Pizookie

Happy Monday all…
what better way to start your week than with a delicious sweet treat?! YUM
This past Saturday became a “cheat day” in our house (rather than Sunday). 
Somehow we still ate a fairly healthy takeout dinner of Salmon veggie bowls from one of our favorite places Yogis. To completely cancel our healthy-ness we came up with the grand idea of getting a pizookie. You know the warm, gooey, giant pizza-cookie that is served at Oregano’s (and other pizza places I’m sure). Well instead of spending more money I quickly said I can make one! So I broke out my brand new kitchen aide stand mixer and got to work! 
I was so darn easy!
Pretty sure the hardest part was a tie between, not eating all the dough & waiting for it to bake.
I used my trusty favorite Nestle Cookie recipe.
{The very same one that my dad taught me from many years ago}

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups (12-oz. pkg.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts

Directions

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.

BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. 

The only substitutes were: 
-stevia instead of white sugar 
– dark choc chips instead of milk choc chips 
-no nuts
Other than that, prepare just like you would cookie dough. I’m sure you can use whatever cookie recipe you prefer! I know I would’ve substituted more if we had the ingredients to do so.

 Pour the whole batch into a round baking dish
I used a 10″ Martha Stewart Quiche Dish 

 Bake at 375 for 18-25 minutes. 
Truthfully this depends on how big of a dish you used & how thick your cookie is. We ended up cooking it almost 30 minutes because it was really thick {as you can see}. Just keep checking it & careful not to let it burn. You want the center to be gooey just past the raw dough point.
 While baking… you should lick the bowl clean of course.

 Once golden brown remove from oven, let sit just a few minutes
& then Enjoy it warm, with some vanilla ice cream on top!
or sugar free coconut ice cream {if you’re a health freak like us}
Now I just have to stop eating it… thinking I should give some away quick!
Have a fabulous sugar high day! 🙂
-xo-

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