Pizza Hut Cookie Dough Recipe (Vegan Copycat) (2024)

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This copycat Pizza Hut cookie dough recipe is soft and gooey, filled with chocolate chunks, all without eggs or dairy! It’s nice and crispy on the outside with a soft, melt-in-the-mouth centre.Delicious served warm with a scoop of vegan vanilla ice cream!

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Since I first created this recipe in 2018, vegan food has come a LONG way! Most fast-food restaurants now have a range of vegan mains and sides on offer, which is more than could be said 5 years ago.

Something that does still seem to be lacking in most cases though, is the desserts!

At the moment, Pizza Hut does have a vegan cheesecake on their menu which is amazing. But I think I can speak on behalf of all vegans when I say a dairy-free/eggless version of their cookie dough is what we really want!

I tried to find out a bit of history behind Pizza Hut’s cookie dough but the information was quite hard to find. It seems that the dessert first came to the UK in the late 2000’s but the exact release date is unclear.

Hot Cookie Dough?

An oxymoron, right? I have been made fun of quite a few times for naming the recipe this way, LOL. Because if it’s hot, doesn’t that just make it a cookie? Technically yes…but also no.

It’s a half-baked cookie that’s still soft on the inside. You take it out of the oven just before it’s ready and it will continue baking (slowly) once it’s out of the oven.

So if you eat it warm, you get a soft, gooey cookie “dough” dessert that’s great with ice cream and if you let it cool, you’ll end up with a chewy giant cookie! That’s a win-win in my opinion!

Made Without Eggs

Not only is this recipe suitable for vegans, it’s perfect for those with egg and/or dairy allergies.

When I first made this recipe, I used ground up flax seeds as an egg replacer. I did that a lot because I was just starting out with vegan baking and didn’t know a lot about the science-y stuff.

Without eggs, I thought flaxseeds were my only option! I sometimes use them in my other cookie recipes, because it acts as a great binder and stops them from falling apart.

But someone recently asked me if they could make this recipe without flax seeds. I figured that since this cookie is supposed to be eaten warm with a spoon, it wouldn’t matter too much if it didn’t have a super strong binder.

So I completely changed the recipe to (almost) match my more recent vegan cookie recipes, removed the flax seeds and added a tiny splash of plant-based milk. To my absolute delight, it worked really well! So there’s no need for any seeds in the recipe now.

Related post: 68 Best vegan desserts.

This recipe is the perfect amount for 2-4 people (depending on your serving size). I say sharing because it tastes the best when it’s still warm, fresh from the oven. So unless you have a HUGE sweet tooth, make sure you’ve got someone to help you eat it!

How To Make Copycat Pizza Hut Cookie Dough

Before you begin, you’ll need to make sure you have roughly the correct sized pan or tin to make this. I’ve tested this recipe using a 6.5-inch cast iron skillet and also a 7-inch sandwich cake tin.

The skillet looked a lot prettier but to be very honest, I think the one I made in the tin tasted slightly better!

Whichever you decide to use, make sure it’s roughly 7-inches. If you use a larger or smaller one skillet/tin, you’ll need to keep an eye on it as the baking time may change. You don’t need to line or grease the tin or skillet before adding the dough. The cookie will come out super easily.

Step 1:

Preheat your oven to 200°C/400°F (or 180°C/350°F if using a fan or convection oven).

Step 2:

In a large bowl, mix together 130g of vegan margarine (1/2 cup + 1 tablespoon) with 100g of caster sugar (1/2 cup) and 75g of soft brown sugar (3/8 cups).

Make sure to use a spreadable margarine. Do NOT use vegan block butter for this recipe as it won’t hold together very well. I recommend Vitalite.

Step 3:

When the margarine and sugar are well mixed, add in 1 teaspoon of vanilla extract and mix again.

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Step 4:

Now add 215g of self-raising flour (1+2/3 cups) to the bowl. Mix it in with your spoon and when it starts to stick together, use your hands to press it into a ball of dough.

Add a splash of plant-based milk if you need it, to help the dough stick together. I find 1 tablespoon to be the right amount but this will depend on the type of vegan margarine you use.

If you don’t have self-raising flour, you can use an equal amount of all-purpose/plain flour and add in 1/4 of a teaspoon of baking soda and 1/2 a teaspoon of baking powder.

