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!).

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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

Ingredients  

  • 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
  • ½ cup chocolate chips or chunks

Instructions 

  • 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 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.

Notes

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. 
May 6, 2020 - Recipe updated for improved consistency. 
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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. I’ve tried the recipe a few times before it was updated and twice after the update. I preferred the recipe before it was updated. Would you be able to show the old recipe?3 stars

    1. Here it is Verneece! Enjoy.
      ⅓ cup unsalted butter
      ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
      ¼ cup granulated sugar
      1 egg yolk
      ½ cup flour
      1 teaspoon vanilla
      ¼ teaspoon baking soda
      ½ cup chocolate chips or chocolate 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, salt, baking soda, 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.

  2. Not good at all. I’ve been baking for years and I should’ve known— a recipe with no salt is no good. It’s so bland and there’s no depth of flavor at all. I’d rather have store bought toll house cookie dough!1 star

  3. Just FYI- salt is not listed in the ingredients needed but is mentioned in the instructions! Trying out the recipe as we speak for my fiance’s birthday!

    1. Thanks for pointing that out Joan, there is no salt in this recipe! Wish him a happy birthday from us! :)

  4. Made two of these today… one with regular flour and one with a gluten free flour replacement! Both turned out so delicious. Exactly what I was craving :) I cooked them in an 8-inch pan and did 18 minutes for the perfect soft cookies with a crispy exterior.5 stars

    1. Great questions Lorelei! We have not tried making this cookie in a microwave but maybe another reader has. If you do attempt it, please let us know how it turns out!

  5. Like other reviewers, I also ended up with a cake instead of a cookie. It tasted fine, but I really was hoping for a pizookie.2 stars

  6. Oh no Shay, how disappointing for you, I’m sorry it didn’t work out. We haven’t had that issue as we made this recipe again this week. Did you add only ¼ teaspoon of baking soda and use all-purpose flour?

  7. Literally two of my favorite things on a plate! The is a must try, and I’m definitely saving this!5 stars

  8. This is one seriously delicious dessert! I just love the gooey center, especially as the ice cream starts to melt. Can’t wait to make this again!5 stars

  9. I was just thinking about making this recipe! Love how easy it is to make and perfect for a lazy night dessert! Going to try it tonight!!!5 stars

  10. How have a never heard of a pizookie before?! I need to try this with the boys, two of their favourite things!5 stars

  11. Hi Kenzie, this recipe is melty in the middle and crispy on the edges! But definitely was more cookie-like for us.

  12. This is my family’s favorite dessert when we eat out. They are going to be so excited for me to make this at home.5 stars

  13. Oh this is speaking my love language – Love the idea of baking this in my cast iron, but thank you for giving tips and suggestions on how to bake in other pans if need be. Super helpful!5 stars

  14. This is the perfect comfort food – which is something we all need right now. I love a deep dish chocolate chip pizzookie!

  15. Hmmmm This is simply mouthwatering! This Pizookie recipe is perfect for my wife. She loves homemade chocolate chip cookie so much! Not to mention, ice cream on top!5 stars