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How to make a Pizookie

A warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie is a winner. But make it oversized and top it with melty ice cream and a pizookie champion is born.

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A pizookie in a skillet, topped with melty ice cream and chocolate. Two spoons stick out of the pan.

What is a Pizookie?

Pizookies are a pizza-sized, gourmet cookie baked to slightly underdone perfection and served a la mode. Gooey. Chocolatey. Decadent. Melty. Warm. This skillet cookie checks all of my ‘dream dessert’ boxes. 

Quicker than baking a batch of cookies and infinitely more special, you will love pizookies for family nights, date nights, girls nights, or even just for the times you need a serious pick-me-up! It is impossible to be disappointed or sad when eating this giant cookie skillet. Seriously, you’re going to want to write sonnets about this one.

A freshly baked pizookie topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

What are Pizookies made of?

  • Salted butter – I always, always use salted butter. If you don’t have any on hand, you can use unsalted and add an extra pinch of salt to the dough. 
  • Brown sugar – We use more brown sugar in this recipe to really flavor the cookie and keep it nice and gooey, just how we want it.
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • Vanilla – Just a little vanilla to enhance that brown sugar flavor
  • All purpose flour
  • baking soda
  • salt
  • Chocolate chips – Use your favorite chocolate chips for this. I love to use Ghirardelli’s bittersweet chocolate chips because they stay SO gooey and work so well paired with the sweet ice cream. 
  • Flakey sea salt for garnish

Toppings:

*Add whatever sounds good to you! Here are some tried-and-true ideas!

  • Ice cream (Vanilla or any other flavor you fancy) 
  • Chocolate sauce 
  • Nuts
  • Caramel 
  • Peanut Butter (warmed & drizzled) 
  • Additional chocolate chips (or peanut butter chips!) 
  • Whipped cream etc.
Cookie dough pressed into a skillet prior to being baked.

How to Make a Pizookie

  1. Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mix until it is well combined, light in color and fluffy in texture (about 2-3 minutes). 
  3. Scrape the sides of the bowl and add in the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  4. Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until a soft dough forms. 
  5. Next, add in the chocolate chips, mixing until evenly distributed.
  6. Lightly press the cookie dough into a 12 inch cast iron skillet (or another oven safe skillet).
  7. Bake at 325° F for 32-37 minutes (mine took exactly 35 min). The cookie dough will rise up in the pan and the top will become golden brown.
  8. Allow the skillet to cool for 5 minutes before topping with a generous portion of ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and anything else you can think of!
  9. Grab a spoon, dig in and enjoy!
A gooey skillet cookie topped with ice cream. A spoon is sticking out of the partially eaten pizookie.

Pizookie Cookie Storage

Store in your belly! Because this is topped with ice cream, it is a delicious one & done type of dessert. Make sure everyone is ready for a treat, I can almost guarantee you won’t have any leftovers to worry about anyway!

Pizookie FAQs

Can I use different flavors of cookie dough for a pizookie?

You totally can (and I absolutely recommend you do!) My favorites are my peanut butter cookie recipe, my monster cookie recipe, and my oatmeal chocolate chip recipe!

Can I make individual sized pizookies?

Totally! If you have multiple smaller skillets, have at it! If I’m being honest, I think I might prefer it that way so I don’t have to share with everyone else anyway.

How do you heat up a pizookie?

If you want to heat up an entire pizookie that was baked ahead of time, heat in the oven at 350° F for about 10 minutes. If you want to just heat up a portion of leftover pizookie, just toss it in the microwave for 15 seconds.

Are pizookies soft?

pizookies are meant to be super gooey and chewy, served warm. They definitely are not hard and crunchy!

A close up of a gooey chocolate chip skillet cookie topped with ice cream and a maraschino cherry. Across the top it says "ooey gooey chocolate chip pizookie"

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A pizookie in a skillet, topped with melty ice cream and chocolate. Two spoons stick out of the pan.

Pizookie Dessert Cookie Recipe

A warm, gooey, chocolatey cookie is a winner. But make it oversized and top it with melty ice cream and a pizookie champion is born.
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 34 minutes
Servings: 10 servings (at least)
Calories: 395kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup salted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (use your favorite)
  • Flaky sea salt for garnish

Toppings

  • Ice cream
  • Chocolate sauce
  • nuts
  • whipped cream
  • etc

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 325° F.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar. Mixing until well combined, light in color and fluffy in texture.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl and add in the egg and vanilla. Mix until combined.
  • Add the flour, baking soda and salt. Mix until a soft dough forms.
  • Add in the chocolate chips, mixing until evenly distributed.
  • Lightly press the cookie dough into a 12 inch cast iron skillet (or another oven safe skillet).
  • Bake at 325° F for 32-37 minutes (mine took exactly 35 min). The cookie dough will rise up in the pan and the top will become golden brown.
  • Allow the skillet to cool for 5 minutes before topping with a generous portion of ice cream, chocolate sauce, whipped cream and anything else you can think of!
  • Grab a spoon, dig in and enjoy!
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Nutrition

Calories: 395kcal | Carbohydrates: 53g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 65mg | Sodium: 385mg | Potassium: 72mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 591IU | Calcium: 31mg | Iron: 2mg

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  1. 5 stars
    I actually made the dough ahead of time & pulled it out while making dinner so that I could put it right in the oven while we ate. Came out warm gooey, chocolaty….perfection!

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