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Browned Butter Chocolate Chunk Skillet Cookie

  • Author: Elizabeth Buuck
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 18 minutes
  • Total Time: 38 minutes
  • Category: Dessert, Snack
  • Cuisine: American


Classic chocolate chunk cookies made in a skillet with browned butter for a special ooey gooey treat. Top with ice cream for extra style points!


  • 1 C Unsalted Butter
  • 3/4 C Brown Sugar
  • 1/2 C Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Lg Egg (+ 1 Yolk, Room Temp)
  • 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 2 1/2 C All Purpose Flour
  • 1 tsp Baking Soda
  • 1/4 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 1 C Chocolate Chunks (or/and chocolate chips)


  1. Brown the butter in a large cast iron skillet over medium heat (5-7 min)
  2. While butter is still hot, stir in the brown sugar and granulated sugar. Stir quickly so the sugars dissolve.
  3. Allow the butter to cool. This is VERY important.
  4. Once butter is cooled, stir in the egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  5. Stir in the dry ingredients – flour, salt, baking powder, baking soda.
  6. Stir in chocolate chips.
  7. Press the dough into an even layer and bake for 16-18 minutes.
  8. Remove from the oven when center of cookie is still doughy. It will continue to bake in the hot skillet.
  9. Top with ice cream and enjoy!