The Ultimate Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 45 min
  • Active: 10 min
  • Yield: 8 servings
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1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature, plus more for the skillet

3 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed light brown sugar

3 large eggs, at room temperature

2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or chunks

1 teaspoon flaky sea salt, optional

Ice cream, for serving, optional


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and butter a 12-inch cast-iron skillet.
  2. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Combine the 1 cup (2 sticks) butter with the granulated sugar and brown sugar in a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Beat on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the eggs one at a time, beating on medium speed after each addition, until combined. Then add the vanilla extract and beat on medium speed until combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture and mix on low speed just until the dough comes together, then mix in the chocolate until combined.
  6. Scrape the dough into the prepared skillet with a rubber spatula, spreading it to the edges and smoothing the top. Sprinkle the sea salt over the top.
  7. Bake until the edges are brown and crisp and the cookie is barely cooked in the center, 30 to 35 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Top with ice cream and serve.
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