Coconut Oil Skillet Chocolate Chunk Cookie

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    If you love coconut, chocolate, crispy, chewy, AND soft cookies....then this coconut oil skillet chocolate chunk cookie is made for you!!

    The trifecta of all cookies! Coconutty, chocolatey, soft, chewy, and crispy. All in a skillet!

    Updated photographs by Erin Alvarez

    I took my love of coconut and chocolate and put them together into a skillet cookie for you.

    I know, I’m years behind on this skillet cookie trend but do cookie trends ever really die?

    I mean, if I placed this coconut oil skillet chocolate chunk cookie in front of you, would you dare tell me, “that trend was so 2015” and not eat it? I doubt it.

    I made it twice in one week because Jason and I continuously devoured it and we would keep picking at it even after having “just one more piece.”

    The trifecta of all cookies! Coconutty, chocolatey, soft, chewy, and crispy. All in a skillet!

    Skillet cookies

    There is something so satisfying about eating a cookie straight from a skillet.

    This coconut oil skillet chocolate chunk cookie needs to get on your baking list ASAP.

    Skillet cookies are 100% the way to go because the edges are crispy and the center is soft and chewy.

    To me, that is the perfect cookie.

    Also, not to mention skillet cookies are easy and you don’t have to be perfect about it.

    You literally just place the dough into the skillet, spread it out, and bake.

    No messing around with cookie scoops and spacing it out perfectly on a baking sheet.

    The trifecta of all cookies! Coconutty, chocolatey, soft, chewy, and crispy. All in a skillet!

    What does the coconut oil skillet chocolate chunk cookie taste like?

    Perfectly well-rounded flavors of coconut and chocolate!

    What is the texture of the skillet cookie?

    The edges are crisp but the center is soft and everywhere else is chewy and the perfect pillowy texture.

    Can you make individual cookies with this dough?

    Yes, absolutely.

    The trifecta of all cookies! Coconutty, chocolatey, soft, chewy, and crispy. All in a skillet!

    What kind of skillet do I use?

    Definitely a cast iron skillet.

    A regular nonstick skillet (even if it’s oven-safe) would not be a good candidate.

    Can I substitute any other oil?

    No. The flavor would not be right.

    Can I use chocolate chips instead of chunks?

    Yep, that’s fine.

    The trifecta of all cookies! Coconutty, chocolatey, soft, chewy, and crispy. All in a skillet!

    Also, trip down memory lane: I wrote this blog post in March 2016 when we thought we were going to sell our house but we ended up waiting to do that because we decided to build a house shortly thereafter.

    This is from March 2016 and I couldn’t delete it when updating this post with new photos and new information so I’m keeping it in: I feel like my mind is going a million miles per hour. This entire past week and weekend was a total blur. We’ve pretty much packed up a bunch of the house and put everything away so that we are ‘show ready.’ Any day now, we will be going on the market! It’s going to be so weird having the ‘for sale’ sign outside of our house. It’s been a quick four years but we are ready to get out of this current neighborhood and into a single family home with a big yard for Winston :)

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    Coconut Oil Skillet Chocolate Chunk Cookie

    If you love coconut, chocolate, crispy, chewy, AND soft cookies....then this coconut oil skillet chocolate chunk cookie is made for you!!
    Prep Time: 15 mins
    Cook Time: 20 mins
    Total Time: 35 mins
    Servings (adjustable, but please note that results, timing, and cookware may vary when adjusting servings): 9 -inch skillet cookie
    Calories: 374kcal
    Author: Julie Chiou
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    • 1 cup all-purpose flour
    • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
    • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
    • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
    • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup melted coconut oil
    • 1 large egg
    • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
    • 2/3 cup dark chocolate chunks


    • Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet with melted coconut oil. Set aside.
    • In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
    • In a large bowl, whisk together granulated and brown sugar. Add the melted coconut oil to the mixture and whisk together. Then add the egg and vanilla extract and whisk until incorporated.
    • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture and incorporate together, along with the chocolate chunks, with a spatula or wooden spoon until cookie dough is formed. It will be oily but it's okay.
    • Press the dough into the pre-greased cast iron skillet into an even layer. If the oil bothers you, you can take a paper towel and dab the grease off.
    • Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden and crispy.
    • Remove and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with a huge helping of ice cream!


    Nutrition Facts
    Coconut Oil Skillet Chocolate Chunk Cookie
    Amount Per Serving (0.125 of recipe)
    Calories 374 Calories from Fat 189
    % Daily Value*
    Fat 21g32%
    Carbohydrates 48g16%
    Fiber 2g8%
    Sugar 33g37%
    Protein 2g4%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
    *Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 
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  • Vivian | stayaliveandcooking says:

    It must be so weird to sell your house. I’m only a student but I feel sad when I have to leave something behind… But it’s good in a way: more space for new experiences! The recipe makes my mouth water, my browser is filled with cookie bookmarks and the list seems to continue to grow :( Can’t choose what to bake!

