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Quick and Easy Pizookie

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It’s a pizza pie, it’s a cookie, it’s a Pizookie! YES to all of that!! It’s that giant ooey gooey chocolate chip cookie that everyone loves to love! And you can make it at home.

Just imagine a big soft homemade chocolate chip cookie but make that a double chocolate chip cookie baked up in a cast-iron skillet. But ONLY baked just until set. Serve it up hot and fresh with some ice cream and you’ve got an easy and delectable Pizookie dessert no one will ever turn down!

Pizookie with ice cream and spoons in a cast-iron skillet.

What is a Pizookie??

Exactly what I said, a giant chocolate chip cookie baked up in a cast-iron skillet and served with ice cream. Made popular in restaurants it’s now happily a homemade treat. My version is sprinkled with a little flakey sea salt and it feels reminiscent of these Kitchen Sink Cookies.

Pizookie with ice cream and spoons.

Can I bake a Pizookie in a Regular Pan?

DO I have to bake this giant chocolate chip cookie in a cast-iron skillet? NO! The original recipe, I believe, was baked in mini pizza pans and not in cast iron so really the cast iron is for looks and esthetic. But if you don’t have a cast-iron skillet the right size you can use a baking pan.

The skillet is supposed to be 10 inches across. If you only have an 8 or 9-inch round cake pan that will work. It may need to cook a little longer because the dough will be thicker in the pan BUT since it’s not in cast-iron the bake time might be similar. You can do it just keep an eye on it.

Unbaked giant chocolate chip cookie in a cast iron skillet.

You could bake it in a pie pan if that’s all you have. As long as you can put it in a pan and bake it just until it’s set you’re going to have pretty good luck making this mega-size chocolate chip cookie.

How do I know my Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie is done?

That’s a tricky one! Traditionally this cookie is served very ooey and gooey and just set. Bake it for just the 15 minutes called for in the recipe and see how it looks.

Are the edges set and the center soft? That’s how it should look after 15 minutes. BUT is it too underbaked for you? Are you seeing raw dough or just very lightly baked dough? If you prefer your cookies better set feel free to bake this giant cookie until it’s to your liking.

Giant chocolate chip cookie in a cast-iron skillet.

How to serve a Pizookie

When it’s baked just right it can be cut like a pizza and served in wedges. But I love to scoop it out soft and squishy and then top it with ice cream. OR even better serve it to the table with ice cream already melting into it. ANd serve it that way.

You can even serve it with the ice cream on it and hand everyone a spoon. If you’re serving to your immediate family this works well. It might be awkward serving it to guests like that, but to each their own!

What kind of chocolate do I need for a pizookie

You need several different kinds of chocolate for this recipe. You need a mix of milk chocolate chips and semi-sweet chocolate chips for this recipe. PLUS you also need 2 ounces of dark chocolate to chop up and mix in as well.

Pizookie dough with chocolate ready to stir in.

BUT you can use any kind of chocolate chips you have on hand. I always say, and live by it, use what you have. If you only have semi-sweet then use it. Don’t have extra dark chocolate to chop up, then skip it, and add more chocolate chips.

Yield: 10 servings

Pizookie

Pizookie

This giant soft chocolate chip cookie is definitely a crowd-pleaser when you bring it out for dessert!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup softened butter
  • 1//2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, divided, use a mix of milk and semi-sweet chips,
  • 2 ounces bar chocolate, chopped, you can sub with extra chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon flakey sea salt or or kosher salt
  • vanilla ice cream (for topping)

Instructions

  1. preheat the oven to 350°
  2. cream the butter and both sugars until soft and fluffy
  3. beat in the egg and the vanilla
  4. mix the flour, 1/4 tsp salt, and baking soda together in a separate bowl
  5. add to the butter mixture and stir to combine
  6. then stir in 2/3 cup of the chocolate chips and the chopped chocolate
  7. pat the dough into a 10-inch cast-iron skillet
  8. sprinkle with the remaining chocolate chips and the flakey sea salt
  9. bake for 15 minutes
  10. top with ice cream and serve immediately

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 485Total Fat 25gSaturated Fat 13gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 69mgSodium 544mgCarbohydrates 58gFiber 2gSugar 39gProtein 10g

This nutrition information was calculated using a computer program, results may vary.

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