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Chocolate Chip Pecan Skillet Cookie

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Sorry for the brief absence! I’ve been busy with other things since Saturday’s post. One of those things includes getting some dental work done yesterday. My husband and I both had to get some fillings done, and by some, I mean an embarrassing amount on my part. Let’s just say, I learned my lesson about flossing and never again will I put it off. I also learned that I should absolutely get the “laughing gas” next time! But fingers crossed, there won’t be a next time!

Last night I was too exhausted from our epic dentist ordeal that I decided to take it easy and make it a rest day. I settled in for a night of watching The Bachelor and making another cast iron skillet cookie! I made one for dessert Friday night, and forgot to take pictures, so I wanted to go back and photograph it along the way. I also used another recipe to base it off of because I wasn’t 100% impressed with the first one. This one though, was fabulous!

Before I share the recipe and tutorial, I have a few things to share.

1. I was sent a pair of Oofos recovery sandals to review! I’m super excited! I tried them on last night and can truly say they are VERY comfortable! Can’t wait to try them out after a good long run and tell you all about them! You can read more about Oofos at their website, HERE.

Oofos Recovery Sandals

2. I finally purchased a large area run for our living room! Praise! I’d been “dealing” with a small 5 X 7 neutral brown rug that was leftover from my bedroom at my parent’s house, and finally made the plunge to buy an 8 X 11 rug that will cover the whole floor and protect my precious hardwoods from Miss Truckee!


Yes, chevron and paisley pillows don’t match. We leave our nice brown couch pillows in the guest room so they stay in good shape! And the grey blanket on the right is covering Truckee’s favorite part of the couch.


I couldn’t get a wide enough picture with my 50mm lens last night, so these will have to do! I wanted something dark to camoflouge Truckee hair, and something that would tie into the other colors in our house. I found this at Lowe’s and love it! Our kitchen is a similar blue color, and our furniture and living room molding is chocolate brown. And it’s kind of woodsy and rustic, which is how our house feels. So far Truckee loves it as well, and she blends in quite nicely! I didn’t realize just how BIG 8 X 11 really was, and it didn’t look this big hanging up in Lowe’s, however, it covers the biggest traffic area in the house and really warms up the room as well. Not to mention my feet! Here are two pictures of our house right after we bought it that will give you a better idea.


The garage is on the right and is detached. The living room is open to the kitchen and dining room and has sky lights up top for lots of natural light.


Ok, so that’s that.

3. I realized that I mainly blog and instagram SWEETS, and you probably think that’s what I eat all the time. We actually eat pretty well! For breakfast, we usually do a bagel or oatmeal, and for lunch I like to pack us a sandwich with yogurt, carrots, fruit such as strawberries, blueberries, or grapes, sometimes some crackers to snack on, and a string cheese. Dinner is usually played by ear, but I think we’re pretty good at getting in our vegetables, and Adam is probably tired of my classic go-to of broccoli and brussels sprouts. Here’s lunch today! Sans sandwich because I ran out of time this morning. I don’t like heavy lunches because I find that I crash earlier in the afternoon and am miserable by 2 o’clock!


See, I don’t eat sweets 24/7 🙂

But when I do, I make awesome things like this:

Chocolate Chip Pecan Cast Iron Skillet Cookie Recipe


Here is what you’ll need:

-1 stick butter
-1 egg
-2 tsp (ish) of vanilla
-1/2 tsp baking soda
-salt to taste, around a teaspoon or so
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 cup brown sugar
-1 1/4 cups all purpose flour
-1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
-1/2 cup chopped pecans


1. Use your butter wrapper to grease the bottom and edges of your cast iron skillet.


2. Beat together softened butter, sugar, and brown sugar.


3. Add egg and vanilla. Beat until combined.

4. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking soda, and salt. Then, add this mixture to sugar mixture and beat until combined.


5. Add chocolate chips and pecans and mix gently until combined.


6. Press “dough” into bottom of skillet.

7. Bake at 350* for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Mine was probably closer to 27.




8. Serve with reduced sugar vanilla ice cream!


9. Laugh because reduced sugar ice cream is a joke when it’s put on top of a giant cookie.

10. Cut a slice to take to work the next day for a mid-afternoon snack.

It’s delicious! And since you buttered the bottom of the skillet, it slides out perfectly and doesn’t stick.


What do you eat for lunch at work most days? Do you have a big sweet tooth? Have you heard of Oofos before?


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  • Reply
    Andrea B (@goodgirlgonered)
    January 28, 2014 at 1:13 pm

    Omgosh. I think I’ve got all of these ingredients in my house. Yikes.

    But I don’t have a cast iron skillet. Bad Southern girl that I am. Maybe my Calphalon pan will work.

