The original Pizookie cookie pie is utterly irresistible. Ooey, gooey and Warm cookie topped with vanilla ice cream makes a perfect dessert.
Pizza + Cookie = Pizookie
BJ’s Restaurants is one of my family’s favorite places to eat and you can often find us gathering there to celebrate someones birthday. One of the reasons we love this place is their 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 nicely 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?!
How to Make Pizookie
CREAM. Cream butter, oil, sugars. Add eggs and beat until fluffy.
COMBINE. Add remaining ingredients.
PRESS. Press into a greased 8-9 inch pan or cast iron skillet.
BAKE & SERVE. Bake at 350°F for 18-22 min. Serve immediately with a scoop or three of vanilla ice cream.
Individual pizookies: If you want to make individual pizookies you can divide the dough into ramekins or mini pie pans. Press the dough to about 1/2-1″ thick. Then bake at 350°F for about 6-8 minutes, or until the edges have browned and the center is still gooey.
Recipe Notes + Variations
A few things we wanted to make note of for this recipe…
- For a quicker and easier dessert grab a package of cookie dough from the store to use.
- Don’t over bake: The edges should be browned and crisp while the middle is soft and gooey.
Variations: There are SOOO many ways to change this up, but here are a few of our favorites!
- Use butterscotch chips, white chocolate chips, M&M’s, or Reeses Pieces
- Add nuts like macadamia, walnuts, or almonds
- Mix in chopped candies like kit kat, reeses cups, rolos or butterfinger
- Drizzle on chocolate or caramel syrup
- Use flavored ice cream
- Combine two types of cookie dough- ½ the pan chocolate chip cookie dough and ½ the pan peanut butter cookie dough
Making Ahead, Storing + Reheating
Ahead of time: You can prep this dessert ahead of time in a couple ways:
- Dough: you can 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 you plan to freeze it, wrap it again with aluminum foil.
- Baked: Once the dough has been baked you can keep the cookie in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 3 days.
Leftovers: If you did not add ice cream to the top you can store any leftovers at room temperature for up to 3 days. Be sure to cover tightly or store in an airtight container.
Once 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 that was left behind, but since the middle was already supposed to gooey you may not notice it too much.
Reheat: Preheat the oven to 300°F. Place the pizookie in a skillet or pan and heat for 4-5 minutes, or until warm.
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- Cream butter, oil, 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.