A cookie in a skillet? Sure, you're skeptical. But try it

  • The recipe for this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie appears in the cookbook "The Perfect Cookie."

    The recipe for this Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie appears in the cookbook "The Perfect Cookie." Daniel J. van Ackere for America's Test Kitchen, AP

  • "The Perfect Cookie."

    "The Perfect Cookie."

 
Updated 2/13/2019 10:46 AM

A cookie in a skillet? We admit this Internet phenom made us skeptical until we tried it. Unlike making a traditional batch of cookies, this treatment doesn't require scooping, baking and cooling multiple sheets of treats; the whole thing bakes at once in a single skillet.

Plus, the hot bottom and tall sides of a well-seasoned cast-iron pan create a great crust on the cookie. And this treat can go straight from the oven to the table for a fun, hands-on dessertor you can slice it and serve it like a tart for a more elegant presentation.

 

What's not to like?

We cut back on butter and chocolate chips from our usual cookie dough recipe to ensure that the skillet cookie remained crisp on the edges and baked through in the middle while staying perfectly chewy.

We also increased the baking time to accommodate the giant size, but otherwise this recipe was simpler and faster than baking regular cookies. Top with ice cream for an extra-decadent treat.

For more recipes, cooking tips and ingredient and product reviews, visit https://www.americastestkitchen.com. Find more recipes like Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie in "The Perfect Cookie."

• America's Test Kitchen provided this article to The Associated Press.

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