This Pizookie recipe is the giant chocolate chip cookie you wish you did not have to share! Crisp on the outside, gooey on the inside, you just need to scoop some vanilla ice cream, and you are set for a delicious treat! So easy and quick to prepare; this is perfect to satisfy a sweet tooth craving.
We all love cookies in all forms and shapes: kitchen sink cookies, brownie cookies, or even cake with this milk and cookie cake, there is something for everyone, and there is nothing that you can not top with ice cream!
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What is a Pizookie?
A pizookie is a giant cookie cooked in a cast iron pan. Think deep-dish pizza and chocolate chip cookie, and now you have a big delicious cookie to be eaten by the slice.
Don’t forget to top it with your favorite ice cream, as it is the perfect combo to send you to heaven and back! A cold glass of milk will do the trick too!
Who invented Pizookie? What is a pizookie from BJ’s Restaurant?
The famous American chain, BJ’s Restaurant, came up with this now popular big cookie. They trademarked their “dessert pizza” cooked in a deep pizza pan. Because it was the size of a pizza but made out of cookie dough, PJ combined 2 words to describe this dessert.
Now, you don’t need to visit one of their restaurants to enjoy the gooey pizookie; let’s make it together.
How do you make a pizookie from scratch?
What I love about this recipe is how simple and quick to prepare it is. Also, you should have all the ingredients on hand as many of the ingredients are staples you may have on hand.
First, preheat your oven at 400F.
Next, you will need to whisk together 2 eggs with some brown sugar. Melt the butter and add it to this mix along with some vanilla extract for flavor. Whisk some more. You will get a brown batter.
Gradually, add some flour and stir some more. Add a little bit of baking soda for the lift. It will help your cookie raise the dough.
Lastly, add your chocolate chips. Take an 8 inch cast iron skillet, place your cookie dough into it, and spread it evenly.
Bake time: Your pizookie can go in the oven for 20 minutes. However, depending on your personal taste, I would recommend 15 minutes as the pizookie keeps on baking a little in the cast iron skillet once out of the oven. If you tend to love ooey gooey cookies, the shorter time will suffice.
You will have a delicious golden brown giant cookie! Yum!
Topped with vanilla ice cream or served with a glass of cold milk, your pizookie with a gooey center is ready to be devoured.
Helpful Q&A for the Pizookie
I don’t have dark chocolate chips in my pantry; what can I use? Any other type of chocolate! If you have some white chocolate chips or milk ones, they work too. Do you have some smarties in your candy jar? Use them. Also, if you only have a candy bar, cut your chocolate into chunks.
Do I need to butter or grease my cast iron before putting my dough in it? If your skillet is well seasoned, it should not stick, but I like to give it a quick grease anyway.
Can I add some nuts in my pizookie? Absolutely! Why not? Any nuts would work walnut, macadamia, hazelnut or even peanut. However, I would recommend to chop them a little. They can be added at the same time you add the chocolate chips in the recipe.
I don’t have a cast iron pan. Can I still make a pizookie? Of course! Baking this cookie in a skillet is from the original recipe from BJ’s restaurant, but any other oven-safe pan would work. You might have to keep an eye on the baking time as it might vary a little.
Can I make my pizookie ahead of time and freeze it? Yes! You can make your cookie dough and freeze it in an air-tight container UNCOOKED. When you decide to use it, allow your dough to thaw out completely and spread it in your cast iron.
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- 2 eggs
- 1 cup of brown sugar
- 1 cup of butter, cubed
- 2 tsp of vanilla extract
- 1 cup and half of all purpose flour
- 1/2 tsp of baking soda
- 1 cup of chocolate chips
- Preheat your oven to 400F.
- Whisk together 2 eggs with the brown sugar.
- Melt the butter and add it to the mix
- Add the vanilla extract. Whisk some more.
- Gradually, add the flour and stir some more.
- Add the baking soda. Stir.
- Incorporate the chocolate chips.
- Pour the dough into the 8" skillet.
- Bake for 15 or 20 depending on your preference of gooeyness.
- Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.
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Amount Per Serving:Calories: 3553Total Fat: 247gSaturated Fat: 151gTrans Fat: 7gUnsaturated Fat: 80gCholesterol: 860mgSodium: 2303mgCarbohydrates: 340gFiber: 12gSugar: 274gProtein: 29g
Recipe calculation was provided by Nutritionix and is an estimation only. If you need nutritional calculations for medical reasons, please use a source that you trust.