Since I was a child, chocolate chips cookies has been always the type of sweet food I like best. I love my mom’s Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie, which was my after-school snack. This cookie which is made of popular ingredients such as wheat flour (may be all-purpose flour or cake flour), sugar, chocolate chips, vanilla extract, etc. You can also add some kinds of nut like pecan, almonds or walnut. Although the recipe is very easy, I had never tried to make it by myself. I have been familiar with enjoying my mom’s odorous and crispy cookies. Now, I am studying at California State University, a place far away from my home and I seldom have opportunity to visit my family. To be honest, I missed my mom’s dishes in general and her Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie in particular so I decided make it on my own. I did not call my mom to ask for the formula, I search it online instead and I reached many various recipes. I tried most of them and they led to different results including disasters. Anyway, I learnt first lessons as well as had precious experience in making cake. I tried to remember the way my mom usually made this one. It was a real effort to remake memorable cookies, because I always recognized that my own formula has had something missing so that I could not make it as delicious as she did. I dampened at times but I continued to consider carefully basic steps and the quantity of ingredients. At first, I was also quite confused and have a bit trouble with adjusting baking time and oven’s temperature. However, I gradually understood the importance of these factors and focused on them. I soon got over this challenge and my cookies were truly good. They became good looking, crispy and had a great flavor. It is worth making if you want to have a tasty dessert after family meals or an attractive snack for your children. The recipe below is the one I tried and succeed.
The pizza begins with a crust of chocolate chip cookie dough that is baked into a 12-inch round. Then you spread the baked cookie with rasberry jam and sprinkle it with white chocolate “cheese”. Seedless jam looks a little more like tomato sauce, but jam with seeds is just fine. To make the “cheese”, grate the white chocolate on the largest holes of a box grater. Start with a chunky piece of bulk chocolate, which is easiest to hold and grate. Cut the “pizza” into wedges to serve.
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
- 1/3 cup granulated sugar
- 1/3 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- 1/4 cup miniature semisweet chocolate morsels
- 1/2 cup raspberry jam, preferably seedless
- 1 ounce white chocolate, grated
- 1 tablespoon milk chocolate morsels
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter morsels
First, line 1 cookie sheet with parchment paper.
Next, whisk flour, salt and baking soda together in a small bowl.
Then, in a large bowl with an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter until creamy, about 2 minutes. Add granulated sugar and brown sugar gradually, beating until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes, and scraping down bowl once or twice. Beat in vanilla, then egg. Add about one-third of flour mixture and mix on low speed. Gradually add remaining flour mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in miniature morsels. Pat dough with floured fingertips into a 12-inch round on prepared cookie sheet. Flour your palms and flatten and smooth out the “pizza” as evenly as possible. Cover with plastic wrap and chill at least 1 hour or overnight.
After that, preheat the oven to 350F, then bake until edges and top are light golden brown, about 15 minutes. Place pan on rack to cool “pizza” completely.
Finally, spread jam over cooled cookie, leaving a 1/2-inch border all around edge. Sprinkle with white chocolate “cheese”, then sprinkle with milk chocolate and peanut butter morsels, if using, for the look of additional “toppings”. Cut into wedges to serve.
Chocolate Chip Pizza Cookie