Chocolate Chip Pizookie

BAKE FOR FAMILY FUN SPECIAL

This recipe of ‘Chocolate Chip Pizookie’ is an instant hit with kids and adults alike. A great party snack and a special treat for kids, a pizookie gels your two favorite foods, pizza and cookie, into one. Yes, that’s right, a pizookie is a giant pizza sized cookie. Thinking of it makes me go yum yum yum. The pizookie recipe here is full of dark chocolate chips and decorated with sprinkles. 

This recipe is the second one in my series on ‘Bake for Family Fun’ where I get together with kids for some fun baking experiments. We always have a great time enjoying the process and relishing the bake as a team. This bake was the first one we planned during the summer vacations and kids were super excited seeing the ingredients at hand for obvious reasons.

The pizookie is made healthy with a mix of whole wheat and oats flour. Brown sugar has been used to sweeten it up and make it healthier over a refined sugar version. It is a simple recipe that can be made for a quick get together or play dates for kids. I just couldn’t get off my little one, Elina from hunting on the chocolate chips while taking this click.

Baking with whole wheat flour is healthier, mainly due to the fiber content, which will help stabilize blood sugar levels when consuming sugary pastries. Additionally, dietary fiber prevents constipation, lowers blood cholesterol and promotes weight loss. There is more nutritional value in whole-wheat flour than white flours. It contains more vitamins such as B1, B3 and B5. White flours have the same vitamins but lower in content due to the refining process.

Oats is a low-calorie food which slows digestion and makes you feel full longer. Thus, reducing your cravings and helping you shed a few pounds. They are loaded with dietary fiber and the antioxidants which are beneficial for heart disease and help lower the bad cholesterol. Being rich in fiber, oats helps in regulating bowel movements and hence prevents constipation. Since oats help stabilize blood sugar and reduce risk of type-2 diabetes, diabetics should consume oats regularly. They are also a rich source of magnesium, which is key to enzyme function and energy production, and helps prevent heart attacks and strokes by relaxing blood vessels, aiding the heart muscle, and regulating blood pressure.

Brown sugar is totally free of chemicals, unlike white sugar. It is because brown sugar contains molasses which is composed of essential minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, potassium and phosphorous. This provides your body with important minerals. The potassium found in molasses, helps in relaxing the uterine muscles and eases contractions that occur during menstruation. Brown sugar is regarded to be very good for women to recover fast after delivery. People suffering from asthma and other respiratory problems are recommended to replace white sugar with brown sugar. The consumption of brown sugar will prevent asthma and fight against other allergic reactions.

This chocolate chip pizookie tastes exactly like your favorite crispy crumbly chocolate chip cookies. The warm pizookie fresh out of oven pair up well with a big scoop of ice cream on hot sunny days. It goes equally well with a hot cup of tea or coffee and a dollop of whipped cream making your warm sips even more delightful. I hope you will give this recipe a try and enjoy it as much as my family does. Happy Baking and Stay Healthy!!

Chocolate Chip Pizookie

A yummy and healthy pizookie (cookie dough pizza) made with whole wheat and oats flour and filled with chocolate chips.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Resting Time 15 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Dessert, Snack
Servings 16 servings

Ingredients
  

  • 11/2 cup whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 cup oats flour (grounded quick cooking oats)
  • 150 gm unsalted butter
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 flax egg (see recipe notes)
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup sprinkles (for decoration)

