Without a doubt, my daughter’s favorite dessert of all time is the deep dish style pizza cookies from Oregano’s. They are also referred to as Pizookie by BJ’s Restaurant and I’ve even heard them called Cookies A La Mode. Who cares what you call them, as long as you can get your hands on them. A warm, not completely baked cookie base that is topped with cool creamy ice cream. It may just be the ultimate dessert.
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For quite some time I’ve made these at home using store bought cookie dough, following the directions from Our Best Bites. It works out great. But I do not always have cookie dough on hand and it seems to be getting harder and harder to find cookie dough that is completely nut free, so I figured it was time to make these from scratch. You can really use any cookie recipe – at the holidays we made them using my Levain Bakery Copycat Double Chocolate Chip Cookie recipe.
While any cookie recipe will probably work, I wanted to have a recipe that makes one single serving (granted, it’s generous enough that you can share if you are so inclined). And I wanted to be able to make them in the microwave. Here’s what we have…
Yum. Are you ready?
Hot Cookie A La Mode In The Microwave
This is pretty straight forward. You will need…
SINGLE SERVING DEEP DISH COOKIE A LA MODE
(Note – these are intended to be served with a scoop of ice cream on top, it’s a big part of what completes the dessert)
1.5 to 2 TBSP Melted Butter
1 TBSP Sugar
1 TBSP Brown Sugar
1/8 TSP Vanilla
1/4 Cup Flour (go with a scant 1/4 cup vs a generous 1/4 cup)
Sprinkle Of Salt If Desired
1/8 TSP Baking Powder
Chocolate Chips To Taste
Melt your butter in a microwave safe bowl. You can in make and cook these in one container, but I made mine in a measuring cup and cooked in a ramekin. I think mugs are a popular option for these microwavable desserts. After melting the butter, add in both sugars and vanilla and stir well.
Next add in your flour, salt and baking powder.
Stir to combine. Add in your chocolate chips – you can use as many or as few as you would like. Also feel free to add nuts or other mix ins.
Now it’s time to pop it into the microwave and cook. This is where there is a fair amount of variation. You could cook for as little as 40 seconds or as much as one minute and 20 seconds. This will depend on your microwave and what you want your cookie to be like. There are no eggs in this, so you are probably safe to go on the more undercooked side (my fave!).
These are best if they are immediately topped with ice cream and devoured. Yummy.
Hard to resist.
Are brownies more your style? Make sure to try the Brownie A La Anytime – just a minute in the microwave and you have warm brownie goodness ready to enjoy.
I was really skeptical with this but I’m pleasantly surprised how good and easy this was! Added some crushed candies pecans, and omg!! Thank you for shearing I’ll definitely make this again
Lovely Saturday Snack. <3 I didn't have any ice cream, but it's still amazing.
This was really good! I miss Oregano’s and BJ’s! We live in a small town in Indiana now and this was the perfect substitute for an old favorite! Now if only I could find some good pizza.
Amazing recipe. Just wanted to ask if I can just use regular sugar instead of brown sugar?
Sheeza, you could try, it would likely be a bit drier and the flavor would lack a bit of depth. I really value what brown sugar brings to a chocolate chip cookie.
THANK YOUU SO SO SO MUCHHHH FOR SHARE THIS RECIPE, IT’S JUST AMAZING. ONCE A MADE THIS DELICIOUS COOKIE I NOTICED THAT THE TEXTURE ISN’T THAT TOUGH. IS IT OKAY ?
i tried this step by step and mine doesnt look good at all it did not come out right its brown almost black. what’d i do help????
Kayla, did you microwave it or bake it? With microwaves there is such a huge variation in power and wattage, that could certainly be a factor.
To be honest, ( not mean) this was okay. When I made this it was to satisfy my cookie craving. It did. The only thing I would have to say is that it was dry. I put milk in the bowl and it tasted really good.
Gigi, did you happen to top with ice cream? I personally find that to be an absolute must with any of these type of single serving brownie or cookie in a cup recipes, and that typically adds a lot of moisture. Also, my favorite way to make them is always in the oven. Readers really wanted a microwave version, so there is this one, but when I make them I prefer to go the baked (with an egg) route, which I have a recipe for here. http://www.lovefromtheoven.com/2012/11/29/cookie-a-la-mode-our-holiday-traditionsand-a-smuckers-top-your-holiday-giveaway/
i just made this. absolutely amazing. i love it! thank you!
Melissa Daniel says
I’m here at home, seven months pregnant, it’s 830pm. I just got attacked by a sweet craving. Saw this on Pinterest & decided to give it a try. Sooooo good! A few changes were in order to pull it off… didn’t have brown sugar, so I doubled regular… no chocolate chips in sight, but butterscotch chips & coconut flakes. Topped that bad boy off with a scoop of vanilla ice cream…. Amazing. Thank you for sharing! I may not be as thankful when it’s time to drop this baby weight, but for now…. yummmmmmm 🙂
Christi @ Love From The Oven says
Melissa, oh my word, butterscotch and coconut? I’m not pregnant and now I have a wicked craving! Sounds incredible! 🙂 Enjoy and congrats on your pregnancy!
Just so you know… any time you don’t have brown sugar in the house, you can use white sugar mixed with molasses. That’s how brown sugar is made anyway, so don’t deprive yourself of a nice warm cookie for the want of brown sugar. I’m calorie counting too, & don’t have the space in my calorie allowance today for this. But considering the options to substitute ingredients for another day.