It is National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day and you are in for an extra special treat!  Pizookie‘s are the ULTIMATE cookie and I am giving you my recipe for a Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie that is perfect to serve family style.  Just set it on the table, give everyone a fork and dig right in!

Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie served family style

What is a Pizookie?

A pizookie might just be the very best invention EVER!  Anything that is a combination of a pizza, cookie and ice cream has to be.  It has been made famous by BJ’s Resturant and Brewhouse.  The best news is that now you can make this Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie in the comfort of your own home.

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Baking it in a cast iron skillet {see how to season yours here} is an awesome option.  It is basically a deep dish Chocolate Chip Cookie.  Served warm with cold ice cream, the combination of cool and hot gives it an extra special element.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie

Breaking Eggs Into a Separate Bowl

I have been baking for 30+ years {how is that even possible} and I still break my eggs in a separate bowl before adding them too anything I make.  It is such a good idea!  You never know when you might get a bad egg or piece of shell.  It doesn’t matter how great of an “egg cracker” you are, it happens.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizookie Dough

The cookie dough is pretty basic.  All of the same ingredients that you would normally put in a chocolate chip cookie.  Begin with the softened butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla.  Mix it for a couple of minutes because you want it to be light and fluffy.  {Find all of my Cookie Baking Basics here.}

Then add the dry ingredients and mix until just combined.  It is so important to not over mix at this point.  The more air you incorporate into the dough, the more it will rise and then fall.  That isn’t quite so critical with a cookie baked in a skillet but such a good habit to get into when you are making a batch of my favorite Soft Chocolate Chunk Cookies.

Deciding to use both milk and semi-sweet baking chips is such an excellent idea.  The milk chocolate chips are milder and really melt right into the cookie, in contrast to the semi-sweet which holds it shape.

How to Bake a Chocolate Chip Pizookie?

Once the chips are mixed into the dough, dump it into your greased skillet.  Spread it out into an even layer and bake at 325 degrees for 25-30 minutes.  

You do not want to over bake the cookie.  One of the best parts of a pizookie is the center.  It is a little gooey yet cooked through.  Combined with the cool ice cream, it is my very favorite bite.

You can tell that it is done when the top is golden brown and the middle of the cookie is set.  I added a few more of both milk and semi-sweet chips to the top of the pizookie and lightly pressed them into the cookie.  One can NEVER have enough chocolate.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie

Then to complete the magic, the addition of ice cream.  I went with French Vanilla but if your family prefers something else, then by all means, use that.  You could also get crazy with chocolate sauce or caramel but I personally like it just like this.  Call me simple but I promise you that “just like this” is pretty phenomenal.

Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie

Then, just when I though I couldn’t love a cookie more, Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie is born.  Sharing it with family or friends only makes it even sweeter.  

Put this baby in the oven while you are eating dinner tonight and then dig in.  I promise you this…there isn’t a better way to celebrate National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day.

Chocolate Chip Skillet PizookieI also wanted to share with you my new FAVORITE ice cream scoop.  It was in the awesome swag bag I received from the Everything Food Conference.

I have to admit that it looked a little strange but once I used it…I was hooked.

It scoops perfectly and releases a perfect round mountain of ice cream.  Heavenly!

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Chocolate Chip Skillet Pizookie

A GIANT chocolate chip cookie, baked in a cast iron skillet, served with ice cream and ate with friends.

Course Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter {softened}
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 lg eggs
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 325° and spray a 10" skillet {I prefer cast iron} with non-stick spray.

  2. Cream together the softened butter, both sugars, eggs and vanilla. Mix until light in color and fluffy in texture. It will take about 3 minutes.

  3. Add flour, baking soda and salt. Mix to just combine and then stir in both kinds of chocolate chips.

  4. Put all of the cookie dough into your prepared skillet and spread into an even layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes {ovens vary} or until it is golden brown and the middle is set but still slightly gooey. Remove from oven, top with vanilla ice cream and serve family style.

Recipe Notes

  • If the cookie seems to be getting too brown during baking, cover with foil for the last part of baking.

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10″ Cast Iron Skillet