Friday, February 11, 2011
Cookie Pizza/Fruit Pizza
Then when you make the cookie pizza you can emphasize that when we make the dough, we have to follow the recipe or it won't turn out right. But when we decorate our pieces, we can do it the way WE like them best, because "the best way" is a matter of opinion and varies from person to person. (I must use that phrase a lot. You should hear Malachi yelling at Sebby, "It's just a matter of PINION, Sebby!" when Sebby tells him his block tower doesn't look good.)
Or, you know, you could just make it because it's fun, and forget about trying to teach meaningful life lessons.
In MY opinion, though? This is good as cookie pizza, but becomes elevated to its highest form as FRUIT pizza---which variation you will find at the bottom of the recipe.
1/2 c. butter or margarine, softened
1/2 c. shortening
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
2 1/4 c. flour (12.5 oz)
1/2 tsp. cream or tartar
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
Cream butter, shortening, and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla. Combine dry ingredients and add. Pat out the dough onto a round pizza pan or any cookie sheet. Press chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, M&Ms, cinnamon, coconut, raisins, etc., into the top of the dough. Bake at 350 until slightly puffed and just barely brown (10-12 minutes, depending on size of pan). It will flatten as it cools.