Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

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!

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

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.

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

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

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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!

  1. Make the cookie dough.
  2. Press the cookie dough into a pizza pan.
  3. Bake and let cool.
  4. Decorate.
  5. Enjoy!

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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:

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

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 or chocolate chip cookie cake 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.

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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. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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

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  1. Hi i dont have pizza pan.can i just use 9in round cake pan?

    1. Sure can! Or try my chocolate chip cookie cake.

      1. Dayla Rainwater says:

        What is the difference between your “cc cookie pizza” and your “cc cookie cake”? Is it the thickness or texture? Thanks in advance for helping this confused baker!!

      2. Hi Dayla! This chocolate chip cookie pizza is thinner, so while it’s soft in the center, the edges are quite chewy and crisp. The chocolate chip cookie cake is much thicker and softer throughout.

  2. 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!

  3. Brenda McClelland says:

    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.

    1. I think it would work! The softer cookie will cut into neater pieces rather than a crunchy cookie that will crack 🙂

  4. 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!

    1. You are welcome, Amy! I’m thrilled you enjoy it so much!

  5. I have a 14 inch pizza pan. Should I make more than one recipe to fill the pan?

    1. Hi Ellen, Yes you can double this recipe and then if there is leftover cookie dough you can make some individual cookies with it!

      1. Going to make this Saturday for my son’s 14th birthday. There will be 14 people! I have a 16 inch pizza pan though and was going to double the recipe and add the sprinkles. How much longer should I bake it? I’m really clueless when it comes to baking! How will I know it is done?how thick do I make it(level with pan edge)? Do I push it all the way to the edge or leave room (how much)?Wish me luck!

      2. Hi Danielle, You can double the recipe and use your 16 inch pan. If you look above in the post you can see my cookie dough in the pan before it’s baked – this should give you a good idea of what it looks like in the pan (just about to the edge and pretty even with the top!). I’m unsure of the exact bake time but watch it closely and remove it when its just very lightly browned on top.

  6. This was the perfect birthday cake for my grandson. He absolutely loves chocolate chip cookies. His favorite dessert.

    1. I’m thrilled he enjoyed it, Vicki!

  7. Sally,
    How does the extra egg yolk make a difference with the CC Cookie cake vs one egg in the CC pizza recipe?
    I made the “cake” this weekend and it did not disappoint!
    Thanks!

    1. Hi Jo! This pizza is supposed to be a little thinner, flatter, and not as chewy and soft-baked style as the cookie cake. 🙂 So we don’t need the extra egg yolk.

      1. Thanks, Sally!

      2. Hello! Do you know if i can do this recipe with out cornstarch?

  8. Delicious

  9. Have you tried this recipe as a chocolate cookie? Substitute some flour for cocoa? Any recommendations on doing this?

    1. 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.

      1. If using your chocolate cookie recipe for this would the dough need to be chilled?

  10. will it be any different if i melted my butter before creaming , or does it have to be in solid form?

    1. Hi Jody, Melted butter creates a chewier and more dense cookie (Like these: https://sallysbakingaddiction.com/chewy-chocolate-chip-cookies/) and here I wanted a bit softer texture throughout.

  11. Hi Sally!
    Could I take out the chocolate chips and just create a sugar cookie? Or does that change the recipe too much?
    Thank you
    Robin

    1. 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.

  12. 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!

  13. Sandy schoenbrodt says:

    I’m using a Gluten Free recipe to fill a pizza pan for a big cookie birthday “cake”…
    is the cooking time the same?
    Can I put it on parchment paper to ensure no sticking?

    1. Hi Sandy, If you are using a recipe from a different author, then I’m unsure what the baking time would be. I suggest you go by sight and bake only until the top begins to turn very light brown. And yes, you should be able to line your pan with parchment paper if desired.

  14. I don’t have a pizza pan. Could I do this on a cookie sheet and use foil to create the outer perimeter?

    1. That would work just fine, yes.

  15. Can you use peanut butter chips instead of chocolate?

    1. Absolutely!

      1. Made the chocolate chip pizza cookie and we loved it! Will try the peanut butter chips next. Thanks!

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. OMG! Used this recipe to make the base for my daughter’s chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream cake. I used a springform pan for the base so I could build the cake on top – this recipe is insanely delicious! Had a bit extra so baked off the extra batter as a ‘test’. Did not last very long, and had to stop my family from devouring the second cookie pizza! Thank you so much. This recipe is going in my family cookbook for sure!

  20. Mrs Angela Angeline says:

    Hi Sally!

    I know this is an older recipe, but would I be able to use this recipe with bakers flour?

  21. Made this for my son’s birthday and it was a hit even with my mother who is not a real dessert person. Everyone really enjoyed it because it want too sweet like most cookies. This was super easy to make and shape.

    1. Meant to say if wasn’t too sweet like most cookies.

  22. I’d like to add heath pieces to this recipe. Any tips on how to do this without ruining the cookie pizza? Thank you!

    1. Hi Stacy, You can add Heath pieces in place of some of the chocolate chips. As long as the total amount of add-ins is equal to one and a quarter cups it will be great!

  23. Tonya Waters says:

    Does you cookie pizza pan have tiny holes in it? Mine does.
    Would it be ok to use this pizza pan or should I use a cookie sheet instead?

    1. Hi Tonya, Mine does not have holes. If you use it the bottom of your cookie may get crispier. If you wish to keep it soft you can certainly try to bake it on a cookie sheet.

  24. Is it possible to make this without the cornstarch? Thanks!

    1. Hi Melissa, Definitely! Simply omit the cornstarch- no other changes needed.

  25. Can I cut the cookie dough before I bake it?

    1. Hi Deborah- I don’t recommend it. The slices will lose their shape as they bake- it’s best to cut this cookie pizza after baking.

  26. Hello! What does the cornstarch add for the recipe? Thanks!

    1. Hi Katie! Cornstarch adds extra chewiness- if you don’t have any on hand, simply leave it out. No other changes needed!

  27. Shelsee Ybanez says:

    Hi, it’s my boyfriend graduation and he loves chocolate chip cookies. I was thinking on layering it. Do you think it will work if I do like a layered chocolate chip pizza?

    1. Hi Shelsee- absolutely! Or you could try my chocolate chip cookie layer cake 🙂

  28. what size does the pizza pan need to be?

    1. I recommend a 12-inch pizza pan.

      1. so i couldn’t find a 12 inch.. but i got a 9inch, does that work?

  29. great recipe i made it in 14 x1 1/2 pan i order from amazon called Winco i have them in all sizes even made it on 16 x 1 1/2 love it 5 stars

  30. Can you use a disposable pizza pan (like a foil pizza pan) or should it be a metal one?

    1. I can’t see why not!

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