What is a pizookie you may be wondering?
Though I probably could have guessed by the title, my husband was the one to enlighten me.
Apparently, some wise person had the culinary fortitude to combine two of America’s favorite treats: pizza and cookies. This is pizza only to the extent that the size of this cookie is about five times larger than a regular cookie.
Some years back, my husband and one of his old college wrestling buddies went to a popular restaurant here in Tucson where he partook of his first pizookie. He’s been smitten ever since, so I wanted to recreate the popular dessert for him.
I’ve been working on this recipe for quite a while, ending up with many crumbly failures, but I recently found the perfect combination of ingredients that will have you wondering how in the world this is healthy.
- 6 T. oats, ground into flour
- 2 T. buckwheat flour
- 2 T. coconut sugar (you can also use brown sugar)
- 2 T. maple syrup
- 2 T. coconut oil
- ¼ t. sea salt
- ¼ t. baking soda
- ⅛ t. cinnamon
- ½-1 t. water, just enough to bring the ingredients together
- 2 T. chocolate chips
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Oil a small cast iron skillet (about 6-7 inches in diameter). You can also use a small pie pan or ramekin.
- Mix all of the ingredients together until well combined.
- Scrape the batter into the oiled skillet.
- Bake 11-14 minutes, until the top doesn't appear glossy and the edges are slightly browned.
- Let cool for at least 10 minutes (this allows it to set, so don't move it).
- Cut and enjoy!
Crispy edges along with a chewy, chocolat-y center make this incredible (think Toll House)!
We all enjoyed this with a dollop of whipped coconut cream, but it you’re feeling really indulgent, I bet a scoop of dairy-free vanilla ice cream would be delicious too!
My husband declared this to be better than his collegiate treat, which made me ecstatic. If you’re interested in trying this in cookie form, just chill the dough in the freezer for about 15 minutes, then form the dough into cookies and bake them as stated above.
Have you ever had a pizookie?