Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie {Pizookie}-a giant soft and gooey chocolate chip cookie that gets baked in a skillet! This easy dessert is a family favorite, especially when served warm with ice cream!

Skillet chocolate chip cookie

It’s no secret that I am a cookie monster. I have created hundreds of cookie recipes over the years. I love them all, but this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie (aka pizookie) is the ultimate cookie dessert!

This giant chocolate chip cookie is made in a cast iron skillet so you don’t have to scoop the dough into cookie balls. It is SO easy and is always a crowd pleaser.

The big chocolate chip cookie is slightly under baked so the center is soft and gooey, but the edges are still slightly crispy. Serve warm with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert. The ice cream will melt into the warm cookie and you will be in heaven!

We aren’t big on cakes at our house, we prefer to party with cookies, and this pizookie is the perfect dessert for any occasion. A GIANT warm cookie is always a good idea! Trust me, you need to make this one! Once you do, you will be hooked for life!

Pizookie

If you bake cookies regularly, you should have all of the ingredients in your kitchen. The ingredient list is basic, which is so nice! You can whip up this skillet cookie anytime!

You will need:

  • Butter– I use unsalted butter for baking so I can control the salt in the recipe.
  • Brown Sugar– always pack your brown sugar when measuring.
  • Granulated Sugar– a staple!
  • Egg AND egg yolk– You need one large egg AND an egg yolk. The egg yolk makes the cookie extra chewy!
  • Vanilla extract– a MUST!
  • Flour– Use regular all-purpose flour.
  • Cornstarch– a little secret ingredient to make the giant cookie extra soft and tender.
  • Baking soda– make sure it’s fresh!
  • Sea salt– I like to use sea salt IN the cookie and on top! I love this brand!
  • Chocolate chips– I prefer semi-sweet, but you can use milk or dark chocolate chips.
skillet cookie

How to Make a Pizookie

This is probably one of the easiest desserts I make and it is always a hit! You don’t have to scoop out individual cookies, you just press all of the dough into a skillet. Easy peasy!

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet and set aside. If you don’t have a 12-inch cast iron skillet, you can use a 10-inch, your cookie will be a little thicker and will need to bake for a few extra minutes.
  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Stir until smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir until flour disappears. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the top with a little sea salt.
  • Bake until golden brown, but make sure you don’t over bake, you want the cookie to be slightly gooey. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack for 10 minutes. The cast iron skillet will keep it warm, you just want it to set up a bit.
  • FYI-you can make the cookie dough in advance, it will keep covered in the fridge for up to 72 hours. Press into the skillet whenever you are ready to bake!

Serve with Ice Cream

I highly recommend you serve the pizzookie warm with ice cream! The ice cream will melt into the warm cookie and you will most likely faint because you won’t be able to stand the dessert goodness!

Vanilla is classic, but feel free to mix it up. Top with chocolate, cookie dough, chocolate chip, cookies and cream, butter pecan ice cream. You can’t go wrong!

You can even add a drizzle of salted caramel sauce or hot fudge. YUM!

You can serve on a plate, in a bowl, or you can top the entire cookie with several scoops of ice cream and go for it. Grab a spoon and DIG IN!

pizookie recipe

Variations

This is a good basic skillet cookie recipe, but don’t be afraid to mix things up!

  • Use butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, or white chocolate chips. You can also use some of each! I love chocolate chip and butterscotch together.
  • Stir in toffee bits or M&M’s.
  • Add sprinkles for a fun and festive skillet cookie!
  • If you like nuts in your cookies, stir in chopped walnuts or pecans. Candied pecans would be extra delicious!
  • If you want to make mini, individual pizookies, use mini skillets or oven-safe pan or ramekins. Make sure you reduce the baking time for smaller cookies.
chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe with ice cream
This giant soft and gooey chocolate chip cookie is easy to make and always a favorite! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream for the ultimate dessert!
5 from 3 votes

Ingredients
  

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Flaky sea salt, for sprinkling

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet and set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine melted butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar. Stir until smooth. Add the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Stir until flour disappears. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the top with a little sea salt. Bake for 20-22 minutes or until golden brown. Don't over bake, you want the cookie to be slightly gooey. Remove from oven and let cool on a wire cooling rack for 10-15 minutes. Serve with ice cream, if desired.

