Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Baking - A to Z April Challenge

One of the desserts that Sophia baked recently was a cookie-candy pizza. The recipe is from Betty Crocker. It's very easy to make and delicious.

We brought the cookie-candy pizza to a potluck last Friday, and the entire dessert was eaten. Clearly, a good sign that people enjoyed it.

Sophia with the cookie-candy pizza 
that she made.

Ingredients:

1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 egg
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 package (12-ounce size) miniature semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1 cup sweetened whipped cream (we used vanilla frosting instead)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts (we did not include these)
1/4 cup flaked or shredded coconut, toasted (we did not toast the coconut)
1/2 cup candy-coated chocolate candies (we used the miniature-size candies)

Directions:

Heat oven to 350º F. Mix sugars, butter, vanilla and egg in large bowl. Stir in flour and baking soda (dough will be stiff). Stir in chocolate chips. Spread or pat dough in ungreased 12-inch pizza pan or on cookie sheet.
Bake about 15 minutes or until golden brown; cool in pan.

Just before serving, spread cookie with whipped cream. Top with walnuts, coconut and candies. Cut into wedges. Immediately refrigerate any remaining cookie after serving.

Nutrition Information 

1 Serving: Calories 235 ( Calories from Fat 135 ), % Daily Value Total Fat 15 g 15% (Saturated Fat 8 g, 8% ), Cholesterol 40 mg 40%; Sodium 95 mg 95%; Total Carbohydrate 30g 30% (Dietary Fiber 0g 0%), Protein 6g 6% ; % Daily Value*: Vitamin A 6%; Vitamin C 0%; Calcium 2%; Iron 6%; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 Fat; *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

7 comments:

Natasha Duncan-Drake said...

Sounds delicious (well apart from the coconut - I have a thing against flaked coconut :) - do you think it would work with toasted almonds instead). I'm doing C is for Cakes tomorrow, I love baking and I shall have to try this recipe at some point. Thank you for sharing.

Rinelle Grey said...

Oh my. I think my daughter would love this! Will have to give it a go, looks yummy.

Rinelle Grey

Betty Alark said...

Beautiful pizza!! I'm glad everyone enjoyed it! Thanks for the recipe!

Have a wonderful day!

Peace and blessings unto you!

Dani said...

Hahaha - we're sure on the same page today, aren't we? Happy A-Zing! News From Nowhere

Maryann Miller said...

I have had a similar dessert pizza, very tasty. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

Joy said...

This looks fabulous! I'm going to have to give it a try. Thanks!

Misha Gericke said...

Sounds delicious. :-D