Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

I have never made a skillet cookie or brownie or cake before. I have seen many all over the internet. I have also seen little mini-skillets sold in stores attached to cookie and brownie mixes. While I have been tempted by these awesome looking treats, I have been reluctant to dig out my cast iron because it involves sitting on the kitchen floor and removing about ten pans that are kept in front of them.Skillet Chocolate Chip CookieThen, recently, a blogging friend of mine was accused of stealing/copying another blogger’s skillet dessert recipe and I knew I needed to dig out my skillet.  Combating ridiculousness is a great motivator.    You may see a few more skillet desserts in the next week.  I figured that while the pan is out, I should use it a bunch of times.

This recipe is completely my own.  I can say that because I didn’t look at a recipe or a cookbook while making it.  I simply opened my pantry, got out ingredients and mixed them in my mixer.  On the other hand, I am sure that this recipe has been made before, tons of times.  Am I psychic?  Have I learned how to tap into the collective consciousness of the world’s bakers?  No, it’s nothing as exciting as that.  Simply put, I have made cookies, maybe thousands of cookies, over the last few decades.  Through those years, I have used real, printed recipes.  I have internalized combinations: ratio of fats, sugars and flours.  Now, I can whip up a cookie without a recipe.  Does that mean it’s original?  Does that mean that I have the right to tell all other people who ever make a skillet chocolate chip cookie that they are out of line?  What do you think?Skillet Chocolate Chip CookieAnd then there are the photographs of said skillet cookie.  How many ways to shoot a skillet are there?  It’s a pan, for Pete’s sake!  If I take a spoon and scoop out some cookie, does that mean that I am copying someone else?  I suspect that most people have fantasized about diving into a dessert with a spoon.  I wasn’t the first, nor will I be the last person to take the plunge.  I just don’t have the time or the energy to track down every person from now until forever who takes a photo like the one above or below.  Seriously, this is just a cookie, not a cure for cancer.

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Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • ¾ cup brown sugar, packed
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup peanut butter morsels
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  1. Cream the butter and sugars with a mixer.
  2. Add the egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine salt, soda and flour and add to the mixing bowl.
  4. Mix well.
  5. Stir in the peanut butter and chocolate chips.
  6. Spread batter into a 10 inch cast iron pan that has been sprayed with PAM.
  7. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 30 minutes.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Oh Look!  There are other bloggers who have made skillet chocolate chip cookies, too!

Cookies and Cups made THIS ONE in 2012.

All Day I Dream About Food made a low carb, gluten free one a few months ago.

And here is Martha Stewart’s version, which is remarkably like mine – only I just read it as I added this link.  It came up first in my internet search for these addition links, but I actually went to it through another blog which posted it in 2010.


9 thoughts on “Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

  1. You crack me up, lady. I may just pull my big ol’ skillet out of the cupboard this weekend to make a dessert too…. I was initially thinking of making brownies, but this cookie looks like a serious contender. 🙂

  2. You are so much more than awesome. I love everything you say here. It’s troubling that others would actually think they have the corner on something as simple as a recipe. It’s a good thing that the magazines, where many of our recipes get their inspiration, don’t come after us in the same way.

    That being said, wow, your cookie looks delicious. If Dudette sees that, I’ll be making it for her this afternoon. 🙂

  3. I’ve never made a skillet cookie before but Tay and I are inspired to bake one this weekend! It’s all about the food and the friends we make. That other stuff is just nonsense. I like that we can gather around a warm skillet cookie and enjoy good company of friends. This has got to be good because I love your recipes! I’ll skip the spoon thanks and just dig in with my fingers. 🙂

    1. I have so many more things I want to bake this week, but my biggest eater is on a diet!! I am stalled while the family catches up eating all of the sweets I have in the house. I look forward to your skillet creations!

  4. Kristin, I had to put a hold on blogging due to my husband being diagnosed with cancer, but you’ve got a standing ovation going on here! There is NO such thing as a truly “original” recipe for anything ANYWHERE. Someone needs to get a grip! Stealing content and/or pictures is one thing (that’s a HUGE no-no!) but a skillet cookie??? PLEASE!!! This happens to be my 17 year old’s request for his birthday cake every year for as long as I can remember! You rock!

    1. Patty! It’s so good to hear from you!! I cannot tell you how much I have missed your blog and you! I am so sorry to hear of your husband’s illness. Good thoughts and prayers are headed your way.

      Thanks for your comment. Yes, there are some weird, petty things that go on in the food blog world.

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