Dessert | June 17, 2021

Cast Iron Skillet Cookie

A copycat of the “pizookie” from BJ’s restaurant. A warm cookie straight out of the oven that is topped with ice cream? Yes please!  This Cast Iron Skillet Cookie is the ultimate dessert, and easier to create than you think!  Let us show you how!

Cast Iron Skillet Cookie in a cast iron skillet, topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

What is a Cast Iron Skillet Cookie?

This is a copycat of a popular dessert at the restaurant B.J.’s.  They call it a pizookie, because it resembles a deep dish pizza in cookie form.  A casting iron skillet cookie is just what is sounds like – a cookie made in a skillet.  It is topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.

An overhead shot of two Cast Iron Skillet Cookie on a marble counter.

What Do I Need To Add To My Grocery List TO Make a Cast Iron Skillet Cookie?

For this recipe you’ll need the following:

  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips in various sizes (chunk, morsels, minis)

Ingredients needed to make a pizookie.

How Do You Make a Cast Iron Skillet Cookie?

The secret to those crispy edges and soft center in a skillet cookie is melting your butter before creating your recipe.  I know it sounds crazy – because melted butter in a regular cookie will create pancake flat cookies.  But melted butter in a skillet cookie is perfection.

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In your kitchenaid stand mixer combine butter and sugars and cream together.

2. Add eggs and vanilla, mix to combine.

Hot to make pizookie batter.

3. Add flour.

4. Sprinkle in salt, and baking soda. Mix until combined.

Hot to make pizookie batter.

4. Stir in chocolate chips.

6. Divide into thirds and smooth each portion into an 8.5 inch skillet. Bake for 18-20 minutes until center is set and edges are golden. See notes for different baking times based on skillet size.

Hot to make pizookie batter/

8. Top with ice cream and chocolate syrup.

9. Serve immediately.

An overhead shot of Cast Iron Skillet Cookie in a mini cast iron. There are two black spoons atop the cookie.

Options For Cast Iron Skillets

4 inch individual skillets – these will take about 12-14 minutes to bake.

8 inch cast iron skillet – bake for 18-20 minutes.

10 inch cast iron skillet – bake for 16-18 minutes.

A 3/4 shot of Cast Iron Skillet Cookies in mini skillets. They are set atop wooden trivets with glasses of milk in the background.

Cast Iron Skillet Cookie Q&A

Can I make these ahead?

You can make these up to 24 hours ahead.  Refrigerate in an airtight container.  Bring to room temperature before baking.

How long do skillet cookies last?

If you forgo that ice cream – skillet cookies last about 2 days. Store wrapped in plastic wrap on the counter. You can reheat by placing foil over the top and baking for 5 minutes.

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An overhead shot of Cast Iron Skillet Cookie garnished with ice cream, and chocolate chips.

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Cast Iron Skillet Cookie in a cast iron skillet, topped with ice cream and chocolate sauce.
Cast Iron Skillet Cookie
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

Gooey, Delicious family favorite deep dish chocolate chip skillet cookie

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cast iron skillet cookie, cookie skillet, extra large cookie
Servings: 24 servings
Calories: 285 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 1/2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips in various sizes (chunk, morsels, minis)
  • Ice cream and chocolate sauce for topping
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In your kitchenaid stand mixer combine butter and sugars and cream together.
  3. Add eggs and vanilla, mix to combine.
  4. Add flour, salt, and baking soda. Mix until combined.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips.
  6. Divide into thirds and smooth each portion into an 8.5 inch skillet.
  7. Bake for 18-20 minutes until center is set and edges are golden. See notes for baking times depending on skillet size.

  8. Top with ice cream and chocolate syrup.
  9. Serve immediately.
Recipe Notes

nutritional info does not include ice cream or chocolate sauce.

Options For Cast Iron Skillets

4 inch individual skillets - these will take about 12-14 minutes to bake.

8 inch cast iron skillet - bake for 18-20 minutes.

10 inch cast iron skillet - bake for 16-18 minutes.

 

Cast Iron Skillet Cookie Q&A

Can I make these ahead?

You can make these up to 24 hours ahead.  Refrigerate in an airtight container.  Bring to room temperature before baking.

How long do skillet cookies last?

If you forgo that ice cream - skillet cookies last about 2 days. Store wrapped in plastic wrap on the counter. You can reheat by placing foil over the top and baking for 5 minutes.

I love alamode desserts! Do You Have others?

Check out our:

Nutrition Facts
Cast Iron Skillet Cookie
Amount Per Serving (0.25 cup)
Calories 285 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 9g56%
Trans Fat 1g
Cholesterol 35mg12%
Sodium 149mg6%
Potassium 140mg4%
Carbohydrates 34g11%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 266IU5%
Calcium 26mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

 

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