Simple Pleasures Cooking:
Skillet Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything more delightful than fresh-baked cookies? We think not… >

Simple Pleasures Cooking:
Skillet Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies

Is there anything more delightful than fresh-baked cookies? We think not. To help us with a bespoke batch, we brought on Ashley Rodriguez of Not Without Salt, whose signature Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies are the ultimate in crisp-edged, chewy-centered, salt-crunch-finished deliciousness. Upping the ante, Ashley concocted this skillet version, which we’ve humbly dubbed “the cookie to end all cookies.” Top with ice cream and serve with several spoons and special someones.

Ashley’s Salted Chocolate Chip Cookies, Skillet Style

½ cup (1 stick) butter
2 tablespoons white sugar
2 tablespoons turbinado sugar
¾ cup plus 2 tablespoons dark brown sugar, packed
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ¾ cup all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon kosher salt
6 ounces chopped chocolate or chips (Use the best quality chocolate your budget will allow. With a serrated knife, cut chocolate into roughly ½ inch chunks)
½ teaspoon flaky sea salt


Preheat oven to 400°F. Cream the butter and sugars on medium-high speed until light, 5 minutes. Scrape down the side of the bowl a couple times in this process. Continue mixing while adding the egg. Add the vanilla. Scrape down the bowl with a spatula. Combine the flour, baking soda and kosher salt in another bowl. Whisk to combine. With the machine on low, slowly add the flour mixture. Mix until just combined, taking care not to over mix. With a spatula, fold in the chocolate.

Dump the dough into a 12" cast iron skillet and pat down to flatten into an even layer. Then sprinkle the flake salt on top. Bake for 12 minutes. Edges will be golden while the center is still soft and gooey.

For regular cookies, scoop onto a lined cookie sheet then sprinkle each cookie with a bit of the flake salt. Bake in a preheated 360°F oven for 10-12 minutes, depending on size. Makes 18-24 cookies.

Can’t wait to taste? Purchase Ashley’s dough here to cut to the chocolatey chase.

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I really, really enjoyed this scene from the first movie! It’s so cute watching Kagome cook! And I LOVE the whole familial interaction, especialy when she deters her Grandpa’s hands away from the food haha ♥ Bet she is the cutest housewife in the whole village *cough cough*.