Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

October 23, 2012 by Ali

Oh yes. That is one big skillet chocolate chip cookie.

And even better — the recipe is featured in the new Picky Palate Cookbook from a blogger I absolutely adore — Jenny from (you guessed it) Picky Palate!!!

I have been a total fan of Jenny and her yummy blog since before I even really knew what a “blog” was. I’m sure tons of you have already visited her site, or seen some of the delicious creations she has floating around on the web and Pinterest. (Have you ever heard of Oreo-stuffed chocolate chip cookies? Yep — those are from Jenny!) I have especially admired her for years because of her never-ending creativity when it comes to dreaming up new recipes. She is always coming up with the unique ideas to share, especially in the sweets department. But I, along with countless other bloggers, also love her because of her because of the kindness, encouragement and total joy that she brings to the blogging community.

So I’m stoked that her first cookbook has finally been released! I received a copy last week, and have already dog-eared tons of recipes to try. But the recipe that jumped off the page immediately was this classic “Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie”. It is exactly what it looks like — one huge, warm skillet of deliciousness, all the better when served up along with some vanilla ice cream. Delish.

Thanks for the recipe, Jenny! And congrats again on a wonderful cookbook!!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6-8 Servings


  • 10 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • vanilla ice cream


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease the bottom and sides of a 9-inch cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of the butter.

Add the remaining 8 tablespoons of butter and the sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until well combined.

Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low. Add the chocolate chips and mix on low until just combined. Press the cookie dough into the prepared skillet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are crisp and the cookie is golden and cooked through. Remove from oven. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.

Recipe used with permission from Jenny Flake.

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Disclosure: I was provided a copy of this cookbook for review. But all opinions expressed are, as always, my own!

About Ali

Ali Ebright is a freelance recipe developer and food writer/photographer, and blogs at Gimme Some Oven and Gimme Some Life. She also loves all things music, traveling near and far, actually making things from Pinterest, cozying up with a good book and her sweet pup, Henry, and spending time with a wonderful group of friends. Come say hello and follow Ali on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google+ & Instagram.

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16 thoughts on “Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

  1. I bought a cast iron skillet just so that I could make skillet cookies but I’m still afraid of the skillet and so it just sits. I need to overcome my fear! This looks SO yummy. Oh and I love your blueish / purplish board. :)

    - Erin @ Texanerin Baking

  2. I want Jenny’s cookbook! Her Oreo Stuffed Choc Cokies went viral instantly – LOVE them so much, I need to try them. I’ve never made my own skillet cookie before! Sure I’ve had it at restaurants and parties with melty vanilla ice cream but have never made it myself! I want a giant cast iron skillet so I can get started :)

    - sally @ sallys baking addiction

  3. That’s awesome that you already made this from Jenny’s book! I love skillet cookies now that I finally tried them. I can’t wait to make Jenny’s version!

    - Averie @ Averie Cooks

  4. omg, how can anyone resist this?! i love her book!! i need to cook out of it soon! great choice :)

    - Julie @ Table for Two

  5. Love, love, love this! (How can anyone not?!) And I love Jenny! She was one of the first blogs that I followed!

    - Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

  6. This looks amazing! Can’t beat a cast iron skillet!

    - Cassie

  7. Love a skillet cookie, such a fun dessert!

    - Laura (Tutti Dolci)

  8. Danger!! This looks awesome!

    - Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  9. Yum! That looks amazing! I love things served in skillets, it feels so homey to me

    - Mal @ The Chic Geek

  10. i love this recipe..its like a big pie just perfect for birthdays or special events!

    - Dixya @ Food, Pleasure and Health

  11. This looks so delicious, congrats to Jenny on such an awesome cookbook!

    - Kathryn

  12. It’s so huge! And the chocolate chips look so deliciously gooey…Pinning for sure :)

    - Nicky @ Pink Recipe Box