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The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Skip the baking sheets and grab your skillet for a crowd-friendly recipe for The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie.
4.64 from 73 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 8 servings


  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temp, plus more for greasing skillet
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 Tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs, at room temp
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F and grease a 12-inch cast iron skillet with butter.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Set the bowl aside. 
  • In a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream together 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter with the sugar and light brown sugar. 
  • Add eggs, one at a time, until mixed in, then add the vanilla extract and beat until combined. 
  • Add the flour mixture into the stand mixer and mix just until the dough comes together then beat in the chocolate until combined. 
  • Scrape the dough into the skillet, then sprinkle it with the sea salt. 
  • Bake the cookie for 30 to 35 minutes until it’s barely cooked in the center. 
  • Remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for 10 minutes before serving topped with ice cream (optional). 
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