Happy National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day! What better way to celebrate than making a giant skillet cookie?!? I tried one at a restaurant years ago and it was drenched in butter so I was hopeful this recipe was a lot better. We bought the America’s Test Kitchen Cast Iron cookbook so I used that recipe, but I also found a YouTube version they did and that’s the recipe link I’m using.
This recipe isn’t really hard; maybe a tiny bit more time consuming than a typical recipe you’d find on the side of a pack of chocolate chips – but worth it. You might be tempted to skip browning the butter but don’t: that adds such a great flavor to the batter!
I’m skipping a step or two but when you get to the butter/sugar/egg mixture don’t skip the waiting period in between mixing either. One of the things I love about America’s Test Kitchen is they try out recipes over and over until it’s perfect. I don’t know they this rest period is important, but I’m sure they explain it in the video.
From there you just kind of finish mixing things in and then pour it back into the skillet that you’ve wiped out. I was a little surprised it only baked for 20 minutes, but I’m trusting the recipe here and when we pulled it out of the oven it looked beautiful. After waiting 30 long minutes I went to cut into it and it’s wasn’t fully cooked so we popped it back in the oven for another 15 minutes or so. We realized afterwards we were using a 10-inch skillet (I thought I was using the 12-inch and didn’t realize it) so that explains why it wasn’t cooked for the correct time. Moral of the story – measure your skillet to make sure you don’t mess up the baking time. I’m not adjusting the time below for this since that’s an error on my part.
Despite having to wait longer to eat this because of my skillet size mishap, we ate ours with some leftover homemade vanilla ice cream and it was very good. Definitely better than the version I had at the restaurant years ago and a little change from normal chocolate chip cookies.
Recipe Used: America’s Test Kitchen Cast-Iron