Sunday, July 7, 2013

It's A Pizzookie!!

WHAT is a Pizzookie??  First of all, I love them name.  Say it out loud.  It's fun to say, just like Francisco.  I think Buddy the Elf would love to say Pizzookie.

Here's what it is:  it's a Pizza/Cookie.  Alaina came home from Arizona and raved about something called a Pizzookie.  Apparently they are quite the thing in Arizona.  You can order them at most restaurants, and they come in cast iron skillet with ice cream plopped on top.  You eat it right out of the skillet, sharing it...each man for himself.

So I've been eyeing different recipes, and found one here that sounded very similar.  I made it last night, and I do believe this will be my requested birthday dessert from this day forward.  It was delicious, and it was so fun to eat.  I pulled it out of the oven after the girls were in bed (ssshhh!) and Brad, Alex, Alaina and I happily shared it.  We may have finished off the whole thing.  It's a FUN dessert, super yummy, and will be on our regular rotation of requested desserts!

Chocolate Chip Pizzookie

1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup dark brown sugar
1/2cup white sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1+ cups chocolate chips

Melt the butter over medium heat in an 8-inch cast iron skillet.  When the butter is melted, add the sugars and whisk together in the skillet.  When the sugar is all incorporated and melted into the butter, remove the skillet from the heat and set aside to cool for 5 minutes.  In a small bowl, whisk the egg.  Add a spoonful of the hot sugar/butter mixture to the egg and whisk well (to temper the egg so it doesn't scramble when you add it to the skillet.)  Whisk the egg into the skillet mixture and blend well.  Add the flour, baking soda, and salt.  Stir carefully with a wooden spoon to incorporate.  Mix in the vanilla and the chocolate chips.  (I used 1/2 dark chocolate, 1/2 semi-sweet, probably a bit more than 1 cup total.  Some of the chocolate will begin to melt in the hot mixture, don't worry about that.  Just mix it in well...the gooier the better!)  Spread the mixture evenly across the skillet, and put it into a 350 degree oven for 15-20 minutes, or until the edges lightly brown and the center seems set.

Remove from the oven and let set about 5 - 10 minutes.  Scoop vanilla ice cream right in the center, hand out spoons and dig in!!

This would be so much fun for a family dessert, a date-night dessert, a girls' night dessert...anything!


  1. Oh darn! I gave all my cast iron skillets away when I moved!!

    A. Claudia

  2. I think we should have one of these soon. One of my favorite things ever!!!