Monday, January 5, 2015

Pizza Cookie

This post takes me back - way back. Heidi, Kristin and I all remember the pizza cookies our mom made growing up. She would make these large chocolate chip cookies to pass out as thank yous, as gifts to cheer up friends or as a fun way to say, Congratulations!  I can still remember seeing these pizza cookies lined up on our kitchen counter with our mom busily piping frosting happy faces on them. So, when I wanted to make a special after-school snack today for my kids, I immediately thought about this cookie.

First, make chocolate chip cookie dough. You can use Kristin's recipe: Best Chocolate Chip Cookies. Then, line a round pizza pan with parchment paper. At times, you can find disposable foil pizza pans in the stores. This makes transporting the pizza cookies easy when giving them as gifts. Once your pizza pan is prepped, start spreading the dough to cover the entire pan close to the pan's edges. (You want to leave a small space along the edges so the dough has some room to spread when cooking.) I find that clean hands work best when spreading the dough. Cook your pizza cookie at 350 F for about 12 to 15 minutes. You'll want to keep an eye on it and pull it out when the top is a golden brown.

You'll need two cooling racks side by side for a cookie this size to cool on. It is a little tricky transporting it from the pan to the racks, but you can do it! Once cool, using a piping/pastry bag, draw your happy face on the cookie. My mom made this exact smile. This smile is what a happy face is to me!

Use a pizza cutter to cut and serve your cookie. People love seeing (and tasting) a pizza cookie slice!

1 comment:

  1. What's not to love about a pizza cookie :D It's the best of both worlds Carrie and there's a smiley face too ;-)


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