Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

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A quick and easy Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie to impress your friends and family. And it takes less than 10 minutes to make! Recipe with step-by-step photos.


For the Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

To serve


  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C/360°F (without fan).
  2. Cream the butter and sugar until the mixture is light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the vanilla and egg.
  4. Add the flour, salt and baking soda.
  5. Beat until you have a thick and smooth dough.
  6. Stir through the chocolate chips.
  7. Transfer the cookie dough to a cast-iron skillet. I use one which measures 24 cm/9.5 inches at the base, but please see my Kitchen Notes below.
  8. Use a spatula to evenly spread the dough in the pan.
  9. Place the skillet on the middle shelf in the oven.
  10. Bake for 15-20 minutes, or until the cookie is lightly golden and the surface is still a little soft to the touch.
  11. Serve warm with vanilla ice-cream.

Kitchen Notes

If you don’t have a cast-iron skillet, you can also use a ceramic pie dish. I recommend one that measures 24 cm at the base. If you are using something smaller, you will need to adjust the baking time.

This recipe is adapted from Simply Nigella by Nigella Lawson.

All recipes on this website state temperatures for a regular oven (i.e. a conventional oven without fan). If you have a convection oven with a fan, please consult the manufacturer’s handbook on how to adjust the temperature and baking time accordingly.

To convert from cups to grams, and vice-versa, please see this handy Conversion Chart for Basic Ingredients.