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Skillet chocolate chip cookie on wire rack

Salted Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Salted Dark Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is thick and chewy with dark chocolate chunks and flaky sea salt.  It's the easiest cookie you'll ever make!
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Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups plus 2 tablespoons all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter softened
  • 1 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks reserving 3 tablespoons to press into the top
  • 1 teaspoon flaky sea salt I use [Maldon]

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda and salt.
  • In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugars with a hand mixer at low speed until incorporated, then at medium high speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute.
  • Beat in the eggs and vanilla at low speed until combined.
  • Add the dry ingredients and beat on low speed until just combined.  Fold in all but 3 tablespoons of the dark chocolate chunks.
  • Spoon the batter into a cast iron skillet (I use a 10 3/4" Le Creuset skillet) and spread until smooth, then press the remaining chocolate chunks into the top.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown and the middle is just set.  If the top begins to brown too quickly, cover loosely with aluminum foil.
  • Remove from the oven and immediately sprinkle with the flaky sea salt. Cool completely on a wire rack or until set.
  • Slice and serve with ice cream if desired, and enjoy!

Notes

  • If you like you skillet cookie on the gooey side, bake for 20-25 minutes.  If you like yours more set, bake for 25-30 minutes.  Keep in mind that oven temperatures vary, so this is a rule of thumb.
  • If you don't have a cast iron pan, you can certainly use a cake pan.  Grease it well and understand that cooking time will vary depending on what size it is (if it's 8", the cookie will be thicker resulting in a bit more baking time).
  • Change things up by substituting any flavor of chocolate chips, mini M&M's, toffee bits, sprinkles or add nuts!
 

Nutrition

Serving: 1g, Calories: 417kcal, Carbohydrates: 53g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 14g, Cholesterol: 72mg, Sodium: 418mg, Potassium: 160mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 31g, Vitamin A: 516IU, Vitamin C: 1mg, Calcium: 73mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition is estimated using a food database and is only intended to be used as a guideline for informational purposes.

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