Derby Skillet Cookie


Inspired by Derby-Pie's rich filling of chocolate chips and walnuts, this cast-iron skillet cookie version goes straight from oven to table. Topping the gooey cookie with a scoop of ice cream isn't mandatory but is strongly encouraged.

Derby Skillet Cookie
Photo: Brie Passano
Hands On Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs


  • 2 ½ cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • 1 cup packed brown sugar

  • ½ cup granulated sugar

  • 2 eggs

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla

  • 1 10 ounce package bittersweet chocolate chips

  • ½ cup walnuts or pecans, toasted and coarsely chopped


  1. Place rack in middle of oven. Preheat oven to 350ºF. In a bowl whisk together flour, baking soda, and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

  2. In a large mixing bowl beat butter and sugars with mixer on medium-high 2 to 3 minutes or until pale and fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating until combined after each. Beat in vanilla.

  3. Beat one-third of the flour mixture into butter mixture until just combined; repeat two more times with remaining flour. Fold in chocolate chips and walnuts. Spread evenly into an ungreased 9- to 10-inch cast iron skillet. Bake 40 to 45 minutes for a 9-inch skillet (30 minutes for 10-inch) or until evenly browned. Let cool at least 2 hours in skillet on a wire rack. Makes 10 to 12 servings.


Leave cookie in skillet. Wrap well with foil. Store at room temperature up to 3 days or in the freezer up to 1 month; thaw before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

607 Calories
35g Fat
72g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 607
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 35g 45%
Saturated Fat 19g 95%
Cholesterol 86mg 29%
Sodium 410mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 72g 26%
Total Sugars 43g
Protein 7g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 110mg 2%
Fatty acids, total trans 1g
Folate, total 687.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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