Notes

You can use a 10-inch skillet or pie plate. The cookie will be a thicker so you will have to bake it a little longer.

Nutrition

Calories: 441kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 4g, Fat: 19g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 75mg, Sodium: 226mg, Potassium: 70mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 43g, Vitamin A: 515IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 52mg, Iron: 2mg

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I'm Maria and my husband is Josh. We share a love of cooking, baking, and entertaining. We enjoy creating recipes that are simple, fresh, and family friendly. We love sitting around the table with good food, good conversation, and good friends and family! Our kitchen is always open!
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  1. Firstly Happy Birthday to your gorgeous boy Maxwell. He sure knows how to eat this skillet cookie the right way! I never made a skillet cookie before, but we are going on hols soon so this recipe is coming with me! Great post, beautiful photos. Sammie http://www.feastingisfun.com

  2. Happy Birthday Maxwell! Cute photo. We aren’t big on cake either, it never seems to be worth the calories. But a cookie in a skillet with a side of ice cream? You cannot go wrong there. And for my girlies, I can even spin this one into a Frozen theme cookie. I love a skillet getting used this way!

  3. Happy Birthday, Maxwell!! Such a cutie pie!! I’ve enjoyed watching him grow in the past year, through your blog. Hope to try this skillet cookie soon- it looks amazing!

  4. NO WAY!!! I thought I read that wrong at first! I can’t believe how quickly time flies. This cookie would be the ultimate birthday cake- Happiest Birthday Wishes to Maxwell ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday to Maxwell! Today is my parents wedding anniversary too so there is much to celebrate! Now, let’s dive into this cookie!

  6. What a cutie! Happy birthday, Maxwell! This skillet cookie looks amazing. I’ve never made one before, but you’ve inspired me! Can’t wait to try it.

  7. Omgee i have everything to make this right now except for the cornstarch. Is it necessary? And Happy Birthday to Maxwell!!!

    1. The cornstarch makes the cookie softer, but if you don’t have it, it will still be good! Enjoy!

  8. What a gorgeous boy! Happy Birthday to him. Heavenly looking cookie. And I totally agree about sprinkles, there are liars out there. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  9. That looks fabulous and so easy to make (plus I love ice cream on anything right out of the oven). Cute photos of your little boy too. Looks like he’s loving this ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. I CANNOT believe Max is One! Seems like just yesterday I was reading you were pregnant! Happy Birthday! Hope he enjoyed this yummy cookie cake!!

  11. And….I totally apparently just gave your child a nickname. I am so sorry – not sure if you call him Max. Have no clue where that came from. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Ha! No worries! We call him Maxwell, but it doesn’t bother us if people call him Max:)

  12. Aaw happy happy birthday to Maxwell! He is so so adorable! Love this skillet cookie you made for him ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. I have never made a skillet cookie and boy do I want one now after seeing this post. So yummy! Thanks a lot for sharing. ๐Ÿ™‚

  14. Um yes please! This looks absolutely delicous! I’m usually not a cookie person but when it comes in huge slices like this one I’m game! I would love for you to come link up at Throw Back Thursday tonight!

  15. Thank you for this wonderful cookie cake recipe! I made it yesterday for a party and it was a hit!! Delicious!! Thank you!

  16. Can you make another kind of cookie the same way? I have a weird kid who doesn’t like chocolate chip cookies. Maybe Oatmeal?

  17. We have a 10 inch skillet – any recommendations for substituting? Bake longer? Reduce the ingredients? Thanks!

    1. You can use it, the cookie will be a little thicker, it might take a little more time, check it at the same time and if it is still really gooey add a few extra minutes.

  18. I’ve been making this for years and your recipe is absolute perfection. Just wanted to say thank you for the amazing recipe!

  19. 5 stars
    So good! Made this for our first family get together now that we are all vaxed! Rave reviews all around! We didnโ€™t have one bite left. I didnโ€™t have a skillet, so I baked it in a deep dish pie plate and it came out perfect!

  20. 5 stars
    Hi Maria! We love Pizookies! Any chance you have a Peanut Butter Pizookie version? Would love to have that one as well!

  21. 5 stars
    This was fantastic and a family hit! Perfect consistency and taste. So easy! It is definitely going to the top of my list for easy and delicious desserts for the family or special occasions!