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The original Pizookie cookie pie is utterly irresistible! Ooey, gooey and warm cookie topped with vanilla ice cream makes a perfect dessert.

A Pizookie will surely be a fast family favorite with its soft warm center, crispy cookie edges, and creamy Vanilla Ice Cream on top. For more cookie creations, check out our Chocolate Chip Cookie Cake and yummy Cookie Bars.

Pizookie recipe close up with three scoops of vanilla ice cream on top.

BJ’s Restaurants is one of my family’s favorite places to eat and you can often find us gathering there to celebrate someone’s birthday. One of the reasons we love this place is its famous Pizookie. 

What is a Pizookie? A Pizookie is a cookie baked in a large circle like a pizza.

You whip up your favorite cookie dough and bake it in a cast iron skillet. The cookie is nice and crisp on the edges and deliciously gooey in the center. Then, you top it with a generous pile of ice cream.

Could a cookie lover want anything more?!

Pizookie cough dough mixed in a metal bowl.

How to Make a Pizookie

You will LOVE this easy Pizookie recipe. It whips up in no time at all!

WET INGREDIENTS. In a large bowl, cream butter, oil, and sugars. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.

DRY INGREDIENTS. Add remaining ingredients and stir.

BAKE. Press the cookie mixture into a greased 8-9 inch pan or cast iron skillet. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 min. Serve immediately with a scoop or three of Vanilla Ice Cream.

Individual Pizookies

To make individual Pizookies, divide the dough into ramekins, mini pie pans, or individual pizza cookie skillets. Press the dough to about 1/2-1″ thick.

Reduce the bake time to about 6-8 minutes at 350°F, or until the edges have turned golden brown and the center is still gooey. 

Pizookie cookie dough pressed in an iron skillet.

Recipe Tips

Make it easy. For a quicker and easier dessert, grab a package of cookie dough from the store to use. 

Don’t overbake. The edges should be browned and crisp while the middle is soft and gooey.

Variations

There are SOOO many ways to change Homemade Pizookies up, but here are a few of our favorites:

  • Chips. Use butterscotch chips, milk, dark or semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, M&M’s, or Reeses Pieces.
  • Nuts. Add nuts like macadamia, walnuts, or almonds.
  • Candy. Mix in chopped candies like Kit Kat, Reese’s cups, Rolos, or Butterfinger.
  • Sauce. Drizzle on Hot Fudge Sauce or Caramel Sauce.
  • Ice cream. Use your favorite flavor of ice cream.
  • Cookie flavor. Use your favorite cookie dough recipe like Peanut Butter or Sugar Cookies. Keep the thickness to about 1 inch and watch the bake time.
  • Double it up! Combine two types of cookie dough – ½ the pan chocolate chip cookie recipe and ½ the pan peanut butter cookie dough.
Homemade pizookie recipe cooked in an iron skillet.

Storing Info

Make ahead of time. Prep this Pizookie Dessert ahead of time:

  • Dough: Premake the dough and keep it stored in the fridge for 1-3 days or freeze it for up to 3 months. Form the dough into a ball or log and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. If freezing it, wrap it again with aluminum foil. 
  • Baked: Once the dough has been baked, keep the cookie in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

STORE. If you did not add ice cream to the top of the Pizookie Recipe, it can be stored at room temperature for up to 3 days. Cover tightly or store in an airtight container. 

Once the ice cream has been added it’s more difficult to store. Scrape off any ice cream and place the remaining cookie in an airtight container. Place it in the fridge for 1-2 days.

It may become a bit soggy due to any melted ice cream left behind, but since the middle was already supposed to gooey you may not notice it too much. 

To reheat: Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the Pizookie in a skillet or pan and heat for 4-5 minutes, or until warm. 

Pizookie recipe topped with three scoops of vanilla ice cream.

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5 from 21 votes

Pizookie Recipe

By: Lil’ Luna
The original Pizookie cookie pie is utterly irresistible! Ooey, gooey and warm cookie topped with vanilla ice cream makes a perfect dessert.
Servings: 8
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 18 minutes
Total: 23 minutes

Ingredients 

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Instructions 

  • Cream butter, oil, and sugars. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
  • Add remaining ingredients. Press into a greased 8-9 inch pan or cast iron skillet.
  • Bake at 350°F for 18-22 min.

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Nutrition

Calories: 393kcal, Carbohydrates: 63g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g, Monounsaturated Fat: 2g, Trans Fat: 0.3g, Cholesterol: 46mg, Sodium: 256mg, Potassium: 112mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 44g, Vitamin A: 327IU, Vitamin C: 0.2mg, Calcium: 78mg, Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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My name is Kristyn and I’m the mom of SIX stinkin’ cute kids and the wife to my smokin’ hot hubby, Lo. My mom’s maiden name is Luna, and I’m one of the many crafty “Lil’ Lunas” in the fam. On this site I like to share all things creative - from recipes to home decor to gifts and home decor ideas. Welcome!

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25 Comments

  1. Whitney Fuller says:

    5 stars
    Best recipe! Chewy and gooey at the same time!

  2. HP says:

    5 stars
    Our teen has made this recipe twice and it is incredibly delicious! Thank you!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      You’re welcome! I’m so glad you all enjoy the pizookies!

  3. Matt K says:

    5 stars
    Fantastic! Everything we have tried from Lil Luna is amazing!

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Thank you! So so happy to hear that!

  4. Jaimi says:

    Can you make this recipe with all butter instead of the vegetable oil?

    1. Lil'Luna Team says:

      Yes, I’m sure you can!

      1. Kay says:

        have you tried it with all vegetable oil? (for my vegan relatives 🙂

      2. Lil'Luna Team says:

        I haven’t. But if you do, you’ll have to let us know how it turns out. You can also use any vegan cookie dough recipe (if you have one you know and love) and then follow the rest of the steps to make a pizookie. You’ll just bake that cookie dough in the skillet or cast iron pan.

  5. Connie B says:

    Say, I like the idea of individual portions with ramekins. Great for the grandkids! How many individual servings for this recipe?

    Keep up the great work there in the kitchen!

    Connie

    1. LilLunaTeam says:

      Thanks Connie! You could get 8 individual servings out of this recipe. Here are some instructions on how to divide it: If you want to make individual pizookies you can divide the dough into ramekins or mini pie pans. Press the dough to about ½-1″ thick. Then bake at 350°F for about 6-8 minutes, or until the edges have browned and the center is still gooey.

  6. Kayla Merrill says:

    5 stars
    A perfect treat for the family to share.

  7. Lauren says:

    5 stars
    My very fave dessert! Thanks for sharing your yummy version!