Dark Chocolate Chunk Walnut Skillet Cookie

in 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

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 40 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes

Yield: Makes 1 gigantic 12-inch cookie

Serving Size: 6

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

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. Serve cookie slices room temperature with a generous scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Emily @ Life on Food May 30, 2014 at 2:38 am

I don’t know how many fights I had growing up with my mom over the Delia’s catalogue. I always wanted have of the things. My mom was not always willing. Teenage frustrations! Love big cookies!! Yes, I could use one this weekend.

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Tracy | Peanut Butter and Onion May 30, 2014 at 4:39 am

I’ve been hearing about this skillet cookie thing. Yours looks awesome. I love that you can cut it up like pizza or pie. I need 8 hours min of sleep, or I’m grumpy like a 3 year old

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Amanda May 30, 2014 at 4:46 am

Wow, this looks so good! You just gave me an excellent reason to stop putting off seasoning my cast iron pan (that I got for Christmas…oops)!

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Kelly Jo May 30, 2014 at 5:32 am

Right there with ya on the Delia’s catalog. The cookie place at the mall was always my favorite, and the pretzel place too! I have never made a giant cookie which is rediculous because chocolate chip cookies are my favorite dessert. I don’t own a cast iron skillet though so could I bake this in a cake pan?

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Abby @ The Frosted Vegan May 30, 2014 at 6:45 am

Ohh I totally get behind this big cookie!!

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Lucy May 30, 2014 at 7:41 am

This looks amazing. And I can absolutely relate to your meeting Insta pets in person. I’m quite sure if I saw you and Amelia out and about I would be the crazy lady running up to meet you!

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Martha May 30, 2014 at 8:02 am

Hi! I loved this post, you make everything look so easy. However, I was wondering if there’s any way I can make this recipe without the cast iron skillet, like in a glass Pyrex for example? Thanks.

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Alia May 30, 2014 at 10:02 am

Haha, I totally yell at corgis out the car window too! Well it is more yelling “your dog is adorable!” at their owner….You would think that after finally getting my own corgi they would be old hat and I wouldn’t get super excited every time I see one, but I guess not!

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Grace @ Earthy Feast May 30, 2014 at 10:35 am

So good! This is what dreams are made of! That cookie is cooked to perfection – little crisp edges and gooey in the middle and there’s soooo much of it. I love it.

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Hilary May 30, 2014 at 11:21 am

I was totally that kid with the cookie cake……ooops. I now see the error of my ways.

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Kate May 30, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Holy Lord that looks good. My problem is if I made a cookie that big I would sure as hell eat it all. I don’t know, maybe that’s not a problem.

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Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files May 30, 2014 at 2:13 pm

I keep hearing that as you get older and have kids you need less sleep…I am kinda skeptical as I adore my sleep! And this is my kinda cookie…one scoop and you are done!

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Matt Robinson May 30, 2014 at 3:42 pm

This is absolutely perfect with the dark chocolate, love it!

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Anastasija May 30, 2014 at 4:46 pm

This is awesome! My friends love over the top desserts like this. Ends dinners on a fun note!! Will try this soon!

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Billy May 30, 2014 at 5:54 pm

1. I could professionally eat this all in one sitting.
2. I really appreciate the corgi questioning.

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Hari Chandana June 1, 2014 at 5:49 am

Beautiful!!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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Webbyrå June 3, 2014 at 2:38 am

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

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

Perfection! Dark Chocolate + Walnuts. Yumm!!

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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! :)

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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.

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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!

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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!

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Adrianna Adarme August 5, 2014 at 9:00 am

YAYY! Love this!

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