brown butter skillet cookie
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Brown butter salted chocolate chip skillet cookie

A skillet brown butter salted chocolate chip skillet cookie that's perfect for sharing (or not)!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time35 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cookies
Servings: 10
Author: Eva Bakes


  • 12 Tablespoons butter divided
  • 1/2 cup plus 3 Tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Pinch of flaky sea salt


  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. Generously grease a 10" cast iron pan and set aside.
  • In a small metal-colored saucepan, melt 1 stick of butter over medium heat. Do not stir with a spatula, but feel free to swirl around. Heat until the butter starts developing amber colored flecks and you achieve a nutty aroma. Be careful and watch the butter carefully so it doesn't burn.
  • Pour the butter into a large bowl. Add the remaining 4 Tablespoons of butter and mix well until everything is melted together.
  • Add the sugars and salt and mix until everything is smooth. Add the egg and vanilla and mix well.
  • Add in the baking soda and flour and mix until a few dry streaks remain. Fold in the chocolate chips until everything just comes together. Transfer to your cast iron pan and smooth the top. Sprinkle with flaky sea salt.
  • Bake in your preheated oven for 20-25 minutes or until the cookie has puffed up and is golden. Remove from the oven and decorate with additional chocolate chips if desired. Allow to cool slightly before slicing and serving.
  • Leftovers should be stored, covered, at room temperature or in an airtight container and will keep for several days.