Chocolate date skillet cookie and pans

panThis skillet cookie is everything. It’s giant, chocolatey and gooey – all of these are positives (I think) when it comes to baked goods!

I’m in love with it. I was inspired to make a skillet cookie for two reasons – one, I’d read about them before and somehow never made one; two, I was sent a cast iron pan to trial by Mark from Solidteknics.

The pan is proudly Australian made and it is built to last for generations. I love cooking in my mum’s and nan’s old pots and pans because they have character and history; they wear the marks of thousands of meals, yet continue to reliably do their job. I hope that this castiron pan will hold the same value to my kids (whenever that day comes!)

For now, thought, I’m going to be trialling more skillet cookies and other hearty Winter fare. If you’ve got any suggestions, send them my way!

Chocolate date skillet cookie

  • 2 cups plain flour
  • 1 teaspoon bicarb
  • 170g butter, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ½ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 ½ teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 150g chocolate
  • 50g pitted dates, chopped

ingredientsPreheat your oven to 180ºC and lightly butter your pan (a well seasoned cast iron pan shouldn’t really need greasing. Cream together your butter and sugar until pale. Add in the egg, followed by the vanilla and mix well. You may need to scrape down the edges of the bowl at this point. Mix in the flour and bicarb until just combined.

textureMix in half of the chocolate and half of the dates. Mix well. Scoop mixture into your skillet and flatten out to the edges of the pan. You don’t need to be neat, don’t worry, the cookie will flatten itself out. Scatter the remaining chocolate and dates over the top of the cookie ad press into the dough.

abovePop in the oven for 18-22 minutes. Bake until the edges are brown and the top has turned a golden colour.

Resist the urge to over-bake it, you want it to be slightly squidgy inside, that’s part of the joy of it!

Allow to cool for 5 minutes before slicing and devouring.

15 thoughts on “Chocolate date skillet cookie and pans”

  1. Oh. My. Word. This looks like heaven in a pan! I don’t think I have any pans that would survive 20 minutes in an oven, but I hope my parents do, because I’d love to try this some time!

  2. This was delicious! I used stevia rather than white sugar it was the bomb!

    I think you forgot to put the flour and the bicarbonate soda in your method?

      1. That’s ok I thought I was going mad!
        Did you honestly think there was any left in order to take a pic? No chance lol. Gone in one night! But that’s ok I bought more ingredients today and as soon as I make again I’ll hashtag on Instagram (I don’t have fb).
        Really really delicious!

        Sent from my iPhone


  3. How are you supposed to put a pan in a oven even when it is a small oven put i will try it cause it looks delicious my mouth is watering right now 😆😆😇😇

    1. Thanks for your comment, Alicia! The skillet fits in most ovens, but if this size doesn’t fit in yours I would recommend splitting the mixture into two smaller skillets instead. Hope this helps!

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