Keto Browned Butter Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie
This Keto Skillet Chocolate Chip Cookie is one decadent low-carb dessert!
There's really nothing better than a warm and gooey cookie straight from the oven except when it's a deep dish cookie all baked up in a cast iron skillet. Now, that's perfect. 👌
Let's chat about how to make a skillet chocolate chip cookie:
What size skillet should I use?
This recipe works best in an 8" high sided cast iron skillet like this one. If you don't want to use a skillet you can use an 8x8 baking dish.
You don't even need a large bowl for this recipe, you'll simply brown the butter in the skillet then stir in the eggs, vanilla extract, brown “sugar” (Swerve), almond flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in the chocolate chips then transfer to the oven. Easy as that!
How do you brown butter?
It's really easy to make browned butter, here's the steps:
Start by melting the butter over medium heat until it's completely melted. Give it a stir to coat the pan.
As the butter melts it will start to foam.
The color will go from yellow to golden brown to then a toasted brown.
Once you smell the nutty aroma remove the pan from the heat then strain the butter through a fine mesh sieve and transfer the browned butter to a jar - for this recipe you'll leave the butter in the skillet and just stir in the remaining ingredients.
Do I have to brown the butter for the skillet chocolate chip cookie?
No, you don't have to but you totally should. Browning the butter gives the cookies a rich nutty flavor which I'm obsessed with. If you choose not to brown the butter simply melt it then move on to the next step.
Can I make this skillet chocolate chip cookie a blondie without chocolate?
Sure, just leave out the chocolate chips. I would also add in a little maple extract if you go this route.
Can I add more add-ins?
Sure! You can skip the chocolate chunks/chips and/or add walnuts, pecans, coconut flakes, or dried fruit to the mix. All are delicious.
You could do a blondie as we talked about above and add pecans and a bourbon caramel sauce. Um, yeah...that's definitely what you should do. To hell with the chocolate chip cookie. 🍪
How do you serve this skillet cookie?
In my opinion there's only one right way to eat a skillet chocolate chip cookie and that's straight from the skillet with a massive scoop of vanilla ice cream. The combo of the warm cookie + cold ice cream is what dreams are made of.
You can also cool the cookie completely then slice into squares if that's more your speed.