Rating: 3.62 stars
577 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 144
  • 4 star values: 198
  • 3 star values: 133
  • 2 star values: 74
  • 1 star values: 28

Baking, simplified: One pan and two steps create this soft, gooey, giant cookie.

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Ingredients

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Directions

Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, combine butter and sugars with a wooden spoon. Stir in egg and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in chips. Transfer to a 10-inch cast-iron skillet; smooth top.

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  • Bake until cookie is golden brown and just set in the center, 18 to 20 minutes. Let cool 5 minutes.

Cook's Notes

Feeling Nutty?
Add 1 cup chopped walnuts to the batter for an added crunch.

Reviews (26)

577 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 144
  • 4 star values: 198
  • 3 star values: 133
  • 2 star values: 74
  • 1 star values: 28
Rating: 5.0 stars
06/26/2020
Perfection! One bowl into the skillet-minimal clean up. You can rift on many combo of chips, chips & ?. Why can’t all recipes be like this. More Sarah, more! Bravo!
Rating: 5.0 stars
05/13/2020
Really good and easy to make. Whole family loved it
Rating: 5.0 stars
05/13/2020
Really good and easy to make. Whole family loved it
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Rating: 5.0 stars
05/10/2020
I also agree that the cooking time is not right on this! I went 18 minutes, then 10 more, and now another 10 more. Thankfully the edge is not getting totally burnt, and no doubt this will be incredibly tasty, but I am kinda getting impatient waiting on this recipe! I am cooking in an black cast iron at 350.
Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2019
Love it! I don't even have to take out my hand mixer!
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2019
Love this recipe! Been making it for over a decade. I usually have to leave it in the oven for a few extra minutes but that just might be my oven.
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Rating: 4 stars
03/09/2019
I was craving chocolate chip cookies last night and decided to use this recipe. It was super gooey after the five minute rest, I wasn't sure I did this right. Next day it tasted awesome cold, right out of the refrigerator, soft and chewy! It is super sweet, will definitely make again but with less sugar and maybe leave in oven a bit longer than 20 minutes.
Rating: 5 stars
06/18/2018
Super easy to mix up in a bowl just as directed. This recipe is tried and true in my house and we love it. For a small group this is exactly the perfect amount of dessert to finish a meal. The only *actual* work is remember not to over defrost the butter in the microwave. But, since I do that all the time, I've learned that melted butter works with this too. Clean up is super quick.
Rating: 5 stars
06/04/2018
This is actually the funniest story’s ive has with this recipe. I thought This recipe was for cookies not the skillet. But when I made them they were amazing!!! My teachers,family,friends and everyone loves them! I recommend this recipe for cookies too!
Rating: 5 stars
05/11/2018
Absolutely amazing! Warm from the oven, topped with a scoop of vanilla ice cream takes it over the top. So easy and decadent.
Rating: 5 stars
03/31/2018
Can't find a negative comment so not sure why only 3 stars-it is easy, quick, delicious!!
Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2017
My daughter and I made this together we added chocolate chunks and salted caramel chips and sprinkles to make it extra gooey and good perfect for an October afternoon 🎃
Rating: 5 stars
04/27/2017
Great, easy recipe. I used 1/2 c dark chocolate chips and 1/2 c white chips just for fun. 18 minutes was not long enough, though, in my oven. I put it back in for a couple more minutes and it was perfect!
Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2017
I've made this twice now - it's so easy!! I make it in the kitchen-aid and it's hardly any work. I did adjust the sugar though. I've found that 1/4 C packed brown sugar, 1/3 C white sugar and 3/4 C chocolate chips is plenty sweet for our tastes. Especially if you're going to top it with some ice cream! 19 minutes in my oven yields the perfect texture. The kids love this recipe!
