One Skillet Fully Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie is super easy to make and only requires one pan!
No mixing bowls required for this one!
My birthday is next Wednesday, and in true Shawn fashion, I’m already planning what my cake will look like.
It’s going to look like this cookie.
I took one bite of this bad boy, dropped my spoon, whipped my head around till I was eye-to-eye with my husband and said, “THIS!”
“This is what I want for my birthday cake.”
Yeah, he totally agreed with me.
What makes this cookie so unbelievable? Let me count the ways.
First we start off with browning the butter in the skillet. This brings on a warm and nutty flavor that is simply irresistible.
Since we’re making this in just ONE SKILLET, after we brown the butter you’ll want to remove the skillet from the heat and then stir in a few more tablespoons of butter to cool the mixture down.
Then you’ll add in the sugars, a little vanilla, salt and the eggs.
Here’s the trick – you’ll stir the mixture for about 20 seconds, rest for 30 seconds, and then repeat that process 2 more times. The mixture will become thick and shiny as the butter and sugars mix together.
Add in the flour and baking soda RIGHT TO THE SKILLET, and mix until no more flour clumps remain.
Here’s the fun part – adding in all the goodies!
I used mini chocolate chips, white chocolate chips and a slew of mini M&M’s for my cookie. You can add in nuts or other candy pieces if desired. Make it yours!
Once your cookie dough is ready just pop it into the oven and let it cook!
It only takes about 20 minutes till this GIANT cookie is ready to devour.
The best way to eat a giant cookie, you ask?
With vanilla ice cream on top, of course!
I scooped the vanilla ice cream right on top of the WARM cookie, then drizzled some hot fudge and caramel over the top.
If you’re serving with friends and family and you don’t mind getting in there, go ahead and just dig in with spoons! It’s a party.
If you’re more concerned about germs and what not- slice the cookie into triangles and top each slice with a scoop of ice cream.
This cookie is like dreams come true. It will become your new favorite!
Want some more flavor options for this One Skillet Fully Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie? Try these:
- macadamia nuts
- chopped pecans
- toffee bits
- sprinkles (of course)
Oh happy day!
One Skillet Fully Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie
Recipe adapted from America’s Test Kitchen. One Skillet Fully Loaded Chocolate Chip Cookie is super easy to make and only requires one pan!
- Prep Time: 30 min
- Cook Time: 25 min
- Total Time: 1 hr. 10 min.
- Yield: 8 servings 1x
- Category: Dessert
- Method: Baked
- Cuisine: American
- 12 tbsp salted butter, divided
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 large egg, plus 1 large egg yolk
- 1 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup white chocolate chips
- 1/2 cup mini M&M candy pieces
For topping (optional)
- Vanilla ice cream
- hot fudge sauce
- caramel ice cream topping
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a 10 to 12″ cast iron skillet heat 8 tbsp of butter over medium heat until mixture is bubbly and butter become slightly browned and gives off a nutty aroma. Swirl the pan several times to prevent burning.
- Remove pan from heat and stir in the remaining 4 tbsp butter until melted. Whisk in the brown sugar, granulated sugar, vanilla, salt and eggs (one egg, one egg yolk). Whisk for 20 seconds, rest 30 seconds and repeat 3 times until mixture is smooth, thick and glossy.
- Whisk in the flour and baking soda until no flour clumps appear in dough. Use a sturdy wooden spoon to fold in the chocolate chips and candy pieces. Spread dough into an even layer in skillet.
- Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, center will be slightly soft still. Let cool for at least 5 to 10 minutes before topping with ice cream and ice cream toppings. If slicing, let cool at least 15 to 20 minutes. Enjoy!
Keywords: skillet, loaded, chocolate chip, cookie
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