Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie is crisp on the edges and chewy inside with chocolate-hazelnut Nutella spread inside.
A chocolate chip cookie in a skillet? Hell yeah! Want to make it more awesome? Let’s stuff it with Nutella!
Yeah, this week Jaja Bakes made a Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie. It is literally a big chocolate chip cookie made in a skillet or big round pan with a secret layer of gooey Nutella inside. This is actually my first time making a skillet cookie. Unlike making a batch of bite-sized cookies, a skillet cookie does not require scooping and shaping on multiple baking pans as the whole thing bakes at once in a single skillet. Hence, making it much simpler and faster than baking regular cookies. Not only that, the skillet ensures the cookies remained crisp on the edges and chewy inside, especially that oozing chocolate hazelnut Nutella. Yummm…
Serve it fresh from the oven and you will get gooey warm Nutella filling, or wait for it to cool completely and enjoy the mouthwatering buttery crunch cookie with a chewy and gooey center. It seriously takes some patience to let it cool so you can cut it into slices, which is why it is a good idea to have some spoons and maybe a pint of ice cream ready so that you can dig in right away. I will put this into one of my absolute hands-down favorite dessert recipes of all time.
Tips on Making Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie
1. Cast iron skillet’s substitute
A cast-iron skillet works brilliantly for this recipe as cast iron is slower to heat, but holds heat better than many other surfaces. If you do not have one, you can substitute it with a regular baking pan. You may have to bake it longer or raise the temperature to get the same outcome.
2. Use room temperature Nutella
It is really important to use room temperature Nutella so that it is easier to spread over the bottom layer of cookie dough. If you forget to put your Nutella outside the fridge before baking, you can warm it in your microwave for 30-60 seconds. Then, spread Nutella about 1-inch away from the edges with a spoon after you layer the bottom with half of the cookie dough.
3. Adjust the cookie’s texture
Leave it longer in the oven for 10-15 minutes if you like a set skillet cookie in the center. While for slightly under-baked cookies, aim for no longer than 30 minutes. Serve it fresh from the oven and you will get that gooey warm Nutella filling.