What could be better than a freshly-baked cookie? That's right... a GIANT freshly-baked cookie. Imagine that warm, ooey-gooey texture extended out to the size of a small pizza.
And it's not just a size thing. Baking a chocolate chip cookie in a skillet not only gives you more cookie to enjoy, but it makes that cookie thicker and deeper, like a deep dish pizza but with COOKIE. The comparisons to pizza don't end there. Some that have noticed the parallels have taken to calling skillet cookies "pizookies" - which makes sense when you consider that with a cookie this size, you can actually divide it up into slices and eat it like you would a pizza.
The pizookie is the perfect dessert to test out when you're entertaining a small group, or want to surprise the family with a cool new dessert. Remember that it's not exactly a light snack, and will be best enjoyed when served to a group that's not already stuffed with food.
If all of this sounds good to you, the good news is there's a way to do it, and you're about to learn how.
The first thing you'll want to have on hand is the cookie container. A cast iron skillet works best for this recipe, and fortunately they aren't too expensive. But if you can't access cast iron, an oven-safe skillet will work as well. You'll want a mixing spoon you can hold comfortably, since you'll be doing a lot of stirring.
Set your oven to 325, and get that mixing spoon ready.
Bear in mind, while your skillet cookie is hot, the pieces nearest to the center will be quite soft and fragile. Keep an eye out for falling melted chocolate! (Not a bad problem to have, if you ask us.)
Now if your skillet cookie is successful and you find yourself hooked on the concept, there are plenty of variations to try out and experiment with!
Feeling adventurous? Add your favorite chocolates, candies, nuts, and other toppings to customize future pizookies in endless combinations.
Imagine the possibilities!