Make a look-a-like pizza that's sweet instead of savory to serve for dessert on your next pizza night. This Cookie Pizza is topped with white chocolate ganache cheese and fruit leather pepperoni plus candy sausage, green peppers and olives.
This post is sponsored by Dixie Crystals.
When I was asked by Dixie Crystals to create a cookie pizza I immediately had a flashback to college. I made my first cookie pizza back then and was so excited to share it with my friends. They were all so surprised how much the sweet dessert pizza looked like the real deal.
I fondly remember baking the cookie in the oven in the lounge of my dorm. I didn't have the fancy equipment I do now so I had to hand cut all my candy toppings. I painstakingly cut out candy pepperoni, green peppers, olives, and even mushrooms.
For this pizza, I decided to add sausage and skip the mushrooms.
I used strawberry fruit leather to make the pepperoni, green gumdrops for the green peppers, peanut butter and chocolate coated rice krispie clusters became my sausage, and soft black licorice turned into black olives.
At first I didn't want to use the black licorice because I thought the flavor would be totally out of place, but it seriously was the best option for getting nice round little black olive slices so I went with it. I was happily surprised that the flavor really blended well with the sugar cookie crust, the strawberry preserves sauce, the white chocolate ganache cheese, and the other candy toppings.
If you just can't do black licorice, my suggestion would be to make your olives from black candy clay. Actually you could make all the toppings using Candy Clay if you prefer using it over the candy.
Hop on over to the Dixie Crystals website to see the recipe.
Watch the video tutorial below.
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I love this! I'm planning to make mini versions for my daughter's birthday and then have the kids decorate their own. What are the tools you use for making the holes in the olives? And how long would you cook a smaller (like 3 inch) cookie? Thanks again!
Hi Alicia, I use round plunger cutters to cut small holes in the candy olives. You can find them on Amazon (ad) https://amzn.to/39mXEsr. If you make small 3-inch cookies, you'll want to bake them for 10-14 minutes. Start checking them at 10 minutes. They should just start to brown around the bottom edge. Have fun! I hope your daughter enjoys her special birthday treat.
Great! Thank you so much!
I made a cookie pizza for my son's 42nd birthday. It was half chocolate chip and white chocolate chip, cherry fruit rollups for pepperoni, melted whit chocolate chips for chrese and color spray for pizza sauce.
That sounds amazing! I hope your son enjoyed it.
I’m using chocolate chip cookie dough, could I still make the crust part the same as in this video (like with the egg whites?)
Yes, I think you could do that. Just know that chocolate chip cookie dough might spread more than the sugar cookie dough. To make it look more like crust, you can make your dough and separate out some before adding in the chocolate chips. That way you won't have chips in your pizza crust. Have fun and enjoy!
Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
Your cookie pizza looks so yummy! And I love your how-to video with the Italian music!
Thanks so much, Karen. I just had to have Italian music playing in the background!
I cannot believe how much this looks like a real pizza and how fun would it be to serve on April fools day!!
Thank you! It would make a perfect April Fools Day treat. 🙂