Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
Rich, chewy double chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast-iron skillet and topped with ice cream
It's officially National Chocolate Day! I have a confession -- I basically eat chocolate every day and it is definitely my vice. Whenever I visit a new city, I research to find chocolate shops in the area. We love to take chocolate tours and see how chocolate is made. So this is a food holiday to celebrate!
If you love double chocolate chip cookies, you will go crazy for this double chocolate chocolate chip skillet cookie. It is basically a decadent cookie baked perfectly and topped with vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge if you want to go all out. You can even sprinkle on some mini chocolate chips on the top to really go crazy.
This double chocolate skillet cookie is so easy! All of the ingredients are mixed into a cast iron skillet (you can use any oven-proof skillet) and baked just until it is still a tad underdone so it is warm and gooey. You can eat it straight out of the skillet or dish it out into mini ramekins. It is the perfect dessert for chocolate lovers!
How to make the Best Double Chocolate Skillet Cookie:
- Start with high-quality semi-sweet chocolate. This can be from a chocolate bar or you can use chocolate chips. My favorite brands of chocolate chips are Guittard, Ghirardelli, and Callebaut. But you can use any brand of chocolate and it will taste sinfully good! I love to use a food scale when measuring chocolate because it is so precise. I suggest this OXO Food Scale and it is around $25. If you don't own a food scale, don't worry -- I will share the cup measurements as well.
- In an oven-proof skillet such as a cast-iron skillet, melt the chocolate and butter together over medium-low heat. You don't want to melt it at a high heat since chocolate is delicate.
- Once the chocolate and butter are melted together, stir in the sugar and let it fully dissolve. The heat will help dissolve the sugars. Let it cool for about 10-15 minutes before adding the eggs or you will end up with scrambled eggs. I like to add one egg at a time to temper the mixture.
- For extra chocolate flavor, add unsweetened cocoa and fold in chocolate chips. It wouldn't be a true double chocolate chip cookie without chocolate chips added to the cookie batter! Make sure the dough isn't hot or warm or the chocolate chips will melt.
- Bake just until it is slightly underdone. You definitely don't want to overbake this double chocolate skillet cookie! Top with your favorite ice cream, hot fudge, and mini chocolate chips.
If you love chocolate chip skillet cookie recipes, check out this recipe below:
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Double Chocolate Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Rich, chewy double chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast-iron skillet and topped with ice cream.
- 8 ounces* Semi-Sweet Chocolate (divided, only melt 4 ounces)
- 3/4 cup Butter
- 1 1/4 cups Sugar
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 teaspoon Vanilla
- 1 cup Flour
- 1/4 cup Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 teaspoon Salt
- Vanilla Ice Cream
- Hot Fudge
- Mini Chocolate Chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Heat an oven-proof skillet over medium-low heat. Add butter and 4 ounces (approximately 2/3 cup) of chocolate to the skillet. Let the butter and chocolate melt, stirring often to prevent burning. Remove from heat and immediately add sugar. Stir well until sugar dissolves.
Let cool for 15 minutes before adding the eggs. Add eggs one at a time to allow the chocolate mixture to temper. Stir in vanilla.
Fold in flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Make sure the mixture is no longer warm or hot before adding the remaining 4 ounces of chocolate chips or chunks.
Bake for 20-22 minutes. Remove from the oven and let it cool slightly before adding ice cream and toppings of choice. May scoop into dishes or eat straight out of the skillet.
- If you don't have a kitchen scale to weigh the chocolate, you can use measuring cups. Chocolate chips are measured at 1 cup = 6 ounces. So 8 ounces would equal approximately 1 1/3 cups of chocolate. You will need to melt 2/3 cup of chocolate and use the remaining 2/3 cup of chocolate chips to be folded into the cookie dough later.