Instructions
 

  • Sieve together the dry ingredients : whole wheat flour, oats flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.
  • Beat butter and brown sugar together until soft and fluffy for about 5 minutes. 
  • A creamy light consistency is the measure of when to stop beating the butter-sugar mixture.
  • Add in the vanilla essence and flax egg and mix until well combined.
  • Mix the dry ingredients in parts of three to the butter mix to form a dough. Add in the chocolate chips to get a thick and soft dough. Set aside the dough in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes. Grease an 8 inch cake pan and line with parchment paper. You may also use a pizza pan instead for baking.
  • Take out the dough from refrigerator and divide it into two parts. Flatten one part of dough in the prepared cake pan with your fingers or a spatula until it reaches the edges of the pan. Press well to get a uniform thickness. Keep the leftover dough in refrigerator.
  • Decorate the top of the flattened dough with some more chocolate chips and sprinkles. Bake the pizookie for 25 minutes. Turn on both the upper and lower rods of the oven during last 5 minutes to get a nice brown color on top. The baking time may vary depending on oven to oven. Keep an eye on the pizookie and turn off when the edges begin to brown. Let the pizookie cool for 5-10 minutes. It will harden as it cools down. Take out the pizookie from the pan.
  • Slice the pizookie when completely cooled into 8 slices. Enjoy them as it is or with a pair of icecream and chocolate sauce or a hot cup of tea/coffee.
  • Repeat the process for the second part of dough. If you feel the dough becomes too hard, soften it up a bit with help of few drops of milk.

Notes

  1. One flax egg can be made by soaking 1 tablespoon of flax seed powder with 3 tablespoon of water for 5-10 minutes. This mix is then added in the recipe at the desired point. 
  2. You may use one regular medium sized egg in place of flax egg if making the recipe with egg.
  3. When grounding quick cooking oats, keep in mind that 1/4 cup of quick cooking oats yield 1/4 cup of oats flour.
  4. Do not add sprinkles to the dough since they tend to bleed during mixing and baking and will not give a nice color to the pizookie.
  5. The prepared dough can be stored in airtight container or covered with a plastic wrap and stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Remember to bring down the dough to normal temperature before proceeding with baking. Add milk to get the right consistency of dough if required.
Keyword chocolatechip, cookie, pizookie

STEPS FOR MAKING CHOCOLATE CHIP PIZOOKIE:

Step 1: Sieve together the dry ingredients : whole wheat flour, oats flour, baking soda and salt in a medium bowl.

Step 2: Beat butter and brown sugar together until soft and fluffy for about 5 minutes.

Step 3: A creamy light consistency is the measure of when to stop beating the butter-sugar mixture.
 
Step 4: Add in the vanilla essence and flax egg and mix until well combined.
 
Step 5: Mix the dry ingredients in parts of three to the butter mix to form a dough. Add in the chocolate chips to get a thick and soft dough. Set aside the dough in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
 
Step 6: Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 180 degree Celsius for 10-15 minutes. Grease an 8 inch cake pan and line with parchment paper. You may also use a pizza pan instead for baking.
 
Step 7: Take out the dough from refrigerator and divide it into two parts. Flatten one part of dough in the prepared cake pan with your fingers or a spatula until it reaches the edges of the pan. Press well to get a uniform thickness. Keep the leftover dough in refrigerator.
 
Step 8: Decorate the top of the flattened dough with some more chocolate chips and sprinkles. Bake the pizookie for 25 minutes. Turn on both the upper and lower rods of the oven during last 5 minutes to get a nice brown color on top. The baking time may vary depending on oven to oven. Keep an eye on the pizookie and turn off when the edges begin to brown. Let the pizookie cool for 5-10 minutes. It will harden as it cools down. Take out the pizookie from the pan.
 
Step 9: Slice the pizookie when completely cooled into 8 slices. Enjoy them as it is or with a pair of ice-cream and chocolate sauce or a hot cup of tea/coffee.
 
Step 10: Repeat the process for the second part of dough. If you feel the dough becomes too hard, soften it up a bit with help of few drops of milk.

 

RECIPE NOTES:

  1. One flax egg can be made by soaking 1 tablespoon of flax seed powder with 3 tablespoon of water for 5-10 minutes. This mix is then added in the recipe at the desired point. 
  2. You may use one regular medium sized egg in place of flax egg if making the recipe with egg.
  3. When grounding quick cooking oats, keep in mind that 1/4 cup of quick cooking oats yield 1/4 cup of oats flour.
  4. Do not add sprinkles to the dough since they tend to bleed during mixing and baking and will not give a nice color to the pizookie.
  5. The prepared dough can be stored in airtight container or covered with a plastic wrap and stored in refrigerator for up to 5 days. Remember to bring down the dough to normal temperature before proceeding with baking. Add milk to get the right consistency of dough if required.

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