  • Tori says:

    I’ll take 2 please!!!! These skillet cookies look like they’d make the entire week better!

  • Lauren @ Climbing Grier Mountain says:

    Ditto what Tori said! It’s always a process, but skillet cookies make everything better!

  • Julie I love the convenience of skillet cookies and I have extra feelings for these since coconut oil cookies!! Send me some please !!

  • Maria says:

    This would be hard to stop eating!

  • Heather Christo says:

    you are so lucky. All it does here is rain. But that cookie would get me through!!

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel says:

    Ahhh this looks so good! I kind of wish I could have it for dinner haha! I know the kids would definitely enjoy that ;)

  • Layla | Gimme Delicious Food says:

    What a great twist on the classic CCC!

  • Gaby Dalkin says:

    All about that cookie skillet life! There’s no better way to eat a cookie really.

  • Megan {Country Cleaver} says:

    You know I can’t possibly pass up a skillet cookie!! I will have to try baking with coconut oil!

  • Kathy says:

    Great recipe! Made this tonight and devoured the whole thing! The gym can wait ’till tomorrow, right? :) Thank you, Julie!

    • Julie says:

      Haha the gym will always be there ;)

  • GerryART says:

    Am moving from our home into a retirement community. Hadn’t brought you goos skillets from home, didn’t think I’d I need it, UNTIL NOW ‼️‼️‼️
    Already have my coconut oil ???

  • Carol says:

    Do I measure the coconut oil before or after melting?

    • Julie says:

      After melting :)

  • Ben says:

    Can I double this recipe?

    • Julie says:

      You sure can!

  • Kc says:

    I’m guessing the chocolate chunks go in after the flour mixture.

    • Julie says:

      Yes, thanks for the catch! :)

  • Kc says:

    I was preparing it when I realized something important was missing. :-)
    It’s all done now and we just cut into it. It smells like heaven! Im not sure if its just me but the skillet makes it look like its about to be seriously good too. Lololol. And it IS really GOOD but ohhh man is it sweet !?! A sliver is all it takes to satisfy my sweet tooth. This would be great for sharing/a party. It was so fast and easy to make and with the exception of a my-brown-sugar-is-a-brick delay it was done in about 35?? minutes or so. Wonderful. I will be making again.
    Thanks for sharing Julie.

  • Rachel {the avid appetite} says:

    best of luck on your home sale! so exciting! also, i love this skillet cookie! i do often shy away from making cookies because it feels like too much work to drag out the cookie sheets and individually scoop everything (how lazy can i be, right?). this looks incredible!

  • Food, Faith, and Other Fabulous Finds says:

    This was incredible!!! Thank you SOOO much for sharing it.

  • Kim says:

    I have a 14″ cast iron skillet. I’m wondering if I should double the recipe or 1 1/2 it? Do you have any suggestions? Also not sure how I should adjust the cooking time?

    • Julie says:

      I would double the recipe. It would make the cookie kind of thick but it’d be so delicious :)

  • Rupa says:

    Hi. This looks absolutely delish. Just wanted to know if this can be made in a regular 9″ round baking tin? A little difficult for me to get a cast iron skillet in India. Hoping to try this recipe asap. Thanks.

    • Julie says:

      I haven’t tested it for that purpose but I can’t see why it wouldn’t work. Just press it into the tin and make sure you grease it well.

      • Rupa says:

        Thanks for the reply Julie. Sorry was out on a vacation and couldn’t reply earlier. Will definitely try it out and let you know. Have tried your Moistest Chocolate Mug cake and it’s definitely going to become my quick chocolate dessert fix!

  • Angela Gandy says:

    OMG, I just discovered your blog. It’s FANTASTIC!!! I HAVE 2 QS:

    1-Can I use butter instead of coconut oil. I’m allergic?
    2-Have you considered doing seasonal dinners in your (new) home for charity or something? I volunteer to walk Winston , scoop his poop and any other thing to get first in line. For real , for real : )

    • Julie says:

      Hi! 1. I would think that would be okay but it might be really rich and 2. Haha, I have not considered that!

  • Dorie Andrews (friend of Jane Wampler) says:

    Makes me want to go out and buy a cast iron skillet, Lol. And go off my diet! But this would definitely be a diet breaker for me!???

    • Julie says:

      It’d be worth it for just a little bite :)

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