Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

That easy recipe for classic chocolate chip cookie pizza! Makes a giant cookie pizza perfect for sharing. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

But seriously, why do any other desserts exist?

That easy recipe for classic chocolate chip cookie pizza! Makes a giant cookie pizza perfect for sharing. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Part pizza part cookie all pizookie (I love saying that out loud) all magnificent. Chocolate chip cookie pizza isn’t anything new or groundbreaking, but it certainly deserves a spot on our dessert tables and certainly will be the forerunner for any and every party I bake for this summer. Because it feeds a crowd and because it’s a freaking pizza that is a cookie!!!

I’ve baked 3 of them within the past few weeks. Twice to test things out on a couple different pizza pans and one this weekend. We celebrated my niece’s birthday over the weekend–by camping in the backyard heck yeah– and I made a cookie pizza complete with rainbow sprinkles and candles for the birthday girl. Served it all sliced up on paper plates with milk for dipping. The milk was all Kevin’s idea and while I wanted to serve the slices with vanilla ice cream (keep scrolling!), I’ve gotta hand it to him– they’re the perfect shape for dunking right into your cup of milk.

Kevin takes milk and cookies very seriously. He literally sprinted inside to get the milk faster than he’s ever run before. Love that man.

Giant chocolate chip cookie pizza on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Giant chocolate chip cookie pizza on sallysbakingaddiction.com

I’m excited to share this chocolate chip cookie pizza recipe with you today because it’s bringing an older recipe back to life. These soft chocolate chip cookies, published almost 4 YEARS AGO OMG, hold a very special place in my heart. They’re incredibly soft in the centers and all around the edges thanks in major part to the cornstarch and higher ratio of brown sugar to white sugar. But the bonus is that you can keep the cookies in the oven just a few minutes longer to obtain that crispier edge– all while the centers remain soft. Cookie miracles, they are.

And the same goes for a cookie pizza too. You can bake just a few minutes longer for a crispier slice o’ cookie!

Using this cookie dough to make a cookie pizza is 99.9% easier than using it to make cookies. It cuts down on about 2 hours of your time because (1) you don’t have to chill the cookie dough and (2) you don’t have to roll any individual cookies. All you do is make the cookie dough and press onto a pizza pan. And since the cookie pizza is a thin layer, it takes a short amount of time to bake and a short amount of time to cool.

So yes, a pizza pan is the quickest way to get your chocolate chip cookie fix. Who knew! Unless you bought baked chocolate chip cookies from the Wegman’s bakery and if so, I will never ever judge you because they are the best chocolate chip cookies on the planet. Wegmans bakery, WHAT is your secret!!

That easy recipe for classic chocolate chip cookie pizza! Makes a giant cookie pizza perfect for sharing. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

There were 12 of us on Saturday night and only 1 slice leftover. It was the perfect ending to our BBQ because a slice dunked in milk was big enough to satisfy, but not quite as filling as a sugarbomb piece of birthday cake.

That easy recipe for classic chocolate chip cookie pizza! Makes a giant cookie pizza perfect for sharing. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

Ice cream, chocolate syrup, and sprinkles may tell a different story however.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour
  • Yield: serves 10-14
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Easier than rolling individual cookies and no cookie dough chilling. Chocolate chip cookie pizza is perfect for sharing!


Ingredients

  • 2 cups (250g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (aka cornflour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup (1.5 sticks or 170g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) packed light or dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup (50g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/4 cup (225g) semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease your pizza pan.
  2. Whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  3. Using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, cream the butter and both sugars together on medium speed until smooth, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and beat on high until combined, about 1 minute. Scrape down the sides and bottom of the bowl as needed. Add the vanilla extract, then mix on high until combined.
  4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. With the mixer running on low speed, add the chocolate chips. Dough will be thick and soft.
  5. Transfer the cookie dough to the pizza pan and flatten out with your fingers or a rubber spatula until the edges reach the sides (or just about to the sides).
  6. Bake for 22-25 minutes or until puffed and lightly browned on top. If you want the cookie pizza a little crispier on the edges, bake for a couple extra minutes. Allow the cookie pizza to cool on the pan set on a wire rack before slicing. Cover leftovers and store at room temperature for 2-3 days or in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Notes

