Chocolate Chip Pizookie (Cookie Pizza!)

16 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza with warm melted chocolate chips, caramel and cookie dough baked in a cast iron skillet and topped with ice cream.

Fresh baked cookies may be the perfect dessert, and this cookie pizza takes cookies to the next level. If you love this pizookie you’ll love other cookies on the site including Peanut Butter Blossoms, Turtle Cookies and Hershey’s Kiss Cookies.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza slice on plate with ice cream

Chocolate Chip Pizookie may sound like a made up name but the concept of pizza shaped deep dish skillet cookies should make you and your guests smile with excitement as soon as you see the skillet come out of the oven golden brown. This is the perfect deep dish cookie pizza to help you and your friends with your game day celebrations. Top it with Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream and Hot Fudge or Salted Caramel Sauce to take a giant chocolate chip cookie recipe to the next level.

This cookie is crispy on the outside, fully cooked yet still molten on the inside and with a scoop of ice cream you will not regret the extra cooking time you waited instead of just baking a batch of normal cookies. This is the perfect dessert to finish off a homemade pizza party at home.

The idea of this Chocolate Caramel Pizookie is that it’s basically like a molten cookie for a crowd. By using a cast iron skillet you also retain a lot of the heat when it comes out of the oven, so even if your crowd finishes eating pizza at different times, the Chocolate Caramel Pizookie will stay perfectly warm (just keep it covered with a piece of foil) for 15-20 minutes.

Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza Collage of dough preparation

How to Make Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 10 inch cast iron skillet with baking spray.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar on high in your stand mixer until pale and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add in the vanilla and eggs and combine on medium speed until fully incorporated.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, salt until just combined then fold in the chocolates.
  • Put half the cookie dough into your cast iron skillet, sprinkle in the chocolate covered caramels then cover with the rest of the cookie dough and bake for , covered with foil, then uncover and bake for an additional .
Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza Collage of baking steps

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I make a Cookie Dough Pizooki?

If you like the unbaked chocolate chip cookie dough flavor, cook for 20 minutes uncovered. The outside will be crisp and the inside will be undercooked like a warm chocolate sauce.

What kinds of chocolate can I use for Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza?

Add 4 kinds of chocolate chips including white chocolate, milk chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate and dark chocolate to make this cookie pizza the ultimate chocolate experience.

How do I make a Chocolate Peanut Butter Pizooki?

Add a layer of peanut butter to the middle of the cookie dough. Or, add ½ cup peanut butter and about ¼ cup powdered sugar together and add that to the middle so it tastes like the filling of a Reese’s peanut butter cup.

How do I make an Extra Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza?

If you want to pump up the caramel filling get 2 cups of caramels and a couple of tablespoons of heavy cream and melt them in the microwave together. Then put half the cookie dough on the bottom layer, pour over the cooled caramel sauce and the rest of the cookie dough. Refrigerate again until you need to bake and the caramel layer will stay in the middle as long as you sealed all around the poured caramel.

What other flavors can I use for this Pizooki Recipe?

Want to pump up the holiday flavors? Add in some chocolate with mint filling and top with crushed candy canes for a peppermint take on this Chocolate Caramel Pizookie.

How do I make an Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Pizza?

Ditch the caramels and add in oatmeal, cinnamon, and more chocolate, nuts or raisins. This would be delicious topped with cinnamon ice cream.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

How to Store Chocolate Caramel Pizooki

  • Serve: Chocolate Caramel Pizooki is best served warm from the oven with ice cream and your favorite toppings, but if you can’t serve it right away, you can take it out of the oven a few minutes early and reheat before serving.
  • Store: Store leftover Cookie Pizza, without toppings, on the counter covered in plastic wrap for up to 5 days. If there is ice cream on top, keep in the freezer.
  • Freeze: You can freeze the baked or unbaked Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza for 2-3 months. Reheat in a 350 degree oven (or bake dough from frozen) before topping with fresh ice cream and sauces.
Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza slice on plate with ice cream and fork

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Chocolate Caramel Pizookie (Cookie Pizza!)

