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Skip the Skillet with this Air Fryer Chocolate Chip Pizookie Recipe

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If you have ever enjoyed the sheer bliss that is a chocolate chip skillet cookie but don’t have a skillet, this recipe is for you.

Enjoy this easy pizookie recipe without making skillet servings for everyone by making it the air fryer. Yes, really!

Pizookie may be a strange name, but I don’t care what you call it. Pizza cookie? Skillet cookie? Giant cookie? As long as it’s warm and it’s mine, we’re good.

pizookie bite on a fork

This easy recipe is big enough to share and you will feel like you are eating your favorite skillet chocolate chip cookie restaurant dessert with that warm gooey center that is oh so delicious.

My oldest son isn’t really a fan of cakes and cupcakes so whenever he gets to choose, a warm cookie is always high on the list.

You can make with just about any cookie dough. We love a classic chocolate chip cookie so that is what I’m going with for this easy dessert.

pizookie on plate with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

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Try it with peanut butter cups, broken up chocolate bars or even colorful candies. And don’t forget the best part, scoops of vanilla ice cream and hot fudge on top!

This giant chocolate chip cookie is one of my favorite copycat recipes.

Chocolate Chip Air-Fryer Pizookie Supply List

Using a few simple ingredients and your air fryer, you can make one of the best warm desserts out there!

No need to buy cookie skillets to get this fun restaurant famous treat.

air fryer pizookie ingredients

You will need the following supplies to make this recipe:

  • Air fryer (or Instant Pot with Air Fryer lid, which is what I use)
  • Springform pan
  • Parchment Paper
  • Ice-Cream scooper
  • All-purpose Flour
  • Baking Soda
  • Salt
  • Butter
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Brown Sugar
  • Vanilla Extract
  • Eggs
  • Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips or chocolate chunks
  • Oil spray

Optional Toppings:

  • Scoops of ice cream
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Caramel Sauce
  • Sprinkles
  • Whatever you want!

How to Make a Gooey Giant Cookie without a Skillet

The first part of this process is just like making a classic chocolate chip cookie recipe. Except, instead of a baking sheet or small cast iron skillets, we will be using an air fryer.

This recipe will make 4 pizookies. We make a half batch and one cookie is plenty for my family of four to share. Plus, we had one to snack on later!

pizookie on plate from overhead

Sure you can make cookies the old-fashioned way, but there is something special about this one. My kids keep asking to make it again!

Mix together Ingredients

First, using a stand mixer or hand mixer, combine the butter, brown sugar, and sugar in a large bowl.

pizookie ingredients in mixing bowl

Add vanilla and eggs, one at a time, and then flour, baking soda, and salt.

TIP: Add the flour slowly or you will have a big mess on your hands.

pizookie flour mixture in bowl

Stir in chocolate chips.

In your springform pan, line the bottom with parchment paper and spray with oil.

Then, using the ice cream scooper, add 4 scoops of skillet cookie batter to the pan and press it down until the bottom of the pan is covered.

pizookie dough scoops

Cook in the air fryer until golden brown and let cool for a few minutes before serving.

A quick note, the baking time may vary based on the type of air fryer you have.

pizookie in air fryer

If you are using an Instant Pot/Air Fryer lid combo, I recommend adding the pressure cooker trivet in the bottom first and placing the pizookie on top so the air can get all the way around the pan.

If the cookie is too gooey in the center for your liking, either place it back in the air fryer or carefully remove it from the pan, flip it over and put back in for a few extra minutes of cooking time.

This also adds some nice crispy edges to the other side of the cookie.

Let sit and cool before adding toppings. You’ll be noshing on that delicious skillet cookie (without the skillet) in no time!

Want to go a step further and make your own ice cream? It’s easy!

pizookie on plate with vanilla ice cream and chocolate sauce

How to Store Leftover No-Skillet Pizookie

Using an airtight container, you can store these cookies at room temperature for up to one week.

TIP: To keep cookies soft, try adding a slice of white bread to the bottom of the tub.

Print: Chocolate Chip Pizookie Recipe without a Skillet

This is such a fun recipe to make. And a bonus? You can even add it to your next RV grocery list!

Air Fryer Pizookie Recipe (without a skillet)

Air Fryer Pizookie Recipe (without a skillet)

Yield: 4 Pizookies
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 55 minutes

Make this gooey chocolate chip cookie recipe in the air fryer for the most deliciously warm dessert ever!

Ingredients

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups brown sugar packed
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Using a mixer, mix together butter, brown sugar and sugar until creamy. 2 minutes 
  2. Add vanilla and eggs and beat for 1 minute. Slowly add flour, baking soda and salt. 
  3. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  4. Using a spring mold pan, add parchment paper to bottom of pan and spray the inside with oil. Add four ice cream scoops of cookie batter into pan. 
  5. Compress the cookie batter to evenly fill the pan and cook on 370 for 10 minutes.
  6. Let sit and cool for 15 minutes before removing pizookie.
  7. Remove and top with favorite ice cream and sauce

Notes

See post for additional notes and suggestions. Baking time may vary based on brand of air fryer.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 380Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 54mgSodium: 318mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 2gSugar: 32gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is estimated and may vary based on products used. Please verify with your ingredients.

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