Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (For Two)

Living in the south for over a year now, it was about time I started experimenting with desserts in cast iron skillets. It’s what Paula Dean would have wanted me to do. I got the inspiration for skillet cookies the other night when my friend was coming over to catch up over some wine, and of course what goes better with wine than a cookie? I didn’t want to make a giant full-sized skillet cookie, so I tried to make it in a smaller pan that was meant for making taco salad shells, and while it tasted decent, I immediately went to Sur la Table the next morning to invest in a 6-inch skillet. So if you don’t have one, go get one, because I see a lot of mini skillet recipes coming to the blog soon, starting with today’s skillet dessert: Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (for two … or one, no judgement here). Where do I begin with explaining just how amazing a skillet cookie is? Well, you know how with brownies people love the edges best of all because it’s got extra crunchy outsides but still ooey gooey inside? That’s like what the ENTIRE skillet cookie is. A lot of crunchy cookie edges, with a hot ooey gooey center, best enjoyed with a fork.

One of my favorite restaurants in Boston is the Blue Dragon in Fort Point. They have a skillet cookie for dessert that’s topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drenched in caramel sauce. I can’t even count how many great girls’ nights out with friends I had that ended with a cookie skillet … or rather, how many nights we pre-gamed the dance floor at Lucky’s with a cookie skillet from Blue Dragon.

The best part of this skillet recipe is that it’s ready to go in 30 minutes. That’s right, about 10 minutes to prep, 20 minutes to bake and no chill time required. Which means as soon as a late night cookie craving hits, you can get your sweet tooth satisfied with this skillet dessert in less than an hour. What’s better than that?

My mind is already churning with more skillet dessert recipes. Brownies are a no brainer. A s’mores skillet seems like a must. And probably something with peanut butter cups. Ohh, Apple Pie skillet. Peach Cobbler skillet. Y’all, It’s gonna be skillet time for a LONG time so buckle up friends. If you’re convinced that you now need a mini-skillet to jump on this bandwagon with me, I recommend the 6.5 inch lodge skillet. You’re welcome. So stay tuned for more skillet recipes coming soon!

Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (For Two)

Yield: 1 6-inch Skillet Cookie

Prep Time: 10 Minutes

Cook Time: 20 Minutes

Total Time: 30 Minutes

The perfectly portioned cookie to share for two, made quickly in a skillet for right when that craving hits.


  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • Coarse Sea Salt to sprinkle


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a 6-inch cast iron skillet with non-stick spray and set aside.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, use a wooden spoon to combine the melted butter and sugars. Whisk in the egg yolk and vanilla extract until combined.
  3. Sift together the dry ingredients and slowly add to the wet batter, mixing with a wooden spoon just until incorporated.
  4. Fold in the chocolate chips. Spread the cookie dough evenly in the skillet, and top with the sea salt and a few extra chocolate chips.
  5. Bake at 375 degrees for 17-20 minutes. No need to let this cool, skillet cookies are best enjoyed straight from the oven with a fork!
  6. Top with a scoop of ice cream and some salted caramel sauce for an indulgent late night treat. Enjoy!