Pizzookies

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Pizzookies are little individual servings filled with warm gooey chocolate cookie and ice cream.  We love topping our Pizzookie with chocolate and/or caramel sauce for a knock-your-socks-off dessert that’s fancy enough for company and easy enough for a casual family treat. They can be made with 100% store-bought short cuts, or you can make any part of them with homemade recipes, we’ll provide links for all the options but they are just as delicious either way!  Scroll past recipe card for step-by-step photos and some more tips. 

baked Pizzookie

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Description

Individual servings of warm chocolate chip cookie with ice cream on top.


Ingredients

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough, homemade or store bought
Vanilla Ice cream, homemade or store bought
Chocolate sauce, homemade or store bought
Caramel Sauce, homemade or store bought

Instructions

Preheat oven to 350. Fill desired amount of ramekins (or any sort of individual sized oven safe serving vessels) a little bit more than half way with cookie dough.

Bake for about 12-14 minutes or until golden around the edges but still soft in the middle.

Remove from oven and allow to cool about 5 minutes. Top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with chocolate, or caramel or both!


Why a Pizzookie?

This dessert is for the end of the week and you’re dead tired and so very grateful for the weekend, something you can delight in while you watch all the shows you DVRed during the week.  I’ve made them with homemade cookie dough, I’ve made them with the cookie dough from Papa Murphy’s, and I’ve made them with the good ol‘ refrigerator cookie dough from the grocery store. Quite honestly? I like the dough I don’t have to make the best. These are so easy and so AMAZING that any extra effort, either in preparation or cleanup, seems to take away from their deliciousness. That being said, they’re pretty specatular taken up a knotch with homemade caramel, ice cream and fudge, so make them easy, or make them complicated, either way they’re fantastic!  We love making these for company as well because it’s easy to prep all the ramekins with dough and just keep them in the fridge.  Pop them in the oven as you’re finishing dinner and they’ll be warm and ready to go!

How to Make a Pizzookie

You can absolutely use a tub of store-bought cookie dough or make your ownIf you want to only make 2-4 pizzookies, I recommend making this easy dough from our giant cookie since it makes a smaller amount.

Chocolate Chip cookie dough

When you order a Pizzookie at a restaurant, it often comes in a mini skillet.  There are a lot of options, styles and sizes of those available on Amazon.  We often bust out the mini cast iron skillet when making one for a special occasion, or if we’re going to share, but most times we love using ramekins because they’re so easy to serve in and you don’t end up with a hot handle you have to watch out for.  There is however something fun about eating out of a skillet.  So, either way!

Fill with cookie dough

You’ll want to fill up your ramekin, or skillet, a little more than half way with cookie dough.

cookie dough in ramekins
Bake them in the oven till the cookie dough is puffed and set on the edges but remember you want the inside super soft so don’t over-bake!
baked pizzookie

Top your Pizzookie with Ice Cream!

Let them cool for about 5 minutes (you want them warm, but not screaming hot) and then you’ll be ready to scoop ice cream over the top and drizzle chocolate or caramel (or both!) over the top.
baked cookie in ramekin
The BEST part about a pizzookie is that bite of warm cookie with the cold ice cream melting into it.
baked Pizzookie
baked pizzookie recipeThis is an absolute family favorite (often requested at birthdays) in our home and I bet it will be in yours, too!  If you make these, share a photo on Instagram and tag @Kate_OurBestBites and @Sara_OurBestBites so we can see!

Here are some recipes you might like to use with your Pizzookies!

Homemade Cookie Dough
Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream
Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce
Homemade Caramel

90 comments

  1. I have had this before but I have microwaved the cookie dough! It is not as good that way, BUT it only takes 45 seconds and there are just some days when 45 seconds is all you have to spare!! Those seem to be the days when I need cookies most, so I am all about the microwave version!

  2. Yummity Yum Yum Yum…

    I made these when you first told me about them. I totally agree about the store-bought cookie dough- when it’s covered in ice cream and chocolate and caramel, you’re not gonna know (or care) that it’s not homemade! I think this is a perfect no-fuss dessert.

  3. YUM ! There is no dessert more perfect, I think.

    artificial vanilla is my first choice. America’s Test Kitchen couldn’t tell the difference, and that’s good enough reason to believe that neither can my dinner guests.

  4. This looks fabulous! My family is certain to agree. I am headed to the store to get what I need for these tasty treats. Friday nights are perfect for something like this. Thanks!

  5. What a cute idea! I love my little ramekins, but hardly use them. This is a perfect little dessert using ingredients that I love. I can’t wait to try it!!

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