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Warm, gooey chocolate chip cookie cake made in a large cast-iron skillet. This “pizookie” cake is made to share with loads of warm melted chocolate and topped with vanilla ice cream.
What is a Pizookie?
Over the Christmas holiday, we traveled back to America and had the pleasure of eating at BJ’s Restaurants and Brewhouse. They coined the term Pizookie which is a giant classic chocolate chip cookie served warm with ice cream. Since returning to the Netherlands, I’ve been craving their Pizookie so I created this skillet cookie cake to help fill the craving.
Pizza + Cookie = Pizookie
How to Make a Skillet Cookie Cake
I used my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe for this skillet cookie cake. The mix of white and brown sugar makes the cookie super soft and chewy. For this skillet cookie cake, I did half chocolate chips and half chocolate chunks (from a chocolate bar). Then I topped it with more chunks of chocolate and a little sea salt.
To get started:
Combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch)
Cream together the room temperature butter and sugars
Add the vanilla and egg
Add the dry ingredients
- Add the chocolate
Chill while preheating
How to Serve the Cookie Cake
Serve this skillet cookie cake warm and share it with friends. It can also be sliced if you prefer not to share. I think it really depends on how you want to serve it. I suggest you grab your spoons and dig in!
I baked it in a 9″ cast iron skillet. I love cooking with cast iron because it holds heat consistenly. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, you could bake this in a cake pan, pie dish or a spring form pan. Depending on the size of your pan, you may have to adjust your baking time so just watch it closely.
Skillet Cookie Cake
- 1 1/2 cups flour (210 g)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
- 1 stick + 2 tablespoons of butter (135 g)
- 3/4 cup brown sugar (150 g)
- 1/4 cup white sugar (55 g)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 1 large egg
- 1 1/3 cup chocolate chips/chunks (plus a little more for topping) 200 g
- Sprinkle of sea salt (optional)
- In a medium bowl, combine the dry ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt and cornstarch)
- In another bowl, cream together the room temperature butter and sugars
- Add egg and vanilla
- Add the dry ingredients
- Add the chocolate chips
- Chill in the fridge while you preheat oven to 350 degrees (175 c)
- Spray with non-stick baking spray and press the dough into the skillet.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes. If it starts to brown too early, place a sheet of aluminum foil over the top.