What Do You Call A Cross Between A Pizza And A Cookie….?

A PIZOOKIE!  Obviously…

When it comes to cooking, I love learning new things.  And by new things, I don’t necessarily mean discovering a new way to cut onions, without tears streaming down your face.  My latest kitchen discovery is the pizookie.  This ingenious creation was apparently made famous(?) by BJ’s restaurant.  It’s basically a large cookie that’s slightly under-baked in a round tin.  As demonstrated by all my previous posts, cookies aren’t exactly my thing.  They are, however, my roommate Plaid’s thing.  Chocolate chip cookies come a close second to his biggest passion.  Pizza.

I bake cakes for all my closest friends birthdays, and I usually let them choose what they would like.  In Plaid’s case he requested a pizookie.  After explaining to me what one should look and taste like, I had a quick Google, then Mapper and I got to work!

It was really quick and easy to throw together, and after about 15 minutes in the oven, we were blessed with a sweet, chocolately cookie with a nice, gooey middle.  According to Plaid, the only  way to eat a pizookie is with mounds of melting vanilla ice cream and 5 spoons.  So that’s just what we did.  After singing a very un-harmonious rendition of happy birthday and then digging remnants of melted birthday candles out of the cookie.  Oops.  Maybe I should just stick to cupcakes… :)

Plaid’s Pizookie

Serves: 5 roommates, straight out of the tin. Hooray for less washing up!

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 2 tbsp milk
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

METHOD

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  • Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat.  Meanwhile, sift together the flour, salt, and baking soda.  Set aside.
  • Pour the melted butter in a large bowl a nd add the sugar and brown sugar.  Cream the butter and sugars on medium speed.
  • Add the egg, egg yolk, 2 tablespoons milk, and vanilla extract to the sugar-butter mixture.  Mix.
  • Slowly incorporate the flour mixture until thoroughly combined.  Stir in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread dough on the bottom of 2 round 9-inch pie tins.  Bake for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Served warm, topped with lashings of vanilla ice cream.

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