I love this recipe. It’s like a giant double chocolate chip cookie with a chewy chocolate fudge center. I’ve included a wide range of toppings to serve it with, so there’s something for everyone.
Perfect for special occasions or an evening of homemade gourmandize, your cookie will look and taste decadent and fabulous.
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- 4 squares (4 oz) dark or milk chocolate
- 2 sticks of salted butter, softened (or 2 sticks unsalted butter + ½ tsp salt)
- ¾ cup brown sugar
- ¼ cup demerara sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups self-rising flour (self-rising gluten-free works too)
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
Optional serving ingredients (mix and match!)
- Whipped or fresh liquid cream
- Vanilla ice cream
- Caramelized pecans
- Slivered almonds
- Candied cherries
- Hot fudge sauce
Melt the chocolate squares first. You can use a microwave, a bain-marie, or another method of choice.
In a large bowl, whisk the butter till creamy. Add the sugar, eggs, vanilla, and salt if using. Beat to combine well.
Add the flour to the bowl, mixing well. Fold in the chocolate chips and cover the dough. Refrigerate for 20 minutes.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and grease your cast-iron skillet with oil or butter.
Remove the dough from the refrigerator. Form a bottom layer in the skillet with half of the mixture. Pour the melted chocolate over the top, and then cover with the rest of the dough.
Bake for 20 minutes. You’ll know your cookie is done when the sides pull away slightly from the skillet.
Remove from the oven and serve warm or cold.
Note: If you choose to serve it warm, the chocolate in the middle will ooze out the sides 😊
Top with a selection of toppings, or enjoy it on its own. Buon appetito!
Double Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie FAQs
Is this a pizookie recipe?
This is definitely a pizookie recipe: a pizza-shaped cookie. Pizookie is a combination of ‘pizza’ and ‘cookie’, and is a giant cookie that is cooked, shaped, and served like a pizza.
No cheese on top here, though: ice-cream instead, I’d say!
What’s the difference between a skillet and a frying pan?
A skillet is slightly deeper than a frying pan, and a cast-iron skillet can quickly go in the oven or be used over a campfire.
Cast-iron skillets are also inherently nonstick, and therefore nontoxic since they do not require a coating of synthetic materials to create a nonstick surface.
Because cast-iron skillets retain heat better than standard frying pans, you can bring your food from the oven or stove straight to the table for serving. Just be aware that cast-iron skillets tend to be heavier, and you need oven gloves as the handle retains heat.
Can I make the cookie dough in advance?
You can make the cookie dough, wrap it in plastic, and freeze it for up to 12 months. If you have to choose, it’s preferable to freeze the dough and bake it later, rather than freezing the cookie once it’s made (see below).
Can cookies be frozen?
Your baked double chocolate chip skillet cookie can be frozen (wrapped in plastic, not left in the skillet) for up to 3 months.
Here’s the best way to freeze your cookie slices:
- Put a sheet of parchment or wax paper between each cookie slice
- Place them in a Ziploc or other freezer bag
- Put the bag inside an airtight container
- Label the container, so you remember what’s in there (!)
By following these steps, your cookie slices will stay fresh for longer and will avoid freezer burn.
How long do homemade cookies last in the fridge?
Your giant skillet cookie will keep in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
How do you make cookies stay soft?
Here’s how you keep your skillet cookie soft:
- Make sure your cookie has cooled completely
- Use an airtight container such as Tupperware, which will help retain moisture
- If you are storing slices together, put a layer of parchment or wax paper between each slice so that they don’t stick together
If you do all of the above, your cookie should stay relatively soft for 2-3 days.
How do you reheat a skillet cookie?
Reheat your skillet cookie in the oven for 5-10 minutes at 200 degrees F.
Note: If you are reheating your cookie in the skillet, make sure the skillet is at room temperature – not cold – before putting it in the hot oven.
How do you thaw frozen cookies?
You can thaw frozen cookie slices in three ways:
- On the countertop. This is the easiest way, and should take about 2-3 hours, depending on the thickness of your slices
- In the oven. Place your slices on a baking tray lined with foil or parchment paper, and bake for 10-12 minutes at 200 degrees F. Test by checking that the center is warm
- In the microwave. This isn’t the best way because your chewy cookie slices will lose their texture, becoming soft all over, and possibly soggy on the bottom from the trapped moisture in the microwave. But if you simply can’t wait (and I understand!), heat in short bursts of 1 minute on 50% power.
What other Italian desserts can I make in a skillet?
Crostata, an open-faced fruit crumble, is made in a skillet. You could also make sweet focaccia, an Italian cream skillet cake, or a panforte (a fruit and nut-based cake).
There you have it, cookie lovers! You now have the most decadent, delicious, chocolatey recipe for a double chocolate chip skillet cookie. Enjoy!