Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie-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 Recipe

Today is a special day! It is Maxwell’s first birthday! I can’t believe our baby is ONE! I know birthdays are supposed to be happy days, but I am a little sad. My baby is growing up too quickly! To keep the tears from flowing, I am going to focus on the birthday celebration and that includes a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie.

We aren’t big on birthday cakes at our house, we prefer to party with cookies, and one of our favorite desserts is this Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie. You can’t go wrong with a giant cookie, especially when you serve it warm with a big scoop of ice cream!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

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!

I added sprinkles to the dough because this cookie was for a birthday celebration and we needed a pop of FUN! All kids like sprinkles, heck, all adults like sprinkles. If they tell you they don’t, they are lying:)

I slightly under bake the cookie so it is soft and gooey. I highly recommend you serve the cookie warm with ice cream too! 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!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

So what did the birthday boy think of his special treat? He LOVED it!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

He didn’t wait for a fork, he dove right in, face first:) Smart kid!

Celebrate with us and enjoy a Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie! Maxwell insists:)

Happy Birthday Maxwell! We love you!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

This giant soft and gooey chocolate chip cookie is easy to make and always a favorite! Serve warm with vanilla ice cream!


  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg and 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup sprinkles if desired
  • Sea salt for sprinkling before baking, if desired


  • Preheat oven to 350ยฐ 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 and sprinkles, if using.
  • Spread batter evenly in prepared cast iron skillet. Sprinkle the top with a little sea salt, if desired. 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.
  • Note-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.

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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

  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!