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skillet chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookies

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8 people
Calories: 524kcal
If you want cookies for dessert, this skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe might be exactly what you need! Made with browned butter, this is no ordinary cookie recipe!
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Ingredients

  • cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • 13 tablespoons unsalted butter divided
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon table salt
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Adjust oven rack to upper-middle position and heat oven to 350°F.
  • Butter a 12-inch cast-iron skillet with 1-tablespoon butter and also spray it with nonstick cooking spray. In a medium-size mixing bowl, whisk together all-purpose flour and baking soda; set aside.
  • Melt 9 tablespoons butter in a heavy-bottomed medium-size saucepan over medium heat. Brown the butter, swirling it continuously (3-5 minutes) until butter has melted, and is dark golden brown. Most of the bubbling will have subsided and the butter will have a nutty aroma. Watch very carefully the last minute – it can burn quickly. Transfer the melted butter to a large, heat-proof mixing bowl and add the remaining 3 tablespoons butter; stir until melted.
  • Add sugars, salts and vanilla; whisk until incorporated. Add egg and egg yolk and whisk until smooth, about 30 seconds. Let mixture stand 3 minutes. Repeat the process of whisking (30 seconds) and resting (3 minutes) for 3 times more times (a total of 4 times). Mixture will be thicker, smooth and shiny.
  • Add the flour mixture and stir just until no flour is visible.
  • Add chocolate chips and stir just until incorporated.
  • Press the cookie dough evenly into the prepared skillet and transfer to the oven. Bake at 350°F for 23-28 minutes (rotating after 13 minutes) or until middle has barely set.
  • Cool 5-10 minutes before slicing into wedges.
  • Serve & enjoy!

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Notes

Makes 12 inch skillet cookie, 8-16 slices.
  • Take care not to burn the butter when you brown it or your cookie will taste bitter.
  • Don't over mix the dough or the cookie won't be nice and light. The flour should be just incorporated.
  • Bake the cookie in a fully pre-heated oven, and rotate it half way through cooking so that it cooks evenly.
  • Let cool for 5 minutes before slicing and serve with scoops of ice cream.

Nutrition

Calories: 524kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 387mg | Potassium: 143mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g | Vitamin A: 623IU | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 2mg