Do yourself a favor. Go to the flea market or Home Goods or whatever and buy yourself a small, 8 inch cast iron pan. Do it for no other reason than to make yourself a giant skillet chocolate chip cookie. If you want to be fancy, make sure you also have some vanilla ice cream to put on top.
When I lived in LA there was a restaurant chain called BJ’s that would make something called Pizooki. It was a hot deep dish cookie with ice cream on top, and you’d eat it out of the pan. It felt special to that restaurant. Then, my husband and I came across this smallish cast iron pan, and realized that we didn’t need to fly to California to make pizooki. We could make it ourselves, in our house, without the judgement of other restaurant patrons while we filled our faces.
This skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe is so easy, it can really be one of those “I’m in the mood for a cookie” type of recipes. And at the end of the day, you can say “I just had one cookie.” It doesn’t matter if you actually at a giant cookie with ice cream on top.
Because this recipe doesn’t involve making tiny, messy balls from dough, this skillet chocolate chip cookie is also great to make with your kids for Santa, if you’re into Santa these days. I don’t know what the Christmas world is about anymore. If it’s still about cookies, this works and it doesn’t take all your time, patience and kindergarten school master voice.
So, how about it? Make this skillet chocolate chip cookie for Santa? Or yourself? Pin the pic below!
- • 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, plus 2 Tbsp of unsalted butter, softened
- • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
- • 1 large egg
- • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
- • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- • 1/2 tsp. salt
- • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- Add 8 tablespoons of butter and the sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla, beating until well combined.
- Add the flour, baking soda, and salt to a large bowl and mix to combine. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low. Stir in the chocolate chips until just combined.
- Grease the bottom and sides of a 8-inch cast-iron skillet with 2 tablespoons of the butter.
- Press the cookie dough into the prepared skillet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until the edges are crisp and the cookie is golden and cooked through.
- Remove from oven. Serve warm topped with vanilla ice cream.