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Step 5:

Add in 100g of vegan chocolate chips (~2/3 cups) to the dough and gently knead them in. Check out my vegan chocolate post for a list of chocolate chip options.

Alternatively, you can use an equal amount of a vegan chocolate bar chopped into small chunks. I love Nomo creamy chocolate.

Step 6:

Gently press your cookie dough into your cake tin or skillet until it almost touches the edges. The cookie will spread and rise at the edges quite a lot so it doesn’t need to be pressed all the way out.

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Step 7:

Place your skillet or cake tin into the oven and bake for 20-25 minutes. You’ll know it’s done when it’s golden brown on top with a slight wobble in the middle.

Note that it’s better to take it out too soon rather than too late. You can always put it back in if needed but once it’s overdone, there’s no way to make it soft again.

Let the cookie cool down slightly, for around 5 minutes or so, before enjoying it warm with ice cream.


What type of ice cream is dairy-free?

Classic vanilla goes best with this in my opinion! That’s how they do it at Pizza Hut.

If you’re in need of a vegan ice cream recommendation, I love Swedish Glace, which is available at most UK supermarkets.

Can this Pizza Hut cookie dough be eaten cold?

Yes! The whole point of the cookie skillet is to enjoy it hot while it’s still gooey, but any leftovers will turn into a chewy cookie once completely cold. Best of both worlds!

Can I store leftovers?

Yes. Pop the remainder of your cookie in an airtight container at room temperature. Just make sure the bits you save don’t have any melted ice cream on them.

Can I half the recipe?

Yes, but you’ll need to reduce the baking time accordingly. Keep an eye on it and take it out when it’s just gone golden brown all over.

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More vegan cookie recipes:

  • Double chocolate
  • Red velvet
  • White chocolate
  • Rainbow chip
  • Peanut butter

I hope you enjoy this new and improved copycat Pizza Hut cookie dough recipe! Let me know what you think by leaving a rating and/or comment below. Or tag me on Instagram @bakedbyclo with your pictures! Happy baking! xo

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Pizza Hut Cookie Dough (Vegan Copycat Recipe)

An eggless and dairy-free replica of the classic Pizza Hut cookie dough. Soft, warm and gooey.



Keywordpizza hut cookie dough

Prep Time 10 minutes

Cook Time 25 minutes

Servings 4 People

Calories 329 kcal


  • 130gVegan margarine(½ cup + 1 tablespoon) use the spreadable kind, not the blocky type
  • 100gCaster sugar(½ cup)
  • 75gSoft light brown sugar(3/8 cups)
  • 1TeaspoonVanilla extract
  • 215gSelf-raising flour(1 + ⅔ cups)
  • 1TablespoonPlant-based milk(I recommend soy milk)
  • 100gVegan chocolate chunks or chips(~½ cup)

To serve (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F (or 180°C/350°F if you're using a fan or convection oven). Have a 7-inch cast-iron skillet or non-stick cake tin to hand, no need to grease or line.

  2. In a large bowl, mix together the vegan margarine, caster sugar and brown sugar. Add in the vanilla and mix again.

  3. Add the flour to the bowl and mix. Add the plant-based milk if you need it, to help the dough stick together in a firm ball.

  4. Add in the chocolate chunks/chips and gently knead them into the dough.

  5. Place the dough into the centre of the cake tin/skillet and press gently with your fingers until it almost reaches the edges. It will spread and rise in the oven so don't worry about pressing it all the way to the edges.

  6. Bake for 20-25 minutes. You'll know it's ready when it's golden brown on top with a slight wobble in the middle. It's better to take it out too early than too late, as you can always put it back in to bake for longer if needed.

  7. Leave your cookie dough to stand for 5 minutes before enjoying it warm with vegan ice cream and melted chocolate.

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Recipe Notes

  • Best served warm, fresh from the oven.
  • Leftovers will turn into a chewy cookie. Do not reheat.

Nutrition Facts

Pizza Hut Cookie Dough (Vegan Copycat Recipe)

Amount Per Serving (1 serving)

Calories 329Calories from Fat 126

% Daily Value*

Fat 14g22%

Sodium 100mg4%

Carbohydrates 47g16%

Fiber 1g4%

Sugar 27g30%

Protein 3g6%

* All values are an estimate only and will vary depending on the food brands used.

