Last Updated on February 11, 2024
It’s well known that Aldi sells some great take and bake pizzas that rival a lot of restaurant takeout pizzas. When I made my usual weekly Aldi run the other day, I came across a surprise in the take and bake pizza case. Tucked in amid all the refrigerated deli-style pizzas was a family-sized chocolate chunk pizza cookie. Just as Aldi sells a range of restaurant-quality deli pizzas, Aldi now appears to be trying its hand at offering a dessert similar to what you’d find in many pizza shops such as Pizza Hut or Papa John’s.
The Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Cookie appears to be a new Regular Buy that is going to be available at Aldi all year, but sometimes the signage in my local stores isn’t clear about whether a product is permanent or a limited-time Aldi Find. When I Googled this pizza cookie to try to learn more information, I found TikTok videos and other websites mentioning the product as early as January of 2023.
However, I don’t recall seeing this cookie in any of my local stores until December of 2023, and I found chatter on Aldi’s own Facebook fan page from shoppers who are also just now discovering the pizza cookie. My guess is that Aldi may have introduced the pizza cookie in a limited number of stores and is perhaps now selling it more broadly. I don’t know for certain.
The Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Cookie cost $3.99 for a 9-ounce cookie at the time of publication. With eight servings per pizza cookie, that comes out to about 50 cents per serving. That’s likely cheaper than what you’d pay for a pizza cookie from a restaurant or takeout shop.
If you’re looking out for allergens, this contains egg, milk, soy, and wheat. It was manufactured in a facility that produces peanut and tree nut products.
Obviously, this is something to enjoy in moderation. It has its share of calories, saturated fat, carbs, and added sugar. One-eighth of this pizza cookie has 130 calories, 5 grams of total fat (7% DV), 2.5 grams of saturated fat (13% DV), no cholesterol, 95 mg of sodium (4% DV), 21 grams of total carbohydrates (7% DV), less than 1 gram of dietary fiber (2% DV), 12 grams of total sugars, 9 grams of added sugars (18% DV), and 2 grams of protein.
This is sold fully baked but should be kept refrigerated. The box states that it is safe for consumption as is, but it is best when served warm.
When you’re ready to serve it, simply preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Remove the cookie dough from the box and plastic wrap. Place the cookie in its foil tray on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 3 minutes or until the cookie is warmed through. Carefully remove it from the oven. Let cool for 2-3 minutes, then slice and serve.
Three minutes didn’t seem like a long time to heat this pizza cookie, but it came out of the oven perfectly warm. I sliced it like I would a regular pizza. The foil pan the pizza cookie comes in is thin, so if you use anything sharper than a butter knife, you’ll probably cut through the foil, so be careful if you don’t want to damage whatever kitchen surface the pan is sitting on.
This pizza cookie is amazing. It has a decent amount of chocolate chunks, and the cookie dough texture is spot on. It has the perfect amount of chewiness, with lightly crisp edges. The gooey chocolate pieces take it over the top. I sliced this into six pieces, but I can see a lot of people wanting to cut this into four pieces for more generously sized servings. Cutting it into eight slices as the box recommends would make for fairly small servings.
We ate ours plain so we could fully appreciate the cookie flavor and texture. If I buy this again — and I’m sure I will — I’ll definitely pick up some vanilla ice cream to serve with it. Whipped cream would also go well with this.
Trader Joe’s, which is a cousin to Aldi, used to sell its own Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookie, but it seems to have been discontinued. I might have tried the TJ’s cookie when they were handing out samples one day many years ago, but I can’t recall how this Aldi cookie compares to the TJ’s version, except for the fact that the Aldi cookie is fairly thin and certainly not deep dish.
Could I make my own pizza cookie by making cookie dough and baking it from scratch? Sure. But you can’t beat this Aldi pizza cookie for convenience. You could even stash some of these in a deep freezer so you always have them on hand for pizza nights. I expect this to become as popular as all the traditional pizzas in the Aldi take and bake aisle.
The Mama Cozzi’s Pizza Cookie is sold among all the refrigerated take and bake pizzas at Aldi. This is the perfect way to round out a take and bake pizza dinner from Aldi, and this addition to the Aldi take and bake lineup means you can find just about anything here that you would find at a pizza restaurant. This pizza cookie is quick and easy to heat in the oven, and it tastes great with a nice chewy texture. We recommend serving with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.