Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Pizza Cookie How To

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.


                      

After baking and cooling, outline and flood the crust.  Using a stiff icing, in the same color as the crust, and a #1 tip, add little 'crumbs' to the crust after waiting a few minutes for the flooding to start to set.



Next, comes the sauce.
Add the pizza sauce adjacent to the crust and hit and miss around the edges and the middle of the cookie.  You will want to add more around the edges than in the center.  If you don't have a real slice of pizza handy for color reference, use whatever is handy......



.....like a jar of pizza sauce!  I think it's close enough!



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?????"

ENJOY!


10 comments:

  1. Fantásticas galletas...parecen reales!
    Besos!

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  2. Your pizza cookies look amazing! Thank you for sharing! :)

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  3. Great tutorial! When you break it down, it looks pretty easy. Thanks for sharing this with us!

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  4. Thanks, ladies for the comments!

    Kristy - You are very right.....it is easy, and you don't have to worry about straight lines or overflooding!! Isn't that cool!!!
    Glad to share with you all!

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  5. I LOVE these cookies! I'm pregnant and these cookies made me hungry for real pizza AND cookie pizza! Thanks for sharing the behind the scenes info - so cool how you made these so perfect!

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  6. So are you going to tell us how you made the pepperoni look all greasy and delicious? Did you make them first (how?) and apply them after? I LOVE this cookie!

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  7. Hart2heart....They do look all greasy in the photo, don't they? Actually, it's because I took the photo while they were still wet!!
    No, I didn't make them ahead of time. I piped in a circle, filled it in, and then added the little 'dots' for added texture. Thanks for your comments!

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  8. Love the cookies! Do you just add white to the "cheese" topping?

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