Thursday, April 10, 2014

Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Our trip to New Orleans was not all about the food and drinks – even though it might have seemed so.  And ever since our New Orleans trip, when I think of cast iron, I think of the Garden District and the French Quarter and the gorgeous cast iron balconies and fences and ornamental architecture.

On our Garden District tour, I actually learned the difference between wrought iron and cast iron [nerd alert] – cast iron (balconies, fences, etc.) is more ornate in nature, because the iron is heated until liquid, and then poured into a mold.  Cast iron became a popular cookware because it has a high heat capacity, it holds heat well and it actually can add some iron to our food.

And so, I admit that I am totally jumping on a bandwagon here – the skillet cookie bandwagon.  I ordered a couple of mini cast iron skillets recently and the minute I took them out of the box I felt compelled to whip up some simple chocolate chip cookie dough.

Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

And seriously, who doesn’t need a single-serve chocolate chip skillet cookie recipe?  And even better, one that is baked in (and eaten from) a cute little cast iron skillet!  I used a cookie cake recipe for the base, pared it down to make a single-serving, and chopped up some of my favorite dark chocolate (Trader Joe’s Pound Plus bar) and pretty quickly had a fix for my all-too-often chocolate craving.

I loved this cookie, it was perfectly crispy on the outside and chewy on the inside!  And even though it says “single-serving”, Paul, my friend Sara and I all ate it for dessert one night and it is definitely shareable…but only if you want to!

Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Yield: One 5-inch skillet cookie

Total Time: 25 min

Simple and quick recipe for a single-serving chocolate chip skillet cookie.


2 Tbs. room temperature butter
2 Tbs. light brown sugar, packed
1 Tbs. granulated sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. kosher salt
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. cream of tarter
1/4 cup chocolate chunks (see note below)


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease a 5-inch cast iron skillet. (I just put a little oil on a paper town and wiped the skillet with oiled paper towel.)

Combine the butter and sugars in a small bowl and mix with a fork until the sugar is incorporated with the butter. Don't under-mix it - make sure to take your time. Add the egg yolk and vanilla and mix until combined. In another small bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking soda, and cream of tarter. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar/egg mixture and mix until fully incorporated. Stir in the chocolate chunks until well-distributed.

Press the dough into the prepared skillet and bake at 350 degrees for 12-14 minutes, until the edges are slightly browned and the center is just under-done. Allow the cookie to cool - the center will finish cooking while it cools. **optional - serve with a big scoop of ice cream!**

Cassie's Notes:
Don't let the chocolate chunks limit you - use any kind of mix-in you like or have on-hand. I love butterscotch chips, peanut butter chips, caramel bits, pecans, M&M's, etc. The possibilities are endless.

This recipe is easily doubled if you have more than one small skillet. To double, use one full egg, and double all the rest of the ingredients.

Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie



29 Responses to “Single-Serve Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie”

  1. #
    amanda @ fake ginger — April 10, 2014 @ 7:29 am

    Mmm I love skillet cookies! I want one for breakfast. :/

  2. #
    Liz @ The Lemon Bowl — April 10, 2014 @ 7:48 am

    I need this in my life! I love that cast iron adds nutrients to foods. You’d think I would use mine more often!!!

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    Erin @ The Spiffy Cookie — April 10, 2014 @ 8:26 am

    I have a mini cast iron and have been meaning to do this exact thing! Unfortunately all my cast iron pans are in storage until I figure out where I moving to for a job, but I can dream until then.

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    Bianca @ Confessions of a Chocoholic — April 10, 2014 @ 9:10 am

    I love single serve desserts. And I liked learning that little trivia about cast iron!

  5. #
    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — April 10, 2014 @ 9:31 am

    Well that settles it- I absolutely need to get my hands on a little skillet. This would make my day.

  6. #
    Kelly Senyei | Just a Taste — April 10, 2014 @ 1:42 pm

    This looks incredible, Cassie! Count me in!

