Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie


This cookie is quite different from your average chocolate chip cookie! For one thing, it’s giant-size because it’s made in a 10″ cast iron skillet. I got the idea from The Nourished Life and thought it was great! There’s nothing like having a nice thick slice of a giant chocolate chip cookie! I thought I’d use dark chocolate chips in my giant cookie and I loved the way it turned out. The cast iron skillet bakes it up just right–thick and chewy on the inside, and crispy on the outside!

NMV-Mad-8-oz-smallSince May 15 is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, it seemed like just the right time to make this! Besides, I had recently received a sample of a very quality vanilla extract to use in my chocolate chip cookie–Nielsen-Massey Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract. It has a sweet, creamy, mellow flavor that works well with both sweet and savory dishes. I’ve seen this vanilla at Williams-Sonoma, so I was happy to have the chance to try it out. I thought it worked really well in this recipe and gave the batter a great flavor. If you want a chance at winning a complimentary 2 ounce sample of this vanilla, just leave a comment at the end of this post saying you’re interested in trying it by 8:00 pm CST on Thursday, May 15–I’ll do a random drawing and one winner will be selected and notified by email. The winner will receive the vanilla extract directly from Nielsen-Massey. This giveaway is limited to residents in the continental U.S. CONGRATS TO LORI K. for winning the bottle of Nielsen-Massey Vanilla! The random number drawn was 3, and Lori’s was the 3rd comment that mentioned wanting to try the vanilla!

I hope you get a chance to try this cookie out–it is so, so good. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, this may be a great reason to get one! 🙂

GIANT DARK CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET COOKIE by NancyCreative, adapted from The Nourished Life

Makes 1 giant cookie in a 10″ cast iron skillet

  • 2 cups all-purpose unbleached flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 3.4 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract (I used Niielsen-Massey Vanilla)
  • 1 (10-ounce) bag dark chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350˚F. Lightly grease a seasoned 10″ cast iron skillet with butter or coconut oil.

In medium size bowl, combine flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.

In large bowl, cream softened butter with granulated and light brown sugars until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla, blending well.

Add flour mixture from small bowl to butter-sugar mixture and mix all ingredients together just until blended–do not overmix!

Fold in chocolate chips and mix until the chocolate chips are evenly incorporated into the batter (the batter will be thick, so you’ll need a large sturdy spoon to mix!). Then spread or pat the batter evenly into your cast iron pan and bake at 350˚ degrees for 32 to 35 minutes, or until the edges of the cookie are golden brown. Cool for 20 minutes and cut into slices (as you would a pie) and serve while it’s still warm. A scoop of ice cream on top wouldn’t be a bad idea, either! 🙂

Just a note that it was a little hard getting the first slice of cookie out without a little crumbling and breaking, but after that it was smooth cookie sailing–the other pieces came out very nicely!

I just have one cast iron skillet–my 10″ skillet, but I love using it! Do you cook often with cast iron?

Linked to Wow Us Wednesdays, Full Plate Thursday, Thursday Favorite Things, Nifty Thrifty Sunday, Nifty Thrifty Tuesday.


40 thoughts on “Giant Dark Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

  1. Dawn

    I would love to try the Niielsen-Massey vanilla! Pure, good quality vanilla is the best to bake with and I am sure this is a great one!


  2. Lisa

    Would LOVE to try this vanilla. Have been making my own for years and haven’t tried a new brand in years.


  3. Joanna

    I love my cast iron! Ima have to try a gluten-free, refined sugar-free version of this!! It looks so good!!


  4. Lori

    This cookie looks so yummy! Ok, I am in….would love to try that vanilla…sounds good! Fun that you are doing a giveaway!


  5. Debra

    I love my cast iron skillet! But I have never tried it for cookies! Looks like I will have to try it now. I am interested in trying the Vanilla too. I love Mexican vanilla. Let’s see what the Madagascar is like!


  6. Ann Woodruff

    Sounds so yummy! I’d love to win that vanilla sample! Thanks for the opportunity, Nancy!


  7. Bam's Kitchen

    Nancy you are making my mouth water. Love how moist and delicious this cookie is and something you could really sink your teeth into. I am sure my boys would polish this full iron skillet full by mid morning. Have a super day!


  8. Lisa O.

    I plan to make this tonight… I have an organic vanilla but, it’s nothing special! I would love to sample the Niielsen-Massey Vanilla. Good ingredients truly make all the difference.


    1. nancyc Post author

      I’ve made a few giant cookies in pizza pans, too, but never in a skillet–they’re great both ways! I can’t seem to find my pizza pan, so I guess I should invest in another one! 🙂


  9. agentjustyna

    I love recipes like this one. My new recipe is also chocolate chip cookie-themed, but this one is giant, and I think that every dessert involving chocolate and a word ‘giant’ is worth making 😀


  10. Miz Helen

    Hi Nancy,
    This looks like a whole skillet of goodies! Thanks so much for sharing this awesome recipe with Full Plate Thursday. Hope you are having a great weekend and come back to see us real soon!
    Miz Helen



Comments are always appreciated!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.