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skillet cookie

Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

This Brown Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie is the perfect dessert to share with a few friends topped with vanilla ice cream!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cast iron skillet chocolate chip cookie, cast iron skillet cookie, skillet chocolate chip cookie, skillet cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 267kcal
Author Jenny
Cost $10


  • cast iron skillet
  • Oven
  • saucepan
  • mixing bowl


  • 1 stick butter salted
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup chopped chocolate chunks I use the block chocolate from Trader Joe's to chop in my cookie recipes


  • Place butter into small saucepan over medium heat, swirling and bubbling until browned. Watch it carefully, will take 7-10 minutes generally to get fully browned. Keep swirling every minute. When butter is deep golden brown, transfer to a heat proof bowl to cool for 15 minutes before making cookie dough. Make sure to scrape brown bits into bowl too.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray a 10-12 inch cast iron skillet lightly with cooking spray.
  • Place browned butter, brown sugar and sugar into a large mixing bowl, stirring until well combined. Stir in egg and vanilla stirring until well combined. Slowly add flour, baking soda and salt, mixing until dough starts to form. Add chocolate chunks to combine. Transfer dough to cast iron skillet, pressing evenly. Bake for 18-22 minutes, until golden brown and mostly baked through. Keep in mind, cookie will continue to cool in skillet when removed from oven. I take mine out at 18 minutes for a more gooey skillet cookie.
  • Top with vanilla ice cream and either serve on individual plates, or enjoy together from the skillet.


Calories: 267kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 22mg | Sodium: 229mg | Potassium: 163mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 2mg