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BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Famous Pizookie Recipe
BJ's Restaurant and Brewhouse Famous Pizookie
By Todd Wilbur

Recipe Type: Dessert
Calories: 887
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Recipe Rating: 3.9 (12 reviews)
 

Menu Description: "A freshly baked, hot out-of-the oven, rich and delicious cookie topped with 2 scoops of vanilla bean ice cream and served in its own deep dish. Your choice of chocolate chunk, white chocolate macadamia nut, peanut butter or oatmeal raisin walnut."

Visit one of the 83 BJ's restaurants located in the West and Southwest and you'll likely find many giddy diners digging down into one of these deep-dish cookie desserts. Even though the restaurant is known for great Chicago-style deep-dish pizzas and a fantastic selection of custom-brewed beers, it's the Pizookie at the end of the rainbow that gets the most drools. There are four varieties to choose from on the menu, so I'm giving you clones for all four below. Each formula makes enough dough for one giant cookie, and the recipes are so easy that you could make more than one with just a little extra effort. You might think that the cooking temperature of 475 degrees is extreme for a cookie, but since BJ's is a pizza joint, these puppies get cooked in cranked-up pizza ovens, and it works great. Not only will you have your cookie done in only 5 to 7 minutes, but also it'll be nice and brown on top, and slightly gooey in the center - all good things for a cookie, right? The restaurants uses 6-inch deep-dish pizza pans, but you can bake your clones in any cake pan or pie pan with a bottom that is 6 to 7 inches across.

Source: "Top Secret Restaurant Recipes 3" by Todd Wilbur.

Chocolate Chunk 
2 1/2 tablespoons butter, softened
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Peanut butter
Kelly Smith  
Submitted on: 01/25/13
Texture was spot on, but lacked the rich peanut butter taste. All I tasted was flour. Very disappointed.
ESB  
Submitted on: 10/10/07
OMG!!! These are awesome...tastes just like BJ's my BF always makes a special request for these when we are cooking.
Donna  
Submitted on: 01/16/07
OMGosh! This is fantastic and quick! I've made them twice already. What's not to love? If they aren't the best you've ever had, you're not doing it right!
DL  
Submitted on: 01/06/07
We tripled and it worked out great. We are going to try our normal chocolate chip cookie recipe to see if it is any better.
Denise  
Submitted on: 01/05/07
I would love to have this recipe with a whole egg (or 2) in it. I really don't want to measure out a Tablespoon of egg. What would I do with the rest of the beaten egg? Do I need to meaure the whole egg and then triple or quadruple the recipe? I'm not sure it is woth the bother!
Sheila M  
Submitted on: 01/04/07
Sorry but I disagree with all of the positive ones. I just made the chocolate chunk one and it was TERRIBLE - too much like a cake. If I want a smaller recipe for cookies, I'll do the math and cut my favorite recipe in 1/2 or even 1/4!
Aliya  
Submitted on: 01/04/07
This is great! I like making cookies but they usually don't all get eaten up, so this is perfect. Great for snacking too, just make one, cut it into quarters (or halves) and perfect satisfaction for that cookie craving.
msamson  
Submitted on: 01/03/07
Not sure why Ms.Rodgers feels that way, but I feel as LBarton does - fewer cookies? Great taste? I'm for it!
JoyfulMama  
Submitted on: 01/03/07
AWESOME recipe! these make nice individual deserts yum yum yum!!!! I like the fact that the recipe is smaller so no need to make alot of cookies, just a few big ones and the ice cream on top dresses it up a bit! A nice end to a romantic valentines dinner for two....
Amanda  
Submitted on: 01/03/07
Awesome, Awesome, Awesome!!! I love going to BJ's just for the Pizookie. Now I can enjoy it at home too! Those who aren't interested, you don't know what you're missing!
LBarton  
Submitted on: 01/02/07
I rated this recipe a 5. I am always looking for a cookies recipe with fewer cookies. this is perfect
B Rodgers  
Submitted on: 01/02/07
Too small of quantity to go through all those ingredients...I don't know if you can triple or quadruple it to make more since you have all the pans out anyways lol....Low rating, sorry