Children of the 80's rejoice! I have resurrected the pizza cookie! Remember back in 1989? Way back when the creativity of Pinterest didn't exist? When your mother's friend told her about the greatest thing ever - a dessert pizza - and it blew everyone's neon-coloured socks off?
Well, you know what? It is ingenious. Its a pizza and a cookie. Its fun to make and fun to eat. I loved it then and I love it now, so I'm bringing it back. This one is my mom's classic recipe, that she got from a stranger at a bake sale fundraiser at an atom-level hockey tournament, so you know its authentic.
Gather up your progeny, some marshmallows, and whatever else you keep in your cupboards, and have yourselves a fun little afternoon.
1 1/3 cups flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/3 cup margarine or butter, melted
1 egg, beaten
1 Tbsp. hot water
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup brown sugar
Topping suggestions: marshmallows, nuts, chocolate chips, sprinkles, smarties, chopped up candy bars, dried fruit, cherries, whatever!
1. Combine the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Add the best ingredients and mix well. Roll out on a parchment paper lined pizza pan (first try and say that five times fast with your four year old, just for kicks).
2. Top with the toppings of your choice. Marshmallows are a must for the "cheesy" factor.
3. Bake at 350 degrees F for about 20 minutes (watch closely so the outside crust doesn’t burn).