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Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

Bake your cookie in a skillet and skip the scooping onto baking sheets. Made with whole wheat flour, half butter, half avocado oil, half honey, half  organic cane sugar–this one-bowl skillet chocolate chip walnut cookie is half healthy, half decadent!

Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie with cut pieces on handkerchief red napkins| Letty's Kitchen

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Off the grill came the summer corn and the veggie burgers, onto the grill went the skillet full of cookie dough. Thirty minutes later we were diving into a warm skillet chocolate chip walnut cookie, baked under the lid of a propane grill.

Robbie’s Dad was visiting and I’d planned to serve a giant chocolate chip cookie for dessert. But it was 100 degrees F.!  I couldn’t bring myself to turn on the oven, so I baked our skillet cookie outside, on the already hot grill! I’m telling you, this mega one-pan cookie is what they call a repeater—a treat you’ll be making again and again.

Baked on the grill or in a regular kitchen oven, in summer’s heat or winter’s chill, this skillet cookie makes cookies easy–no dolloping dough onto baking sheets! Mix the ingredients in one bowl, and bake all the batter in a cast iron skillet–easy peasy.

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The recipe has both honey and organic cane sugar, which are blended into melted butter and vegetable oil. Thanks to the honey and oil, the cookie stays soft, like a brownie, even the next day. Mild-flavored “white” whole wheat flour gives this big cooky a nutritional nudge, and crunchy astringent-skinned walnuts balance out the chocolate morsel sweetness.

mixing batter in one bowl for Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie

Kids love these giant cookies. So do grownups, says my 88 year old father-in-law, who kept declaring, “I can’t believe you cooked this on the grill.” Serve at the table, warm, right out of the pan. 

Poke in a candle and  call it a birthday cake cookie. Imagine a scoop of ice cream melting and dripping over the top of a pie-shape cookie wedge. With warm chocolate sauce–oh, yeah–chocolate chip walnut cookie sundaes!

3 Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies on red handkerchief napkins

Gluten-free? Try these Chocolate Chip Almond Cookies.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie recipe details:

  • Robbie says the chocolate overwhelms the cookie and to only put in half of the chocolate morsels. If you love chocolate like I do, ignore that advice and add the full cup of chips.
  • Use dark chocolate morsels, like Sunspire Organic 65% cacao, or Nestle 53% cacao.
  • During baking, the chocolate morsels sink to the bottom. For eye appeal, save a few chocolate chips to sprinkle on top of the hot cookie just as it comes out of the oven.
  • I baked this skillet cookie to golden brown goodness on a 3-burner Weber, with the middle burner off, and the top and bottom burners on low. That gave me a consistent 350°F outdoor oven.

Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie in pan with pieces gone

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Nutrition Facts
Skillet Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookie
Amount Per Serving
Calories 238 Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Fat 14g22%
Saturated Fat 4g25%
Cholesterol 28mg9%
Sodium 178mg8%
Potassium 49mg1%
Carbohydrates 26g9%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 17g19%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 165IU3%
Calcium 18mg2%
Iron 0.6mg3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

10 comments

  • kathryn deckert

    Grilling a chocolate chip cookie?? How cool is that??My grandsons would think that is so much fun. Hope you’re good Kathry Reply · 27 August, 2015

    • Letty

      Send photo when you make it with the grands! Fun to bake and surprise everyone! Reply · 27 August, 2015

  • now just plop a giant scoop of vanilla ice cream in the middle and I’ll be perfect. Reply · 27 August, 2015

  • I want to try this! Just to be clear. When you say “lid closed” you mean the grill not the skillet, right? GREG Reply · 1 September, 2015

    • Letty

      Yup, lid on grill closed. Reply · 3 September, 2015

  • What a fabulous idea! I have to try this. And love the addition of honey. I’m with you- sorry, Robby- the more chocolate chips the better! Reply · 1 September, 2015

  • Letty,
    Love this recipe, especially the high altitude notes! Very important for our mountain bakers, thanks so much. Hope you enjoy your link in www. highaltitudebaking.com website! Reply · 3 September, 2015

    • Letty

      Thanks Susan. Love your new website–thanks for the link! Reply · 3 September, 2015

  • jackie reeves

    Hi Letty! I made this cookie in a cast iron skillet and baked it in my sun oven here in the gorge…it was fabulous! Reply · 2 October, 2015

    • Awesome Jackie! Skillet cookie in a solar oven! Glad to hear it was a grand success! Reply · 2 October, 2015

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