Pizookie Recipe

The best ever Pizookie recipe takes homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and bakes it in a cast iron skillet. With crisped edges and a soft center, this is one swoon worthy dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect finish.

I’m on board with any warm dessert paired with vanilla ice cream. If you love them too, try my Skillet Apple Cobbler and Peach Dumplings next.

Chocolate chip cookie baked in a skillet and topped with vanilla ice cream.

What is a Pizookie

The name of this dessert is weird, I know. It’s an attempt at combining the words “pizza” and “cookie.” BJ’s Restaurant and Bar coined the name to describe their most popular dessert.

A pizookie is a chocolate chip cookie baked into the shape of a pizza. Today’s recipe uses a cast iron skillet, which gives the pizookie a slightly crispy crust similar to pizza.

It has a gooey, buttery chocolate chip center that’s amazing eaten warm right out of the skillet. I love it best with cold vanilla ice cream on top that melts into the warm cookie as you eat it.

This Pizookie Recipe is everything I dreamed of and more.

Plus, the name is kinda fun to say, right? Pizookie!

Why this Recipe is Best

  • Simple ingredients. This pizookie recipe uses familiar baking staples.
  • Easy to make. Mix, bake and serve!
  • Buttery flavor. Salted butter makes the pizookie extra flavorful!
  • Crisp edges, soft middle. You get a satisfying crunch at the edge with an amazingly chewy cookie center.
  • Chocolate morsels. This recipe contains just the right amount of chocolate chips to distribute them evenly (and generously) throughout the pizookie.
Ingredients needed to make pizookie.

Ingredient Notes

Kosher salt. I use kosher salt in all my baking for best results.

Vanilla extract. Try homemade vanilla extract for even richer flavor.

Semi sweet chocolate chips. This pizookie recipe would also be delicious with milk chocolate if preferred.

Tips and Tricks

Not in the mood for chocolate chips? Change it up with different mix ins. There are all tasty additions (or substitutions) to this pizza cookie:

  • Chopped nuts
  • M&Ms
  • White chocolate chips
  • Toffee bits
  • Butterscotch morsels
  • Caramel candies

You can also change up the cookie dough!

Try using peanut butter cookie dough instead (with or without chocolate chips)!

Step by step photos showing how to make a pizookie.

Serve your perfect Pizookie right out of the pan! Add your favorite toppings and dig into decadence.

Here are some of our favorite toppings.

  • Cookies and Cream ice cream
  • Chocolate drizzle
  • Caramel sauce
  • Hot fudge sauce
Chocolate chip cookie in a cast iron skillet.

Recipe FAQs

What kind of skillet do I need for a Pizookie?

I made this pizookie in an 8- inch cast iron skillet. A 9-inch skillet can also be used, the cookie may just cook a little faster.

Can I make this ahead of time?

You can totally make the cookie dough ahead of time and let it chill in the fridge until ready to bake! I would recommend baking this just before serving. It’s best served warm, so I let it cool in the pan for just a few minutes, until it’s ready to slice.

Can I use dark brown sugar instead of light brown?

Yes, dark brown sugar gives the cookie a richer caramel flavor. Either type of brown sugar will work in this pizookie recipe.

Can I make this without a cast iron skillet?

You can use a cake pan or other oven safe skillet. The edges may not get the same crispiness that cast iron gives the pizookie but the flavor will be delicious all the same.

Gooey skillet cookie with spoons and ice cream.
Yield: 6 servings

Pizookie Recipe

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

The best ever Pizookie recipe takes homemade chocolate chip cookie dough and bakes it in a cast iron skillet. With crisped edges and a soft center, this is one swoon worthy dessert. Add a scoop of vanilla ice cream for the perfect finish.


  • ½ cup unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon Baking Soda
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


    1. Preheat the oven to 350 F. Spray either a pie plate or 8” cast iron skillet.
    2. In a large bowl and mixer, mix together the butter and brown sugar until smooth.
    3. Add the egg, vanilla, flour, baking soda, and salt and mix again until everything is mixed
    4. Fold in the chocolate chips.
    5. Press the batter in the pie plate or cast iron skillet until it is evenly distributed.
    6. Bake in oven for 25-30 minutes.
    7. Enjoy warm with some ice cream!


  • You could also use a 9-inch springform pan like we do with our Easter Cookie Cake. However, it's harder to eat warm while in that pan.
  • See blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 scoop

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 471Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 15gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 9gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 234mgCarbohydrates: 61gFiber: 2gSugar: 38gProtein: 5g

*Nutrition facts are an estimate and not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietitian for special diet advice.

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About Aimee

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Posted on May 10, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. Well this was so easy to make. And our family loved gathering around and eating it out of the skillet. I love the soft center but my husband and sons are totally fans of the crispy edges. Something for everyone!

  2. Yummy! This was by far my teens favorite recipe! Such a big hit here and I can’t wait to make this again! So quick and easy too!

  3. I love to make this for my husband and I, so delicious and fun to share! I am all about the gooey center and he loves the edges!

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