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza with warm melted chocolate chips, caramel and cookie dough baked in a cast iron skillet and topped with ice cream.
Yield 16 servings
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Author Sabrina Snyder

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup unsalted butter , softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar , packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chocolate covered caramel candies

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and spray a 10 inch cast iron skillet with baking spray.
  • Cream the butter, sugar and brown sugar on high in your stand mixer until pale and fluffy (2-3 minutes).
  • Add in the vanilla and eggs and combine on medium speed until fully incorporated.
  • Add in the flour, baking soda, and salt until just combined then fold in the chocolates.
  • Put half the cookie dough into your cast iron skillet, sprinkle in the chocolate covered caramels then cover with the rest of the cookie dough and bake for 20 minutes, covered with foil, then uncover and bake for an additional 10 minutes.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 46g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 111mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 410IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 1.9mg
Chocolate Caramel Cookie Pizza Collage

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About the Author: Sabrina Snyder

Sabrina is a professionally trained Private Chef of over 10 years with ServSafe Manager certification in food safety. She creates all the recipes here on Dinner, then Dessert, fueled in no small part by her love for bacon.

Sabrina Snyder is a professionally trained personal and private chef of over 10 years who is the creator and developer of all the recipes on Dinner, then Dessert.

She is also the author of the cookbook Dinner, then Dessert – Satisfying Meals Using Only 3, 5 or 7 Ingredients, published by Harper Collins.

She started Dinner, then Dessert as a business in her office as a lunch service for her coworkers who admired her lunches before going to culinary school and becoming a full time personal chef and private chef.

As a personal chef Sabrina would cook for families one day a week and cook their entire week of dinners. All grocery shopping, cooking and cleaning was done along with instructions on reheating. As a private chef she cooked for private parties and cooked in family homes in the evenings for families on a nightly basis after working as a personal chef during the day.

Sabrina has been certified as a ServSafe Manager since 2007 and was a longstanding member of the USPCA Personal Chef Association including being on the board of the Washington DC Chapter of Chefs in the US Personal Chef Association when they won Chapter of the year.

As a member of the community of food website creators Sabrina Snyder has spoken at many conferences regarding her experiences as a food writer including the Indulge Food Conference, Everything Food Conference, Haven Food Conference and IACP Annual Food Professionals Conference.

Sabrina lives with her family in sunny California.

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  1. Hi, is there anywhere you can get the chocolate covered caramel candies from, or do you have to make them yourself?

    1. If you google chocolate caramel candies you will see a number of options. Have you ever heard of Rolo chocolate caramel candy? Super easy to find and I like it! Let us know what you tried and how you liked it! Enjoy!

  2. I had to bake this for AT LEAST twice as long as the recipe called for because it was SO thick. I think half the amount of batter would be better?

    1. Absolutely! You can use an 8-9? round pan, an 8-9? pie plate, or in 4-6 small ramekins to serve individually. The edges might not get as crispy but it will still be delicious! Enjoy!

  3. Way to much vanilla. It had a medicine like taste. Other than that it was good. I would use a tsp. Vanilla next time not whole tablespoon

  4. You mention sea salt in the intro but not in the ingredients…just wondering where you use it? I love sea salt!

  5. I agree with everyone….this looks amazing…I was going to print it, but when it set up , the picture was of a pepperoni pizza….could you change that? thanks

    1. Thanks for letting me know. Not sure how it got switched but I fixed it. Fingers crossed it stays that way. 🙂

  6. Yes! I’m supposed to bring a dessert for a new year’s eve party we’re going to (just a small gathering), and I think this will be perfect to bring. Thanks for the recipe.

  7. I’ve been a pizookie fan for soooooo long, and this version looks perfect!! I’m totally going to have to make this for the kids and I 🙂

  8. This looks incredible, and so simple to make. I love how you shared ways to customize the recipe to our liking.