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Smoked Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

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If you haven’t made a smoked skillet chocolate chip cookie, here’s your chance! This drool-worthy cookie pie is delicious topped with ice cream, and that hint of smoke amps up the rich chocolate flavor. The best part is that this delicious dessert is so easy to make!

Chocolate chip cookie cooked in a cast-iron skillet

This smoked chocolate chip cookie combines the classic taste of a chocolate chip cookie with a subtle hint of smokiness. Don’t worry. The smoky flavor is not overwhelming. It brings out the chocolate’s intensity and adds a little toast to the chopped nuts. 

What is the best type of wood for smoking cookies?

We recommend using mild wood for this skillet cookie recipe, like fruitwood (cherry, apple, etc.), or harder wood, like maple and oak.

Is this recipe easy to make?

Smoked skillet chocolate chip cookie adds the extra step of using your smoker or grill; however, the recipe itself is quite easy. With a little time, you will master this recipe and can make this dessert any time you want to!

Smoked Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

How many people does this recipe serve?

Typically, a 10″ skillet cookie will feed 8 people. If you have dessert lovers in your group, consider making an extra one or cutting the serving size to 6 people.

What are the best chocolate chips to use for smoked cookies?

You can use any good-quality chocolate chip. However, we recommend using semi-sweet or dark chocolate for this recipe. These varieties are more intensely flavored and hold up well when smoked. The choice of chocolate chips comes down to personal preference. Experiment with different types to find the right flavor profile for you.

Cookie recipe ingredients

Recipe Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar 
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Chocolate chips (semi-sweet or dark chocolate)
  • Chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)
  • Extra butter or cooking spray for greasing the skillet

Steps to make it

  1. Preheat your smoker to 350°F. Add wood chips to the smoker box 5 minutes before cooking the skillet cookie.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  4. Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  5. Gradually add the dry and wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  6. Fold in the chocolate chips and optional chopped buts.
  7. Grease a 10″ cast-iron skillet with butter or cooking spray.
  8. Scoop the cookie dough into the skillet, smoothing it out to create an even layer.
  9. Place the skillet in the smoker and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
  10. Remove the skillet from the smoker and let the cookie cool for at least 10 minutes.
  11. Slice like a pie and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on top. Enjoy!
  12. Store leftover skillet cookie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave until warm (about 20-25 seconds per slice). 

What toppings can I serve with a smoked skillet chocolate chip cookie?

Smoked chocolate chip cookies are delicious on their own, but if you want to add some extra flavor, try a topping.

  • Ice cream: Stick with vanilla for this recipe. It’s simple, creamy, and mellow in flavor.
  • Whipped cream: A dollop of whipped cream will add a light fluffiness to your skillet cookie slices.
  • Hot fudge sauce: Top the skillet cookie slice with a scoop of ice cream, then drizzle with hot fudge. The perfect decadent dessert.
close up of skillet cookie

What are good occasions to serve a smoked skillet chocolate chip cookie?

Serve them whenever you want to impress your guests with a unique and delicious dessert packed with flavor. This skillet cookie is perfect for parties, BBQs, family dinners, potlucks, game days, and other festivities. 

Can you make a smoke skillet cookie using an aluminum pan?

Yes, you can make a smoked skillet cookie using an aluminum pan. However, make sure that the pan is of comparable size to the skillet, and adjust your cooking time as needed. It may take a smidge longer since aluminum pans do not have the same heat conductivity as cast-iron skillets.

Now that you know how to make a skillet chocolate chip cookie using your smoker, it’s time to get started! Your guest will beg you for the recipe.

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Smoked Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

Smoked Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie

If you haven’t made a skillet chocolate chip cookie in your smoker, here’s your chance! This drool-worthy cookie pie is delicious topped with ice cream, and that hint of smoke amps up the rich chocolate flavor. The best part is that this delicious dessert is so easy to make!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American BBQ
Keyword: Skillet cookie, smoked cookie, Smoked skillet chocolate chip cookie
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 529kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips
  • 2/3 cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional
  • Extra butter or cooking spray for greasing the skillet

Instructions

  • Preheat your smoker to 350°F. Add wood chips to the smoker box 5 minutes before placing the skillet cookie in to cook.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the softened butter and granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the eggs, one at a time, and stir in the vanilla extract.
  • Mix the flour, baking soda, and salt in a separate bowl.
  • Gradually add the dry and wet ingredients, mixing until just combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and optional chopped buts.
  • Grease a 10″ cast iron skillet with butter or cooking spray.
  • Scoop the cookie dough into the skillet, smoothing it out to create an even layer.
  • Place the skillet in the smoker and bake for 25-30 minutes, until the edges are golden brown and a toothpick inserted into the center comes clean.
  • Remove the skillet from the smoker and let the cookie cool for at least 10 minutes.
  • Slice as you would a pie and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on top. Enjoy!
  • Store leftover skillet cookie in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. Reheat in the microwave until warmed through (about 20-25 seconds per slice).

Nutrition

Calories: 529kcal | Carbohydrates: 68g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 18g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 102mg | Sodium: 233mg | Potassium: 172mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 52g | Vitamin A: 768IU | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 2mg

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