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One-Pan Skillet Cookie

March 15, 2011

Warning: You’re about to see a photo that will most likely cause desire, drooling, and intense cravings.

That’s what happened to me when I saw this picture, anyway.

I don’t remember how I came across this recipe, but boy am I glad I did. I made it for a friend’s Super Bowl party and it was a big hit. I also baked it over at her house (and forgot my camera), hence no pictures of my own finished product. Without further ado, I give you:

One-Pan Skillet Cookie
(from Sophistimom)

1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light brown sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 egg
1 1/2 cups unbleached all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 cup chocolate chunks

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in an 8-inch cast iron skillet set over medium-low heat. Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is warm, but no longer very hot, about 5 minutes.

Crack an egg onto the butter and sugar mixture, and use a fork to whisk it well into the mixture.

Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top, and very carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed. Stir in chocolate chunks.

Place in the oven for 15 minutes, or until starting to turn golden on the top and around the edges, but soft in the center. Serve with vanilla ice cream.


I don’t have an 8-inch skillet, and since I was taking this to a party, I basically doubled the recipe and used my 12-inch skillet. I also love that it doesn’t make any other dirty dishes!

This post is linked to Sweet Tooth Friday.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. Shannon permalink
    March 15, 2011 10:17 pm

    that looks amazing. is it fool proof? i’m a bit of a fool when it comes to baking…

    • March 16, 2011 5:24 pm

      I think so, but then baking has always come easy for me! I’m probably not the one to ask. :)

  2. March 15, 2011 10:25 pm

    yummmm. i’ve been known to order this a restaurants. and not share. ;)

  3. Rae permalink
    March 16, 2011 9:34 am

    You are correct…that caused many cravings and drooling. I will be making that soon.

  4. March 16, 2011 10:21 am

    Oh my goodness.

  5. Alice permalink
    March 16, 2011 11:05 am

    This is very similar to the family favorite known as “Congo Bars”. I mix that in a saucepan in exactly the same order, only I put it in a baking dish to bake. You can substitute peanut butter for some of the butter for even more luscious results.

    • March 16, 2011 5:25 pm

      The peanut butter variation sounds amazing! I’ll try that next time.

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