This Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie is hot gooey cookie goodness. Seriously guys, if you love soft chocolate chip cookies, this is for you! The cookie stays super soft and doesn’t harden even after a few days. Let’s be honest, the only way this cookie is going to last more than 2 days is if you have some serious will power. We have none. If you have the will power be sure to cover the cookie with tin foil or cut into slices and store in an airtight container.
My youngest son loves cookies. “Cookie” was actually one of his first words. His fourth birthday is coming up. I researched a pile of skillet cookie recipes to create my own special gooey cookie for him. I knocked it out of the park with the first try. Brandon, my husband, asked how hard this was to make? As soon as I said it was easy, he cut me off and told me I must make this once a week. Just writing this post I am wishing I had a slice of this cookie.
Since this is one of my most popular recipes there have been a couple baking failures from some readers. They were nice enough to share their incidents so we could get to the source of the problem.
- I use large eggs. One reader used an extra-large egg and may have whipped it too long.
- I use a 12 inch cast iron skillet. I have had two other readers try this in a 10-inch skillet. Solution: Increase cooking time by 7-9 minutes and cover with foil for those last 7-9 minutes.
I don’t think we will be making our favorite drop chocolate chip cookies for a long time now that this is in our life. When it is warm and gooey it is really good served a la mode.
Cast Iron Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp kosher salt
- 2 sticks of butter softened
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 3/4 dark brown sugar
- 3 tsp bourbon vanilla extract
- 11.5 oz milk chocolate chips
Butter a 12 inch cast iron skillet.
Preheat oven to 375F.
Mix flour, baking soda, and salt in a mixing bowl and set aside.
In another mixing bowl mix eggs, both sugars, vanilla, and butter together.
Add the flour mixture into the wet ingredients and mix well.
Set aside a handful of chocolate chips and mix in the rest of the chocolate chips into the mixture.
Spread mixture evenly in the skillet.
Spread the handful of chocolate chips on the top of the mixture and gently push them in.
Bake at 375F. for 18 to 21 minutes.
Let cool or grab a spoon and dig in immediately.
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