Sunday, December 19, 2010
Cookie Recipe #351 - Candy Shop Pizza Cookie
Only a true chocolate lover will be able to partake of more than one bite of today's cookie. The base is a chocolate-chip-cookie dough, the toppings are endless and the result is a chocolate (and peanut butter)explosion in your mouth. I dare you to eat a whole slice!
Ingredients: 1 1/2 all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 10 tablespoons butter, softened, 1/2 cup granulated sugar, 1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar, 1 egg, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract, 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, divided, 1/2 cup peanut butter (I used crunchy), 1 cup cut-up fruit, such as bananas and strawberries (optional-I didn't use any fruit), 1 cup chopped candy bars, any variety.
Instructions: Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease a 12 to 14-inch pizza pan or a 15 1/2x10 1/2-inch jelly-roll pan; set aside.
In large mixer bowl, beat butter, granulated sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla extract. Gradually beat in flour, baking soda, and salt. Stir in 1 cup of the chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly in prepared pan and bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 20-24 minutes or until lightly browned.
Immediately sprinkle remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips over crust; drop peanut butter by spoonfuls oonto morsels. Let stand 5 minutes or until soft and shiny. Gently spread chocolate and peanut butter ovr crust. Top with fruit (optional) and candy. Cut into wedges. Serve warm.
Makes about 12 servings for the brave; 24 for the not-so-brave (or smarter).
"Treasury of Holiday Cookies", Publications International, Ltd., Lincolnwood, IL, 1994.