Chocolate Chip Pizooki

There’s a restaurant chain called BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse. They are known for 3 things in my book: Their own brewed beers, delicious pizza, and the Pizookie. If you’ve never been there, you should really try to make it by. Grab a beer, a pizza, and save room for dessert. You can’t go wrong with the Pizookie Trio. You get 3 options and it is enough to share with 4 people or more. Just imagine a hot baked cookie served with ice cream on top. It literally melts in your mouth.

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup white sugar

1 egg + 1 egg yolk, room temperature

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1/4 teaspoon salt 

6 oz. chocolate chips or white chocolate chips, half bag of milk or dark chocolate baking chips

Preheat oven to 350 
Microwave your butter for 15-20 seconds or until melted or heat a small saucepan on medium-low heat and add butter. Whisk until butter melts, continue to whisk until the butter gets foamy. Let it get a light brown color. Remove from heat immediately, the butter can burn quickly. Set aside and let cool for about 10-15 minutes, until the butter comes to room temperature.
Once your butter has cooled, add it to a large bowl. Whisk in sugars with the melted butter until smooth and caramel in color. Add in the egg and egg yolk. Mix again until combined.  Add in vanilla extract and mix. Add in the flour, baking and soda and salt, mixing until a dough forms. The dough may be crumbly but continue to mix –using your hands if needed – until it comes together. Lastly fold in the chocolate chips.
Spray a large skillet or individual baking dishes. I used mini pie pans for individual Pizookie’s as well as a 9 inch cast iron skillet, with PAM Baking spray.  Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan.  Bake for about 30-45 minutes (longer if using a smaller pan) until the edges are set and the middle is still a little doughy.  Letting it cool is very important. It will allow you to cut perfect slices and gives the cookie time to set. It will fall apart if you cut into it too quickly. The cast iron skillet will keep the cookie hot.
Let cool for about 15 minutes and cut into pie/pizza slices. Serve with your favorite ice cream and cold milk or a Baily’s & Coffee.

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