Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie – The Beader Chef

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Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Is bigger really better?! For this Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, it definitely is! Baked in a cast iron skillet this cookie has a gooey, melt in your mouth, center and a crispy edge – the best of both cookie worlds!

Giant chocolate chip skillet cookie in a cast iron skillet places on a purple napkin with a knife to cut the cookie into servings.

For the love a good cookie and a good cookie debate!

Are you a soft and chewy or a crispy and crunchy cookie eater?!


I am a soft and chewy. I like a melt in your mouth consistency. Some people would disagree with me, but the perfect thing about this giant chocolate chip skillet cookie is that the debate is put on hold, this cookie has chewy-soft parts and crunchy-crispy spots – everyone is happy!

Glass bowl with granulated sugar, brown sugar and butter with a wooden spoon for mixing.



Cookie dough mixed with a wooden spoon in a glass mixing bowl.

Where is where? The edge is crispy the center is gooey and whatever you do prefer, you won’t be debating cookie politics when this very simple and quick giant cookie recipe is served right after it comes out of the oven with some ice cream or whipped cream.

Cookie dough placed in a cast iron skillet before it is baked.



Close up of the cookie dough placed in a cast iron skillet.

The fact that it is so simple, and that you can prep the dough and place it in the cast iron skillet ahead of time, makes it the perfect (and very simple) dinner party dessert.  Just place it in the oven 30 minutes before you want to serve it to your guests and you’ll be given the gold medal in dessert cookie Olympic games.

Giant chocolate chip skillet cookie served on two white plates.



A slice of the giant chocolate chip skillet cookie on a white plate.

Another great thing about this cookie? It is a great gift! Yep, you heard me: GIANT COOKIE GIFT! Either bake it up, take it out of the skillet and wrap it up nicely, or buy a 10-inch cast iron skillet and gift the giant chocolate chip skillet cookie with the skillet! I actually did this two years ago as a Valentine’s Day gift to my boyfriend – I even went all cute and made a heart out of chocolate chips.

For those of you looking for a gift, I hope the idea gets to you just in time!

Hope you enjoy!

P.S. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet you can use another oven-safe skillet (like Heritage The Rock fry-pans, I have these and I love them!) or a pyrex pie plate!

Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
 
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Is bigger really better?! For this Giant Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie, it definitely is! Baked in a cast iron skillet this cookie has a gooey, melt in your mouth, center and a crispy edge - the best of both cookie worlds!
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Serves: 8
Ingredients
  • ⅓ cup unsalted butter at room temperature
  • ⅓ cup sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ½ to 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. In a large bowl, combine the butter and sugars together with a wooden spoon.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla and mix until evenly mixed.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking soda and salt.
  5. Depending on your chocolate cravings, mix in anywhere from ½ cup to 1 cup of chocolate chips.
  6. Transfer dough to a cast iron skillet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until the center is just set and golden.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes before serving!
Notes
If you don't have a cast iron skillet, not to worry! You can use another oven-safe skillet or a pyrex pie plate.
Nutrition Information
Serving Size: ⅛ piece

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