Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”)

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”) - No need to go to BJ's anymore for your pizookie cravings!

No need to go to BJ’s – you can make this brown butter pizookie right at home, and it tastes 100000x better!

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”) - No need to go to BJ's anymore for your pizookie cravings!

When it comes to my cooking, Jason doesn’t make a lot of requests. He usually eats all the “blog food” and has never complained about it. If anything, he’s raving about it, even though it involves his least favorite foods – like quinoa and whole wheat. Yeah, he’s a keeper.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”) - No need to go to BJ's anymore for your pizookie cravings!

But the other night, he asked if BJ’s was the only restaurant that sells the pizookie, a piping hot cookie skillet topped with ice cream. I looked to him and said, “You know you could ask me to make it. Not just make it but make it without taking pictures so you could actually have it piping hot from the oven.” Then he said, “But I want you to blog about it!”

That made my heart melt.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”) - No need to go to BJ's anymore for your pizookie cravings!

So I made two cookie skillets. One for Jason so he could have it right out of the oven and a second for photographic purposes. And both skillets were epic. Using a simple cookie batter with browned butter and Scharffen Berger chocolate CHUNKS, we remained quiet and devoured our individual skillets like there was no tomorrow.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”)

Prep Time 15 minutes

Cook Time 15 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 2 servings

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookie Skillet (“Pizookie”)

No need to go to BJ's - you can make this brown butter pizookie right at home, and it tastes 100000x better!


  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 14 tablespoons unsalted butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar, packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Ice cream, for serving


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly coat 2 5-inch cast iron skillets with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
  • Melt 10 tablespoons butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat. Cook, whisking constantly, until the foam subsides and the butter begins to turn a golden brown, about 3 minutes. Remove from heat; strain through cheesecloth or fine sieve.
  • Stir in remaining 4 tablespoons butter until completely melted. Whisk in sugars and vanilla until well combined. Whisk in egg and egg yolk until well combined. Add flour mixture, beating just until incorporated. Gently fold in chocolate chips.
  • Divide mixture into the prepared skillets. Place into oven and bake until edges are golden brown but center is still moist, about 12-15 minutes.
  • Serve immediately, topped with ice cream, if desired.



    • Robynne Catheron says

      The easiest way to clean and season cast iron skillet is to sprinkle about a teaspoon of salt in it, and about a quarter-size drizzle of vegetable oil. Wad up a paper towel and rub it around. Voila! Clean and seasoned skillet!

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      • Chung-Ah says

        Pam, if you don’t want to use a skillet, I would advise to use another cookie recipe that is not catered to the skillet method.

      • Tara says

        this is actually the same cookie recipe as America’s Test Kitchen’s classic chocolate chip cookie. It wasn’t necessarily intended for a skillet, and it works great in normal cookie form. I intend to try it in a skillet now, but it’s the best chocolate chip cookie recipe I’ve ever used, so definitely give it a try baking in either format.

  3. Autumn in NY says

    Just made this for my boyfriend and his roommate, it’s absolutely amazing. “Flavor exploding out of my head” “My tongue is having a party!” Thank you for sharing this recipe :)

  4. Kitara B says

    Looks SO good! I grew up close to a bj’s and since moving away I’ve wanted a pizookie so many times. Do you know if a 6.5″ skillet would work as well?

    • Chung-Ah says

      Yes, absolutely. You may have to adjust baking time a little bit though since this is a larger skillet than what was used in the recipe.

      • Joyce says

        I used a larger skillet and a pie tin of two different sizes and they came out great, however the chocolate chips and the finished product could have been a little more melted. Don’t know how to accomplish that. Regardless, my family devoured both of them. Thanks for the recipe of this fabulous restaurant dessert to make at home.

  5. Rita says

    I was wondering if you can prep the cookie batter the night before and refridgerate over night and cook the next day… is it a batter or more like cookie dough??

  6. Samantha says

    I saw this in Pinterest and thought it would tast amazing and tomorrow I will try it!! Me and my friend at going to make them!! We live to bake and your blog is awesome!!

  7. Kay says

    about cleaning the skillet: you really shouldn’t wash them; just wipe them out and reoil them.
    will last forever and ever!

  8. Sharon says

    I made this tonight and it was SO yummy! My 6 yo said, “this is even better than BJ’s, mom!” Thanks for yet another great recipe!

  9. Katie says

    Can I use two of those gift set cast iron 5″ skillets? I’ve noticed they aren’t super deep, will the cookie overflow in the pan?

  10. Mona says

    Absolutely love this site and have “Paprika-ed” a ton of the recipes to try! lol This one looks so amazing and quite impressive to serve to company! Thanks for your wonderful site!! :)

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  12. Karen S says

    I made this last night, I used a 10 inch cast iron skillet, I was delicious and was more than enough for my family of four. thank you for posting the recipe

  13. Priscilla G says

    Can i leave the extra mixture in the freezer, and just prepare it again on the next day? Great recipie btw! :)

    • Chungah says

      That sounds like a great idea but unfortunately, without having tried it myself, I cannot answer this with certainty. Please use your best judgment.

  14. Nancy says

    We tried this in a pyrex glass pie pan and baked for 15 minutes and it was PERFECT. Made one last night and making another one today for some friends. It is amazing!

  15. Niki says

    I almost never leave comments, but HOLY COW this was good! My nieces come over one night every summer for “Niece Night”, where we always make new recipes for fun. We made this in one big skillet and dove in with four spoons. Thanks for sharing this awesomeness!!!!

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