This giant oatmeal chocolate chip cookie is your answer to a cookie craving. With hearty oats and plenty of chocolate chips, you’ll be tempted to eat the whole thing! Best of all, there are no cookie sheets or scoops to clean up!
Ever get one of those crazy mad cookie cravings? Like the kind where you are ready to drive to the nearest grocery store or bakery to buy yourself some? Well, what if I told you that you could have a giant cookie ready to eat in a little over 30 minutes?
I got one of those “I NEED A COOKIE NOW!” cravings very recently and decided in the moment that I had to bake cookies. Except that I didn’t want to have to scoop cookies on multiple sheets and have to clean up all the bowls, spatulas and cookie scoops. Cue this skillet cookie.
While the dough was done by a stand mixer, I only had those dishes to wash. I put all of the dough into a greased skillet and put it in the oven for about 30 minutes. After my kitchen timer went off, I went to town.
This cookie was amazing and definitely hit the spot. It was like just a heartier version of a giant chocolate chip cookie. The hint of ground cinnamon made the cookie even better – feel free to add some nutmeg too if that’s your thing.
I shared this with some skating friends and got a text almost immediately afterwards. A skating friend, who normally doesn’t eat much dessert, said that it was awesome. Feel free to share this – or not – the next time you get a cookie craving!
Oh, and just for fun, here is a behind-the-scenes look at how the photos above came to life. After photographing the cookies, I then edited the pictures in Photoshop afterwards. You’ll see my old school Nikon camera in there (a D40, which isn’t even made anymore!). Compare that to this new camera, which has 16 (!) lenses. How do I sign up??
Oatmeal chocolate chip skillet cookie
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1 cup brown sugar packed
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- pinch salt
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease a 9" or 10" cast iron pan and set aside.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment or in a large bowl if using a handheld mixer, cream the butter and sugar together on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
- Add in the egg and vanilla and mix well. Add the cinnamon and salt until well incorporated.
- Turn the mixer down to low and slowly add in the flour. Mix until everything is just incorporated - do not over mix. Turn the mixer off and fold in the oats. Finally, fold in the chocolate chips.
- Transfer the batter to your prepared pan and smooth out the top. Sprinkle on additional chocolate chips if desired and bake in your preheated oven for 25-30 minutes or until the top is golden brown. The middle may appear slightly underbaked, and that is OK.
- Allow the cookie to cool slightly before serving. Top with ice cream, caramel or chocolate sauce, or anything else that makes you happy.