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Sunday, March 15, 2015

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza

If you haven't had dessert pizza then you just aren't living!  
This rich, decadent dessert gives pizza a whole new meaning.

We've all been there.  Out to eat at a chain pizza joint, preferably one with a buffet, and just when you want that little bite of sweetness to end your meal, you realize their dessert pizza is either a) all gone, having been devoured by hungry teenagers or b) looks like a horrible, dried up, crusty piece of crap.

Its not fun, is it?

Most dessert pizzas are fruit centered {apple or cherry}, but being the rebel I am, I omitted the fruit and went straight for the chocolate and cookie dough.

You know, I couldn't fathom skipping a class in college {oh, so much guilt}, but I can take the fruit out of pizza and replace it with the most important food group...chocolate.  I have no problem with this folks.

Just like last week when I was making breakfast pizza and my kids claimed I COULDN'T PUT EGGS ON PIZZA, I screwed with their heads again and made a pizza without sauce, meat or cheese.

They really are confused by my cooking lately.

But, they are loving the results.  I may have given in and let them have a little slice after lunch and dinner.  I know, again...rebel.

I then PROMPTLY texted my girlfriend and told her she needed to come over and take this off my hands.  She did.  {She knows not to pass up my desserts}.  She did however sit down to eat a slice before taking home another three slices for her family, because well it needed to pass quality control. I still haven't asked her if she shared with her family.

{Sometimes we do that, take food peace offerings and pretend that we'll share with our family, but instead horde them in our closets and munch on them for the next three days in hiding}.

No guilt there.

The base for this pizza is again the trusty crescent roll {don't judge}.  It's easy and simple and I like that.  The cookie crumble is what makes it.  And well, does it really need the powdered sugar icing? Probably not.  It's pretty sweet.  But the glaze makes it look so pretty!

Make this at your next pizza party {do people still have those?}, surprise your kids with it {set aside time for explaining}, take it to a girl's night {it will be devoured, icing or not} or bake it up on a random Thursday like I did and make a friend come over and take half of it home with her.

I don't care what you do to get around the rules of "pizza" just try it, okay?

Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Pizza
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1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls
1/2 stick melted butter
1 t. almond extract
1 c. sugar
1 1/4 c. flour
2 t. baking powder
1 t. salt
1/3 c. chocolate chips
2 T. brown sugar
2 T. sugar
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 T. milk, plus extra if needed

1.  Grease a pizza pan or baking stone.  Unroll and lay the crescent rolls down forming a circle.  Press the seams together and push into a nice circle.
2.  In a bowl combine the melted butter, almond extract, 1 c. sugar, flour, baking powder and salt.  It will form a crumbly dough.  Drop by handfuls over the crust.
3.  Sprinkle on the additional brown sugar, sugar and chocolate chips.
4.  Bake the pizza for 17-20 minutes or until golden brown.  While baking mix together the glaze, powdered sugar and milk.
5.  Remove the pizza from the oven and while still warm, drizzle on the frosting.
6.  Pizza is great still warm, but also room temperature.  

Would you like to comment?

  1. Dear Ally, This is such a fun treat! My family would certainly enjoy this. Take care dear, Catherine xo

  2. I love dessert pizzas, especially when chocolate is involved!

  3. I saw Jeni making this last night, and I had to come check it out! Seriously Yum! I love this idea!