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Brown Butter Dark Chocolate Skillet Cookie

Whether this is your first skillet cookie or you’re a seasoned pro, making a skillet cookie with brown butter elevates this simple treat to a new level.

If you’re unfamiliar with brown butter, making it is a breeze. And this cookie is the perfect application for it, with all the other cookie ingredients coming together in the same skillet.

slice of brown butter chocolate chip skillet cookie

I’ll keep things short and sweet. There’s a quick video tutorial below, as well as recipe card for you to print or save below that. Let me know in the comments below if you have a recipe or ingredient question.

And if you love this brown butter skillet cookie, I greatly appreciate recipe reviews!

slice of brown butter chocolate chip skillet cookie

Brown Butter Skillet Cookie with Dark Chocolate & Walnuts

Yield: 18 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Nutty, toasty brown butter is combined with walnuts, oats, and dark chocolate to make an elevated chocolate chip skillet cookie.


  • 1 1/2 sticks (169g) Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup (200g) Dark Brown Sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) Granulated Sugar
  • 1 Whole Egg
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup (180g) All Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup (20g) Rolled Oats
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking Powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon Kosher Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 4 oz Dark Chocolate, chopped
  • 3 oz Chopped Walnuts


  1. Preheat the oven to 375ºF.
  2. In an 11” skillet*, brown the butter over medium heat. Stir constantly and scrape the bottom of the pan with a heatproof rubber spatula. Once the butter melts it will begin to bubble before developing a layer of foam on top. When the particles at the bottom of the pan start to brown and develop an amber color, remove from the heat. 
  3. Allow the browned butter to cool in the skillet for 15 to 20 minutes. While the butter is cooling, begin preparing the remaining ingredients.
  4. Add the granulated sugar, and brown sugar to the skillet with the cooled browned butter and stir until combined.
  5. Add the whole egg and two egg yolks and stir until fully incorporated.
  6. Add the vanilla extract and stir together.
  7. In a separate large bowl, mix together the all-purpose flour, rolled oats, baking soda, baking powder, kosher salt, and cinnamon.
  8. Add the dry ingredients to the skillet and fold into the wet ingredients until just combined.
  9. Fold in the chopped chocolate and chopped walnuts until evenly distributed throughout the dough.
  10. Spread the cookie dough evenly across the skillet, before placing in the oven. 
  11. Bake at 375ºF for 25 minutes, until the top is golden brown


*I used a Staub enameled cast iron skillet. Unless you have a well seasoned standard cast iron skillet, you might want to transfer the batter out of the skillet to grease the skillet or add a circle of parchment paper to prevent sticking.

Recipe adapted from Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1/18 piece
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 235Total Fat: 14gCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 3g

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