A Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza is an easy alternative to birthday cake for a kids’ birthday party. One bowl, one pan… What’s not to love? And what cookie-loving kid wouldn’t love a homemade chocolate chip cookie the size of a slice of pizza? Top it with ice cream, and you have the perfect dessert to feed a crowd of hungry, cookie-crazy kids.
This chocolate chip cookie pizza is AMAZING! It’s crispy on the outside, and soft and chewy on the inside, just like a chocolate chip cookie should be. It’s quick and easy to make, and because it’s the size of a large pizza, it can be cut into 16 slices, so it’s perfect for potlucks, bake sales, and family get-togethers. Here at our house, however, this huge cookie has become our favourite alternative to a birthday cake.
And I couldn’t be happier!
You may also like our recipe for the best soft chocolate chip cookies ever.
See, I’ve always put a fair amount of time and effort into making my boys’ birthday cakes, and I’ve come up with some pretty elaborate cakes over the years.
One year however, when my oldest was planning his birthday, he asked if I would make him a cookie pizza instead of a birthday cake.
I was like, “What? A cookie? Really? You want a chocolate chip cookie instead of one of my cakes???”
Yep. He’d been to a friend’s birthday earlier that month, and they had apparently served a giant cookie pizza (or is it a pizza cookie?) at the party. Matt said it was “the BEST chocolate chip cookie EVER”.
Well, you can imagine it would be, right? I mean, think about it; each kid was handed a chocolate chip cookie equal in size to a slice of pizza.
What’s not to love?
I’m not gonna lie. At first, I felt a pang of sadness. My cake-decorating days were coming to an end.
But then I thought about how much faster and easier it would be to make one giant birthday cookie than it would be to bake and decorate a birthday cake. So I called up the mom of my son’s friend, and I asked her how to make this “cookie pizza thing” that my son was raving about.
And I made it.
In like, 10 minutes.
And in one bowl.
It was. To die for.
Needless to say, when my younger son asked me to bake a cookie pizza for his birthday several months later, I was like “YESSSS!” Off the hook for making a cake again!
Seriously. You don’t even need birthday candles when you’re serving a cookie!
Could it be any easier?
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Recipe:
Exact measurements and printable version of this recipe at the bottom of this page.
Ingredients & Equipment
- butter, softened
- white sugar
- brown sugar
- all purpose flour
- baking soda
- chocolate chips
Equipment: electric beaters, pizza pan or pizza stone (I use a 14.5 inch pizza stone most times).
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How to Make Your Cookie Pizza:
Preheat your oven to 375ºF
In large bowl, with your electric beaters, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until soft and fluffy.
Add your eggs, and beat well.
Gradually add the flour, salt, and baking soda, and beat until well blended.
Stir in your chocolate chips. Mmmmm. Chocolate chips.
Now, you’re going to spread your cookie dough out on a 12-15 inch pizza stone or a greased pizza pan.
*Be sure to leave an inch or so of space around the edge of the pan as the dough will spread when the cookie is baking. If your finished cookie happens to hang over the edge of your pan a little, just go around the outside of your stone or pan with a sharp knife to clean up the edge of your cookie.
Bake at 375ºF for 20-25 mins.
Mmmm. Look at the size of that cookie! Isn’t it gorgeous?
Use a pizza cutter, or even better, a pizza rocker (I have one, and I love it!) to cut your chocolate chip cookie pizza into 16 slices. Serve sightly warm with a scoop of ice cream.
More Cookie Pizza Ideas:
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza – Oh Sweet Basil
S’mores Cookie Pizza – Six Sisters
M&M’s Chocolate Brownie Pizza – Sweetest Menu
You might also like our quick and easy no-rise pizza dough recipe and our no-yeast pizza dough recipe.
Giant Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza Recipe
- 1 c butter softened
- 3/4 c white sugar
- 3/4 c brown sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 eggs
- 2 & 1/4 cups flour
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- With your electric beaters, cream the butter, sugars and vanilla until soft and fluffy.
- Add eggs and beat well.
- Gradually add the flour, salt, and baking soda, and beat until well blended.
