One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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Oh help me now.

It’s really not good how easy this is. And it’s really not good how simple the cleaniup is. This is really just not good.

In fact, it’s so not good…that I couldn’t not keep it from you.

Alright. Enough with the negatives. This is me being facetious.

But seriously…help.

It really is not good that I now know how to make a chocolate chip cookie in just a skillet. No messing with bowls, cleaning up cookie sheets. Just bake, eat and wash out the skillet. It’s too simple. And way too easy!

Inspired by this one pan skillet cookie from Sophistimom.

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One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Yield – 16 cookies
Prep Time – 10 minutes
Cook Time – 15 to 20 minutes


1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/2 cup white sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
3 Tablespoons milk
1 1/2 cups white flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
4 semi-sweet chocolate baking squares, chopped (or 1 cup chocolate chips)



  • Preheat the oven to 350.
  • Add the stick of butter to an 8 or 10 inch cast iron skillet and melt over medium-high heat. Once melted, stir in the sugars and vanilla. Remove from heat.
  • Whisk in the egg and milk, then stir in the flour, soda and salt.
  • Fold in the chopped chocolate or chocolate chips.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes, or longer if needed to cook through.
  • Serve warm from the skillet
  • (Remember to use caution with the skillet after removing it from the oven. Leave an oven mitt around the handle so you don’t forget you just took it out of the oven and that it’s piping hot!)
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34 Responses to One Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

  1. Meghan says:

    Holy Cannoli…this is on my agenda to make now sister!

  2. Keri's~3~Princesses says:

    Oh…dang…I have all of these ingredients in my kitchen and that is SO not a good thing!! I see a chocolate chip cookie in our very near future!

  3. Lanola says:

    looks GREAT! Thanks Erin!! My little boy and I are making this one tonight

  4. bonnie w says:

    My boys will love trying this recipe – hopefully tonite!

  5. Darlene Kistler-Alvord says:

    No kids in the house, but I still like to do easy, inexpensive meals and desserts.. I will be trying this one for sure…….. Thanks

  6. Melissa says:

    My son wants a “cookie cake” for his birthday. Does it come out of the skillet whole? I have two skillets and he wants the cookie-cake to have two layers when I decorate it. His birthday is Friday…………help

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  8. Kimberlee says:

    Heavely a la mode! I should find mini skillets for individual servings.

  9. Oh my! I’ve been trying to perfect my chocolate chip cookie! This is now on my must try list! Love your site!

  10. Becky says:

    Recipe states it yields 16 cookies! I just see one here!! Fun!!

  11. Michelle M. says:

    It’s in the oven now, can’t wait to eat a yummy warm piece of this baby with some vanilla ice cream in about half an hour!

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  13. Shelly Gehlen-Estes says:

    Man, I really need an iron skillet now!

  14. Stephanie L says:

    We got 10 pieces out! Made this for a second time tonight. Had a lot of people wishing they owned a skillet that could go in the oven!! Love the fact that it’s one pan to clean and cookie goodness without all the work.

  15. Susan says:

    My favorite one dish dinner is Sausage, potatoes, and vegetables ( carrots, onion, peppers) in a casserole in the oven- 350 degrees for 30 minutes!

    • Jen says:

      what kind of sausage do you use? (if someone else reads this and makes a similar meal, what kind of sausage do *you* use?)

  16. Jenny W. says:

    I love cooking in cast iron. I never thought of using it for a cookie recipe! Love it!

  17. Sharon says:

    I love your recipes because they are easy on the budget, but most of all taste good. Your desserts are really good, Thanks for all your ideas. I love the casserole with all the veg and sausage in it.

  18. Liz Hadfield says:

    I love this site. So helpful for my untrained cooking skills.

  19. Stephanie O. says:

    This looks soooo yummy! I can’t wait to try this with my girls! Sure would like to win the fancy ma-SHEEN too! 🙂

  20. Davie says:

    Who can possibly resist?!?! Anybody? Anybody? Nope, didn’t think so.

  21. Emily Arnold says:

    LOVE this! Holy indulgent batman!

  22. Jen says:

    Friendly reporter on-the-spot from kitchen. Was only going to use 3/4 cup, but they melted quickly, so sprinkled several on top, like pepperoni on a pizza. Tasted raw dough – not very tasty. Now cooking… SCRUMPTUOUS! I recommend that while the sausage recipe is baking, start making this. When casserole is finished, throw the skillet into the oven. Voila! As soon as dinner’s done, it’s time for cookies (and ice cream)!!!

  23. Laura says:

    I can’t wait to try this but I don’t have a cast iron skillet… can’t have because I have a glass top stove. Will this recipe work in a glass baking dish if I melt the butter in the microwave? Thank in advance!

    • Erin says:

      You could certainly use a regular skillet…just watch the cooking/baking time, as it might be slightly different. I’m not sure if it would work in the baking dish…haven’t tried it!


  24. mary nichol says:

    Recipe calls for 1 stick butter. Directions say so is it one stick or two. Would love to try this asap thank you mary

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  29. Dineen says:

    The print function isn’t working for this recipe. Could you please fix this?

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