After making this 'how to' while decorating a couple of batches of pizza cookies, I developed a new-found appreciation for bloggers who make tutorials regularly. It goes without saying that it is A LOT OF WORK!! Photographing every step along the way is waaayy time consuming! The results are fabulous, but the process is tedius and lengthy to say the least! Kudos to all of you bloggers who provide us with these tutorials!!
So, let's get to the 'how to' in making these:
The size of each slize of pizza is about 3"x3.5". As hard as it is to believe, I don't own a triangular shaped cutter in the 900+ cookie cutter collection I possess. (Yes, the # is correct, it's not a typo!)
So, instead of hand cutting all those triangles, I improvised....... and used these two cutters......
Both get the job done, but 1 of them involves cutting and piecing together and takes a little more time.
Let's look at the rectangle first.........
This is the cutter and method I used on the plate of cookies pictured at the beginning of this post. After cutting the shape out, it requires the use of a knife, or what I found easier to use, a pizza cutter, to get your triangle shape.
Use the excess piece of dough you cut away to make a crust shape. Attach the crust to the top of the pizza cookie (pic. 4) and trim the sides cleanly with your cutter.
One day while searching for another cutter, I came across the ice cream cutter and thought it would streamline the process. It did!!
After cutting out the shape, manipulate the crust to make it look like 'crust'. Trim edges with pizza cutter or knife to get a clean edge.
Next, comes the sauce.
Add mozzarella cheese in the open areas of the pizza....
....and letting the cheese ooze down the sides for the melted cheese effect.
Add the finishing details of pepperoni, green peppers, and individual shreds of cheese.
Now, as you bite into this cookie, your mind will be telling you that you will be tasting cheese, pepperoni, pizza sauce, and green peppers. But your tastebuds will have something else to say.....like "Say what!!!??? Sweet, buttery, vanilla almond cookie?????"