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Hot Cookie Dough Recipe

Ooey-gooey deep dish hot cookie dough is a great recipe. And you know what, it's the perfect way to cap off a delicious dinner with friends and family. There are many ways to change this recipe for special occasions.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate chip cookie
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 33 minutes
Servings: 12


  • cast iron pan or ramekins


  • 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cups light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 3/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped chocolate chunks


  • In a medium bowl add the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside. Cream the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix. 
  • Add the flour mixture and mix just until combined.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips and chunks. You don’t want to add the chocolate while you are mixing with a hand mixer or stand mixer because it will break up the chocolate pieces.
  • We tested this in an 8 inch cast iron pan but you can use whatever size dish you have. Remember the cooking time will be different. Press the cookie dough in the pan until it fills the pan ¾ of the way up. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-33 minutes on the bottom rack of your oven. The center will be slightly gooey and super delicious.


Notes/Tips to include with the recipe:
  • This recipe has a lot of butter so no need to grease the pan you are using. 
  • I know some people may be concerned with eating raw or undercooked cookie dough. No worries. I have researched this and found from the link below that when you include egg into the cookie dough recipe as long as the temperature reaches 160 degrees it is safe to consume. That information is located under the preparing section. If you are still concerned you can cook the hot cookie dough a little longer and it will taste great but you won’t get that gooey delicious center. https://www.fda.gov/food/buy-store-serve-safe-food/what-you-need-know-about-egg-safety
  • To check for doneness you can insert a toothpick and if it comes out clean you are ready to enjoy. If the toothpick has some dough on it like a cake batter, then cook it for another 2-3 minutes. 
  • Wondering what is the difference between a hot cookie dough and a deep dish cookie? Well, it’s that delicious gooey center that separates them. The hot cookie is known for the warm gooey center. The deep-dish cookie is a very thick completely cooked cookie.
  • We tested this recipe in three different cast iron pan sizes which resulted in different baking times.
    • 8-inch pan baked for 30-33 mins
    • 3.5-inch pan baked for 13-14 mins (If you bake 4 of these at a time you will have to cook it for 15-17 mins)
    • 5-inch pan baked for 19-21 mins
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