Just what it sounds like: A giant, gooey salted chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet. Grab a spoon and dig in.
Skillet Cookie Cake
Family-style desserts have become a trademark of mine, one that I am happy to have passed along to Salt House. After dinner, I love inviting everyone into the kitchen where I’ll serve dessert on a platter or right in its baking dish just like this. It’s the ultimate communal dining experience––even if you didn’t know each other well before dinner, by this point everyone’s comfortable enough to grab a fork or spoon and dig in.
There’s nothing better than chocolate chip cookies (see our signature recipe here) except for maybe one giant chocolate chip cookie baked right in a skillet. The edges are crispy, the center is warm and gooey, almost like a molten cookie. The best part about this recipe is that mostly everything is mixed and cooked right in the skillet, so you don’t need to dirty much else.
Feel free to use your own favorite chocolate chips, or perhaps a mix of dark and milk chocolate. You can also add walnuts or pecans, or even coconut flakes or dried fruit.
I like to serve this with homemade vanilla ice cream and salted caramel sauce, though you can definitely go store-bought if you prefer.
How To Do It
2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup packed dark brown sugar
½ cup granulated sugar
2 large eggs, room temperature
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1-½ to 2 cups high-quality dark chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Melt butter in skillet over low heat. Whisk in sugars.
Remove from heat and allow to cool slightly (about 15 to 20 minutes). Whisk in eggs and vanilla. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt. Using a rubber spatula, fold flour mixture into skillet and then chocolate chips.
Bake for 25 to 30 minutes, or until top is golden and cookie is set but still gooey. (If top starts to brown too much, cover with foil.)
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Gold flatware is key when serving a family-style dessert like this. Grab a spoon and dig in!
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