Skillet Monster Pizookie

A deep-dish skillet cookie with a sugar cookie base, a Reese’s candy interior, and a M&M plus chocolate chip cookie dough topping. Top with your favorite ice cream, hot fudge, and lot of sprinkles! 

Skillet Pizookie with Reeses Cups and PB M&M's

When the husband and I were going to college together, there was the cutest little dessert cafe that we used to go to. It was this tiny little home remodeled into a restaurant and oh my gosh talk about heaven-on-earth. I think I begged my husband to let me move into that house and eat cupcakes + chocolate cookies all day long.

It sounded like a better idea than going to physical science or statistics class. Such a better idea. And a lot nicer on my brain.

Thankfully my husband has a little bit more common sense than me and was eventually able to persuade me to let him take me on dates there instead. Needless to say, I forced him to take me on quite a few dates to this dessert cafe.

Cookie Skillet

The first time we went to the cafe, we got two pizookies. Big huge deep dish skillet cookies. And from this experience we learned two things.

First. Don’t branch out, always buy the pizookies. Cupakes and cake and cheesecake – they can’t wait.

Second. Only ONE. To share. (Serious stomach aches ensued our first visit because no, we could not stop and no we couldn’t waste any bit of this giant cookie!) And so now you know of my love affair with giant skillet deep dish cookies.

And since we have moved far far away from that magical little dessert place, I’ve had to resort to attempting a recreation of those pizookies.

Skillet Pizookie

And let me tell you – they are pretty dang great. And super easy too!

The dough for these deep dish cookies is my favorite cookie dough separated in two parts. The first part gets smooshed all over the bottom of the skillet. Next you layer in the Reese’s cups or whatever miniature candy you want. I love peanut butter so naturally, that’s the flavors I went after.

After that, the rest of the dough gets some additions: peanut butter M&M’s (again you can substitute plain M&M’s or another chocolate candy) and some milk chocolate chips. That dough gets smooshed over the top of the Reese’s cups and BAM ready to go into the oven. It bakes for about 20-25 minutes at 350 degrees.

Deep dish skillet cookies

And then it’s done. Or, err as soon as you cover the cookie with mounds of vanilla ice cream + hot fudge sauce + sprinkles on top. Oh, yes, and never forget the cherry :)

Slice of Pizookie

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Skillet Monster Pizookie
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Serves: 4-6
  • 1/2 cup butter, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup + 1 tbsp. brown sugar, lightly packed
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 and 1/2 cups all-purpose white flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 10-12 miniature Reese's cups, unwrapped
  • 1/2 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup (2 small packages) peanut butter M&M's
  • Optional: ice cream, hot fudge sauce, sprinkles
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease/spray an 8 or 9 inch cast iron skillet. Set aside.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, cream the butter, white sugar, and brown sugar for about 2-3 minutes.
  3. Add in the egg and vanilla. Mix together.
  4. In a separate bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt.
  5. Slowly combine the wet and dry ingredients and mix until combined.
  6. Separate the dough exactly in half.
  7. Smoosh one half of the dough into the bottom of the skillet.
  8. Press the unwrapped Reese's cups on top of the cookie dough.
  9. Add in the milk chocolate chips and peanut butter M&M's to the remaining cookie dough. Stir well
  10. Press the remaining cookie dough on top of the Reese's cups and smooth the dough evenly.
  11. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the edges and top are golden brown.
  12. Serve immediately with ice cream, hot fudge, and sprinkles if desired.

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  1. says

    sonds like my kind of dessert place! I love, love cookies in skillets! who doesn’t love a warm cookie?! you must have ice cream! that is my favorite combination!

  2. says

    I would probably have just ignored all reason and gone to live at that dessert place. Although now I’m tempted to go live with you if it means we can have pizookies every day!

  3. says

    Oh man, this pizookie looks amazing! Love the Reese’s cups and M&M’s in here – I would rather have this for breakfast right now with all the works and cherry on top instead of my plain jane granola and oatmeal 😉

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Hahaha! This would be a great breakfast, just wouldn’t feel so great after the fact haha! Have a great weekend Kelly :)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha!! Yay! I hope you have a great weekend! And hopefully we can finally get together this coming week :) Stay warm Melanie!

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha big huge skillet cookies are definitely the way to kids hearts 😉 Thanks Melanie and thanks for the pin!

  4. says

    Oh. My. Lord. This is perfect. Can you mail me one of these? I love absolutely everything about it! Also, really love the word pizookie. Never heard that one before! Reese’s are my favorite and I’m totally drooling thinking about them in the middle of this giant cookie.

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha okay someone needs to find a way to mail food or send it over the internet! Then we could switch cookies and brownies all day long!! Thanks Beth! Have a great weekend :)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha monster cookies are the best! Thanks Taylor! Just found your site today (from this comment) and LOVE it! :)

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Haha okay we should switch – you can have some pizookie if I can have some of your super yummy dip!! 😉

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Thanks Alyssa! Haha I know! I have tons of more ideas I want to do since there are so many different candy variations!

  5. says

    Oh. My. Goodness! This is beyond gorgeous, Chelsea. I’ve been loving all the “skillet cookie” recipes lately, but yours takes the cake, ha! Love the word pizookie :). Wish I could have a slice of this right now. I can only imagine what this tastes like while still warm and gooey…

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Hahaha!! That would be so awesome if you could! I wish I could eat an entire pizookie myself, but don’t think my husband would be very happy I hogged it all :) It’s an 8 inch skillet, but I want to try a pizookie in a 12-inch one – that would be quite the cookie! Have a great weekend Renee :)

  6. says

    Are you talking about the Chocolat’ (or something like that) in Orem? I have been DYING to go there but haven’t yet…I really need to before we move from Utah. This looks fabulous!

    • chelseamessyapron says

      Yep!! The Chocolate in Orem was my favorite – totally miss it! Definitely go before you leave, you guys will love it! Thank you Katie :)

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