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!!

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

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 :)

It’s supposed to get up to the 70’s this week. The trees in the neighborhood are already starting to sprout and the birds are chirping away every morning. The dreaded return of bugs is coming. With Winston this spring/summer, I hope he doesn’t chase after a bee (or worse – a wasp) or something. Gah, I really am not an outdoorsy girl, haha

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

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. So there. I win :)

I love crunchy edges and soft and chewy center along with the hint of coconut that you taste throughout. I am obsessed with this cookie. 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.” Also, have I told you how amazing Trader Joe’s ice cream is? Totally not sponsored. I was there a couple weeks ago and I couldn’t help but pick up plain vanilla and coffee ice cream. Um, they’re amazing. And I usually don’t say that about vanilla ice cream. It was just so creamy and full of real vanilla flavor. Trader Joe’s has the best things!

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

Coconut Oil Skillet Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
35 mins
If you love coconut, chocolate, crispy, chewy, AND soft cookies....then this coconut oil skillet chocolate chunk cookie is made for you!!
Servings: 9 -inch skillet cookie
Calories: 374 kcal
  • 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
  1. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit and lightly grease a 9-inch cast iron skillet with melted coconut oil. Set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and baking soda.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. Bake for 20 minutes or until the edges are golden and crispy.
  7. Remove and let sit for 10 minutes before slicing and serving with a huge helping of ice cream!
Recipe Notes

Nutrition Facts
Coconut Oil Skillet Chocolate Chunk Cookie
Amount Per Serving (0.125 of recipe)
Calories 374 Calories from Fat 189
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 21g 32%
Total Carbohydrates 48g 16%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 33g
Protein 2g 4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. 



Posted on March 07, 2016

dinner for two by julie wampler



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  1. 03/07/2016 at 6:41 am

    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!

  2. 03/07/2016 at 6:50 am

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

  3. 03/07/2016 at 9:33 am

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

  4. 03/07/2016 at 11:56 am

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

  5. 03/07/2016 at 12:29 pm

    This would be hard to stop eating!

  6. 03/07/2016 at 1:48 pm

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

  7. 03/07/2016 at 4:11 pm

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

  8. 03/07/2016 at 7:23 pm

    What a great twist on the classic CCC!

  9. 03/08/2016 at 12:58 am

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

  10. 03/09/2016 at 10:11 pm

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

  11. 03/09/2016 at 10:35 pm

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

    • Julie
      03/10/2016 at 7:44 am

      Haha the gym will always be there ;)

  12. 03/15/2016 at 8:39 pm

    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 😍😍😍

  13. Carol
    03/15/2016 at 8:46 pm

    Do I measure the coconut oil before or after melting?

    • Julie
      03/16/2016 at 6:59 am

      After melting :)

  14. Ben
    03/19/2016 at 2:11 pm

    Can I double this recipe?

    • Julie
      03/20/2016 at 8:03 am

      You sure can!

  15. Kc
    03/28/2016 at 12:35 pm

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

    • Julie
      03/28/2016 at 12:38 pm

      Yes, thanks for the catch! :)

  16. Kc
    03/28/2016 at 1:40 pm

    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.

  17. 04/05/2016 at 11:55 am

    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!

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

  19. Kim
    04/22/2016 at 12:08 pm

    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
      04/24/2016 at 9:03 am

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

  20. Rupa
    05/24/2016 at 2:59 am

    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
      05/24/2016 at 2:10 pm

      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
        06/06/2016 at 7:38 am

        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!

  21. Angela Gandy
    03/07/2017 at 11:01 am

    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
      03/08/2017 at 7:59 am

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

  22. Dorie Andrews (friend of Jane Wampler)
    05/11/2017 at 8:00 pm

    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
      05/12/2017 at 6:36 am

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

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