I was going to title this post “an easy way to get fat and eat bad food” but I thought that was a bit mean and dramatic. And I only say that because I feel much better about dessert when it’s made with natural ingredients, not the manufactured ones we consumed tonight. I’m all for whole foods and clean eating; I think everyone should do it, but every once in a while I want something that is bad for me. I want to splurge a bit and enjoy all the different things life has to offer – even if it is hydrogenated oils and processed sugars. So maybe I will just blame it on my husband. Yeah, that’s it; a special request from my husband.
Around here we have a restaurant called BJ’s Brewhouse. They serve pizza and beer and lots of other American dishes. They aren’t particularly noteworthy or fantastic, except for their Pizookie. Their Pizookie, cleverly named by combining the words “pizza” and “cookie” is a warm, half-baked cookie fresh out of the oven served in a small cake pan like container with a generous scoop of ice cream on top. I’m sure there is no secret ingredient or special recipe, but something simple and delicious – a soft and gooey cookie. No need to make it fancy, it’s perfect the way it is.
I fully support eating healthy, whole, natural foods. But I have a wicked sweet tooth. And I wanted to eat a Pizookie. I did not, however, want to get dressed, drive 30 minutes, and wait for a table to get one. The solution? Make one at home!
I was going to make homemade chocolate chip cookie dough, but I really just wanted instant gratification so I bought a tube of dough. So if I was going to cheat on my “diet”, I might as well go all out!
An easy way to make a pizookie:
Ingredients and supplies:
1 roll/tub of chocolate chip cookie dough
Vanilla ice cream
4-6 inch round cake tin
Butter, Cookie spray, etc. to grease pan
Grease cake tin. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Press globs of cookie dough into pan
Bake for 15-25 minutes, depending on the size of your pan and the thickness of your cookie. Dough will be firm on top, but still soft in the middle
Let cool slightly
Scoop vanilla ice cream over the top and enjoy your soon-to-be stomachache!
Notes: While Marc and I were eating the pre-cooked dough (I hesitate to say “raw”) we realized a few things:
- You could probably seriously maim someone with an unopened tube of dough
- Typical pre-made cookie dough really isn’t that tasty
- “wow, there’s a lot of trans fat in here”
The end result – tasty indeed, but I definitely was sick after only a few bites!
What did my husband say after we were done eating? “That was the worst best idea ever.”