Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Sunday, September 15, 2019
I just love using a cast iron skillet and this chocolate skillet cookie is an all-time favorite vintage recipe!


The memories flood back to the days where I was a little girl and always licking the batter off the spatula.


Mom loved baking and this cookie always seemed to have my heart when it came chocolate cookies recipes.


I guess because it was such a great dessert and had different topping all the time and made it so special.


As a kid, I was so impressed and not knowing it was the same cookie that mom topped with bananas and ice cream to make a cookie banana split or different flavored ice cream with sprinkles.


Dad's favorite was always the banana split version and mom liked hers with shredded coconut and Hershey chocolate syrup in a can drizzled over the top!


Whatever your favorite way to serve a cookie with ice cream, this is the perfect recipe.


You may remember my summer favorite strawberry buttermilk skillet shortcake and grandma always made everything in cast iron like her  Italian skillet hamburgers were always on the table once a week and mom loved deep dish skillet pizza on our charcoal grill!


If you love a plain chocolate buttery flavored cookies, this will be your new favorite dessert and there is also a Keto version written for those who are diabetic or on a low carb diet.


Scroll down for this printable easy recipe and enjoy a vintage treat!











This is a sliced of chocolate skillet with a scoop of 3 flavored ice cream. This dessert is on a white place sprinkled with powdered sugar and has chocolate chips on the plate sitting on a grey piece of distressed wood


Growing Up



Using cast iron for baking, cooking on the stovetop or even on a grill, always seems to taste better and reminds me of the old days, it must be the comforting memories of grandma and mom.


It's basically the only cookware besides stainless steel pans that we used in the 60s until Teflon came out!


Of course, you can use anything you like to bake this particular cookie in, however, the traditional way is to use cast iron skillets.


They even have cute little personal size cast iron pans (round 6-inch pans now) that you can make individual desserts instead of one great big one!


If you ever had a pizookie at BJ's brewhouse, a National Restaurant Chain, which serves the dessert in a personal cast iron pan, (I love to get the Macadamia Nut Pizookie) it's so good, don't miss my copycat recipe  and try it in one large pan like this recipe.

How fun would that be?


The batter is divine, the cookie is nothing like a brownie taste, so if that's what you're thinking, these are not dense or heavy like a brownie.


The cookie is perfect with a great cup of your favorite flavored coffee (mine is pumpkin spice), tea or another favorite of mine, Nutella hot cocoa.




This is a sliced of chocolate skillet with a scoop of 3 flavored ice cream. This dessert is on a white place sprinkled with powdered sugar and has chocolate chips on the plate. In the background there is a fresh mint sprig and empty 10 inch cast iron skillet with a wire whisk is in the background along with sitting on a distressed piece of wood





Easy and Impressive



This skillet cookie dessert is one of my families favorite desserts here in my home.


When the kids were little they always asked for a big skillet cookie to take to a school birthday party.


The kids always went crazy for this one big cookie on a big plate, I loved watching their eyes widen.


Back then in the 1980s when I made them, I frosted them with chocolate icing and sprinkle them with mini chocolate chips or m&ms.


That was my version of a double chocolate-chocolate skillet cookie!


The recipe is so easy and versatile to create so many different desserts!




This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table




Tools you will need


  • cast iron skillet
  • parchment paper
  • oil spray
  • whisk
  • bowl
  • measuring spoons
  • measuring cups
  • potholders




This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table



Ingredients for Chocolate Skillet Cookie


  • butter
  • brown sugar
  • vanilla extract or almond extract
  • unsweetened dutch cocoa powder
  • egg
  • flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • cinnamon
  • Optional:
  • chocolate chips, coconut, chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips, colorful sprinkles on top, chocolate frosting and mini chocolate, whipped cream, ice cream, jams, fruits, nuts




This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table and there is a black potholder on the handle



Sweet Suggestions:



I have a few delicious varieties and several versions I created in the past.


Around birthdays I always used sprinkles, chopped candy bars, flavored chocolate chips or chocolate chunks.


Even though the kids weren't big on coconut, coconut and chocolate chunks on top reminded me of a "Mounds candy bar, which as I said before mom and I loved.


You can adapt this recipe any way you like, perfect for that after-dinner dessert for guests or birthday bashes!


Somehow I always thought serving a slice with powdered sugar on top with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream was just an elegant ending to a perfect dinner party.


You get the picture?


This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table




More Flavor Suggestions:


  • Decorate the cookie to a party theme
  • Frost with colorful tinted frostings using vanilla canned or chocolate
  • Toss sliced fruit in a warmed jam and served on top with whipped cream
  • Make a smores topping using cinnamon toast crunch, mini marshmallows and chocolate chips on top while still warm
  • Use a different extract, orange, coconut, or almond in the batter




This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table




Pans To Use?



If you don't have a 10 inch cast iron skillet, use any 10-inch pan you have.


The pan you use can be aluminum-based or cast iron.


As long as you place the parchment paper for easy lifting and removal anything will be fine.




This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table




Keto Recipe or Low Carb?



Having a son that's diabetic, we have that one covered here!



This version is for low carb, keto and diabetic friendly to also enjoy!




