Copycat Papa John’s Pizza Cookie Recipe

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Andrea Published: August 31, 2020 Modified: October 21, 2020

This is absolute heaven for all cookie lovers out there! A soft, chewy chocolate chip cookie as big as a pizza. We’ll show you how you can recreate this humongous pizza cookie. Don’t worry because this dish is easy, and totally hassle-free. Inspired by Papa John’s pizza cookie, it’s a 12-inch cookie you can pack with chocolate chips to your heart’s content. This pizza cookie recipe is a great canvas to experiment with. Use your own choice of fillings and toppings such as marshmallows, M&M’s, or chocolate syrup. 

While you might be wondering about how much this giant cookie costs, well, worry not! Most of the ingredients are likely already found in your kitchen. It’s perfect for picnics, parties, and movie marathons with friends and family. But, if you don’t feel like sharing, you can devour this giant cookie all on your own. Serve it with some ice cream or soda on the side. It’s a sugary fiesta in the comfort of your own home. 

Papa John’s is an iconic pizza restaurant that no one can get enough of. Good thing we also have a Copycat Papa John’s Garlic Dipping Sauce recipe for you to try. It’s a great recipe to remember in case you ever run out while eating a box of their pizza. So, let’s get to baking!

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How To Make Copycat Papa John's Pizza Cookie

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This 12-inch pizza is a chewy and delectable dessert to munch on any time of the day. It’s the perfect way to split a cookie!

Prep: 25 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 40 mins
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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chocolate chips, semisweet


  1. Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl and set aside.

  2. In a separate bowl, cream the butter with both sugars.

  3. Gradually add the eggs until pale & fully incorporated.

  4. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until it forms a sticky cookie batter.

  5. Fold in the chocolate chips last.

  6. Prepare a 12-inch pie pan by spraying it with nonstick cooking spray or lining it with parchment paper.

  7. Spread the cookie dough evenly in the pie pan so that it reaches all sides.

  8. Don't worry if it looks thin, as the cookie will rise during baking.

  9. Bake the cookie at 350 degrees F for 15 to 18 minutes or until a toothpick comes out dry.

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Commonly Asked Questions

Can I use bittersweet or milk chocolate chips?

Yes, you can but bear in mind that bittersweet chocolate chips are infused with a high cacao percentage. Instead of a sugary taste, it contributes a deep and intense chocolate flavor. Milk chocolate chips contain additives like sugar, milk, and added fat which adds a sweeter taste.

Do I need to chill the cookie dough before baking?

No need! Unlike smaller portions that need the butter to set for a thicker result, you’re already spreading the mixture onto a pan like an actual pizza.

Copycat Papa John's Pizza Cookie


Enjoy this absolutely fantastic dessert from Papa John's. Now you don't have to go out and order this pizza-sized dessert. Make this pizza cookie recipe at home, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top, and enjoy - with others or by yourself!

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