Thursday, August 4, 2011

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza

It's National Chocolate Chip Day!  Here is a fun recipe that I like to use for many different holidays if I need to take a treat somewhere.  I will explain later.

We got a little crazy with this pizza.  Target didn't have any of the white mini marshmallows so we bought the Cars marshmallows and my 2 year old was so excited.  If you look closely you may be able to see that the pink is McQueen, brown is Mater, blue is Sally and orange is a construction cone.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Pizza
3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup margarine
1 egg
1 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups flour
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup peanut butter or butterscotch chips
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/2 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped pecans (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Lightly grease a 12 inch pizza pan.  In a large mixing bowl beat sugar and margarine until creamy.  Add egg, water and vanilla; beat well.  In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, & salt; add to sugar mixture, beat on low speed until blended.  Stir in peanut butter or butterscotch chips.  Spread batter in prepared pan to within 1/2 inch of the edge.  Bake for 11-13 minutes or until set.  Remove from oven.  Sprinkle marshmallows, chocolate chips and pecans over top.  Return to oven.  Bake 5-7 minutes or until marshmallows are lightly browned.  Cool completely.

Chocolate Frosting:
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 Tbsp margarine

Combine these two ingredients and melt in the microwave until smooth (stirring every 30 seconds).  Drizzle chocolate over top of pizza.

Colored Frosting:
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp water
5 drops of desired food coloring

Mix these three ingredients together in a Ziploc baggy.  Once it is completely mixed, cut a small piece of the corner off the bag and decorate your pizza.

Let stand about 1 hour until drizzle sets.

I like to use the white mini marshmallows and then split the colored frosting mixture in two, taking 1/4 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 Tbsp water and 4 drops food coloring and put it in two Ziploc bags.  Then I use red and green food coloring for Christmas time, red and blue for 4th or July and orange and yellow for Halloween.  The possiblities are endless.

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