Perfect for sharing, homemade chocolate chip cookie pizza is studded with chocolate chips, simple to prepare, and the ultimate crowd pleaser. It’s part pizza, part cookie, and 100% delicious!
Chocolate chip cookie pizza isn’t anything new or groundbreaking, but it certainly deserves a spot on our dessert tables. Why? It feeds a crowd, uses my soft chocolate chip cookies dough as the base, and is one giant cookie in pizza form! Part pizza, part cookie, all pizookie (!!), all magnificent.
Why You’ll Love This Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza
- Simple to make
- Soft and chewy centers
- Crisp, buttery edges
- Fun to decorate
- Quick– no cookie dough chilling
- Feeds a crowd
- Easy to serve
- Great for birthdays
Overview: Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza
Today’s chocolate chip cookie pizza comes together quickly and easily using pantry basics. This is a fun recipe to get kids involved with, too!
- Make the cookie dough.
- Press the cookie dough into a pizza pan.
- Bake and let cool.
Cookie Pizza Decoration Ideas
Once the cookie pizza has cooled completely, have fun decorating it! You have total creative control here– just like a chocolate chip cookie cake, but even bigger. 🙂 Here are a few ways I love to decorate cookie pizzas:
- Pipe frosting (use chocolate buttercream or vanilla buttercream)
- Dollop with whipped cream and sprinkles
- Drizzle with salted caramel or chocolate ganache
- Write a message (happy birthday!) with a piping tip and frosting
This is The Quickest Way to Cookies
Homemade chocolate chip cookie pizza is quick and easy– it’s a great dessert to make when pressed for time. Only one hour stands between you and homemade cookies (in pizza form)! You’ll save lots of time by using my soft chocolate chip cookies dough to make today’s cookie pizza instead of individual cookies. There’s no dough chilling or rolling the cookie dough into individual balls. (You don’t need to chill the dough for my chocolate chip cookie bars, chocolate chip cookie cake, or cookie dough frosted cookie cups either.) We’re simply making the cookie dough and pressing it into a 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.
More No Chill Cookie Recipes
- Giant Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Lace Cookies
- Black and White Cookies
- Peanut Butter Cookie Sandwiches— just like Nutter Butters!
- Mini M&M Cookies
- Coconut Macaroons
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 1 hour
- Yield: serves 10-14
- Category: Cookies
- Method: Baking
- Cuisine: American
Easier than rolling individual cookies and no cookie dough chilling. Chocolate chip cookie pizza is perfect for sharing!
- 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
- Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Lightly grease your pizza pan.
- Whisk the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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!
- Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies Dough: For a denser, chewier chocolate chip cookie pizza you can use my chewy chocolate chip cookies 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.
- 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.
- Special Tools: 12-inch pizza pan (one with a lip so there’s no spill over the edges– I like this aluminum pizza pan and this aluminized steel pizza pan)
Keywords: cookie pizza, chocolate chip cookie pizza
Reader Comments & Reviews
I just made this cookie using a dinosaur cake pan–which uses 1 box cake mix to fill. I doubled this recipe and used all except enough dough to make 6 large cookies. It turned out great. I greased and floured my pan well. Then cut parchment paper the shape of the dinosaur to fit the bottom of the pan and lightly sprayed the paper with non-stick spray. I am going to outline the dinosaur design in green and use yellow M&Ms on the point of the spikes on his back. Will use orange M&Ms for the eyes. Can’t wait to deliver this cookie! Thank you for sharing this recipe.
So the pie pan (or using some dish with edges) is definitely important. I used our pizza stone, and even though there was a solid 3-4 inches of room from the dough to the edge all the way around, it definitely leaked out all over the oven.
Now I know why you chill cookie dough before baking: so the butter won’t melt out and the cookies don’t spread too much. I think using the pizza stone would be fine, *IF* you chill the dough first.
I had a nice dark chocolate ganache whipped and ready to pipe, too. [Sad face] I’ll try again tonight.
I just wanted to say thank you for this recipe – I made 2 “cookie pizzas” at the request of my 9yo for his pizza-themed birthday party and they were PERFECT. Used your recipe as a base, covered with grated white candy coating, green sprinkles, globs of chocolate frosting for sausages and strawberry fruit leathers cut into circles for pepperioni. I wish I could attach a picture – they were adorable and delicious. A true win for this non-baker! I’m so grateful for your guidance.
Can you use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate?
I’m rating this recipe before i have actually eaten this. (Well, i ate a chunk that fell off when i was taking it out of the oven, and it was great!) I’m doing this because it’s fresh in my mind, and i’ll never go back and review it later…
This was a little nerve wracking at first, because the dough was so thick. But, i got it into the pizza pan, and cooked it, for about 25 minutes. I did add the sprinkles, because it’s for Fern’s birthday. It really turned out well. It seemed too thin for the pizza pan, but it puffed up, it looks beautiful, and tastes good. Best of all, it’s quick to make!
