Where did the summer go? Wasn't it just beautiful? We had loads of company, and a great deal of fun, both in town and at our lake home in Wisconsin. Now it is time for the kids to return to school and a routine. Even though I don't have school aged kids anymore I still look for the school bus in the morning and in the afternoons. I like to watch the kids walk home after a long day, carrying their heavy backpacks. I think they could use a good afternoon snack. Below you will find my version of a Cookie Pizza that is part of my Kids in the Cucina Classes at Cooks of Crocus Hill. This recipe is such a hit with the youngsters in my class and I hope it will be for your special child too. With a tall glass of cold milk and some fruit, you have a great snack to see your child through the after school activities and to dinner. I hope your kids love KIDS COOKIE PIZZA.
KIDS COOKIE PIZZA
1 large sugar cookie
1-tablespoon strawberry or raspberry jam
Bar of white chocolate
Fruit roll-ups, red, green and yellow
Spread jam over sugar cookie, grate white chocolate over the jam. Cut out small circles of red fruit roll-ups and small strips of green and yellow fruit roll -ups. Place circles for peperoni and strips for peppers over the chocolate shavings.
To make one large pizza: Take 1 roll of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and spread out into a circle on a cookie sheet. Bake according to directions or until nicely browned. Cover cooled cookie with jam and shave white chocolate onto the jam. Cut red fruit roll-up into circles and green and yellow roll-ups into strips, add the pieces of fruit to the pizza. Cut into wedges and serve.
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Carmela Tursi Hobbins