Tuesday, 6 November 2012

Pizza cookie with sweets

Pizza is a favourite meal in this household, and cookies are a favourite treat. This recipe for a giant pizza cookie combines the two!

How to make a pizza cookie treat

My original inspiration for the pizza cookie idea came from A little bit of heaven on a plate - Chocolate pizza recipe. I wanted to make more of a biscuit base though, so I used the recipe from another pin - A Mothers Ramblings - As big as your head cookies, changing it slightly by keeping it plain as I was going to be adding plenty of sweets on top.

Ingredients:

Base:
125g brown sugar
75g caster sugar
125g butter (softened)
2tsp vanilla essence
1 egg
1tsp baking powder
150g plain flour

Topping:
Icing sugar
Red food colouring
Water
100g bar white chocolate, grated
Sweets

Method:

Start by making the base. Cream the sugar and butter together, it's a lot easier if the butter is softened first. Then add the vanilla essence and the egg, then finally the flour and baking powder. The mixture will have the texture of a thick paste. I lined a pizza tray with grease proof paper and then spread the dough out evenly on top with a knife. It will spread a little when cooking so leave a small gap around the edges. Mine spread out really nicely leaving a good, realistic looking crust.

How to make a pizza cookie treat

Bake in the oven at 180C (slightly lower for fan assisted ovens) for about twenty minutes. It is ready when it has started to brown on top, but it will still appear quite soft. It needs to cool for a little while, and then it will harden up. You can see how the crust has curled up slightly resembling pizza crust, perfect.

How to make a pizza cookie treat


Then for the fun part - the decorating! Originally I was going to use jam for the tomato sauce, but my son suggested using icing and I think that worked better. I just used icing sugar, with lots of red food colouring to make it nice and dark, and water. I'm afraid I can't give exact quantities as I always guess my icing! We spread it out over the base, and then sprinkled the grated white chocolate on top before scattering with sweets. I didn't choose particularly realistic ones as I just used what we had, but you could try and choose sweets that look like the different ingredients that you like on a pizza! 

How to make a pizza cookie treat

I think it looked pretty good when it was finished (and it tasted delicious too!). This would be a great alternative to a birthday cake for a pizza loving child (or adult!).

How to make a pizza cookie treat

19 comments:

  1. Wow that's my sort of pizza

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  2. I love this idea. In going to share it with the cookery club on school, they're always looking for new things to make with the children

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    1. I hope they like it, I think it's great for children to do.

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  3. This is such a fab idea! Another one for my to do list!

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  4. Excellent, I'm going to serve up pizza, followed by pizza

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    1. I hadn't thought of that, sounds good!

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  5. Great idea. Have to try that with my children. x

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  6. I love this idea - another one of yours on my list to give a go - really need to start working through them! xx

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    1. Thank you, and I'd love to see how you get on!

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  7. That looks fantastic. Definitely going to give this a go with the kiddies! :D

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  8. OOooh! Fun! AND tasty!

    We make our own pizzas in this house....but a sweet version! That WOULD go down a treat :)

    x

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  9. yum yum.. nom nom...yum yum YUM!!!!!!!! my girls would love this! have pinned... naturally :) Thanks for entering the challenge ! xx

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  10. I'm going to get Daddy Flower to make one of these!

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  11. Great idea, would be fab for parties too. x

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