a chocolate spread.
While a cast-iron skillet provides even heat distribution and a crisp edge, you can use any oven-safe skillet; just be aware that cooking times may vary.
Yes, using both types of sugar enhances the flavor and texture; brown sugar adds moisture and richness, while granulated sugar helps in achieving a crisper edge.
The skillet cookie is done when the edges are set and slightly browned, but the center should still be soft; it will continue to cook a bit in the hot skillet after removing from the oven.
If you want to serve the cookie sliced like a pie with fairly straight edges, allow the cookie to cool completely before cutting. If you slice the skillet cookie while still hot, the cookie may be melty and gooey with soft edges.
How To Store The Skillet Cookie
Any leftovers should be stored in an airtight container and refrigerated. It will keep for up to three days in the fridge. It can also be frozen in a freezer container, it will keep for up to three months in the freezer.
More Chocolate Chip Recipes You May Enjoy!
- Easy Chocolate Chip Whipped Shortbread
- Streusel Topped Blueberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Italian Breakfast Cake with Mascarpone and Chocolate Chips
- Big Double Chocolate Chip Muffins
- Thick Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies
This chocolate chip skillet cookie is more than just a dessert! So, preheat that oven, grab your skillet, and let’s start baking. Enjoy!
Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter (softened)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 2 large eggs (room temperature)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- 3½ ounces dark chocolate (melted) (or milk chocolate if you prefer)
- Lightly grease a 10 inch / 25 cm cast iron skillet.
- In a medium bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
- In a large bowl beat butter until creamy, then add the sugars, eggs and vanilla and beat to combine.
- Add the flour mixture to the creamed mixture and mix with a spatula, wooden spoon or if using a stand mixer then mix on low speed with the flat beaters, then mix in the chocolate chips. Combine into a firm dough and wrap with plastic, refrigerate for 15 – 20 minutes.
- While dough is in the fridge, pre-heat oven to 350F/180C.
- Remove from the fridge and place half the mixture on the bottom the skillet (10 inch skillet), top with the melted chocolate and cover with the remaining cookie dough.
- Bake for approximately 20 minutes. Let cool or eat warm, top with vanilla ice cream if desired. Enjoy!
.Updated from October 7, 2017.