Could I take out the chocolate chips and just create a sugar cookie? Or does that change the recipe too much?
Hi Robin! You can do that or you can try my sugar cookie cake and bake on the pizza dish. Leave out the sprinkles if desired.
Have you tried this recipe as a chocolate cookie? Substitute some flour for cocoa? Any recommendations on doing this?
Hi Krista! I recommend using my chocolate cookies base to make a chocolate cookie pizza. You can swap the white chocolate chips for regular chocolate chips.
This was the perfect birthday cake for my grandson. He absolutely loves chocolate chip cookies. His favorite dessert.
Have made this cookie pizza four times now since discovering it recently. Comes out perfect every time! Thank you for an amazing yet super easy new fav to add to my collection!
Hi! I’d like to make this recipe as a giant ice cream sandwich. Will this hold up do you think? I was concerned as it was a softer cookie but think it may work.
I think it would work! The softer cookie will cut into neater pieces rather than a crunchy cookie that will crack 🙂
This was fabulous! We’ve been running the gauntlet to find a recipe that wasn’t too soft (cake-like) or too hard (crispy/crumbly) over the past several years — this has a new home in our ‘keeper’ recipes – thanks!
Best cookie pizza! Added sprinkles on top.
Made this for my family just the other day – a really good comfort/share food!!! Some icecream and chocolate sauce on top, forks all round, and it was gone! Thank you Sally!
Hi. I made this recipe for my girlfriend for valentine’s day. I just wanted to say it turns out that I didn’t need a pizza pan. I made it in the shape of a heart and then I put foil around it to make sure it wouldnt spread. It turned out perfectly and she loved it. Thanks for the recipe!
I made it for my family and they absolutely loved it!! I’m so glad I found this recipe and I’m making it again today. It was very moist and tasted like heaven in my mouth. Another great thing about this recipe was it serves a lot. My family ate it within 12 hours but it makes about 16-18 slices. Overall, this recipe was great and I’m so glad I came across it!
I followed all of the instructions AND THE COOKIE CAME OUT BURNT, I put the oven at the right temperature and even had to take it out before the recommended time, so frustrating since I spent so long making it.
Hi Susan! I wonder if the cookie dough was pressed too thin and that is why it burned? If you decide to try it again, try lowering the oven rack. Thank you for sharing!
This is an amazing recipe! Making it for the second time for my boyfriend’s daughter…she love it!
Does this have to be baked in a pizza pan. I’m planning to divide the dough in two and make two smaller cookie pizzas. Will this work or will it spread too much?
A pizza pan is best as it helps the dough keep the shape. I fear without a circular pan– and as 2– the cookie pizzas won’t hold the best shape.
Your recipes are my go-to for birthday treats. Thank you for sharing!
Can this pizookie be done with your snickerdoodle recipe?
Absolutely! Same bake time as this chocolate chip cookie pizza, maybe a couple minutes more.
I have a 10″ springform pan, would that work? Thanks
That would work for this pizza yes. The bake time may be a little longer because the pizza will be thicker.
Love the recipe! My kids helped me make it (And eat it!) What did you use to grease your pan?
Thanks Patricia! You can use butter or nonstick spray to grease.
Ahhhh I ADORE cookie pizza! I covered mine in Nutella and sprinkled some mini marshmallows and m&m’s on mine (may as well go all out, right?) and it was absolutely amazing!
My family loved this! Thank you!
I did this and it’s indeed so yummy. My kids call it the cookie cake as it was dense chewy and soft in the centre and slightly with a crunch in the sides. It absolutely whipped everyone away. I will also do it again with some rainbow sprinkles as it’s my daughter’s 3rd bday soon. It was a trial for me and we loved it. It’s so different to a normal cake and that’s what I am.
I just made this and it is one of the best things I’ve ever tasted! Served warm with vanilla ice cream. I’m 10 and I love all of your recipes and my mum likes some of your healthier recipes – she devours your Hit The Trail Granola!
I made this the other day. I ended up buying a 12 in wilton pizza pan. Dimensions are 12x.625 in. The cookie pizza came out perfect. I can see how it is meant for like a party, ect. I am going to add sprinkles and make one for my daughters 15th birthday! She loves your recipe’s Sally : )
So, what’s the difference between the cookie pizza and your cookie cake? I’m trying to decide which to make and would love to know how you compare them? Thanks!
Hey Emily! The cookie pizza is larger and therefore much thinner. Since it’s thinner, it’s a little crispier too. And feeds more people! Depends how many people you want to feed and how thick you want the cookie.
Sally, I made the dough today and plan to take and bake it after we get to our mountain destination. I confess I tasted the dough. Oh, my WORD, brown sugar and butter!!!!! Can’t wait to taste the finished product, and so much easier and faster when there are grandkids running around. Thank you for inspiring me once again!