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July 10, 2014

Dessert Pizza

This is my first time baking a dessert pizza. I should have titled this entry “Birthday Cake For My Picky Eater”.  My daughter doesn’t like any sort of cake or cupcakes so I struggle each year with finding something that will please both her and her birthday party guests. Some years I’ve prepared two cakes in the hopes of pleasing everyone! Once in a while she’ll have a few bites of ice cream cake or a store bought cake… but for the most part it gets wasted.

This year I changed it up and decided to bake a Dessert Pizza. Each child can have a slice and if they’re not in the mood to eat it at the party, I can send it home with them in a cute bag for later consumption. Win-Win. Lizzy chose her toppings for this pizza, so that may explain why I have this random assortment of goodies.

Side note: her birthday party was held at Claire’s accessories store in the mall and this dessert pizza was so easy to transport on a silver tray, it didn’t need to be refrigerated, and it was easy super to cut into slices.

Dessert pizza birthday cake


  • 1 cup softened butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 package semi sweet chocolate chips ( set aside a few tablespoons for last step)


  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees (f)
  2. Line a round cookie sheet with parchment paper
  3. Cream together the butter and both sugars.
  4. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  5. Add the flour, baking soda and salt, blend.
  6. Add the chocolate chips, stirring in with a wooden spoon
  7. Press the cookie dough onto the prepared pan. Leave at least 1 inch of space between the dough and the edge of the pan. (The dough will spread out as it bakes). NOTE: you might not need to use all of the dough, depending on the size of your cookie sheet/ pizza pan. I had approx 1/2 cup dough left over.
  8. Place the whole pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes, if you have time for this step.
  9. Bake for 20-22 minutes. This is meant to be a soft cookie so be patient and let it cool and firm up.
  10. Allow the cookie to cool on the pan on a wire rack.
  11. Carefully transfer the cookie onto a fancy tray or serving dish.
  12. When ready to decorate, melt a few tablespoons of chocolate chips in the microwave and use it as the “glue” to attach the candy pieces.
Cookie dough ready to go in the oven

Cookie dough ready to go in the oven

Decorate dessert pizza

Dessert pizza birthday at Claire's

Happy 9th Birthday to my beautiful girl!

p.s. The kids really enjoyed the pizza, they were fighting over the the last 3 pieces and any candy on the tray that happened to fall off the slices when I was cutting it up.


I really felt like I had to make this pizza kid friendly, but if I had my way I would have made a dessert pizza that looks like one of these beauties found on

Pinterest dessert pizzas



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