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a skillet with a chocolate chip pazookie inside topped with ice cream and chocolate syrup and a spoon removing bites
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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookies for Two (Pizookies)

Want a warm, gooey dessert that's perfect for sharing?  The nutty, toffee flavor and melted chunks of milk chocolate make this Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie for two the perfect dessert to split with someone special!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time17 mins
Total Time27 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 610kcal
Author: Amy Nash


  • ¼ cup butter
  • 3 Tablespoons dark brown sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 Tablespoon water
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • teaspoon salt
  • cup milk chocolate chunks


  • Heat oven to 350°F.  
  • In a small saucepan, brown the butter by melting it over medium heat, swirling the pan periodically to make sure the butter is cooking evenly.  The butter will start to foam, then turn from a pale yellow to a toasty brown with a nutty aroma.  Let cool for 10 minutes (you can speed up the process by setting the pan in a bowl of ice water, being careful not to let any water get into the pan).
  • Once the butter is no longer hot enough to cook the egg yolk, add the brown sugar, granulated sugar, egg yolk, water and vanilla to the pan and beat with a handheld mixer until creamy, about 2 minutes.
  • Add the flour, baking soda, and salt and mix just until combined.  Stir in the chocolate chunks, then spread into one 6 ¼" mini cast iron skillet or two 8-ounce ramekins.
  • Bake for 17-19 minutes if using the cast iron skillet (approximately 14-16 minutes if using ramekins) until the edges are puffy and slightly crispy while the center is still gooey and slightly underbaked.  
  • Remove from oven and serve warm, with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream, chocolate sauce or hot fudge, and two spoons!


Calories: 610kcal | Carbohydrates: 71g | Protein: 5g | Saturated Fat: 21g | Cholesterol: 153mg | Sodium: 499mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 44g