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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:53 pm

      Andrea- Get on it! It’s super easy! I’m not sure if a regular skillet would work or not, might bake differently?

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    January 28, 2014 at 1:24 pm

    Whoa… that looks so delicious! It’s been way too long since I’ve had a warm cookie with ice cream on top… that needs to change ASAP 🙂

    BTW- I looooove your house! It is so gorgeous! That deck/walkway is really cool! Mike would be so happy living somewhere like that… he is obsessed with living in a place with lots of trees! haha
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Ashley- I think you should definitely change that asap too! Thank you! We like it a lot, we love the rustic thing and it’s very similar to where I grew up in TN, so it feels homey 🙂

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    January 28, 2014 at 1:26 pm

    I may have to surprise Zach with this treat Thursday when he gets in from London. It looks AMAZING and seems simple!

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    Ashley @ Brocblog
    January 28, 2014 at 2:33 pm

    Holy crap that cookie looks ridiculous. I have a gigantic sweet tooth and I want cookie.
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:51 pm

      Ashley- That’s exactly how I am 🙂

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    Nicole @ Work in Sweats Mama
    January 28, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    That dessert looks so good! Yum. Excited to see what you think about the Oofos sandals. I’m going to try out a pair too!

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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:50 pm

      Nicole- It is, it is!! Oh fun! Can’t wait to see what you think of them too!

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    January 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm

    That cookie looks amazing and way too easy to make (which is a bad thing for me cus I love cookies)! I have heard of those sandals but have never tried them!

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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:48 pm

      Meranda- I tried out the sandals this weekend and was very impressed! Should have a review up soon!

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    Kristin @ A Mom on the Run
    January 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    Oh my goodness I want to eat that cookie RIGHT NOW! 🙂 It looks so good!
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:47 pm

      Kristin- Haha it’s delicious!

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    jenn @ runnderlust
    January 28, 2014 at 5:02 pm

    That cookie looks aahhhhmazing.
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Jenn- Mmm it is!!

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    Kelsey @ Blonder Side of Life
    January 28, 2014 at 7:25 pm

    Mmmm giant cookie! I don’t personally have a cast iron skillet, but my Padre has a few laying around the house so I might have to filch one the next time I’m home. And yes I would steal from my parents just to make a giant cookie 🙂 lol (mostly kidding)

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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:45 pm

      Kelsey- You should look into getting one, we use ours all the time! And I don’t blame you at all! Anything for chocolate 🙂

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    Jana @ Happy Wife Healthy Life
    January 28, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    There is so much about this post I love! 1) I want that cookie with ice cream right now! Wow it looks so good! 2) I am intrigued by the Oofos recovery shoes! Looking forward to hearing your thoughts! 3) I like the rug and home update girl! It is amazing how one new piece can brighten up a space!

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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm

      Jana- 1) It’s so good! Of course anything chocolate chip I could eat all the time! 2) The sandals are great, tried them this weekend! 3) Thank you! 🙂

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    Katie @ Daily Cup of Kate
    January 28, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    Oh my goodness..that cookie!!! Love the new rug!

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    Anna @AnnaTheApple
    January 29, 2014 at 8:19 am

    I think reduced sugar ice cream on a dessert is the equivalent to buying a diet coke at McDonalds hehe. It looks so tasty. You are a great baker!
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:43 pm

      Anna- Bahaha that’s a perfect analogy!

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    Jenn @ Happy Hour Miles
    January 29, 2014 at 2:58 pm

    That cookie looks delicious! I wish I had a cast iron skillet!
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Jenn- We got ours at Target I believe! It’s the Lodge brand!

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    January 29, 2014 at 3:55 pm

    Oh my. My, my, my this looks divine! Thanks for sharing. I certainly do have a sweet tooth 🙂
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Kaitlin- You and me both 🙂 Sometimes I think mine’s a big too strong!

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    Melissa @ Mel's Miles
    January 29, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    Those sandals sound so cool! I can’t wait to see if they work well for you 🙂

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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:41 pm

      Melissa- They’re pretty cool, I tried them this weekend and should have them up on the blog sometime soon! I think you would really like them!

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    January 29, 2014 at 7:17 pm

    That cookie looks delicious!
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:40 pm

      Khourtniey- It is SO good!! You must, must try it!

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    January 29, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    giant cookie, yummo, but can’t try it until March… damn you whole30!
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      Sweet Miles
      February 3, 2014 at 7:39 pm

      Matilda- Haha! You will have to try it asap though!

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    May 6, 2015 at 7:06 am

    Hi sweet Miles, this looks delicious and I am going to try it. Chocolate chip cookies(home made always) is my favorite food. Do you know what size of skillet did you use? does it matter

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