  1. Make Ahead & Freezing Instructions: Prepare cookie dough through step 4. Cover dough tightly with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and chill for up to 3 days in the refrigerator or freezer for up to 3 months in the freezer. If freezing, thaw in the refrigerator before continuing with the next step.
  2. Just for Fun: Right after I take the cookie pizza out of the oven, I press a few chocolate chips into the top while it’s still warm. This is really just for looks. And extra chocolate!
  3. Birthday Cookie Cake: I mix in about 2/3 cup (127g) of sprinkles with the chocolate chips for the birthday version pictured below. Be sure not to mix nonpareils (the little balls) into the cookie dough because they may bleed their color. They’re perfect for sprinkling on top before or after baking though.
  4. Special Tools: 12-inch pizza pan (one with a lip so there’s no spill over the edges– I like this one and this one)

Keywords: cookie pizza, chocolate chip cookie pizza

For a denser, chewier chocolate chip cookie pizza you can use my chewy chocolate chunk cookie dough instead. Same bake time, same oven temperature. The result is definitely a richer tasting cookie pizza, but I find the pizza spreads and thins out more because of the melted butter and, as a result, the slices aren’t as compact.

Happy birthday, Trinity!

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Easy and quick homemade recipe for chocolate chip cookie pizza! Makes a giant cookie pizza perfect for sharing. Recipe on sallysbakingaddiction.com

154 Comments

  1. I think I should try this immediately, I have a question though why corn flour and  what does it do to the recipe?

  2. This cookie pizza looks soo amazing, Sally! I’m going to have trouble keeping these slices small! And of course, how can I resist adding ice cream on top? The perfect summer treat.

  3. I’m sure your niece loved her cookie pizza! It looks amazing 🙂 And it’s so weird that small, big, or differently shaped versions of foods always taste better…so big triangle cookies are extra wonderful 🙂

  4. Cookie pizza is the best birthday treat. So much better than cake! And dipping it in milk is GENIUS. Kevin’s a smart cookie…no pun intended!

  5. Wegmans always comes through with the baked goods…I just had their cherry pie last night! But this looks amazing. My boyfriend is the same way about his cookies, he takes them VERY seriously. Like he has no problem burning his mouth on hot cookies. This cookie pizza makes me think of him!

  6. Sounds like you had a great time this weekend, This sounds so simple and good. I have always been such a fan of cookie pizza, In high school, I used to make a sugar cookie pizza topped with mini marshmallows and chopped candy pieces. Now as an adult I can see myself make a from scratch pizookie base and adding “toppings” from there. Thanks for the reminder,

  7. I grew up hating cake, so I’ve had lots of cookie (and brownie!) pizzas for my birthdays, and this one looks like a total winner! I love your chocolate chip cookie recipe, so why not make it into one big cookie? 🙂 Crisp edges with a soft center, covered in melty ice cream? Yes, please!

  8. This looks literally perfect 🙂 I couldn’t agree with you more; why does any other dessert even exist?!

  9. Sally, I’ve been making cookie pizza for years. It is a crowd pleaser. After the cookie pizza cools, I spread on a thickened vanilla pudding leaving a border of “crust” (use less milk than package says and substitute cream for some of the milk) and refrigerate it. Before serving I cover the top with concentric circles of beautiful fruits, ie strawberry slices, blueberries, kiwi slices, star fruit slices and mandarin oranges (yes, from the can – dried on a paper towel.) It is picture perfect and gets gobbled up. Leftovers can get a little soggy in the fridge – but when are there ever leftovers?!

