Welcome to day three of the first annual KPC Cookie Week! This is by far the best idea I've had since I started my blog and I'm already getting excited for next year. But, before we get ahead of ourselves, let's remember the healthier snickerdoodles and the salted caramel pretzel chocolate chunk cookies that came to the blog this week!
If those two cookie recipes aren't an indication of how amazing cookie week is, let today's recipe be the winner: The BEST Ooey Gooey Chocolate Chip Pizookie!
What's a pizookie you ask? Well it's the best thing that happened to chocolate chip cookies. Basically you make a giant batch of chocolate chip cookies but instead of baking them as individual cookies, you bake the entire batch of cookie dough in a cast iron skillet into a giant skillet cookie pie. Drooling yet? Me too.
Instead of reinventing the wheel, I just adapted my original soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe a bit to make this healthy pizookie recipe. And let me tell you, my husband nearly died he was so happy. I think we at the whole thing in just 2 days!
Not only is it truly ooey gooey straight out of the oven, it's secretly healthier than most other pizookie recipes out there! Here's why:
It all starts with the best cookie dough right? We're using my original soft and chewy chocolate chip cookie recipe and modifying it just a bit. If you've ever made chocolate chip cookies before (which I'm sure you have), this pizookie recipe is pretty straightforward!
Start by creaming together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy, about 1-2 minutes. Next, mix in the egg, vanilla, and protein powder until light and fluffy, about another minute. If you're not using protein powder, just continue with the rest of the recipe.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients: flour, baking soda, and salt. The reason you want to mix these together before adding them to the wet ingredients is to ensure the leavening agents are mixed throughout the dough, not just in some parts. This way, the entire skillet cookie will bake evenly!
Now, add the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients. Mix until well combined. Fold in those chocolate chips and try not to eat all the dough!
Instead of scooping out individual cookies, just dump all the cookie dough into a greased 12" cast iron skillet. If you don't have one, I highly suggest getting one! It's well worth the splurge. But, if you don't have one, you can just use a 9x13 baking dish.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. If you like a slightly underdone, extra gooey center like my husband, shoot for 20 minutes. If you prefer a well-baked cookie, shoot for 25 minutes. If you're like me and you want the happy medium, I do 22 minutes!
Here's the fun part: how do you serve and portion out the skillet cookie? You could slice into 8 giant pie slices and dig right in...or just plop some vanilla bean ice cream on top and have everyone gather around the center and eat straight out of the skillet. Both ways work!
Make sure to use vegan chocolate chips to keep this recipe dairy-free. You can also use a 1:1 gluten-free all purpose flour to make this pizookie recipe gluten-free.
I do not recommend trying to make this recipe vegan, but if you're looking for a vegan pizookie recipe, you should try this one from Food With Feeling!
Feel free to add in any other mixins you love! Some of my favorites are:
Even if you don't have any special occasions coming up, you need to make this Chocolate Chip Pizookie ASAP!! There's seriously nothing better than a giant melt-in-your-mouth skillet cookie straight out of the oven with ice cream on top!
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Baked in a cast iron skillet as a giant cookie pie, this healthy Chocolate Chip Pizookie is ooey, gooey, and secretly refined sugar free! In less than 45 minutes, you'll have the best ooey gooey skillet cookie recipe you've ever eaten.
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