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Pizza Cookies - Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Butterscotch Coconut Cookie Recipe

Updated on October 6, 2012

Pizza Cookies

Pizza Cookies!
Pizza Cookies! | Source
Photo of Framed Original Recipe
Photo of Framed Original Recipe | Source

Why Are These Cookies Called Pizza Cookies?

I bet you're wondering why in the world these cookies are called Pizza Cookies. Well, to be honest, I am not sure, but there is a story that goes with it!

When my father was young and had recently joined the military, his mother told him the recipe to make these cookies. He loved making an enormous batch and then eating half of it before even cooking it (Note: He did live with several other guys, so they helped eat the cookies). Anyway, each time he wanted to make the cookies, he would have to call his mother because he forgot the recipe. So finally his mother, my grandmother, wrote down the recipe and sent it too him. He then framed it, and made these cookies very often. My father's call sign, when he was a Naval Fighter Pilot, was 'pizza' (because he really really liked pizza), and eventually whenever he would make these cookies, everyone would call then 'pizza's cookies' because he was well known for making them. The name has since become just Pizza Cookies, and is still a framed recipe on the wall in my parents house.

Another possible reason for the name 'Pizza Cookies' is because my father once made a full batch, but cooked them as 8 huge pizza-sized cookies. Needless to say, a very good idea.

As you will see, this recipe contains a very wide variety of things such as chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, coconut, nuts, oatmeal and almost anything you want. So after you have tried the recipe a few times, have fun experimenting with it and enjoy these delicious cookies!

Rate the Pizza Cookies!

5 stars from 4 ratings of Pizza Cookie Recipe

Cook Time - 8 Min per Cookie Sheet

Prep time: 12 min
Cook time: 8 min
Ready in: 20 min
Yields: Full Batch makes Approx. 9 Dozen Cookies.

NOTE: Consider making 1/3 Batch (About 3 Dozen Cookies)

This Recipe makes about 9 dozen cookies - quite a few! But it is easy to only make 1/3 or 2/3 of a batch. 1/3 batch makes about 3 dozen small cookies.

I left the recipe in it's original size, because that is how it has been passed down in my family. Consider making a full batch, and sharing them with you friends and family!

Ingredients for Pizza Cookies

  • 3 Cups Butter, -- Butter is best, but Margarine is fine
  • 3 Cups Sugar
  • 3 Cups Brown Sugar
  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 Table Spoon (T) Vanilla Flavoring, -- Does not taste as good as it smells
  • 1 T Salt
  • 1 T Baking Soda
  • 2 Cups Flour, -- All purpose Flour is best
  • 2 1/2 Cups Additional Flour, -- See instructions - added at the end
  • 9 Cups Oatmeal, -- It's Healthy!
  • 2 Cups Chocolate Chips, -- (12 Oz. bag)
  • 1 Cup Butterscotch Chips, -- (6 Oz. bag - optional)

Baking Pizza Cookies

Baking Pizza Cookies!
Baking Pizza Cookies! | Source

Easy Instructions for Pizza Cookies

  1. Put Butter in large mixer, begin mixing. (turn oven on to 350)
  2. Add Sugar and Brown Sugar, Continue to mix well.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, salt and baking soda. Then slowly add the 2 cups flour and mix until smooth consistency.
  4. Now, add additional 2 1/2 cups flour and the oatmeal. Mix thoroughly.
  5. Finally, add Chocolate chips, and any other desired ingredients! I would suggest mixing by hand, as most mixers will crush/mash chocolate chips and other ingredients.
  6. Bake - use a spoon to place cookie dough on baking sheets, then bake in the oven 8 min or until lightly brown.
  7. Store any not consumed at the time. Freezing excess cookies from large batches works very well. Enjoy!


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NOTE: Additional Ingredients You Might Like!

The great thing about this recipe is you can add almost anything too it! Here are just a few of the possible additional ingredients you should consider adding to these Pizza Cookies!

  • White Chocolate Chips
  • Chopped Nuts - any kind you like including Walnuts, Pecans, and Almonds!
  • Raisins
  • Shredded Coconut - this is recommended
  • M&M's
  • Dried Cherries or other dried fruit - Only if you like 'em!
  • Chopped Dates

Nutrition - Pizza Cookies have Oatmeal, that's Healthy Right?

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: As many as you want
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.


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  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    2patricias - Yes, the full recipe is huge! It is meant for a large, large family or event! I usually make 1/3 batch. Thanks for your comment, and adding it to your index!

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    6 years ago from Sussex by the Sea

    The full recipe certainly makes a lot of cookies!!! However, I love the way that this recipe can be altered.

    I am adding this to my Recipe Index for HubPages (under Cookies, Oatmeal).

  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Thanks Teresa! Hope you enjoy them!

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    Teresa Higgins 

    6 years ago

    I shared your hub on facebook, really looking forward to loading those cookies with yummy things!

  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Teresa - Thanks! I am glad you enjoyed reading the story. These are fun cookies and it is great to try adding anything you like to them!

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    Teresa Higgins 

    6 years ago

    I loved this hub! Great story, my kids and I will have to make these, when the weather cools!

  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    teaches12345 - Thanks for reading! And Oatmeal chocolate chip cookies are one of my favorites as well.

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    Dianna Mendez 

    6 years ago

    Cute story on the "Pizza" cookies. Thanks for sharing this recipe on oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, which is one of my favorite treats.

  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Rebecca2904 - Glad you found these interesting! Thanks for commenting!

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    6 years ago

    This sounds amazing, I'm definitely going to give it a try :) Thanks for sharing!

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    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Faceless39 - Thanks! It is fun to have a bit of family history surrounding this recipe. It will be fun to pass down to the next generations. Thanks for droppin' by!

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    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Frenglish - I like customizing cookies as well because if you don't have an ingredient like chocolate chips, you can always add raisins or white chocolate instead. Thanks for reading!

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    Kate P 

    6 years ago from The North Woods, USA

    What a delicious looking and sounding recipe. And I love the personal story about your dad and how the pizza cookies got their name. Love the cute framed recipe photo as well. A very nice and interesting recipe hub!

    Voted up, useful, and interesting.

  • Frenglish profile image


    6 years ago from Pennsylvania

    I'll have to try these too and see how they compare....

    I love the idea of being able to customize your cookies!

  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Derek Ober - Glad you like 'em! Thanks for commenting!

    Denise - Thanks! These cookies do have a lot of family history! Thanks for reading, sharing and commenting!

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    Denise Handlon 

    6 years ago from North Carolina

    OMG-your hub is hilarious. I love the story(ies) behind the cookie name, and Yes, the title caught my eye so I had to investigate. I enjoyed your hub and the recipe sounds good, too. Good luck in the contest. I rated it up/stars and interesting/funny.

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    Derek Ober 

    6 years ago from Florida

    I am going to be making this tomorrow night! Voted up for useful!

  • internpete profile imageAUTHOR

    Peter V 

    6 years ago from At the Beach in Florida

    Maurerose - That's the idea! I love pizza with everything on it too! Thanks for your comment!

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    6 years ago from From Houston, TX to Alicante, Spain

    These look amaaaazing! Just like I like my pizza... as many toppings as possible!


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