Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies are the perfect size to share with a friend. Just add ice cream!

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies in mini cast iron skillets

I don’t know about you, but I never grow weary of good ol’ chocolate chip cookies. There aren’t many things much better than a freshly baked, warm, chocolate chip cookie. I’ve made my fair share of them over the years, and I’m sure there will be many more variations to come.

This particular chocolate chip cookie is a bit different in that it passes up the dough-scooping step and simply utilizes a cast-iron skillet to make a big, soft, gooey cookie. Without all the scooping, you’ll have this cookie mixed and in the oven in short order.

overhead view of a Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie on a striped towel

While you can certainly bake this cookie dough in a large skillet, I opted to use my mini 5-inch Lodge skillets to make smaller cookies. I can’t help it. I’m a sucker for mini desserts! Each of these will serve two, so divvy it up before serving, or grab a friend and a couple of forks and just dig in.

I’ll reiterate the soft and gooey comment from a few lines back. This cookie is designed to be eaten with a fork or spoon. It’s a little softer than a traditional chocolate chip cookie. As the dough bakes in the skillet, the cookie may even collapse a bit onto itself.

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies topped with ice cream

If you opt to make these in mini skillets, that little dip in the middle is just crying out for a scoop of ice cream. So, of course, that’s just what I did. I went for a simple dollop of vanilla bean ice cream to top off these cookies.

If you want to go all out, add some caramel sauce and maybe some extra chocolate chips or nuts. It will be like a little ice cream sundae on top of a warm cookie. Oh, my.

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Yield: 4 to 8 servings

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies are great for sharing or for when you have a big cookie craving!

overhead view of a Mini Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie on a striped towel

Ingredients

  • 6 tablespoons (85g) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup (100g) granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup (66g) packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup (120g) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 cup (177g) mini semisweet chocolate chips*
  • 1 cup (198g) finely chopped pecans (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Combine the butter, sugar, and brown sugar with a spoon or an electric mixer on medium speed. Mix until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla.
  3. Stir in the flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips and nuts.
  4. Transfer the dough to four 5-inch cast-iron skillets** or one 10-inch cast-iron skillet. Spread evenly and smooth the top.
  5. Bake 18-20 minutes, or until golden brown and just set in the center. Cool 5 minutes before serving.

Notes

*I recommend mini chocolate chips if you're using the mini skillets.

**While a scale is helpful for dividing the dough exactly, the simplest way to divide the dough is to press it down lightly to fill your mixing bowl evenly. Then, use a spoon or spatula to divide it into quarters.

Recipe slightly adapted from Everyday Food.

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