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The Ultimate The Ultimate Gluten Free Pizookie (Dairy Free too)

Are you looking for a delicious dessert that's both indulgent and gluten free? Look no further than this simple Gluten Free Pizookie recipe! A thick chocolate chip cookie cooked to perfection in your favorite cast iron skillet.

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. You accomplish your goal in one big awesome dish.

Pizookie with ice cream in a skillet.
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A pizookie is a giant cookie topped with ice cream, making it the perfect treat for anyone who craves something sweet.

Plus, this recipe is made with all-natural ingredients that are gluten free and dairy free so everyone can enjoy it! So preheat your oven and let's get baking! 

So if you're looking to show extra love to your company, go with this recipe. It will impress.

Side note: Did you know that BJ's restaurant offers this famous BJ's dessert? They even have a gluten free one, but let me tell you, ours is EVEN BETTER!

Know what else I love about this ultimate pizookie recipe?

The gluten and dairy free pizookie ingredients are basic and ones just about everyone always has on hand. 

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

A giant cookie in a skillet.

Recipe ingredients and notes:

Get all the info you need for these ingredients in the recipe card at the bottom of the post.

  • 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 loses its 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.
  • sugar
  • brown sugar
  • eggs
  • dairy free butter-- Earth's Balance butter sticks are ideal in this recipe
  • dairy free ice cream-- see our suggestion below
  • chocolate topping-- our pick is below

Helpful Tools

Cast iron skillet

Measuring Cups and Spoons

Mixing Bowls

Whisk

How to Make A Pizookie

  1. Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  2. Use coconut oil to grease a cast iron skillet or 9x9 inch baking dish; set aside.
  3. In medium mixing bowl, place flour, xanthan gum if needed, baking soda, and salt. Whisk well. 
  4. 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.
  5. In a large bowl, place the melted butter, sugar, brown sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract . Whisk well. 
  6. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. Add in the chocolate chips and stir well. 
  7. Place the dough in the cast iron skillet. Top with ½ c of chocolate chips. 
  8. 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. 
  9. Remove from the oven. Serve warm with dairy free ice cream and dairy free chocolate syrup.

Storage

This skillet cookie will need to be covered and stored properly.

We suggest removing the cookie from the skillet and storing in an airtight container.

It should be kept at room temperature. You don't want store the cookies in the fridge because they will dry out faster. 

Can you freeze a pizookie? 

​Yes, once you've made the pizookie and removed it from the skillet to finish cooling, you can place it in a freezer safe container or freezer safe bag and freeze for up to 3 months.

A big skillet cookie with a few bites taken out.

FAQ

What kind of ice cream should I use? 

You need the best dairy-free ice cream with your gluten-free pizookie!

We use So Delicious in our home. It seems they're debuting a new flavor every other week. For this pizza cookie we used vanilla bean.

But you can use any dairy free ice cream that you enjoy to craft the perfect dessert! 

What dairy free chocolate topping should I use? 

Ah! Laska gluten and dairy free chocolate syrup is wonderful.

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

What gluten-free flour blend should I use? 

We use Bob's Red Mill 1-1 Baking Mix. But you can use whatever blend you prefer and have on hand. 

We have also made this with Beth's Blend flour blend also. 

Why use a cast iron skillet? 

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 giant chocolate chip cookie looks and tastes like it was just served from a fancy restaurant kitchen... or even better

Where do you find cast iron skillets?

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

Pro Tip: 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. 

Cast iron 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 9x9 inch baking pan with a baking time of 20 minutes.

Variations 

  • For an extra crunch, add some chopped macadamia nuts or hazelnuts.
  • For an even more indulgent experience, you could add some dark chocolate chips to your gluten free pizookie mix-in's. 
  • Add in some dairy free white chocolate chips for another lovely flavor. 
  • And how about some dried fruits? Dried cranberries or apricot would be a great addition!
  • Finally, don't forget the sprinkle of sea salt on top to bring out all the different flavors!

Recipe Tips

  • As mentioned above, if you don't have a cast iron skillet, you can still make this gluten free dessert in a 9x9-inch baking dish.
  • This homemade pizookie recipe is easy to double or triple, but you'll need multiple skillets!
  • If you don't need this gluten free pizookie to be a dairy free pizookie too, you can absolutely use dairy containing ingredients with this recipe!

More Delicious Gluten Free Cookie Recipes

Gluten Free Sugar Cookies

Gluten Free Chewy Chocolate Chip Cookies

​Gluten Free Snickerdoodles

Gluten Free Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

A couple bites of a Gluten Free pizookie in a cast iron skillet.

The Best Gluten Free Pizookie

 If you love a good homemade chocolate chip cookie, try it in a cast iron skillet with some dairy free ice cream to make the best gluten free pizookie!
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Author: Eating Gluten & Dairy Free

Ingredients

  • 2 ¼ cups gluten free all-purpose flour suggestion in the post
  • 1 teaspoon xanthan gum omit if your flour blend has it in
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 10 oz bag plus ½ cup dairy free chocolate chips suggestion in post
  • 2 sticks dairy free butter, 1 cup melted and cooled, suggestion in post
  • little over ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup brown sugar
  • 2 egg beaten, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • dairy free ice cream suggestion in post
  • gluten and dairy free chocolate topping suggestion in post

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 375° F. 
  • Use coconut oil to grease a cast iron skillet or 9x9 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.

Nutritional Disclaimer

These Nutritional Facts are ESTIMATED. Your actual nutritional info with this recipe may vary depending on the brands you choose. “Eating Gluten and Dairy Free” is not a registered dietician or nutritionist. The provided nutritional info above is based on a generic calculator, if you want more accurate info, use your nutritional calculator of choice where you can choose brands and get more info that way.

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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!

Jill

Friday 2nd of July 2021

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