Saturday, April 7, 2012

Day 45: Cookie Pizza

As Easter approached I asked my boys if they wanted to dye Easter eggs. Not a single one had any interest. I don't want to admit it but I was excited about not having to dye eggs this year.  Dying eggs is a mess, AND no matter how hard I try I cannot seem to make a hard boiled egg that is easy to peel.

Every year, it's the same thing. I google "How to make the perfect hard boiled egg" follow therecipe, and still fail. Now that I think about it, that may be the real reason why I don't like to dye Easter eggs. It's like each colorful little egg is a reminder of my failure.

Rather then dye eggs, we opted to do two fun Easter themed cookies.  The first is a Cookie Pizza. This basic recipe can turn in to something spectacular when decorated.

Cookie Pizza
adapted from Pizza Cookie Recipe in 500 Cookies by Philippa Vastone

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup of white sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 cup butter, softened
2 cups of powdered sugar
4 oz of cream cheese

2 cups of sweet shredded coconut
a few drops of green food coloring
Reeces Pieces peanut butter eggs
Pastel Easter chocolate-I used Sixlets
Dark green sprinkles
Light green sprinkels

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
In a saperate bowl sift flour, and baking soda together.
Beat butter and sugar together. Then add vanilla and egg. Mix well.
Add dry ingredents, mix.
Form dough into a ball and place on a piece of parchment paper.
Cover with a nother piece of parchment paper and roll out to the sice of your pizza tray.

Remove top piece of parchment paper and place dough and parchment paper on pizza tray
 **I found it helpful to start rolling the dough in the middle then flip over the dough while still in the parchment and roll both sides**
Bake for 18-20 minutes. While cookie is balking, prepare frosting. Remove cookie and parchment from pizza tray and cool on a rack.

Beat together butter, powdered sugar, add cream cheese.

Frost cooled cookie, then decorate.

To make green coconut add a few drops of green food coloring to a coconut and shake in a zip lock bag. Spread on a parchment lined cookie sheet to dry.

The best thing about Cookie Pizza is that it can be decorated for any occassion!

For the record, it is the day before Easter...and I just googled "How to make the perfect hardboiled egg." I may not be out of the egg dying woods yet.


Young At Heart Mommy said...

Hi there! I am a new follower from Mom Bloggers Club. I absolutely LOVE your blog. The recipes and creations are awesome. I can't wait to try this Cookie Pizza along with everything else you have made :) My daughter would love this! Can't wait to read your future posts.

The Cooking Actress said...

Yum! I love Cookie pizza. I just wanted to thank you for friend requesting me on FoodBuzz-I love your blog and hope you'll enjoy mine too!! :)

Aysha said...

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Abby said...

Dying coconut green for grass is brilliant! Such a cute cookie pizza :) I'm definitely following you!

Stephanie said...

The Cookie Pizza is so beautifully decorated! Love your blog and I'm looking forward to seeing all your creations!

Kristina said...

Your pizza is too cute! I'm so happy we found each other on foodbuzz! I LOVE your blog concept, can't wait keep following the rest of your yummy recipes!