If warm, gooey chocolate chip cookies straight from the oven make your heart skip a beat, baking your favorite timeless cookie in a skillet really tops the charts. This cookie comes out of the oven topped with puddles of melted chocolate, a soft center, and crisp, buttery edges. It takes some serious patience to let it cool so you can cut it into slices. Which is why it's a good idea to have some spoons (and maybe a pint of ice cream) ready, so you can dig in right away.
Chocolate Bars > Chips
Let's be clear about one thing: This chocolate chip cookie is all about the chocolate. And for that reason, you'll want to save the chips for your next batch of classic cookies and reach for a few bars of good-quality chocolate instead. Chocolate bars lack the stabilizers found in chips that help them keep their shape, which means the chocolate can melt all throughout the cookie.
The chocolate pieces are roughly chopped into thick nuggets and shards so they turn into pools of rich, sweet goodness throughout the cookie. Just be careful not to chop the chocolate too fine, which causes the chocolate to melt into the dough instead of creating those glorious chocolate puddles.