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!

Looking down on a stuffed chocolate chip skillet cookie with three scoops of ice cream on top

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!

A stuffed skillet cookie with scoops taken out of it
  • 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.
All of the ingredients needed for this recipe

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.

The chocolate chip cookie dough in a bowl

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.

Looking down on a stuffed skillet cookie with spoonfuls taken out of it
  • 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.
A skillet cookie with a spoonful being taken out of it
A skillet cookie fresh from the oven

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Originally posted November 2019.

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Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

This Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is a thick chocolate chip cookie that is stuffed with chocolate and baked in a cast-iron skillet.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron skillet, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, chocolate stuffed, Cookies, cookies and cream skillet cookie, deep dish, stuffed chocolate chip skillet cookie, stuffed skillet cookie
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 477kcal

Ingredients

For Cookie

  • 1 1/8 cup (135 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick (113 grams) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup (159 grams) brown sugar, packed
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup (170 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

For Center:

  • 1/4 cup (43 grams) semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

For Cookie:

  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.25skillet cookie | Calories: 477kcal | Carbohydrates: 56.9g | Protein: 5.8g | Fat: 25.9g | Saturated Fat: 15.7g | Cholesterol: 107mg | Sodium: 478mg | Potassium: 99mg | Fiber: 1.3g | Sugar: 29.2g | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg
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