Rating: Unrated
07/17/2016
I've made this a few times and love how quickly it goes together. The taste is classic chocolate chip cookie! But I keep wondering if I'm getting the baking time right. Says to cook until just set, but is it supposed to be that gooey? Seems under baked. Has anyone else had this issue?
Rating: Unrated
08/19/2015
This is one delicious and easy to make cookie! My husband and I were pleasantly surprised at how great it turned out. Love how all the ingredients are easily combined in one bowl and simply spread onto a skillet. Top it with some icing for a birthday cookie cake! I don't know if I'll ever make regular cookies again.
Rating: Unrated
08/17/2015
perfect recipe and barely any mess! I assembled the whole thing in my nonstick cake pan in under 10 minutes! Delicious delicious delicious! Rose wonderfully even with whole wheat pastry flour instead of all-purpose (the wwpf before turned my cronuts into hard little rocks) when your baking the final product may seem like not a big batter but it rises by (in my case) maybe a little less than 2 inches. Very pleased!
Rating: 5 stars
04/08/2015
This throws together so quickly and turned out amazing! I swapped the proportions of the sugars (1/2 C brown and 1/3 C white), did a medley of chocolate bars chopped up (milk, 70% and 85%), and substituted 1/4 C of flour with buckwheat flour for a more toothsome treat that complimented the idea of a rustic cast iron skillet. It took about 8 minutes longer to cook that stated but it's overall amazing. This is a last-minute entertaining keeper. :)
Rating: 5 stars
12/23/2014
Excellent and easy chocolate chip cookie recipe! I was told it was just like the ones in the mall, only better. I increased ingredients by half to use a 12 inch skillet. It was very rich, maybe just a little too chocolaty, (even for me,) I'll leave out the extra 1/2 cup of chips next time. There will definitely be a next time.
Rating: Unrated
12/03/2014
This recipe is great! I used a cake pan for the cookie and it worked fine.
Rating: Unrated
09/29/2014
this recipe is very easy and delicious! i made the cookie dough, put it in the skillet, then refrigerated it for a few hours before i baked it. it is the perfect make-ahead dessert.
Rating: Unrated
09/27/2014
LOVED this recipe! There is less batter here than in other skillet recipes, so overall the cookie is thinner and bakes up better. and yum, that buttery flavor! I will definitely make this again!
Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2014
OMG ! I just backed it for breakfast, and I can tell you without lying : this Cookies is WONDERFUL ! I only put a fewer part of granulated sugar ( 80 grammes instead of 100). I baked it in a classic circle cake pan. P.S : Sorry for all the mistakes I make, I'm french.
Rating: Unrated
01/02/2014
Just made two batches of this. A tip: smooth the batter in the pan with a greased hand, or grease the back of a spoon and smooth batter. Works like a charm. This was just perfect. The flavor is great, and it takes so little time to mix and bake. Will make theses often!
Rating: Unrated
12/30/2013
To Mom2wandv - Should work fine, that's the way we made them at your fave cookie store in the mall. Keep an eye on them so they don't burn and turn around pan halfway around after half of cooking time.
Rating: 5 stars
10/27/2013
I thought this recipe was great. I made it as a birthday cake for my little boy. Had to let it cook a few minutes longer than directed, and then had to be careful not to let it wiggle too much before it was set. It turned out to be a tasty, quick, and easy cake.
Rating: 5 stars
10/11/2013
A perfect quick treat especially with a scoop of ice cream. I'll probably use this recipe to make chocolate chip cookies from now on since I cook for two.
Rating: Unrated
10/06/2013
This is not good. It hardly fills the skillet and way too much butter/flour ratio. I will delete this recipe from my collection.
Rating: Unrated
10/06/2013
Awesome! Way easier to make this then waiting through putting a whole batch in the oven over the course of an hour. We have a dairy allergy in our home so we replaced better with vegan substitute and swapped out chocolate chips with butterscotch. Worked great and was delicious!
Rating: Unrated
10/04/2013
Does it have to be a cast iron pan? I have a good ten inch non-stick, would that work?