Skillet Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie

This deep dish skillet brownie cookie (“brookie”) combines fudgy brownies with chocolate chip cookies. It’s a decadent gooey chocolate dessert perfect for serving to friends or family. The dessert uses two one-bowl recipes for minimal clean-up and prep time.
photo of a slice of Skillet Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie being lifted out of the pan

I wanted to share one more cookie recipe before the holidays. While I like to gift a lot of cookies this time of year, this recipe is the kind I save to eat with my family. Earlier this year I shared a recipe for a deep dish chocolate chip cookie skillet brownie. It’s one of my favorite recipes to make and it’s super easy because it uses boxed mixes.
photo of a slice of Skillet Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie on a white plate
However, I’ve had several request for a from-scratch recipe, so here it is! I tried to make this recipe as easy as possible because you’re essentially making two desserts. So to make things a little easier, this recipe uses a one bowl brownie recipe and a one bowl chocolate chip cookie recipe.

The skillet brookie has a fudgy chewy chocolate brownie crust. It reminds me of a cookie pie. Some of the brownie batter gets mixed with the chocolate chip cookie batter creating an ultra chocolatey cookie layer. My family prefers the cookie layer to not be completely set, so I took mine out a little early. I love eating it warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
overhead photo of Skillet Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie
If you don’t have time or the ingredients to make everything from scratch, you can check out my original recipe here.

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Skillet Brownie Cookie

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
A decadent dessert combining brownies and chocolate chip cookies.

Ingredients:

Brownie layer

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/4 cups granulated white sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp table salt

Cookie layer

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 2/3 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon table salt
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips divided

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease the interior of a 10-inch oven-safe skillet. For best results, use a cast iron skillet.
  2. To make the brownies, add melted butter and cocoa powder to a large bowl. Whisk until cocoa powder is completely dissolved and the batter is glossy and smooth. Add in sugar and whisk until completely dissolved. Add in eggs and vanilla and whisk until completely mixed in. Switching to a spatula, add in flour and salt. Stir batter gently only until flour is incorporated and no white streaks remain but be careful not to overmix. Spread batter into the bottom of the cast iron skillet.
  3. To make the cookies, add melted butter, white sugar, and brown sugar to a large bowl. Whisk until sugars are completely mixed in and batter looks light and fluffy. Add in vanilla and egg. Whisk until mixed in. Switching to a spatula, add in flour, baking soda and salt. Stir batter gently only until flour is incorporated and no white streaks remain but be careful not to overmix. Mix in 2/3 cup of chocolate chips.
  4. Pour the cookie dough on top of the brownie mix and spread out evenly but make sure to leave a 1-inch brownie crust around the edges. Sprinkle remaining 1/3 cup of chocolate chips over the entire surface.
  5. Place skillet into the bottom half of the oven (this will prevent your cookie layer from turning too brown). Bake for about 25-30 minutes or until brownie layer is completely cooked and cookie layer is golden brown on top but not quite set inside. If you wish for a fully cooked cookie layer you can bake until cookie layer is cooked as well.

Notes:

  • I recommend using a 10 inch cast iron skillet that is at least 2 inches in height. I used this 10 inch lodge cast iron skillet*. It is possible to make this in a round baking pan but the brownie edges don't get quite as chewy and I find the cast iron is better at keeping the dessert warm. If you do use another baking dish, make sure it is similar in height and width. If you use a smaller baking dish your dessert will be thicker and will take longer to bake. If your pan is not tall enough, the batter will rise above the pan and may spill out.
  • *Some of the links contained in this post are affiliate links. Much like referral codes, this means I earn a small commission if you purchase a product I referred (at no extra charge to you).
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Skillet Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie. Combining two desserts in one. Made from scratch with two one-bowl recipes.

2 comments on “Skillet Brownie Chocolate Chip Cookie”

  1. It looks sooooo good. This recipe reminds me of my childhood! Simply the best I’ve ever tried! Thank you!

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