This is a recipe for Keto Chocolate Skillet Cake. The cake is diabetic friendly and keto ingredients. This chocolate cake is on a white plate with mint in the background.




Keto Chocolate Skillet Cookie:


  • 6 tablespoons almond flour
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange, lemon peel or use cinnamon oil
  • 2 tablespoons erythritol
  • Options: sugar-free chocolate chips 1 cup
  • pinch of salt
  1. Place all ingredients in a food processor except the chocolate chips.
  2. Mix until just combined.
  3. Fold in the chips.
  4. Place the ingredients from your food processor to 8-inch cast-iron skillet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Bake at 350 for around 25 minutes and use the toothpick method to check the middle. If not set continue baking for 2 more minutes.
  6. Cool around 5 minutes, lift the parchment paper cake onto a large plate. 
  7. Top with sugar-free fruits, unsweetened whipped cream or whatever you like.





This is a baked chocolate skillet cookie. This is a cookie baked and is cooling in a 10 inch cast iron skillet lined with parchment paper and resting on a oak table the cast iron skillet has a cutco serving cutter laying instead the pan and a black potholder on the handle


The Batter


I really am the plain cookie lover in the family, everyone wants double chocolate in the batter.


Personally, I just love my skillet cookie, with a little powdered sugar on top for presentation.


Again, you can adapt away add the flavoring extracts and candy ingredients you like.


My dad loved the cookie spread with jam and sprinkled with coconut when it cooled.


The kids love m&m's on top of it frosted!


The skies the limit with being creative with this one!



this is a chocolate cookie batter with chocolate chips in it for making a chocolate skillet cookie







Pin for Later Chocolate Skillet Cookie




This is a sliced of chocolate skillet with a scoop of 3 flavored ice cream. This dessert is on a white place sprinkled with powdered sugar and has chocolate chips on the plate. In the background there is a fresh mint sprig and empty 10 inch cast iron skillet with a wire whisk is in the background along with sitting on a distressed piece of wood


More Recipes We Love:





Cannoli Ice cream
Chocolate Chip Pie
Old Fashioned Banana Pudding
Lady Finger Lemon Dessert





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this is the recipe card for making chocolate skillet cookie on a white plate with chocolate chips

Chocolate Skillet Cookie

prep time: 10 Mcook time: 22 Mtotal time: 32 M
A chocolate cookie lovers dessert for sure! This skillet cookie is a rich decadent skillet cookie that puts a smile on anyone's face for any occasion. Who doesn't love a huge cookie all decked out? Eat this plain, with whipped cream frosted or your favorite ice cream on top. All these suggestions await you in this recipe!

ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick), melted
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract or almond extract
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened dutch cocoa powder
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch of salt
  • dash of cinnamon
  • Optional:
  • Add 1 cup or one or assorted combinations to the batter or on top of the cookie before baking
  • chocolate chips, m&m's, coconut, chocolate chunks, peanut butter chips, colorful sprinkles on top, chocolate frosting and mini chocolate chips, mini chocolate chips or chunks, toffee chips or even candy bars. If you would like nuts in it use 1/4 cup in addition.
  • See Below For Frosting Ingredients and Recipe

instructions:

How to cook Chocolate Skillet Cookie

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line a 10 inch cast iron skillet with parchment paper.
  2. (you can also oil spray the pan, however, this makes it easier to remove and just cool in the pan.)
  3. Combine the melted butter, brown sugar, vanilla or almond extract, and cocoa powder in a large bowl.
  4. Stir in the egg until blended. Add the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt.
  5. Spread the batter to the prepared skillet and add the options on top if using in the batter or sprinkled on top and lastly, the options can be placed on top of a frosting cookie and decorated to the theme of your party.
  6. Bake until middle is set do not over bake this. Check it at 20 minutes.
  7. Cool to warm. 
  8. Serve slightly warm or cold with your favorite flavor ice cream or frost with chocolate icing.
  9.  Other suggestions: top with whipped cream, leave it plain,  or add some fruits glazed with a warm jam coating.
  10. Dark Chocolate Frosting Recipe 
  11. 3 cups powdered sugar
  12. 2/3 cup dark unsweetened cocoa powder
  13. 1/2 cup butter (1 stick)
  14. 1/3 cup milk
  15. 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  16. pinch salt
  17. Mix until smooth and spreadable.
Calories
122
Fat (grams)
22
Sat. Fat (grams)
17
Carbs (grams)
29
Net carbs
15
Sugar (grams)
29
Created using The Recipes Generator





Pin for Later Chocolate Skillet Cookie




This is a sliced of chocolate skillet with a scoop of 3 flavored ice cream. This dessert is on a white place sprinkled with powdered sugar and has chocolate chips on the plate. In the background there is a fresh mint sprig and empty 10 inch cast iron skillet is in the background along with sitting on a distressed piece of wood



Don't Forget To Try Our Favorite Hot Chocolate:



Nutella Hot Chocolateit goes perfectly with this dessert!



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3 comments

  1. That looks so yummy and bet it's addictive!

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  2. Thanks so much for sharing your awesome post with us at Full Plate Thursday,450. Hope you are having a great week and come back to see us soon!
    Miz Helen

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  3. Great idea for dessert! Pinned this one to make!

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