Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Who is in the mood for a giant, chewy, delicious and BEST chocolate chip cookie ever?  I am!  Just writing about it right now is making my mouth water and you have every right to be angry with me for not sharing this recipe with you sooner.  I have been making this for almost every special occasion for at least a year now.  Everyone always loves it and it’s perfect to serve to company!  It’s as easy as it looks and it comes out beautifully every single time.

On a side note, I don’t get sick that often, but I had the flu last week and am just starting to feel normal again (or normal for me, at least!).  I’m pretty sure it had something to do with the sick guy hacking up a lung next to us on the plane last week.  Mr. Wishes got sick right away and then graciously passed it on to me a few days later :) 

OK, back to the giant cookie.  I love to cook in cast iron skillet and appreciate ANY recipe that can be done in 1 pan….try it and serve it warm.  Oh, and since it’s in a skillet it only counts as eating ONE cookie, right?

21 days ’til Christmas!

Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe

Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe.  A giant chocolate chip cookie that is perfect to serve to company or dinner guests.

Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe

Ghirardelli Premium Baking Chips Bittersweet Chocolate


*double this for a 12 inch skillet! It comes out perfect.*

1 stick Butter
½ cup Granulated Sugar
½ cup Light Brown Sugar
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 large Egg
1-½ cup All-purpose Flour
½ teaspoons Baking Soda
¼ teaspoons Salt
1 cup dark or Semi-sweet Chocolate, Cut In Chunks OR use semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips (I used the chips pictured above)


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in an 8 inch cast iron skillet (12 inch if you’re doubling the recipe) and set over medium-low heat (or use other oven safe skillet). Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is warm, but no longer very hot, about 15 minutes (you don’t want the chocolate chips to start to melt when mixing in).

Crack an egg onto the butter and sugar mixture, and use a fork to whisk it into the mixture. Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top, and very carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed.  It may take a few minutes to come together, but it will.

Stir in chocolate chunks. Place in the oven for 15-25 minutes, or until starting to turn golden on the top and around the edges, but still soft in the center. Mine was perfectly done right at 22 minutes (I always use a 12 inch skillet and double the recipe! For an 8 inch, check  it starting at 15 minutes.). Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top!

Recipe source: adapated from  tastykitchen.com

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41 Responses to “Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie”

  1. December 4, 2013 at 12:30 AM #

    Wow, this looks delicious, Ashley! Can’t say no to a giant skillet cookie (:

  2. December 4, 2013 at 1:13 AM #

    I’m glad you’re feeling better! I always come home with some kind of bug from some other sick person on a plane trip… sucks. I Love your pictures of this gorgeous sweet treat, Ashley! Thinking of making this in the morning for when the milkman comes with my delivery. …I always leave him a treat. (=

    • December 4, 2013 at 9:49 AM #

      At least I caught it on the way home instead of the way there! :)

  3. December 4, 2013 at 5:45 AM #

    Feel better! I’m sure this gigantic cookie helps ;)

  4. December 4, 2013 at 9:19 AM #

    And now I officially NEED a cast iron skillet!! ;)

    • December 4, 2013 at 9:50 AM #

      You should get one! I use mine all the time.

  5. December 4, 2013 at 10:50 AM #

    I love these one bowl type recipes. It makes everything so easy and quick!

  6. December 4, 2013 at 12:00 PM #

    I love how gooey and chewy this looks…it’s sure to please everyone! Ghirardelli dark chocolate chips are fantastic!

  7. December 4, 2013 at 12:05 PM #

    Oh yum! Nothing like a giant cookie with dark chocolate, no less!

  8. December 4, 2013 at 1:47 PM #

    The bigger, the better when it comes to cookies! Well . . . at least until the cookie doesn’t fit into your oven. ;)

    • December 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM #

      LOL you’re so right!

  9. December 4, 2013 at 1:48 PM #

    Also, I’m glad you’re starting to feel better! No fun being sick, especially with the flu. :(

    • December 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM #

      Thank you! The flu stinks!

  10. December 4, 2013 at 2:02 PM #

    I’ve been meaning to try a skillet cookie – this looks amazing, Ashley!

    • December 4, 2013 at 2:15 PM #

      Definitely try this! Thanks, Eva!

  11. December 4, 2013 at 4:13 PM #

    OMG, just give me that skillet and a spoon and I’m SET.

  12. December 4, 2013 at 5:04 PM #

    oh sweet heaven…that slice of ooey gooey giant cookie…..IDIE

  13. December 4, 2013 at 5:22 PM #

    I’m so happy that you’re feeling better now! And this cookie looks wonderful, I’d keep it all to myself haha ;)

  14. December 4, 2013 at 5:48 PM #

    This is amazing !
    I would even love to hide it after I’ve cooked it and eat it all by myself

    • December 4, 2013 at 8:42 PM #

      Hahahaha I wouldn’t blame you!

  15. December 4, 2013 at 6:51 PM #

    Wow… that’s a HUGE cookie I can have all to myself! ;) Love this concept… I don’t have to share! hee hee.. Sorry to hear about your flu. I’m glad you are feeling much better now, Ashley! Have a good rest of the week!

  16. December 4, 2013 at 9:08 PM #

    Oh my gosh, this looks DELICIOUS! That first photo made me want to dig into that skillet with a deep spoon and take a BIG bite! Did you also notice the heart made from the two chocolate chips??? Even more reasons to love it! It’s proving it’s love in a skillet! Swoon! Pinning!

    • December 4, 2013 at 9:18 PM #

      I didn’t notice the heart until now!! Love it! haha

  17. Tricia
    December 4, 2013 at 10:43 PM #

    if u dnt hve a cast iron skillet could u use a round pan or somethng? looks so delicious!!!

    • December 4, 2013 at 11:52 PM #

      Yes you can (any oven safe pan)…the baking time may need to be adjusted though! Thanks, Tricia!

  18. December 5, 2013 at 12:54 AM #

    Yeah…I am DEFINITELY in the mood for this! Looks amazing, Ashley!

    • December 5, 2013 at 2:00 PM #

      I’m always in the mood for this! Haha!

  19. December 5, 2013 at 1:26 AM #

    Ashley, this looks amazing! I just want to sit down and chow down.

  20. December 12, 2013 at 9:46 AM #

    Looks like one cookie to me! I’m not sharing! ;)

  21. December 16, 2013 at 4:09 PM #

    YUUMMM!!! I always order cookies like this at Unos. So much better to make it at home :)

    • December 16, 2013 at 8:39 PM #

      I love the cookies at Unos, too!

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