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The Ultimate Pizookie

Y’all, this is the ultimate warm chocolate chip cookie dessert. Each bite is filled with warm chocolate chip cookie and cold ice cream. This is your perfect gluten and dairy free comfort food dessert.

No matter the season or occasion.

Pizookie with ice cream

There’s something about the warm, cold mix of the cookie and ice cream that makes your taste buds explode with happiness. And with every bite. It’s the perfect way to finish off a meal.

Another bonus… you won’t spend endless time in the kitchen shuffling cookie trays in and out of the oven. Then moving cookies on and off of cooling racks. Amazingly, this is a one oven skillet. You accomplish your goal in one big awesome dish.

Undoubtedly, this ultimate pizookie will grab some attention, too! This dessert is more unusual than most. It will grab attention differently than a plate of cookies would.

You won’t find this pizookie on the shelf at the grocery store. Likewise your dessert guests and family will know this is homemade. So if you’re looking to show extra love to your company, go with this recipe. It will impress.

Know what else I love about this ultimate pizookie recipe?

The gluten and dairy free pizookie ingredients are basic and ones I have on hand.

Can you believe each time I’ve made this dessert I’ve had every single ingredient on hand.

Every. Single. One.

It was a beautiful kitchen moment.

No quick grocery store runs.  I live for those baking moments.

Ice cream melting on a half eaten cookie in a skillet

First for the recipe let’s talk cast iron. This is the perfect recipe to bake in a cast iron skillet. Why, you ask?

  • our family is able to avoid toxic fumes and it adds iron to your food
  • you can put cast iron in the oven at any temperature
  • cast iron is soooo easy to clean up
  • it holds the heat, and distributes it evenly
  • these last for generations
  • lastly your recipe looks and tastes like it was just served from a fancy restaurant kitchen… or even better

Sometimes you can score these at garage sales or thrift stores on the cheap side. I’ve even seen them at estate sales. They are a great find! You can purchase a 12 inch skillet here. Or a 10 inch one here.

If you’re new to cast iron, it’s worth spending time educating yourself on how to best care for them. Pinterest “cast iron care” while sipping your favorite gluten and dairy free beverage. It’ll be a happy moment. 

These skillets will be your favorite kitchen go-to meal time pan… if they’ve been well taken care of.  And you can pass them along to your kids!

Now if you don’t have cast iron on hand, no worries. You can still experience this mouth-watering dessert. I’d suggest using a 9×9 inch baking pan with a baking time of 20 minutes.

Let’s talk ultimate pizookie ingredients:

  • gluten free all-purpose flour–our go-to is Bob’s Red Mill GF 1 to 1 Flour. This has the xanthan gum in the blend. We buy in bulk and save money here.
  • xanthan gum— omit if your all-purpose flour already has this
  • baking soda— keep in mind after the box has been opened for more than 6 months this product looses it’s potency
  • dairy free chocolate chips— the Enjoy Life chocolate chunks  are fun and the mini chips too. A lot of time we like to use a combination.
  • dairy free butterEarth’s Balance butter sticks are ideal in this recipe
  • dairy free ice cream— see our suggestion below
  • chocolate topping— our pick is below

Say whaaaaat?  Someone might have a chocolate problem.

But seriously… your dessert will look so fancy and beautiful. It will look even better than what you’d receive from a high-end restaurant.

You are creating the ultimate gluten and dairy free pizookie after all!

Can you believe how many dairy free “ice cream” choices there are nowadays?

We use So Delicious in our home. It seems they’re debuting a new flavor every other week. It’s a beautiful thing! For this pizookie we used vanilla bean.

Ah! Laska gluten and dairy free chocolate syrup is wonderful. We have lots of company and for some reason that means lots of ice cream.  Not a bad combination. 

Ice cream bars are fun and easy to set up. This is my go-to syrup when hosting an ice cream bar. My kids and I love being able to eat what others are eating. This syrup helps us do that. 

I’m able to find it at our local health food store. If yours doesn’t carry it, look here.

Lastly this dessert can be as casual as you’d like. You’re welcome to serve in dishes, or grab spoons and eat it right out of the cast iron. Just warn everyone how hot the cast iron is.

Here is your warm, tasty gluten and dairy free ultimate pizookie recipe.

Ice cream melting on a giant cookie in a skillet
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5 from 1 vote

The Ultimate Pizookie

Course: Dessert
Keyword: Dairy Free, Gluten Free
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Eating Gluten & Dairy Free


  • 2 1/4 c gluten free all-purpose flour suggestion in the post
  • 1 tsp xanthan gum omit if your flour blend has it in
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 10 oz bag plus ½ c dairy free chocolate chips suggestion in post
  • 2 sticks dairy free butter, 1 cup melted and cooled, suggestion in post
  • little over 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten at room temperature
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • dairy free ice cream suggestion in post
  • gluten and dairy free chocolate topping suggestion in post


  • Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  • Use coconut oil to grease a cast iron skillet or 9×9 inch baking dish; set aside.
  • In medium bowl, place flour, xanthan gum if needed, baking soda, and salt. Whisk well. 
  • In a small bowl, place chocolate chips. Set 5-10 pieces aside for the topping. Add 1 tablespoon of the dry ingredients to the bowl and mix. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, place the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract . Whisk well. 
  • Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chips and stir well. 
  • Place the dough in the cast iron skillet. Top with ½ c of chocolate chips. 
  • Bake 18-20 minutes for a 10 inch skillet. Bake 16 minutes in a 12 inch skillet. Check frequently towards the end to make sure it doesn’t burn. 
  • Remove from the oven. Serve warm with dairy free ice cream and dairy free chocolate syrup.

I found the original pizookie recipe here. This recipe was tweaked to make it dairy free. High fives all around!

Enjoy this mouth watering ultimate pizookie dessert! It’s the best of dessert worlds… chocolate chip cookie, ice cream, and chocolate topping.

Lastly, this ultimate pizookie flavors well with homemade meatballs and pasta. Again it’s a real struggle to buy gluten free meatballs in the grocery store. Click here for your homemade meatball recipe and meal ideas.

If you have questions, please feel free to ask in the comments.

It’s another easy gluten and dairy free dessert recipe for you. Moreover probably even have all the ingredients on hand! And don’t forget this recipe will definitely impress your company.

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Recipe Rating

Maria (SimplyGlutenfree)

Wednesday 30th of June 2021

I made this a few times and its my family's favorite dessert. Thank you Jill for the wonderful recipe!


Friday 2nd of July 2021

Maria- thank you for sharing this with us! We're thrilled your family enjoys this recipe, Jill