Brown Butter Coffee Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Did you buy instant coffee so you could try the latest Dalgona Coffee craze, but then you didn’t really like it and now you’re stuck with a bunch of instant coffee? Then this Brown Butter Coffee Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie recipe is for you!

This is Dalgona Coffee, as seen in every Instagram post

At the time of writing this, we are practically in a nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus, so that means lots of us are baking and watching Netflix. This skillet cookie is the perfect recipe to enjoy while you wear sweatpants and emotionally eat.

Recipe Card

Brown Butter Coffee Chocolate Chip Skillet Cookie

Prep Time 30 min Cook Time 30 min Total Time 1 hr Servings: 4


All you need is a spoon for this dessert. Share it or keep it all for yourself- no judgement.


For skillet cookie

For coffee drizzle


  1. Preheat oven to 350

  2. In a 9-inch cast iron skillet (or oven safe skillet), melt butter over medium heat.

  3. Once the butter has melted, continue to cook. Swirl the butter around the pan occasionally. Butter will bubble and foam as it cooks.

  4. Once the butter smells fragrant and appears brown, remove from heat and pour the butter in a mixing bowl.

  5. Allow brown butter to cool for about 10 minutes.

  6. Do not wash skillet! Just set it aside.

  7. Add brown sugar and granulated sugar to the brown butter. Mix until the sugars are combined and wet.

  8. Add egg and vanilla and mix until incorporated.

  9. In mixing bowl, whisk together flour, salt, baking soda and instant coffee.

  10. Add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients. Use a sturdy spatula to fold together.

  11. Add chocolate chips and pecans and fold until evenly distributed.

  12. Transfer cookie dough to the 9-inch skillet used previously.

  13. Press cookie dough along the sides of the pan and try to make the layer of dough even. If you want to top it with extra chocolate chips or nuts, feel free!

  14. Bake for 25-30 minutes until the edges are crispy and the surface is golden and cooked through (Not all ovens are created equal, so I suggest you check it at 20 minutes just to see what it looks like and then cook it longer if you need to!)

  15. While the cookie cools, make your coffee drizzle.

  16. In a small bowl, dissolve 1/2 tsp instant coffee in milk. Stir in powdered sugar until smooth.

  17. Drizzle the cooled cookie with the coffee drizzle and enjoy! Add ice cream if you want!


Use whatever mix-ins you’d like! If you had java chips, that would be amazing. I also think hazlenuts would be delicious! If you don’t like nuts, just omit them! 


Keywords: chocolate, coffee

If you make this recipe, please leave a comment and let me know how you liked it. Use #thephillykitchen if you share on social media so I can see your creations!

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Let me talk a little more about this coronavirus pandemic. This will surely date this recipe, but I feel like this recipe encapsulates the spirit of lockdown.

Most of us haven’t worn real clothes in weeks. We mostly sit around in our sweatpants and watch Netflix. Have you seen Tiger King? OF COURSE you have! I really hope that when historians evaluate this time period, that the significance of Joe Exotic and Carol Baskin are not forgotten. So many people are trapped inside their houses watching the same damn shows. Do you think Tiger King would have been this successful, had people not been quarantined? I’m not sure… But because of the timing, we are all just collectively sharing conspiracy theories about how Carol Baskin killed her husband. Did she feed him to the tigers? Well, now we have PLENTY of time to think about it.

The grocery stores have been depleted of flour and yeast because now we are all bakers. I will admit, I am NOT a baker, but I have made cakes, biscuits and cookies. I haven’t started a sourdough hobby though. That’s really out of my range, but that’s totally a thing now too.

You got people out there starting new projects and being productive and making the rest of us feel bad that we aren’t using our lockdown time productively. Well guess what! You can do whatever the hell you want to and if what you want to do is put on sweatpants, eat an entire brown butter coffee chocolate chip skillet cookie all by yourself while you watch Netflix, that’s OK!!! Don’t even worry about it!

Because guess what? Staying at home is the best thing you could possibly be doing and there’s nothing to feel bad about. Whatever you have to do to make yourself happy at home is perfectly acceptable. Stay safe out there!

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