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.


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.

For more More DessertS:

Pizookie Recipe

5 from 16 votes
The original Pizookie cookie pie is utterly irresistible! Ooey, gooey and warm cookie topped with vanilla ice cream makes a perfect dessert.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 393 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna



  • 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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  1. 5 stars
    You better believe I order a pizookie any time a restaurant has them & making them at home is our favorite!! Super easy & nothing better than a warm cookie with ice cream!

  2. 5 stars
    Can’t go wrong with a pazookie! So yummy with chocolate chip cookie dough and vanilla ice cream. Love it! So easy to make too.

  3. 5 stars
    My husband and I make these for our date night when we put our son to bed. It’s the best to eat together and just enjoy some alone time with something so yummy.

  4. 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!


    1. 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.

        1. 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.