  7. #
    Laura (Tutti Dolci) — April 10, 2014 @ 2:58 pm

    Love this cookie, it looks dangerously delicious!

  8. #
    JanetFCTC — April 10, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    I have never seen the mini cast iron pans but this is so adorable I have GOT to look them up. And then…. then this cookie is in my future 😀

  9. #
    Kayle (The Cooking Actress) — April 10, 2014 @ 6:31 pm

    loooove the cute little cast iron skillet and the gooey, decadent cookie in it that’s allll for me! Yay!

  10. #
    Joanne — April 10, 2014 @ 10:53 pm

    I plan on registering for ALL THE CAST IRON for my wedding. ANd I am so excited! Now, mostly so I can make this cookie and shove it in my face.

  11. #
    Erin | The Law Student's Wife — April 11, 2014 @ 7:43 am

    That T-Joe’s pounds plus bar is one of the greatest items ever to grace that grocery store. Now I know just what to do with mine 🙂 IG guys had a great trip!

  12. #
    Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — April 11, 2014 @ 9:45 am

    Pretty sure my Friday needs one of these single-serve cookies!

  13. #
    katie — April 11, 2014 @ 10:25 am

    Umm this sounds over the moon amazing, and how fun you learned the differences between cast iron and wrought iron–I’m a nerd right there with you! 🙂

  14. #
    Julia — April 11, 2014 @ 11:01 am

    I love New Orleans! Sounds like a fun and educational trip – the best! This skillet cookie is completely mouth-watering. I’ve been meaning to bake a cookie in a skillet fooooorever! Thanks for lighting a fire under my booty 😉

  15. #
    Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) — April 11, 2014 @ 2:42 pm

    That looks really unbelievable! Can’t wait to try this!

  16. #
    Ashley — April 12, 2014 @ 10:45 am

    Sooo I have never made a skillet cookie! Eeek I must change that! This looks so so good … and the single-serving would definitely help with portion control : )

  17. #
    Nicole @Coco's Kitchen Lab — April 13, 2014 @ 12:16 pm

    I’ve been wanting to know how to make a skillet cookie. A little ice cream on top makes them to die for!

  18. #
    Steve — April 13, 2014 @ 11:18 pm

    I would love this with a nice big scoop of vanilla ice cream!

  19. #
    Rachel Cooks — April 14, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

    I am LOVING those chocolate chunks. I feel like popcorn + this + an adult beverage + FBHEO founders = needs to happen.

  20. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver}} — April 14, 2014 @ 10:32 pm

    How can you say no to a giant skillet cookie like that?! Oh wait – YOU CAN’T!!! You’re my kinda gal, Cass!

  21. #
    Mercedes@Satisfy My Sweet Tooth — April 15, 2014 @ 7:52 pm

    I would have no problem eating this entire cookie myself! I love single portion recipes!

  22. #
    Haley — April 24, 2014 @ 3:41 pm

    i have made this skillet cookie two days in a row now (i made two last night) and i’ve loved everyone of them. delicious. thanks for sharing.

  23. #
    Jackie Gibson — December 19, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    I bought a skillet @ Bed, Bath, & Beyond that came with mix for 2 Mrs. Fields’ chocolate chip skillet cookies! I bet they’ll soon be on sale after Christmas!

  24. #
    Diane June — December 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

    could you make this in a cake pan?

    • Cassie replied: — December 20th, 2015 @ 11:22 am

      Hi Diana, you could try that, but I’m not sure how it would turn out as I’ve never tried it. Just make sure you grease the pan well and it should work just fine.

  25. #
    Janet Kirksey — April 9, 2016 @ 5:58 pm

    Where did you get your skillet from? I am looking on line and can’t find one like it.

    • Cassie replied: — April 11th, 2016 @ 8:12 am

      Hi Janet, I will email you some links. I can’t remember 100% where I bought these but it was probably World Market, Sur la Table, or Amazon.


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