Thousand Layer Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe Recipe

Thousand Layer Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie Recipe Recipe
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 9 ounces bittersweet chocolate, reserve 2 tablespoons for sprinkling (You can also use milk chocolate)
  • ¾ teaspoon fine sea salt or table salt
  • ¾ teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work surface
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 large egg yolks, room temperature
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup packed dark-brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and both sugars on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.
  2. Beat in egg yolks and mix until combined.
  3. With hand-held mixer off, add in vanilla. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt.
  5. With the mixer on low, add flour mixture to butter mixture; mix until just combined. Scrape down sides of bowl and mix to combine.
  6. Divide dough into three equal portions. Wrap each portion with plastic wrap and transfer to refrigerator; let chill for 30 minutes. Meanwhile, coarsely chop chocolate into thin shards. Set aside.
  7. Unwrap one portion of chilled dough and place on a lightly floured work surface.
  8. Sprinkle with half the chocolate and top of a second portion of chilled dough. 
  9. Sprinkle with remaining chocolate and top with remaining portion of dough. Gently flatten with rolling pin.
  10. Prepare a 7-inch cast iron skillet with baking spray. Carefully move cookie down to skillet.
  11. Bake until cookie is set, 30-36 minutes, at 350 degrees F. Remove from oven and allow to cool just slightly for about 3 minutes.
  12. Add ice cream and sprinkle with remaining chopped chocolate.