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


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


  • 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


  • 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!
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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

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Sara Wells

Sara Wells co-founded Our Best Bites in 2008. She is the author of three Bestselling Cook Books, Best Bites: 150 Family Favorite RecipesSavoring the Seasons with Our Best Bites, and 400 Calories or Less from Our Best Bites. Sara’s work has been featured in many local and national news outlets and publications such as Parenting MagazineBetter Homes & GardensFine CookingThe Rachel Ray Show and the New York Times.

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Questions & Reviews

  1. I just made them and posted my results. I’m in a sugar induced coma at the moment but thank you for sharing this gem!

  2. Made these! Mmmmmm, they were so gooood! I will definitely be passing along the “recipe”!

  3. This was a very dangerous recipe to learn- so fast, so easy and SO good! I don’t know why I would even both making anything else anymore! 🙂 The fudge sauce is so easy and yummy too- thanks!

  4. I must have this dessert! My how yummy it looks. It will be something I make very soon. Thanks for sharing.

  5. My mom brought me some ramekins yesterday so I promptly made these after lunch with some Papa Murphy’s cookie dough I had in the fridge. I just about died. My sis-in-law told me just the day before that she saw them on your blog and made them for a crowd with your hot fudge sauce. Apparently, everyone raved about it. Now I can see why! I liked them so much, we finished off the cookie dough and made them again tonight for dessert!! This is going to be my new favorite for SURE! Mmmmmm!

  6. I'm sooooo making this! I FINALLY made your snickerdoodle ice cream….we loved it. The only thing I changes was that I only put 1 & 1/2 tsp of cinnamon & I think I'd like to cut it down a little more. I added actual snickerdoodle cookies into mine which are cinnamony so it was almost too much. I'll definitely be making it again. Thanks!

  7. Hello! I made this Saturday with store bought tube cookie dough. And we loved them so much we made them from scratch Sunday. I’m glad we are out of ice cream or I’d be making them again today. YUMMMMMM!!!!!

  8. I made this last night and WOW was it good. I personally hate the cookie dough in the tube so I made cookie dough, it doesn’t take but five minutes anyway. I also made your hot fudge to put on top, loved it. Thanks for a totally great dessert, it’s one of my top ten now.

  9. This were incredibly yummy! So rich and terrific!
    Thanks for ALL the great recipies!

  10. Uh oh! Firehouse (our local pizza place) will miss our pizookie patronage! Pizookies at home! What a dream come true!

  11. I love you Kate! I think I gained a pound just looking at the pictures. Hey, since my oven is full of melted plastic, can you post some meal ideas that don’t require an oven?? Thanks!

  12. Oh wow, that sounds divine. I’m really wishing I had cookie dough and vanilla ice cream lying around right now.

  13. Kate! Wow! These look so good. I only have three more days of sb phase one and I am thinking of throwing in the towel for this recipe. Yum! I can’t wait to try them.

  14. Yum…can’t wait to try it! We would go to a restaurant in TX just for their cookie monster–which was similar to this!

  15. Yum! They sell these by this very name at one of our Italian restaurants here. They’re good stuff! Never thought of making it at home. Mmmmm.

  16. Sorry – I deleted my comment because of spelling errors…thanks for answering me via email!

  17. 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!

  18. oooohhh, scandalous. i’m trying this tonight! (since I already have cookie dough in the freezer for emergencies)

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. We like to use the mini brownie stones from pampered chef for individual pizzookies.

  22. 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!

  23. 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!!