Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Pizza Cookie

On Sunday we made a Pizza Cookie. We found the recipe in '500 Cookies' by Philipa Vanstone

Pizza Cookie

for the cookie
115g (4 oz) unsalted butter
200g (7 oz) caster sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla essence
225g (8oz) plain flour
1/2 tsp bicarbonate of soda

for the topping
115g (4 oz) unsalted butter
250g (9 oz) icing sugar
115g (41/2 oz) cream cheese
150g (5 oz) sweets (m&ms, chocolate bits etc)
2 tbsp sugar strands (sprinkles)

Pre-heat the oven to 175oC (350oF) and line a 30cm (12 in) pizza tray or baking sheet with parchment.

Beat the butter and caster sugar together. Then add the egg and vanilla essence. Sift the flour and bicarbonate of soda and stir into the mixture. Spread the dough onto the pizza tray or baking sheet. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes until golden. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before transferring to a wire rack.

Beat the butter and icing sugar together and then beat in the cream cheese. Spread over the cooled cookie and decorate with sweets and sugar strands.

Makes 1 large cookie

The kids had a ball making it and predictably sweets entered the mouth at the same rate as being put on the cookie! I thought it might be a great party activity with smaller individual 'pizzas'.

You can see the two different eating styles - one preferred to eat it whole, the other picked all the sweets off first!
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