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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Blondie

May 23, 2020

A ridiculously delicious ooey gooey brown butter chocolate chip skillet blondie made with one bowl, a handful of simple ingredients, […]

A ridiculously delicious ooey gooey brown butter chocolate chip skillet blondie made with one bowl, a handful of simple ingredients, and just twenty minutes of oven time. The perfect dessert to share with friends. Skip the plates, grab some spoons and dig in!

One of the things I’m loving most about this whole staying at home thing is that there is a little more time in the day to make life a lot more fun. We might not be dining out at our favorite neighborhood restaurants or traveling to far off tropical islands at this moment in time. But no one can be mad about extra time for a spontaneous game of family Uno after dinner, a midday swim in the backyard pool, or the fact that living in our pj’s all day on Saturday AND Sunday just seems like the right thing to do. Finding fun is the name of the game right now and I’m totally on board for the drive-by birthday parades, four o’clock cocktail hours, and staying up waayyyy past my bedtime to squeeze in one more episode of The Good Place. If you are looking to bring a little more fun into your life in the form of an ooey gooey giant cookie dessert, this brown butter chocolate chip skillet blondie is pretty much the definition of a good time.

Just in time for Memorial Day, I wanted to bring you an easy, crazy delicious, family friendly skillet dessert that will knock your socks off. I’m 99.9% sure it’s the only weekend plan you need. You all know how much I love my Brown Butter Blondies so I’m sure it comes as no surprise that the recipe would eventually make its way into a skillet version. This brown butter chocolate chip skillet blondie is over-the-top delish and who doesn’t love a dessert that you eat straight from the pan? This is a grab some spoons and dive right in kinda dessert and I’m diggin’ it. Plates are optional and while sharing is recommended, I totally get it if that’s too much to ask.

WHAT MAKES THIS GIANT SKILLET BLONDIE SO GOOD?

I think we can all agree that anything in a skillet is fun to eat. This jumbo brown butter skillet blondie is like the ultimate shareable cookie. It’s the perfect dessert for two and can even feed a crowd of three or more. Trust me when I say it will disappear faster than you can say “omg, this is SO GOOD!”. The best part about this dessert is that it’s super easy to make in no time. Grab a handful of regular ingredients like butter, sugar, flour, and eggs and throw it all together in one bowl for a quick mix. Add the chocolate chips and then pop the batter into the skillet and off it goes to the oven. Not only do you not have to wait for the butter to soften or fuss around with scooping cookie dough, you don’t even have to wait to dig in to this totally decadent, ooey gooey, chocolatey blondie heaven. With it’s chewy edges and gooey center, this dessert best served warm from the oven. I mean, does it get any better?? Oh wait it does….just add ice cream!

HOW TO MAKE THE BEST BROWN BUTTER CHOCOLATE CHIP SKILLET BLONDIE

Brown the butter. Don’t even think about making this skillet blondie with plain Jane regular butter. Brown butter makes everything better and this skillet dessert is no exception. Browning the butter takes less than five minutes and it’s totally worth the effort. Your blondie will have the most delicious hint of caramel flavor that puts it over the top. If you have never made brown butter before, check out this post for the how-to.

Mix up the chips. Maybe it’s just me but I love mixing up the types of chocolate and the size of the chips when I make cookies. It gives every bite a little variety and the mixture of chocolates adds a depth of flavor that is irresistible. For this recipe, I like to use half large, bittersweet chocolate chips and half smaller, semi-sweet chocolate chips. Feel free to mix it up and substitute milk chocolate, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate chips. There are no rules so you do you.

Do not over bake. If you remember one thing from this list of tips, remember this. Do not over bake your skillet blondie. It’s that ooey gooey, chocolatey center that makes this skillet blondie so good and it’s the whole reason that this cookie is extra delicious fresh from the oven. When the cookie is done, the edges should look golden brown and pull slighty away from the edges of the pan. I baked mine for about 24 minutes which delivered the exact texture I was going for. The blondie will continue to bake as it cools and that doughy cookie center will make all of your giant cookie dreams come true.

Top with ice cream. Plates might be optional, but the ice cream?? Not so much. Top your skillet blondie with a scoop {or three!} of your favorite vanilla ice cream. Did someone say vanilla bean? Yes, please! Take it from me, that soft melty ice cream finds its way into all those crispy cookie cracks and crevases and there is literally nothing more indulgent. It’s everything I ever want in a dessert.

