Halloween Sugar Cookie Pizza

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This is a playful riff on the classic margarita pizza, made with a crisp sugar cookie “crust,” strawberry jam and marshmallows. This would also be terrific with a peanut butter cookie crust. Slideshow: More Halloween Cookie Recipes 

Halloween Sugar Cookie Pizza
Photo: Abby Hocking / Food & Wine
Active Time:
30 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 10 mins
Yield:
8

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking soda

  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar

  • 1 1/2 stick unsalted butter, at room temperature

  • 1 large egg, at room temperature

  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes

  • 1 cup strawberry jam with or without seeds

  • 1 1/2 cup large marshmallows, some torn into smaller pieces

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk the flour with the baking powder, baking soda and salt.

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle, beat the sugar with the butter at medium speed until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Beat in the egg and vanilla until incorporated, about 2 minutes. At low speed, beat in the dry ingredients until the dough just comes together. Gather and pat the dough into a 7-inch disk. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate for 1 hour.

  3. Preheat the oven to 375°. Spread the coconut in a pie plate and toast for about 10 minutes, until golden. Let cool. Line an inverted baking sheet or a pizza tray with parchment paper. Transfer the dough to the baking sheet. Bake in the center of the oven for 30 minutes, until golden around the edge. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. Meanwhile, preheat the broiler. Spread the strawberry jam over the cookie crust leaving a 1-inch border around the edge. Arrange the marshmallows over the jam. Broil 5 to 6 inches from the heat, until the marshmallows are golden.

  5. Scatter the toasted coconut over the pizza, slice into wedges and serve.

Make Ahead

The cookie dough can be frozen for up to 1 month.

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