    1. I love fruit toppings on cookie crusts! I love your trick for thickening the vanilla pudding too- thanks for sharing!

  10. OMG!!! This could not have come at a better time.  Wednesday is my oldest granddaughter’s eleventh birthday birthday she asked me to make her cake, some of my 8 grandchildren don’t eat cake with frosting so this will be a great alternative.   Thank you.

  11. Those other desserts really don’t stand a chance! Oh Sally, the second I saw this post, my eyes just got so big! Kinda like my two year old nephew when he sees Transformers, pizza, and an ice cream sundae all at once (a commercial). LOL.
    So funny that you brought up your legendary soft chocolate chip cookies recipe. I was debating between making those and your inside out cookies for my brother-in-law this weekend (as a very tasty thank you for a favor he did for me). I’ll email you on how it all turned out (once I get through this giant pile of work–argggh!)
    Meanwhile, pizookie slice –> perfect for dunking in milk? OH YES.
    Have a great week, Sally! Already looking forward to the next post 🙂

  12. Sally-
    My pizza pans have venting wholes on the bottom. Will that affect this cookie? I would love to have another use for my pizza pan!

  13. Growing up, I ALWAYS requested a cookie cake on my birthday because I hated icing (I have since outgrown that haha). But I still love a good cookie cake. With some red, white, and blue accents, I think this will become my 4th of July dessert!

  14. That looks amazing!! I’m pregnant and have gestational diabetes, but I live vicariously through your website! I still want to make this for my family because I know it will make them smile. I don’t have a pizza pan anymore; will a baking sheet work?

  15. Hi, greetings from the UK – it’s amazing how different the cakes are from the ones we have here and yours are sensational – every one is a hit and cookie pizza looks amazing.
    Regardless of what I make for dinner, pizza is still king and now we have a dessert version. Perfect

  16. I’m surprised you had ANY leftover slices of this! My small family celebrations usually consist of about 8 people and we all would’ve gobbled this up so fast. It’s a nice little dessert for a birthday, isn’t it, when you don’t feel like/don’t have time to make a cake. Question: how do you think this recipe would work “deep-dish” style? If I doubled it and baked it in a 9-inch round pan for 40 minutes, do you think that would work? Thanks. Deep-dish or not, I’m going to try this. That chocolate chip cookie recipe is one of my favourites & I’ve made it so many times 🙂

    1. The name time may be a little longer just because you’ll have A LOT of dough, but it will work just fine! And be outrageous by the way. YUM.

  17. Hi Sally! I don’t have a round pizza pan – would an equivalent sized rectangle pan (maybe a jelly roll pan) work for this?

  18. There are few things more amazing in life than a good chocolate chip cookie, and this one looks to die for!
    www.sprinklesandsaturdays.com

  19. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! I’m a big fan of cookie cakes (and cookie pies, who are we kidding?!) but these are so easy to bring to parties and are totally a hit every time. I piped chocolate frosting onto the edges and wrote ‘happy birthday’ on one once and people were so impressed. I love your sprinkle version – everything is better with sprinkles!!!

  20. This looks so yummy – do you think it would be ok to bake it on a vented pizza pan(one with holes in the bottom)?

  21. Looks amazing. Would this work in a skillet? I made your pb skillet cookie last night and it was amaaaazing.

  22. Corn flour and corn starch are not the same.
    Google it and get the following:
    In the US, corn meal is coarse ground maize, corn flour is finely ground maize, and corn starch is a thickener made from refined maize starch. Quick breads are corn meal, flat breads like tortillas are corn flour, and corn starch is used in gravies and pies. We’ve also got grits, which are ground hominy (maize treated with lye).

    1. Depending where you live, cornflour can either be finely ground and untreated corn or something closer to a powdered starch. A lot of what is available online is contradicting, but white cornflour is closest to what US cornstarch is.

  23. Oh my gosh I love Wegman’s! We don’t have them out here in So Cal, but my sister enjoys shopping there in VA…and I do as well when I visit? That is a great question: why do other desserts exist?

  24. I love cookie pizza’s for parties!  Especially when they’re topped with ice cream.  Can’t wait to try this recipe.

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