Pizookies are part cookie, part pizza, and totally delicious! We can thank BJ’s Restaurant for this genius dessert and now you can use this recipe to make them at home!
I’ve been making variations of this chocolate chunk pizookie recipe for years and I figure it’s about high-time I share it with you. I honestly don’t know why I waited so long.
It’s one of our favorite quick and easy desserts and everyone that I make it for wants the recipe. You might know them as skillet cookies, but we like to call them Pizookies!
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I love this recipe because the cookie dough is made right in the pan you bake it in, so it’s mess-free and super easy!
What is a Pizookie?
A pizookie is basically a giant cookie baked in a skillet. It’s pizza (because of how big and round it is) + cookie. Piz-ookie! But, this isn’t just any cookie. The magic of the pizookie lies in the warm, soft center of the pan.
They are typically under-baked just a bit so you end up with a crunchy, caramelized outside and a soft, warm, gooey center. It’s magic.
BJ’s Restaurant has brought the Pizookie into fame. They have lots of different flavors and even though I can make them at home, I still love to share the Pizookie Trio at BJ’s with a friend every now and then.
How To Make A Pizookie In 7 Steps:
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Put a 10 inch cast iron skillet on the stove and turn on medium-low heat. Stir in brown and white sugar and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is just warm to the touch, but no longer hot– about 5 minutes.
- Crack an egg into the butter and sugar mixture, and use a fork to whisk it into the mixture.
- Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top of the sugar and carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed.
- Stir in chocolate chunks and chocolate chips.
- Bake in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until golden around the edges and still soft in the middle.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.
Tips for Making the BEST Chocolate Chunk Pizookie
- Use a 10″ cast iron skillet– This recipe is written for a 10″ skillet, like this one . If you don’t have a 10-inch skillet, you can use an 8-inch pan but your pizookie will be thicker and you may need to adjust the cooking time a bit. Cast iron skillets are great for this because they cook the cookie evenly and give a nice, crunchy crust. Non-stick skillets will work for this as well, you’ll just have to be careful not to scratch the coating when serving it up.
- Melt your butter over low heat– When melting the butter, keep it over medium-low heat so you don’t accidentally burn the butter. The heat just needs to be high enough to melt the butter. That’s it.
- Watch your pizookie at the end of cooking– Part of the magic of the Pizookie lies in its soft, warm center. You want the skillet cookie to be golden brown around the edges and still soft in the middle.
Different Pizookie Flavors
If you’ve ever had a Pizookie at BJ’s you know there are lots of flavors to choose from! I’ve already created a recipe for a White Chocolate Pizookie and here are some other ideas to make this recipe your own!
- Salted Caramel– Omit the chocolate chunks, add 1/4 cup each crushed salted pretzels, white chocolate chips, toffee pieces, and serve with vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.
- Peanut Butter– Add 1/2 cup peanut butter to the recipe when melting the butter.
- Cookies and Cream– Reduce flour by 1/2 cup and add 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Omit chocolate chips and chunks and add 1 cup crushed Oreo cookies instead.
- Triple Chocolate– Reduce flour by 1/2 cup and add 1/3 cup cocoa powder. Add 1/3 cup white chocolate chips and serve with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sauce.
How Do I Serve a Pizookie?
I think the best way to serve this Chocolate Chunk Pizookie is with a few scoops of vanilla ice cream scooped right on top and 4 or 5 spoons to dig into it with. The ice cream melts right over the warm cookie as you eat it and food always tastes better when it’s shared.
How To Make Individual Pizookies
If a big 10-inch pizookie is just a little bit too much for you, try out this Individual Pizookie Recipe. It makes just enough for 2 small pizookies and cooks in under a minute! Or you can make cookie dough recipe as written here and divide into small, 1/2 pint-sized mason jars. Bake for 5-7 minutes or until golden brown on top and still soft in the center.
Chocolate Chunk Pizookie (Skillet Cookie)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Melt butter in a 10 inch cast iron skillet set over medium-low heat. Stir in sugars and vanilla and remove from heat. Let rest until pan is just warm to the touch, but no longer hot. About 5 minutes.
- Crack an egg onto the butter and sugar mixture, and use a fork to whisk it into the mixture.
- Place flour, baking soda, and salt on top and carefully stir into the mixture until smooth and well-mixed.
- Stir in chocolate chunks and chips. Place in the oven for 15-25 minutes or until golden around the edges and still soft in the middle.
- Serve warm with vanilla ice cream on top.
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