How to make a Pizookie

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For those days when all you need is a cookie in the form of a pizza... I give you the Pizookie!

A skillet with a giant chocolate chip cookie the size of the skillet, called pizookie, topped with three scoops of vanilla ice cream, along with three spoons and few bites taken out.


 

Why I Love This Recipe

A Pizookie, for those of you who haven’t yet gotten to enjoy the most important development in baking since birthday cake, is a giant cookie in the shape of a pizza. It's best served straight out of the skillet with 4-5 forks for you and your friends so everyone can go to town. You can also eat it on your own, something I may or may not have done on more than one occasion.

It's very simple - cookie dough, a skillet, and some ice cream. But in order to make the best Pizookie I suggest using my fav chocolate chip cookie recipe and voila! Game time.

Take your cookie dough (pre bought or homemade) and transfer to a skillet, spread evenly and bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 22-24 min. (Full directions down below). Top with ice cream and you are set.

Ingredients & Substitutions

Mise-en-place with all the ingredients required to make pizookie.
  • Unsalted Butter
  • Dark Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Egg
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Baking Powder & Baking Soda
  • Kosher Salt
  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

*For a full list of ingredients and instructions please see recipe card below

How to Make a Pizookie at Home

A medium glass mixing bowl with melted butter with brown sugar added.

Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and transfer into a mixing bowl. Add the brown sugar and whisk to combine.

A glass mixing bowl with a mixture of butter and brown sugar, with an egg and vanilla added.

Step 2: Add the vanilla and egg and continue to whisk until totally incorporated.

A glass mixing bowl with batter of butter, egg and sugar, topped with flour not mixed in yet.

Step 3: Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined.

A glass mixing bowl with cookie dough batter with chocolate chips added.

Step 4: Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine.

A skillet with a blue handle, with cookie dough spread out evenly in the skillet.

Step 5: Spray a medium sized skillet with baking spray. Transfer the batter into the skillet and spread it evenly.

A skillet with a blue handle, with a giant chocolate chip cookie, called, pizookie, baked in it, with a pint of vanilla ice cream on the side with an ice cream scooper in it.

Step 6: Bake for 22-24 minutes until just still slightly gooey in the middle and golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before topping with scoops of ice cream and serving.

How to Store Pizookie

You can store this pizookie, like other cookies, in an airtight container at room temperature for a few days, or in the fridge to keep it fresh for longer. However, it is best to be eaten fresh and warm!!

How to Freeze Pizookie

This is totally freezable, just like my cookies. Store it in the freezer and let it come to room temperature when its time to eat. Or warm it in the oven if you want to eat it warm. Read the great tip below on using frozen cookie dough!

A skillet with a giant chocolate chip cookie the size of the skillet, called pizookie.

Tips & Tricks

Have you ever thrown a dinner party and just did not have the time to make dessert? Have you ever craved something sweet after dinner on a Wednesday but did not feel like taking the time to bake something off and deal with the messy dishes?

If so, this tip is about to be a game changer. The concept is simple. The next time you are making cookies, make an extra batch of cookie dough and freeze it. I always have a batch of cookie dough sitting in my freezer ready to go. This way, you can easily thaw the frozen cookie dough and bake off a batch of cookies without the mess, or MAKE A PIZOOKIE without all the dishes of making the cookie dough, something I have been known to do from time to time.

Feel free to get creative and use any cookie recipe here. These are some other cookie recipes you can use to get creative with:

  1. Lemon White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  2. Giant M&M Cookies
  3. Snickerdoodle Cookies
  4. Truffled Chocolate Chip Cookies
  5. Dad’s Kitchen Sink Cookies
  6. Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies
  7. The Best Chocolate Chip Cookies
  8. Double Chocolate Chip Caramel Cookies

FAQs

What is a Pizookie?

Imagine a mega chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast iron skillet and then served with ice cream on top. Pizza + Cookie = Pizookie.

Where did the Pizookie come from?

As a child growing up in Tucson there was a restaurant called Oreganos we used to always go to that claimed to be the inventor of the pizza cookie! Technically they did not call it a Pizookie. BJ's Restaurant and Bar I believe came up with the name Pizookie and has made it famous through their restaurant chain nationwide.

How to serve a Pizookie?

It's best served straight out of the skillet with 4-5 forks for you and your friends so everyone can go to town. You can also eat it on your own, something I may or may not have done on more than one occasion.

Pizookie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

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Homemade Pizookie from www.whatsgabycooking.com (@whatsgabycookin)

Pizzookie

Author: Gaby Dalkin
4.8 from 40 votes
It's very simple - cookie dough, a skillet, and some ice cream. Game time.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 people

Ingredients
  

  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Vanilla Ice Cream

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a microwave safe bowl melt the butter and transfer into a mixing bowl.
  • Add the brown sugar and whisk to combine. Add the vanilla and egg and continue to whisk until totally incorporated.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, salt, and baking soda to the wet ingredients and mix until fully combined. Add the chocolate chips and mix to combine.
  • Spray a medium sized skillet with baking spray. Transfer the batter into the skillet and spread it evenly. Bake for 22-24 minutes until just still slightly gooey in the middle and golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and let rest for a few minutes before topping with scoops of ice cream and serving.

Notes

  • The next time you are making cookies, make an extra batch of cookie dough and freeze it. This way you can easily thaw the frozen cookie dough and make a Pizookie without all the dishes.

Nutrition Information

Calories: 339kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 52mg | Sodium: 225mg | Potassium: 130mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 390IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 2mg
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85 Comments

  1. Can't wait to try this! I know you say "medium sized skillet,".... what size diameter do you recommend, and do you have a specific pan you love for it? I know it needs to be oven proof. Thanks for any recommendations!

  2. 5 stars
    Made this last week and it was perfect! Definitely reminded me of the pizookies at BJ’s! Thanks Gaby!

  3. 5 stars
    YUM! I doubled the recipe and added 8 minutes of extra cook time for my 12 inch cast iron skillet. I made this for my husbands birthday in lieu of a cake and honestly four of us scarfed this down in minutes. Printed the recipe and adding it to my stash! Thanks Gaby.

    1. 3 stars
      I was wondering what went wrong with mine. I used a 12 inch skillet too, and I didn't double the recipe, I also didn't even use all of the cookie dough from the original Chocolate Chip Recipe of Gaby's, and so I put the dough in filling it to about an inch thick of cookie dough and tooke it out at 25 minutes at 350, it was Raw inside, I didn't know what to do because I took it out for a few minutes, so when trying to put it back in, it just never fully baked. Was your raw in the middle?Or like really uncooked, it's hard to tell the point of gooey and raw

  4. 5 stars
    Where I grew up back in the 1980-90's there was a Cheddar's restaurant who served their version, called a Cookie Monster. It was a slightly smaller portion served in individual skillets and it was everyone's favorite! SO good and so easy!!

    1. Ours didn’t taste very good, we noticed there wasn’t any sugar after we baked and looked at the recipe

    1. you could 1 1/2 the recipe for sure. Bake time - I'd increase by 10 minutes max but keep your eyes on it

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