Mini Chocolate Chip and Walnut Skillet Cookies

Mini Chocolate Chip and Walnut Skillet Cookies…everything you could ever love about a chocolate chip cookie, but made so much better. This is just the dessert your weekend needs most! All these deliciously indulgent cookies require are just a few pantry staple ingredients, very little effort to make, and a few mini skillets (or, you could use one big one!). With a simple brown sugar cookie, crunchy walnut pieces, and puddles of melted dark chocolate, every bite is insanely delicious! The middle is warm and gooey with the outside being crisp and crunchy…just like every perfect cookie should be! Enjoy one of these skillet cookies warm, right out of the oven, with a large scoop of vanilla ice cream.

three skillet cookies with two spoons and a bite taken from one

About The Recipe

Okay, if I ever had to pick a favorite flavor of cookie (which is, by far, one of the hardest things to decide on), I officially think this would be it. It’s gooey, chocolate-y, a little crunchy, and just so good! I can’t think of a better way to kick off this Wednesday than with these seriously indulgent cookies.

Because I’ll be honest, there is nothing…absolutely nothing even thinking about being a little bit good for you in these cookies. Walnuts, yes – but other than that? These cookies are a treat that’s meant to be eaten and enjoyed on special occasions (or, when you want to jazz up a Wednesday night!).

skillet cookies with a spoonful of cookie with ice cream on top

The real inspiration behind the cookies was actually the little cast iron pans you see them in…yep, my mom and I will create food around a specific pot, pam, dish, or plate. Honestly, these cast iron pans were just too cute to walk past! So, we took a few home, got them washed, and went to work.

We had always talked about doing a skillet cookie for the blog, but hadn’t ever gotten around to it. Why? I have no clue. Too many other ideas floating around in our heads…but we’re finally sharing one!

And not just any kind of skillet cookie. Oh, no. This cookie is probably the best cookie we have posted to date on the blog! It’s rich, sweet, chocolate-y, and everything a delicious cookie should be.

The middle is a little underdone while the outside is crisp and lightly browned to give you that wonderful perfectly gooey cookie.

And, if you don’t have mini cast iron skillets, don’t worry about it! You can make these mini cookies into a giant (or just a little bit bigger) cookie! The baking times will have to be adjusted, but there’s always gonna be a way to bake up these delicious chocolate chip and walnut cookies!

Equipment Needed

Ingredients

  • Salted Butter
  • Brown Sugar
  • White Sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-Purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate Chips
  • Walnuts
chocolate chips, eggs, brown sugar, baking soda, sugar, salt, vanilla, flour, butter, and walnuts on marble counter

Instructions

In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

In the bowl of a stand mixer with the beater attachment, mix together butter and both sugars. Beat until just combined. Do not over beat!

Stir in eggs one at a time.

Stir in the vanilla.

Slowly, stir in the dry ingredients.

Mix in the chocolate chips and walnuts.

chocolate chips and chopped walnuts in stirred into cookie dough

Spoon the cookie dough into 4 greased skillets and press down until level and covering the bottom. Bake at 375 for 12 minutes. Take out of the oven, let cool slightly, and serve with ice cream!

What To Serve With These Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies

Is a cookie truly finished without a little ice cream? I don’t think so! These skillet cookies are the perfect dessert when paired with the below list of our favorite toppings!

How To Store

While the cookie is still hot, turn out of the skillet and let cool entirely. Place in a freezer safe bag and keep in the fridge or freezer.

If the cookie is cooled in the skillet, cover the skillet with plastic wrap and keep in the the fridge!

What Kind of Chocolate To Use

If you want those delicious pools of chocolate, you need to use a high quality chocolate bar. Not chips. Chocolate chips are designed to hold their shape when baked, but if you use chopped chopped bars, you are guaranteed to have pools of melted chocolate with every bite!

I also highly recommend using a dark chocolate with this recipe because this cookie is very sweet.

Expert Tips

  • Remember to get the butter and eggs out a few hours before baking to bring them to room temperature.
  • Check the expiration date on the baking soda.
  • Don’t over mix the cookie dough!
  • When baking, if the cookie isn’t cooked enough to your liking after 12 minutes, turn it around and bake it for about another five minutes.
  • This recipe makes four small skillets or two larger. You could also scoop these out to make individual cookies.
  • These cookies store really well!

When you make these Mini Chocolate Chip and Walnut Skillet Cookies, leave a comment down below! We love hearing from you and answering any questions you might have! Also, be sure to tag us on social media and hashtag it #BakersTable.

two skillet cookies with a spoon in one with ice cream and white flowers

Mini Chocolate Chip and Walnut Skillet Cookies

Traci
Rich, chocolate-y, sweet, gooey, and oh so good. These Mini Chocolate Chip and Walnut Skillet Cookies are truly the best cookie!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 12 mins
Total Time 22 mins
Course Cookies and Bars
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 759 kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon salt
  • cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Spray 4 six-inch cast iron skillets with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, sift together flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine butter and sugars.
  • Beat until well combined.
  • Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition.
  • Mix in vanilla.
  • Stir in flour mixture.
  • Add chocolate chips and walnuts.
  • Stir to mix.
  • Put 1 cup of cookie batter into each of the prepared pans.
  • Press to fill whole pan.
  • Bake 10-12 minutes, or until done.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Calories: 759kcalCarbohydrates: 80gProtein: 10gFat: 45gSaturated Fat: 22gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 89mgSodium: 338mgPotassium: 400mgFiber: 5gSugar: 47gVitamin A: 617IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 74mgIron: 5mg

Nutritional information is only an estimate. The accuracy of the nutritional information for any recipe on this site is not guaranteed.

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