Dark Chocolate Chunk Walnut Skillet Cookie

Cookies, Desserts

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Skillet Cookie | www.acozykitchen.com

I’ve learned a few valuable lessons this week:

1. Apparently I can get five hours of sleep and be totally fine the next day, which basically means I’m turning into my dad. I think as you get older, you need less sleep. (I have no idea if this is actually true.)

2. If I follow a dog on Instagram, and then MEET the dog in person, it’ll instantly make my week. I was driving down the street, on my way to get a smoovie, when I drove right past Arrow the Corgi. Of course, I spotted him because I spot all corgis, rolled down the window like the psycho that I am and was all like, “Is that Arrow the Corgi?!?!”

3. Lastly, I learned that the only thing better than a cookie is a big ass cookie the size of my face. Also, walnuts. They so belong in a gigantic chocolate chip cookie.

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Skillet Cookie | www.acozykitchen.com

I’d like to tell you the reason why you should make this is because it’s easier (no scooping out dough), but let’s be honest, scooping out dough isn’t the most labor-intensive thing in the world.

I think this cookie is cool because it’s gigantic; it’s impressive and really it’s just kinda fun.

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Skillet Cookie | www.acozykitchen.com

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Skillet Cookie | www.acozykitchen.com

Who doesn’t want to see a big cookie?! It reminds me of that place in the mall that would write Happy Birthday on a big ol’ cookie. I always thought those kids who requested a big cookie instead of cake were strange but whatever.

Those gigantic cookies remind me of the days when I was twelve and awkward and was obsessed with ordering things from Delia’s catalogues.

Another reason this cookie is cool is that you can slice it up like a pizza. Who doesn’t want to do that?!

If you made a pizza for dinner and then had this for dessert, your whole night would be full of awesome slices of things. All the sliced things.

It’s Friday. This big cookie will hopefully make it onto your weekend to-do list.

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Skillet Cookie | www.acozykitchen.com

Dark Chocolate Chunk and Walnut Skillet Cookie | www.acozykitchen.com

Dark Chocolate Chunk Walnut Skillet Cookie

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5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, plus more for topping
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 stick, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 dark chocolate chunks
  • 1 cup roughly chopped walnuts

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, add the butter, dark brown sugar and white granulated sugar. Cream the butter and sugar together until it's light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until thoroughly combined.
  • In two batches, add the flour mixture to the butter and sugar mixture until flecks of flour are no longer visible, being careful not to over mix the batter. Fold in the dark chocolate chunks and chopped walnuts.
  • Pour the dough into a well-seasoned, 12-inch cast iron skillet. Transfer the skillet to the oven and bake for 20 minutes. At the 20 minute mark, turn the heat down to 300 degrees and bake for an additional 15 to 20 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown yet the center is still slightly soft. Allow the big cookie to cool completely in the skillet before cutting it into slices.
  • Serve cookie slices room temperature with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
Serving: 6g
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  • Reply Rebecca August 4, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    This was amazing. We just finished it last night and I already want to make it again!

  • Reply Kate June 10, 2014 at 9:52 am

    I want to take a fork to that skillet. Mega yum. Definitely obsessed over the Delia’s catalog as a kid, definitely cannot get by on five hours of sleep. I wish!

  • Reply kerri June 6, 2014 at 5:48 am

    I made this last night. Mine only took an extra 15 minutes and even then I felt I left it in a little too long. It was really good, maybe slightly dry, but I think that had to do with my baking time. I love hot cookies and ice cream, thanks for this awesome recipe.

  • Reply Allison June 5, 2014 at 3:22 am

    Yum! This looks so comforting and good! Just the perfect thing for a rainy weekend here in Belgium! 🙂

  • Reply Tessa @ Style Sweet CA June 4, 2014 at 7:20 pm

    Perfection! Dark Chocolate + Walnuts. Yumm!!

  • Reply Webbyrå June 3, 2014 at 2:38 am

    This looks delicious!!! I’ll definitely make this recipe some time next week. 😀

  • Reply joyce June 2, 2014 at 5:47 pm

    Can’t wait to try this delectable dessert!! Am doing a birthday dindin on Sunday and I know it will be a to die for treat.

  • Reply Allison June 1, 2014 at 1:40 pm

    Note to other readers: tried making this in a 8×8 pan… not successful. The top was browned (almost getting burnt) while the inside was still gooey. Stick to the cast iron.. I need to buy one!

    • Reply Adrianna Adarme June 1, 2014 at 2:59 pm

      Oh noes. Good to know. Thanks for testing it out and posting the results. Very helpful! xo

  • Reply Francesca June 1, 2014 at 11:23 am

    Gah! These remind me of being 13, hangin out in the mall.. and the shops that sold these gigantic cookies! Also, delias.

    Yum.

  • Reply Samina | The Cupcake Confession June 1, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Why, yes, I’d like to stuff my face with that entire skillet cookie! It looks SOOOOO good!!!!!!! I need it in my life!

  • Reply Hari Chandana June 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

    Beautiful!!

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