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This deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie is sooooo easy to make, filled with chunks of dark chocolate and caramel, sprinkled with a touch of sea salt, and baked to chewy cookie perfection. Everyone with love this skillet cookie pie!
This recipe was originally posted in July 2017. It has been updated for content and photos.
After making this cast iron skillet salted caramel chocolate chip cookie pie, I believe the boyfriend is a fan for life. I heard about this thing for weeks…and weeks. I still hear about it. I’m sure every time I mention dessert, his mind goes here.
It was pretty damn good, I must admit. But really, my favorite part was how easy it was to make. Mixing some ingredients and throwing them in a cast iron skillet to bake while I nap is the perfect dessert. I’m serious guys, it’s that easy.
The Ingredients for Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
If I was a better baker, I would make caramel from scratch and swirl it throughout, but alas I am not. For the caramel, I take regular store bought caramels and cut them into small pieces. These pieces get mixed straight into the cookie batter.
If you are more motivated than I am, check out this great recipe for salted caramel from Sally over at Sally’s Baking Addiction. If you go that route, pour about half a cup of the caramel on top of the cookie pie before baking, and swirl it through with a knife. Or, if you’re lazy like me, just follow the recipe.
The ingredients can be easily found in the grocery store, or you can buy them on Amazon through the below links (affiliate links – I earn a small commission if you buy through these link to help me keep this site going):
- Unsalted butter
- Brown sugar
- Vanilla extract
- Baking soda
- Chocolate chips
- Coarse sea salt
How to Make Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie
WARNING: This cookie pie is not a health food. Just sayin.
I am a huge fan of super easy desserts. I love the fact that I can make this cookie dough in about 5 minutes, spread it in a skillet, and bake it for 20 minutes. The amount of effort on my part is minimal (mixing the dough).
That’s what kind of dessert I want. Especially when it’s such a crowd pleaser like this deep dish chocolate chip cookie.
How Do You Make a Skillet Cookie?
I’m about to tell you.
**STEP BY STEP PHOTOS INCLUDED BELOW**
Grease a cast iron skillet with butter or nonstick cooking spray. I use nonstick cooking spray because it is easy. And you already now how much I like easy.
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Cream the butter and sugar, add the whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl. Then combine the wet and dry ingredients to make a dough.
Add the chocolate chips and caramel pieces and mix well.
Press the dough into the cast iron skillet and sprinkle with a pinch of coarse sea salt. Definitely don’t try the dough before it goes in the skillet. Not even one taste, or two, or three. Ok, maybe one.
How Long Do You Bake a Giant Cookie?
Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges start to crisp. If you are using a larger skillet (more than 12″), you will need to bake the cookie for 15-20 minutes. Once the edges and top are golden brown, that means the cookie should be done.
Serve warm with vanilla ice cream. I mean, you can skip the ice cream, but that would be wrong. Warm cookie pie is MEANT to be served with vanilla ice cream. Warm, melted chocolaty gooey caramel goodness with creamy vanilla ice cream. Yum. I mean, SO YUM.
I can’t believe I have to share this cookie pie. But I guess that’s what a good girlfriend does….
Easy desserts are the best desserts. I’m not interested in spending hours slaving over dessert. So check out some of these other super easy ones:
Did you make this deep dish chocolate chip cookie pie? Leave me a comment below and let me know how you like it 🙂
Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
- Preheat the oven to 350F degrees.
- Grease a cast iron skillet with butter or nonstick cooking spray.
- Use a mixer to beat the butter and sugar together for 1-2 minutes.
- Add the whole egg, egg yolk and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
- Combine the dry ingredients in a separate bowl.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients to make a dough, being careful not to overmix (it's ok if there are streaks of flour).
- Add the chocolate chips and caramel pieces and gently fold into the dough.
- Lightly press the dough into a 10 inch cast iron skillet and sprinkle with the coarse sea salt.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the edges start to brown and crisp. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 30 minutes.
- Be sure to grease the skillet thoroughly to prevent the cookie from sticking;
- If you are using a larger skillet (more than 10"), you will need to bake the cookie for 15-20 minutes. Once the edges and top are golden brown, that means the cookie should be done;
- Don't overmix the dough or the cookie pie will have a tougher consistency - it's ok if you leave a few streaks of flour in the dough;
- Be gentle when folding in the chocolate chip and caramel pieces;
- You can omit the sea salt sprinkled on the top if desired. I recommend it as I believe it gives the cookie an amazing flavor;
- Let it cool before slicing it to make it easier - otherwise it will be very soft and gooey (not always a bad thing though ;-);
- See above for some additional mix-in options.
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