This Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe is an elevated chocolate chip cookie made with chunks of dark chocolate and chocolate chips. Baked in a large skillet until golden, it’s the perfect family-friendly dessert. Serve it on its own or topped with vanilla ice cream! 

A skillet chocolate chip cookie topped with ice cream with bites missing.

A chocolate chip skillet cookie, also sometimes known as a pizookie, is just a giant chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet. As a result, the edges become golden and crisp, and the center remains soft and gooey. 

Made to feed a crowd, it’s the perfect dessert for holidays or when you’re hosting. Made with minimal prep time, it’s quick to prepare, and every bite is bursting with indulgent chocolate flavor! 

Raw chocolate chip cookie dough in a skillet.

Ingredients You Need

Below is an overview of the ingredients and instructions for this recipe. Be sure to scroll down to the recipe card below for the complete details and nutrition information! 

  • Butter – We recommend using unsalted butter to avoid an overpoweringly salty taste! Allow it to set out at room temperature and soften before you begin. 
  • Sugar – A combination of granulated sugar and light brown sugar helps sweeten the cookie dough while keeping it soft and moist. 
  • Flour – All-purpose flour forms the base of the dough. If needed, substitute a 1:1 all-purpose gluten-free flour to keep this recipe gluten-free. 
  • Eggs – We use a whole egg and egg yolks for a super rich flavor. 
  • Sea Salt – Just a pinch helps enhance the sweet taste.
  • Baking Soda – Make sure it’s fresh! Otherwise, your skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe won’t rise. 
  • Chocolate Bar – We prefer to use a dark chocolate bar, but any kind you like best will work. 
  • Chocolate Chips – Use semi-sweet chocolate chips or dark chocolate chips. 

Skip the Dishes, and Make a Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie in a Skillet Instead

Before you begin, preheat your oven, and grease an 8-inch skillet or round oven-safe baking dish with butter or cooking spray. 

  1. Cream the butter and sugars together in a large mixing bowl. 
  2. Add the egg, and beat to combine. Then, add the egg yolk, and beat again. 
  3. Stir in the vanilla extract. 
  4. Whisk the dry ingredients (flour, salt, and baking soda) together in a separate bowl. 
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the bowl of wet ingredients, and mix just until combined and no streaks remain. Be very careful not to overmix! 
  6. Chop the chocolate bar into chunks, and fold the chocolate chunks into the cookie dough. 
  7. Transfer half of the dough to the prepared skillet. Sprinkle the chocolate chips on top. Then, add the remaining cookie dough, spreading it out evenly. 
  8. Bake the skillet chocolate chip cookie until the edges are golden brown. 
  9. Cool slightly, and enjoy!
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Flavor Variations

Feel free to mix and match different ingredients to make this recipe your own! Some great additions or substitutions include: 

  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Caramel Pieces
  • Toffee Bits
  • M&Ms
  • Oreo Crumbs
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips
  • Sprinkles
  • Chopped Walnuts or Pecans
A chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with vanilla ice cream with bites missing.

Serving Suggestions

Of course, you can enjoy this chocolate chip cookie skillet on its own, but we can never say no to a good topping! For a truly restaurant-worthy treat, try topping your dessert with options like: 

  • Whipped Cream
  • Vanilla Ice Cream
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Chips

Common Questions About This Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

Can I make this recipe without a cast iron skillet? 

Yes! Substitute any round, oven-safe skillet or baking dish, and follow the recipe as normal. 

Can I make this recipe ahead of time? 

Yes. Feel free to combine the ingredients for the dough, and store it in an airtight container in the fridge for up to one day. Or, freeze it for up to two months. 

Thaw in the fridge overnight, and assemble the skillet as normal when you’re ready to serve.

How should I store my leftover chocolate chip cookie skillet? 

This recipe is best served fresh while it’s still warm. However, if you have leftovers, they can be covered or transferred to an airtight container. They will stay fresh at room temperature for up to three days. 

More Skillet Dessert Recipes

Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

5 from 3 votes
Author: Food Dolls
Servings: 8 servings
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 25 minutes
Total: 35 minutes
Prepare this easy skillet chocolate chip cookie recipe for a chocolate-loaded dessert that's fit for a crowd!


  • 3/4 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1/3 cup white sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 8 ounce dark chocolate bar
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Grease a 8-inch skillet or an round oven-safe baking dish.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream together the softened butter, white sugar, and brown sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
    3/4 cup softened unsalted butter, 1/3 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup light brown sugar
  • Add the egg, and beat. Then, and the egg yolk to the mixture, and beat well.
    1 large egg, 1 egg yolk
  • Stir in the vanilla extract.
    2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, sea salt, and baking soda.
    1 3/4 cup flour, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing JUST until combined and there is no flour streaks.
  • Chop the dark chocolate bar into chunks.
    1 8 ounce dark chocolate bar
  • Fold the chocolate chunks into the cookie dough.
  • Transfer half of the cookie dough to the greased skillet and add chocolate chips, add remaining cookie dough over the top to cover the chocolate chips, spreading it evenly.
    1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 20-25 minutes or until the edges are golden brown
  • Allow the cookie skillet to cool for a bit before topping with ice cream.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 493kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 183mg | Sodium: 267mg | Potassium: 165mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 36g | Vitamin A: 730IU | Calcium: 57mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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  1. 5 stars
    Omg- amazing. Didn’t have the right size skillet so baked in a cake pan(heart shaped 🤣). Two delicious chocolate chip cookie layers with a a layer of melting, oozing chocolate in the middle. What could be wrong with that. Big hit with my boys.
    Note: used extra dark chocolate chips – didn’t have the dark chocolate bar –