November 16, 2015

Delicious Dessert: Choco-Cherry-Nut Cookie Pizza

Happy November 16! I apologize for not being able to post for a week or two but I got a bit busy with stuff and could hardly get on but here I am back again :D 

The recipe I'll be showing you guys today is an extremely easy dessert that can be made with kids/for kids. If you're under 12, this is a great recipe for you to do with your mom and/or dad (depending on who does the cooking in your house!) If you're over 12, perhaps you could manage to make the pizza by yourself (not recommended.) Let's begin!

Name: Choco-Cherry-Nut Cookie Pizza (sounds delish, I know!)
Vegetarian? Yes!
Vegan? No!
Contains: Eggs, vanilla extract, dairy and walnuts (optional)
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Bake Time: 30 minutes
Yield: 8 servings
1 large egg
1 cup semisweet chocolate chunks or chocolate chips
1/2 cup dried sweet or sour cherries
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 cup + 2 tbsp. all-purpose flour
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. salt
1 stick/8 tbsp. unsalted butter
1/2 cup light-brown sugar
1/2 sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1. Preheat oven to 350°. Line a large baking sheet with parchment. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt.
2. In a separate bowl, using an electric mixer on medium-high speed, beat butter with both sugars until very light, about 5 minutes. Add egg and vanilla and mix on low speed until well blended. Add flour mixture and mix until just incorporated. Stir in chocolate, dried cherries and walnuts.
3.Spoon dough into a mound on parchment and spread evenly into a 7-inch-diameter circle. Bake for about 30 minutes, until top is golden brown and slightly soft. Let cool, then cut into wedges and serve.

If you'd like to make a double batch just in case of a rainy day, double this dough recipe and keep it in the freezer for a rainy day. Just thaw out and follow directions from Step 3.

If you'd like to make individual cookies, not a whole pizza, bake a few sheets of regular-sized cookies for the cookie jar. Line up tablespoons of dough, 2 inches apart, on large ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375°F for 10 to 12 minutes.

Goodbye for now! :D

November 05, 2015