Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pizookie

Sunday, March 18, 2012

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If you don't already know, a Pizookie is a large cookie (as in a whole batch) that is cut into triangles like a pizza. Mr. Schwartz didn't believe me that Pizookie was a real thing.  Until we were watching an award show on E! and Ryan Seacrest said that he would reward himself Pizookie that night.  Nice that he didn't believe his wife, food blogger, but I guess whatever Ryan Seacrest says, goes.  Solid.  

This Pizookie is  I found the cookie dough recipe one of my favorite blog, How Sweet It Is.  Oh gawd, she is hilarious and fires out tasty recipes every day.  Check her blog out, she is freaking fantastic.  

Anyway, make this Pizookie.  Please, I beg of you.  It stays fantastic for a few days if it lasts that long.  I would just cut off a wedge, pop it in the microwave for about 10 seconds and holy mackerel, Pizookie heaven.  It will make your day, promise. 

Musical Selection:  Say Hey (I Love You) by: Michael Franti and Spearhead. My dedication to this Pizookie. I wish I was kidding. 
 Start by making your brown butter. Confession: this is the first time I made brown butter.  I know, life changing.  It adds an amazing carmeley (probably not a word--I spy a red squiggly under it) flavor.

Anyway, melt the butter in a pan.
 Keep stirring.  This too much longer than I thought but be patient. It is so worth it.
 It's starting….once the foam goes down a bit and you can see to the bottom, you are getting close.
 There it is.  Do you see all those flecks on the bottom of the pan?  That's what you want.  Be careful, this can go from perfection to burnt in a flash.  Let the butter cool.
 Pour it into a large bowl with white and brown sugar.  I didn't use a stand mixer and it turned out perfect for me.  I had a sleeping puppy and just a few minutes to get things together.
 Mix it up.  It gets kind of foamy--weird but cool.
 Add the eggs.
 Stir it up.
 Add vanilla, stir.
 Add the flour.
 Baking soda.
 And salt.
 Stir it up.
 Add the chocolate chips.
 And mash it together.  This dough is thick, stir/mash the best you can.
  I pressed mine into our cast iron skillet.  I sprayed the heck out of it first.  Our skillet is working on the seasoning thing.  It's not perfect yet but it's close.  Bake the Pazookie in a 325 degree preheated oven for about 30 minutes.  The edges will be set but the middle will be a bit doughy.  That's fantastic.
 Then this gloriousness will be all yours.
 Top it with some ice cream and forghettaboutit.
 Man alive.
Or death by goodness.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Pizookie

1 1/2 sticks unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
1 egg + 1 egg yolk (at room temp)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1 package chocolate chips 

Preheat oven to 325 

Heat a small saucepan on medium-low heat and add butter. Whisk until butter melts, continue to whisk, the butter will get foamy, continue to whisk just until little brown bits appear at the bottom of the pan. Remove from heat immediately, the butter can burn very quickly. Set aside and let cool for about 10-15 minutes, until the butter comes to room temperature.
Once butter has cooled, add to a large bowl. Whisk in sugars until smooth and caramely in color, then add in the egg and egg yolk. Mix again until combined, then add in vanilla extract and mix. Add in flour, baking and soda and salt, and mix until a dough forms. The dough may be crumbly but continue to mix –using your hands if needed – until it comes together. Fold in chocolate chips.
Spray a large skillet or baking dish, I used a 12 inch cast iron skillet, with cooking spray.  Press the cookie dough into the bottom of the pan.  Bake for about 30 minutes (longer if using a smaller pan) until the edges are set and the middle is still a little doughy.  
Let cool (if you can) for about 15 minutes and cut into pie/pizza slices.  Serve with ice cream and cold milk.  
Dough recipe from: here


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