Before you start thinking, “What in the world is a pizookie?” let me explain. A pizookie combines two words, pizza and cookie, to describe a cookie the size of a pizza. In other words it’s a giant cookie, or in this case, a giant chocolate chip cookie. My boyfriend, (and photographer) Patrick, has been wanting to make a pizookie for a long time, so we decided to make one last night. It turned out quite nicely and has barely survived the night (the last two slices were eaten the next day). And one of the best parts of the pizookie is that the slices are in the perfect shape for dipping in a glass of cold milk 😉 You can dip the entire cookie without getting your fingers into it. Also did I mention that it’s less of a hassle to make seeing as you don’t have to divide the dough into smaller sized balls of dough? You basically mix the ingredients together, gather the dough into a huge ball and flatten it into a disc on a large baking sheet or pie pan and pop it in the oven! How simple is that? For this, I just used the chocolate chip cookie recipe from my Williams-Sonoma Kids cookbook. Alright, let’s get started!
Ingredients:-1 cup plus 2 tbsp AP flour -1/2 tsp baking soda -1/4 tsp salt -1/2 cup unsalted butter (softened) -1/3 cup granulated sugar -1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar -1 egg -1 tsp vanilla extract -1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees (178 C) and grease your baking sheet (you can also use pie pans if you want a perfectly circular pizookie)
- Mix together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium mixing bowl and set aside.
- Combine the butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large mixing bowl. Add in the egg and vanilla, beating until the mixture is smooth and creamy. Gradually add in the flour mixture and beat until well blended. Fold in the chocolate chips (tip: lightly coat the chocolate chips in flour to keep them from sinking to the bottom of the dough.)
- Gather the dough into a large ball and place it on the greased baking sheet or pie pan. If using a baking sheet flatten the dough into a large circular shape. If using a pie pan, flatten the dough until it evenly covers the bottom of the pan.
- Bake the pizookie for about 15 to 18 minutes (or until an inserted toothpick comes out clean).
- Let the pizookie cool for a few minutes, cut it into slices and serve with a scoop of ice cream and a glass of milk (unless of course you don’t feel the need to share, in that case plop a couple of scoops of ice cream in the center and enjoy!)
You can definitely alter this recipe to fit your own cookie needs. So if chocolate chip isn’t your thing, then go and make a giant snickerdoodle/sugar cookie/peanut butter/gingerbread pizookie. I’m sure you can make a pizookie with any type of cookie. I’m kind of tempted to make a chocolate-mint pizookie myself 😉
Hugs and puppies!