Have your spoons ready. There’s little to no chance that there will be any leftovers once this golden brown beauty is served up warm from the oven. Once you add the ice cream the countdown to an ooey gooey melty mess begins so have your spoons ready so you can dig in fast. If you prefer to slice your skillet blondie and serve it on a plate like you would pie, you’ll need to wait for it to cool completely. I for one do not have that kind of willpower.

This positively mouth-watering brown butter chocolate chip skillet blondie is just the kind of simple and delicious treat your holiday weekend needs. And you’ll have all kinds of fun with your stay at home buddies huddled around the kitchen counter ooh-ing and aah-ing at this dreamy dessert. To say I’m obsessed with this giant one bowl blondie magic would be an understatement. Give it a go and let me know what you think. Be sure to tag @brownedbutterblondie on Instagram if you make it. You all have been baking up a storm lately and I love seeing what your making in your kitchens!

Happy baking!

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Blondie

  • Author: Browned Butter Blondie
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 45 mins
  • Yield: 1 1x
  • Category: Cookies

Description

A ridiculously delicious ooey gooey giant brown butter chocolate chip skillet blondie made with just one bowl, a handful of simple ingredients, and just twenty minutes of oven time. The perfect dessert to share with friends. Skip the plates, grab some spoons and dig in!


Ingredients

Scale
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, browned
  • 1 cup minus 1 TBSP granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1 TBSP vanilla
  • 1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips ( I use a mix of bittersweet and semi-sweet)
  • vanilla ice cream for topping

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. To brown the butter, place butter in a medium saucepan on medium high heat.
  3. Melt the butter, stirring only occasionally.
  4. Once melted, begin stirring frequently. Butter will crackle and pop as it browns and it will start to foam slightly. Once the sizzling sound stops, continue stirring often until golden brown bits begin to collect on the bottom of the pan. The butter will smell slighty nutty and aromatic.
  5. Remove from heat, pour into a medium bowl and allow to cool slightly, about 15 minutes.
  6. Add sugars to the cooled brown butter and stir to dissolve the sugar. Combine well.
  7. Whisk eggs for 1-2 minutes until bubbles form on top.
  8. Add the eggs and vanilla to the butter and sugar and stir to mix.
  9. Add the flour, baking powder and salt and mix until a bit of flour remains.
  10. Do not over mix.
  11. Add the chocolate chips and fold in until just combined.
  12. Transfer the batter into a 10 inch cast iron skillet and bake for 20-25 minutes. The edges should look golden brown and set while the center will be slightly under baked.
  13. Remove the pan from the oven and cool for 10 minutes.
  14. Serve warm with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

 

  • Reply
    Renee P
    August 28, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    A cold skillet? I’m going to make this in place of a birthday cake, thanks!

    • Reply
      Heather Mubarak
      August 28, 2020 at 9:10 pm

      You’ll love this cookie skillet! It’s perfect for celebrating all occasions!!

  • Reply
    Madi
    July 20, 2020 at 1:33 am

    Hi there! How long to cook in a round 9 inch cake pan?!

    • Reply
      Heather Mubarak
      July 22, 2020 at 4:55 am

      Hi Madi! I haven’t made this in a cake pan before but I would bake for about 25-30 minutes. Keep an eye on your oven and if the top is browning too quickly but the center isn’t set, cover the top loosely with a large piece of aluminum foil. Enjoy!!

  • Reply
    Jenny Ceballos
    June 1, 2020 at 11:05 pm

    Hi! I love your ice cream scooper! Is there anyway you can tell me where you got it?

    Thanks!
    Jenny

  • Reply
    Victoria
    May 30, 2020 at 1:31 pm

    Just made this delicious brown butter chocolate chip skillet cookie and it is amazing!! Very easy and I loved that you don’t need to use your big mixer, just a bowl and spoon! Browning the butter was the biggest “challenge” for me since it was my first time but just follow the directions and it really does start to smell nutty and aromatic The brown butter taste brings a unique deep ness in flavor to the baked cookie too, it’s tasty! This was my second skillet cookie recipe of hers that I baked and just like the peanut butter chocolate chip one it, it will be made again!!

    • Reply
      Heather Mubarak
      May 31, 2020 at 1:11 am

      I’m so thrilled that you loved this skillet blondie!! And happy to hear you mastered browning the butter!

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