Easy Dessert Pizza
-Either 1 tube store-bought sugar cookie dough or about half a batch of homemade dough (enough for 30 cookies)
-Flour (for dusting dough)
-1 can (or homemade equivalent) cream cheese frosting
-Fruit or candy for toppings
Begin by preheating oven to 375 degrees. Lightly flour a pizza stone (or round pizza pan if you haven’t got a stone), and place sugar cookie dough in a round ball in the center of the stone.
Flour dough ball and hands; begin working dough outward to cover the stone in a layer about 1/4″ thick. Fingers work better than a rolling pin.
Be sure to leave about 1″ exposed rim around the edge of your pizza stone or pan to accommodate dough expansion in the oven.
Bake the flattened circle of dough (your pizza’s “crust”) for about 12-15 minutes, or as long as it can go without the top overbrowning. While the crust is baking, slice fruit (if necessary). Make thin slices so overlapping toppings will lay flat.
When removing the baked crust from the oven, some spots may have risen quite a bit. Uuse your fingers to “tap down” the tall spots immediately after baking.
Allow the crust to cool (About 20-30 minutes in the fridge will speed this up).
Once crust is cool, spread cream cheese frosting over the top of the baked crust. It’s a good idea at this point to go ahead and slice the “pizza,” so that when you load the toppings on you can arrange around your cut lines and the individual slices won’t have fruit sliding off of them when you try to serve it later. Just remember to wipe off the pizza blade between cuts so crumbs don’t ride up to the surface.
Once you’re satisfied with the preformed slices, you can begin decorating with the “toppings.”
Make sure to refrigerate whatever you’re not serving right away with some plastic wrap loosely set over the top.