This Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a thick chocolate chip cookie that is stuffed with chocolate and baked in a cast-iron skillet. You get the crispy edges with an extra gooey center and tons of chocolate!
Honestly, I shouldn't even write a blog post about this one. I mean, look at the picture. It speaks for itself. A Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. It's almost too much. Almost. Top this stuffed skillet cookie with a couple, or several, scoops of ice cream and it is truly the perfect dessert. It is great for sharing or just enjoying on your own!
This might be the easiest chocolate chip cookie recipe ever. You mix all the ingredients together, no chilling required, and stuff it all into a cast-iron skillet. You don't have to roll out individual cookies. This skillet cookie is basically magic and the fact that there are extra chocolate chips in the center is genius. You'll have to forgive me for tooting my own horn on this one!
Ingredients for Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie:
- All-purpose flour. All-purpose flour. Measuring the flour correctly is very important. I suggest weighing your flour out (I use this scale). If you want to use a measuring cup, make sure you spoon the flour into the cup and level it off with a knife. Don’t use the cup to scoop directly from the flour.
- Baking Soda. This will give our skillet cookie the rise we are looking for.
- Salt. Salt is a must in baked goods. It will help to balance out the sweetness and improve the overall flavor.
- Unsalted Butter. I always make sure to use unsalted butter when baking because there is no “standard” for the amount of salt they can add to butter. So if you add salt to a recipe and then use salted butter you could end up with a very salty end product.
- Brown Sugar. Brown sugar adds a chewy texture to the finished product.
- Vanilla Extract. Vanilla is a must in baked goods just like salt. Real vanilla adds a better flavor than imitation vanilla.
- Egg. It will be easier to incorporate the eggs into the batter if they are at room temperature.
- Chocolate Chips. I used semi-sweet chocolate, but you can use whatever you like best.
How to make a Stuffed Skillet Cookie:
Step 1: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees (F). If you're using a cast-iron skillet you shouldn't need to do anything to make it non-stick (The one I used was given to me by my grandma, but this one is the same size and the same brand as the other cast-irons I cook with.) If you don't have a cast-iron skillet you can just use a small baking dish for the same effect. Either one needs to be 6.5 inches and you will need to spray a baking dish with non-stick spray.
Step 2: In a medium bowl whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until free of lumps.
Step 3: In another medium bowl beat the softened butter, sugar, and vanilla until soft and creamy. Add egg and beat well.
Step 4: Add flour mixture in two additions, mixing until just combined after each. Fold in the chocolate chips.
Step 5: Press half of the dough into the bottom of the skillet, pressing more in the center to make a divot, fill it with the extra chocolate chips. Use the rest of the dough to cover the top.
Step 6: Place the skillet cookie in the oven with a cookie sheet underneath it to catch any that might spill over.
Step 7: Bake for about 30-35 minutes for a doughy center, 5-10 minutes longer if you would like your cookie to be more done in the center.
How to serve a skillet cookie
- Skillet cookies are best served warm, about 5-10 minutes out of the oven.
- You can make the dough ahead of time and bake it off when ready to serve.
- You can serve the skillet cookie with spoons and allow people to share or cut the cookie into slices, like a pizza.
More Skillet Cookie Recipes
- Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie- A thick and chewy cookie flavored with almond butter and chocolate chips.
- Confetti Skillet Cookie- This skillet cookie is full of colorful sprinkles.
- Strawberry Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie- A fruity twist on a classic chocolate chip skillet cookie.
- Monster Skillet Cookie- This giant cookie is full of all different chocolate candies and drizzled with caramel.
More Skillet Dessert Recipes from Kitchen 335
- Sopapilla Cheesecake Skillet Cookie- A thick cinnamon cookie stuffed with a cheesecake filling and sprinkled with cinnamon sugar.
- Reese's Cookie Skillet- A gooey skillet cookie filled with pieces of Reese's cups.
- Skillet Brownie- A thick and gooey brownie. Best served with ice cream!
- Cookies and Cream Skillet Cookie- A skillet cookie filled with crushed Oreo cookies.
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Originally posted November 2019.
Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- 1 ⅛ cup (135 grams) all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup (159 grams) brown sugar, packed
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
- ¼ cup (43 grams) semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). Spray a 6.5-inch dish with non-stick spray and set aside.
- In a medium bowl combine flour, baking soda, and salt.
- In another medium bowl, beat softened butter, sugar, and vanilla together until soft and creamy. Add egg and beat well.
- Add flour mixture in two additions, mixing until just combined after each. Fold in chocolate chips.
- Press about half of the cookie dough into the bottom of your skillet. Press the middle down to make a divot, fill with chocolate chips. Press the rest of the cookie dough on top.
- Place skillet into the preheated oven. Place a cookie sheet under it in case of any spillover.
- Bake for about 30-35 minutes for a very soft center. Bake for 5-10 longer for a firmer cookie.
Amazing! Love that gooey inside! Thanks for sharing.
Ellie Haley says
Thanks for stopping by! 🙂
I’m making this for Valentine’s Day. Sounds amazing
Ellie Haley says
Let me know what you think of it!
Wish you’d put the calories under each dessert ):
Emily Cervera says
Amazing recipe! Easy to follow instructions!! My new go to chocolate chip skillet recipe!!!
I made this for VALENTINES and three times after that. My husband lives this skilet cookie !!
I made this for my friend & i. We finIshed it in one Night! Let me tell you it’s killer!!!!
Caitlin Benson says
This is soooo heavenly! Too good that my bf "banned" me from making it again Lol
Thank you for sharing this recipe. I am a vegetarian and I don't eat eggs. Is there any substitute you recommend for eggs? Thanks!
I MADE THIS FOR FRIENDS AND ONE SAID IT WAS THE BEST DESSERT THEY HAD EVER EATEN. so easy and soooo delicious!!
Looks delicious 😋
Ellie Haley says
It's one of my favorite desserts! So simple but so tasty!
Hi insted of egg any thinG i can replace
Ellie Haley says
I haven’t played with egg replacements very much but a lot of people say you can use 1/4 cup applesauce or yogurt per egg