This easy Pizookie recipe is a homemade chocolate chip cookie, baked in a cast-iron skillet until melty in the middle and crispy on the edges. Don’t forget to top with ice cream!

If you love warm desserts with ice cream as much as I do, you might also like these Apple Pie Dumplings or this Easy Homemade Peach Cobbler.

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What is a Pizookie

Pizookie is kind of a strange name, but the idea is that it is a combination between “pizza” and “cookie” — or a giant chocolate chip cookie baked in a cast iron skillet and served just the same way.

The center is going to be a little gooey, while the edges are crispy, so it’s great for eating right out of the pan while it’s still warm. I can’t think of a better way to end a long day!

A pizookie is an easy dessert that is also totally customizable, perfect for using up whatever chocolate bars, chocolate chips, nuts or candies you have lying around the house!

pizookie with ice cream

How to Make a Pizookie

This recipe is quick and simple to make, and loved by everyone! With just 3 simple steps you can make this delicious comforting dessert.

  1. Prepare cookie dough (per recipe below) or swap out for your favorite store bought brand!
  2. Evenly spread cookie dough into cast iron skillet and bake until the edges are golden and crispy.
  3. Remove from oven and let cool for 10-20 minutes.

Pile on a few scoops of vanilla ice cream, get a few spoons and let the family gather around.

This is a dessert best enjoyed right away, but if you have leftovers you can store in an airtight container and microwave to enjoy another night (or, just save some of the cookie dough to make fresh the next night!).

pizookie with spoon

Can I Make a Pizookie Without a Cast Iron Pan?

Absolutely! You can make this pizookie in an 8-9″ round pan, an 8-9″ pie plate, or in 4-6 small ramekins to serve individually.

The edges may not get quite as crispy as they would if you bake in cast iron, but it will still be delicious!

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Homemade Pizookie Recipe

This easy Pizookie recipe is a homemade chocolate chip cookie, baked in a cast iron skillet until melty in the middle and crispy on the edges. Don't forget the ice cream!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
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  • cup unsalted butter
  • cup packed brown sugar
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup all purpose flour + 2 tablespoons, fluffed and levelled
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chunks


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and lightly grease a 6-8" cast iron skillet.
  • In a medium microwave-safe bowl, melt the butter on high in 15 second intervals.
  • Add in the sugars and mix with a spoon until combined.
  • Add in egg, stirring quickly to incorporate.
  • Add flour, vanilla, baking soda, salt and mix with a spoon until completely combined.
  • Stir in chocolate and spread evenly into prepared skillet (if you like, throw some extra chocolate on top!).
  • Bake for 20-22 minutes* or until edges are crispy and center is just set.
  • Let cool slightly before topping with ice cream and serving.


Cooking Times:
  • If using a 6-inch pan, you may need up to 25 minutes bake time.
  • If using an 8-inch pan, you may need only 18-20 minutes of bake time. 
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 419 | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 251mg | Potassium: 59mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 464IU | Calcium: 51mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
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  1. Hi Holly , is a cast iron skillet recommended or can i use a pan that is little lighter in weight being I have issues handling heavier pans & Pots ? This looks really good and would love to make for my family . Thank you Holly .5 stars

  2. Wow! Just tried this recipe and I have to admit I was worried about the amounts and whether I had enough to cover the skillet. But it work out beautifully and the results were amazing. It was a big hit for dessert in this household. Thank you so much for your recipes. You are my go to when I am looking for something new to make.5 stars

    1. Hi Diane, the image at the top of the post in the skillet is the finished product! We bake it all as one in a pan and then enjoy from there or cut out slices if you prefer. Hope that helps!

  3. It tasted really good and was easy to make. The only complaint is it didn’t make enough dough to cover my entire skillet.4 stars

  4. I think this was one of the worst things I have ever tasted. I followed the exact measurements that were listed yet this still tasted disgusting There was too much butter, and no salt so there was zero flavor. not to mention that this came out more as a cake rather than a cookie.1 star

    1. Oh no, sorry this recipe didn’t turn out well for you Amy. It is one of my personal favorites!

  5. I was fairly unimpressed with this one! There was just too much butter, so the butter burned before I could get the edges to firm up, and as others have mentioned, it needed salt. :/2 stars

    1. Sorry to hear that Sarah! We haven’t had the butter burn in our testing. Perhaps your oven runs a bit hotter than ours?

  6. Fantastic, yummy & easy. Great recipe as always have the ingredients on hand. Followed the recipe exactly and baked it in round 8 inch. nonstick cake pan. Thank you so much.5 stars

  7. Can I make this in a bigger pan 10 inch. pan doubling the recipe? If yes how long should I bake it for?

    Thank you.5 stars

    1. Hi Ferryal, we have not tried doubling this recipe but if you do I would recommend you start with the 20-22 minutes as listed in the recipe and check it every few minutes from there. You want the edges to get crispy and the center to bake until just set.