Grandma’s Cookie Pizza


This is a really fun recipe.  We developed it years ago but since then have developed shortcuts.  Instead of making the cookie dough crust from scratch, we’re using a mix.  Of course, you can use your favorite cookie recipe.

Instead of making the chocolate filling with pudding, we’re using a premade filling, either Bavarian cream or chocolate Bavarian cream.  These shortcuts make this a snap to make.

We’re making this in a 15-inch pizza pan.  If you are interested in a smaller dessert, use half the cookie mix, half the recipe below, or a smaller recipe and make the dessert in a springform pan.

We’ll give you a list of possible toppings—let the kids get creative. Consider this for an after school project or maybe that upcoming birthday party.

Grandma’s Cookie Pizza Recipe

For the crust, use a cookie mix of your choice (we have dozens of cookie mixes to choose from), your favorite cookie recipe, or the recipe below.  Press the cookie dough into a 14-inch pizza pan, add a filling, and top it as you like. Presto—you have a pizza the kids will love.

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup (2 sticks) butter
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 1/4 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

  1. In a medium bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt until well dispersed.
  2. Cream the sugars and butter together. Add the egg and beat until light and creamy. Add the extract.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the creamed ingredients, mixing until combined. Add the chips.
  4. Press the cookie dough into an ungreased 15-inch pizza pan.
  5. Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes or until it just starts to brown. Remove the pan from the oven and set it on a wire rack.

For the filling, cover with chocolate Bavarian cream pastry filling or Bavarian cream pastry filling.  If you don’t have a premade pastry filling, you can make your own or use a pudding.

Spread whatever toppings that you desire on the filling. The dessert in the picture was topped with M & M candies, a sliced banana, chopped peanuts, and then drizzled with chocolate ice cream syrup. See the list below for other ideas.

Cut into wedges and serve.

Topping ideas:

• Whipped cream
• Chocolate whipped cream
• 1/2 cup chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup peanut butter chips
• 1/2 cup toffee chips
• M & M candies
• Maraschino cherries
• Gummy Bears
• Gumdrops
• Cake decorations
• Miniature marshmallows
• Chopped peanuts
• Chocolate syrup

Bakers Note: If you are really into a party, doubling the recipe will make enough crust for a 14-inch pie. If you are making a 15-inch pie, consider tripling the recipe and making a couple cookies with the leftover dough.

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