It's time for another PinAddicts challenge, and I have another foodie one! Pizza is a favourite meal in this household, and cookies are a favourite treat. This recipe for a giant pizza cookie combines the two!
My original inspiration 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. I didn't add any sweets to the actual cookie recipe, I kept it plain as I was going to be using sweets on top.
125g brown sugar
75g caster sugar
125g butter (softened)
2tsp vanilla essence
1tsp baking powder
150g plain flour
Red food colouring
100g bar white chocolate
Cream the sugar and butter together, 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 greaseproof 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 crust.
|Ready to go in the oven|
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.
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 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!
I think it looked pretty good when it was finished (and it tasted delicious too!).
Make sure that you stop by the PinAddicts Challenge website so see what everyone else has been making this month!