- Stir in chocolate chips.
- Spread cookie dough over baking stone or greased pan, leaving an inch of space for cookie to spread.
- Bake at 375ºF for 20-25 mins.
- Remove from oven, and allow to cool on stone or pan.
- Slice, when still warm, into 16 slices.
Looking for more easy, yummy cookie recipes? Check out:
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
White Chocolate and Cranberry Cookies
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This is perfect! I promised a few kids at church that I would bring them a gigantic cookie and this recipe actually looks reasonable! Thank you!
Just used this recipe and it’s currently in the oven!! I’m making it for my little brother for his birthday! Fingers crossed all goes well! Thank you very much for sharing! 🙂
that’s exciting! my daughter’s 5th birthday just passed and she wanted chocolate chip cookies. for her upcoming party with friends she wanted more cookies and i was not looking forward to doing multiple batches! this is the perfect solution!
Hi! Looks great! Could you please let me know what size pizza pan you used for this amount of dough. Thanks so much!
Soften butter or melted?
I love to decorate these with frosting since we use them in place of birthday cakes!
just the perfect recipe i was looking for
i made one of these years ago for my son’s 5th birthday party … he’s now 25! … and it was a HUGE hit! I did one with different chocolate candies as toppings.
This is the same recipe on the back of the toll house chocolate chip bag.
Cool! See, it must be good if they use it too!
Can I use a pizza pan that has holes?
I wouldn’t think so, Di. A pan like that is ok for a doughy pizza crust, but I would imagine a lot of the melting butter would drip through the holes if you were using the pan for this recipe.
This is so delicious! My son and I made it for Father’s Day. 🙂 Also, just FYI for anyone who is curious, this works out great using Bob’s Red Mill gluten free 1:1 baking flour!
Can I use a pizza pie pan with holes to bake the cookie on?
A pan like that is ok for a doughy pizza crust, but I would imagine a lot of the melting butter would drip through the holes if you were using the pan for this recipe.
Hi! This is in my oven now! It’s risen ALOT! It looks nothing like yours I can only imagine I have a smaller tin! I used a pizza pan with holes in and put greaseproof paper on it. Looks more of a cake!! Hope it’s just as yummy!
How did it turn out, Lyndsey? Did it flatten out as it baked?
Mine got huge and puffed up and I could tell it was not done after 20 min. I cooked it 10-15 min longer and it is perfect. It is HUGE! 15-16″ across and filled pizza stone without overflowing. I left about an inch around the dough when I put it in to bake and it spread out perfectly!
Works perfectly every time. A very trusty recipe.
Thanks for this we are making this for birthday party
Yay! Hope it’s a hit at your house, Rach!
It tastes divine! We added a bag of mini eggs and cooked it in a cake tin base and it worked really well !
Oh yum! Mini eggs! What a great idea!
Not sure but did you use a 14 inch pan for the pizza cookie
Gosh, I’m not sure how big that pan was. I no longer have it. I make this pizza on my stone now, and it measures 14.5 inches across.
Hello! I’m planning on making my sister a homemade cookie cake for her birthday this weekend. She LOVES cookie cake from Great American Cookie Company, but because of the quarantine, she can’t get one. I love to bake, so I thought I’d surprise her and make one myself. This recipe looks exactly like what I want! Just like you would get at a mall. I have some questions though. I only have a 15 inch cake pan, do you think that would work to make it? Would I need to do like 1.5x the recipe in order to have enough (keep in mind I want it thin)? And I want to do frosting just like on their cookie cakes, so I found a recipe for chocolate fudge frosting, but what do you think I should do for the white? I don’t think it’s American buttercream, it’s too white. Any insight would be helpful!! I’ll be sure to rate and comment again once I make it!
I make it on a 14.5 inch pizza stone most times, so I wouldn’t increase the amounts, or will likely overflow. As for the frosting, I’m not familiar with the cookie recipe company you’re trying to emulate, so I don’t know what there’s is like. I’ve seen a lot of cookie frostings on the net over the years though, so I would just do some googling to find one that looks like the shade of white that you’re striving for. x