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Pizza Hut Cookie Dough Recipe (Vegan Copycat) (2024)


What is vegan cookie dough made of? ›

To make vegan cookie dough:

Add the vegan butter, brown sugar, and white sugar to a large bowl or mixer bowl. Whisk until creamy. Add 1 tablespoon of plant-based milk and vanilla extract and mix in. Add the flour and mix to form a dough.

What is Pizza Hut dough made of? ›


Is Pizza Hut dough vegan? ›

Yes, three out of the four main pizza crusts that Pizza Hut offers are vegan-friendly and don't contain any dairy or animal products. These include the Hand-Tossed Pizza Crust, the Original Pan Pizza Crust, and the Thin N' Crispy Crust (the only crust that isn't vegan is the Original Stuffed Crust).

Does Aldi sell cookie dough? ›

Cookie Dough Cafe fans can find our signature Chocolate Chip 4pack in all ALDI stores. Our Chocolate Chip 4pack includes 4 mini cups filled with delicious edible cookie dough made with REAL butter, cane sugars & mini chocolate chips.

Why can't i eat raw vegan cookie dough? ›

Raw Dough Can Contain Germs That Make You Sick

That means it hasn't been treated to kill germs that cause food poisoning, such as Escherichia coli (E. coli) and Salmonella. These harmful germs can contaminate grain while it's still in the field or flour while it's being made.

Why are Oreo cookies not vegan? ›

The longer answer. As the Oreo FAQ page states, while Oreos are indeed veggie-friendly, they are not strictly vegan as 'Oreo have milk as cross-contact and therefore they are not suitable for vegans'.

What is the unhealthiest thing at Pizza Hut? ›

Worst: Pepperoni

Pepperoni is the most classic of pizza toppings, but it's not the healthiest. The meaty rounds bring their ample sodium and fat to this single-topping pizza. On the plus side, though, a single large, hand-tossed slice comes in at just 300 calories.

Does Pizza Hut use egg in their dough? ›

Does Pizza Hut's pizza dough have eggs in it? The only pizza dough that contains eggs at Pizza Hut is Udi's Gluten-Free Pizza Dough.

Does Pizza Hut make their own dough? ›

The dough is made from flour in the early morning and poured into a mixer at the store. > Just because you "make" or prep a dough that morning doesn't mean that is the dough you are using. When I worked at Pizza Hut, the dough made in the morning is the same they used during the day.

Why are Pizza Hut fries not vegan? ›

It's thought that the Pizza Hut fries are vegan, but there is a risk of cross-contamination. You can also order the breadsticks without parmesan seasoning.

What vegan cheese does Pizza Hut use? ›

Our Vegan Pizzas wouldn't be Vegan without our dairy-alternative, award-winning Violife Vegan Ch**se.

What is not vegan in pizza dough? ›

Q: Is pizza dough vegan? A: Typically yes, most pizza dough is vegan since it's made from water, flour, yeast, and salt. However, some variations may include dairy products like butter or milk, so always check the ingredients.

Where does Subway buy their cookie dough? ›

The chewy, fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies sold at Subway are baked daily at the sandwich shop with frozen dough pucks provided by Otis Spunkmeyer. So, I guess you could say that this copycat recipe for several of Subway's most popular cookies is also a clone of several of Otis Spunkmeyer's most popular cookies.

Does Aldi have edible cookie dough? ›

Aldi Has Jars Of Edible Cookie Dough Safe To Eat Raw.

Does Pillsbury make cookie dough? ›

Add sweet joy to any occasion with Pillsbury Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough. It's made with real chocolate, no high fructose corn syrup and no colors from artificial sources for the homestyle goodness you know and love.

Are vegan cookies actually healthy? ›

Depending on the recipe, and more specifically how much refined sugars they contain vegan cookies probably aren't the healthiest option when it comes to a sweet treat. Opting for a recipe that uses natural fruit-sugars to sweeten them could be the healthiest option.

What is different about vegan cookies? ›

True vegan treats should not contain any ingredients that involve or have ever involved any animal product, by-product, or derivative. We understand how difficult it can be to not only find a vegan cookie, but a vegan cookie that tastes delicious.

Why are vegan cookies healthier? ›

Vegan Bakes are Nutrient-Rich

Vegan baking may not be considered 'healthy,' but it is more nutritious than your standard non-vegan dessert. Vegan recipes rarely call for many processed ingredients or saturated fats.


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