Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie brought to you by Cookie Monster

Today is brought to you by the letter C. As in Cookie

Giant Skillet Cookie. Mmm. Said in my best googly eyed Cookie Monster impression.

I was watching last week’s Top Chef Allstars and was happy to see the Sesame Street characters on there. Not because I think that our Top Chefs skills aren’t far and above Sesame Street, but because I’m 99% sure it made some of them heroes to their children. It was also neat to see muppets making grown chefs in a serious competition laugh. Whether this says something about the direction of Top Chef or not, we’ll leave to another debate. Either way, I thought it was fun.

The rest of the episode, we won’t talk about….

Skillet-Baked Chocolate Chip Cookie

Discovered on Tracey’s Culinary Adventures originally from Martha Stewart


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks, 12 tablespoons) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 cups (about 9 oz) semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt.  In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream the butter and sugars until the mixture is light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.  Add the egg and vanilla extract, mixing until well incorporated.  With the mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture and beat just until combined.  Finally, add the chocolate chips and mix to distribute.

Transfer the dough to a 10-inch ovenproof  skillet, and press to flatten in an even layer on the bottom of the pan.  Bake until the edges of the cookie are brown and the top is golden, about 40-45 minutes.  Don’t overbake; it will continue to cook a few minutes out of the oven. Transfer to a wire rack to cool slightly before serving.

*I got the idea to use the iron skillet from Tracey in the post that I discovered this beauty on, but any skillet would work.

And what is this I hear about Cookie Monster only being allowed to have cookies as a sometimes snack? He’s the freakin Cookie Monster! Leave the rest of the muppets to be responsible. :p

PS. Sorry the pics aren’t great but this is really one hell of a cookie! Try it! I promise you’ll love it!

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  1. RavieNomNoms says

    OHMYGOSH! What a great idea! You are a genius! No joke. I would have a hard time not eating a lot of that giant cookie…its only one cookie right?! haha 😉

  2. says

    Yum! It tickles me by being made in a skillet. 😉 I’m glad I’m not the only one driven nuts by the whole “cookies are a sometimes snack”….you are toying with icons from my youth people! 😉

  3. says

    Holy… that looks amazing. I can only imagine how perfectly it would bake up in the cast iron skillet! All butter and crispy on the edges. My cast iron skillet is a bit dirty right now but I’m going to clean it just so i can make these.

  4. says

    I wish we were neighbors. And by the way, these pics are beautiful as always and that cookie looks insane. Cut me a slab of this cookie and I’ll be such a happy girl!

    I thought that was really awesome they had the Sesame Street charactars on Top Chef Allstars. I grew up with the Muppets way back in the day. Elmo cracked me up for once…heehee.

  5. says

    ooooo this is my kinda cookie.

    I liked that challenge on top chef. it kinda makes you think that chefs are people too, not these hot shots like they look like on TV, and make me realize there are 3 million blogger’s out there that could cookie kill them in a competition like that haha :)

    I think you’d give em a run for their money! take care

  6. says

    I, like so many children in America, grew up on Sesame Street. To this day, I still see Cookie Monster in my head when I pull out a tray of cookies. Thank you for sharing your words and this tempting recipe! And thank you for your kind words on my blog. They brightened my day.

  7. says

    The one word that came to mind when I saw the first photo was, Coooookieeeee with Cookie Monster’s voice. :)

    I would love a piece of that cake or cookie … I would have never thought to make a giant one in my iron skillet… brilliant!

  8. Stephanie says

    This looks awesome! I use cast iron skillets all the time for cooking on the stovetop but for some reason have never baked in them. Not anymore! I can’t wait to try your recipe. Thanks for sharing. Cookie Monster would definitely approve!

  9. says

    I loved the Sesame Street characters on Top Chef! Definitely better than some of the guest judges they’ve had in the past :) Your cookie turned out perfectly – I’m glad you enjoyed it!

  10. says

    Loved the episode! And of course I loved Fabio’s recap of the episode and how he called the Cookie Monster, the Blu Monster! haha. This skillet baked chocolate chip cookie looks sooo insanely good. I want to take the whole thing and hide in a corner. Just me, the cookie and…Fabio. 😉


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