When spreading and patting the sugar cookie dough onto the large round pizza pan, I make sure to add extra dought around the edges to prevent them from getting too brown or crispy.
I personally prefer to keep the fruit simple. Most photos of fruit pizzas I have seen are packed with a variety of fruits. I would think it would make the cookie soggy. I am not sure I would like peaches or green grapes on top of a sugar cookie with cream cheese. Instead, I always opt for strawberries and kiwi.
You can use homemade sugar cookie dough or prepackaged sugar cookie dough. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10-12 minutes. Take 2 packages of softened cream cheese, 1 cup of white sugar and two teaspoons of vanilla to make the cream cheese icing and spread on top. Chose and arrange fruit of your choice!
Monday, May 31, 2010
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This is what the M&M's will look like after you press them onto the tops. As the cookie bakes, the M&M's will sink nicely into place. Keep in mind, I do not thaw my cookie dough balls, I bake them from a frozen solid state.
Sandwich another cookie onto the buttercream. Be careful not to press them together too much so you don't squish the buttercream out of the middle.
I prefer to let mine sit out for a while to allow the buttercream to set and form a slight crust or better yet, I like to refrigerate them until cold. If you eat them from the refrigerator, the buttercream won't squish out.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
I think I made these once before, but never really thought of it again until yesterday when my now four year old daughter asked if we could make cookie sandwiches. I always keep frozen cookie dough balls in the freezer. I took six frozen cookie dough balls out and put them in the oven. I whipped up a half batch of buttercream, got out my piping bag and top, and some sprinkles. It was as easy as that! I like to let them set out for a while before eating so the buttercream can crust over on the outside just the Great Cookie Company "doozies."
Monday, May 17, 2010
**I just wanted to talk about my new pan for a moment. I threw away the metal bread pans I have before during a move because I never used them. I kept my silicone bread pans but they are not ideal for baking bread of any sort. When I was at Marshall's the other night browsing, I have a very heavy, dark metal pan that is longer and slightly skinnier in length. It is specifically designed for baking breads. The best part, it was only $4.99. I have extremely pleased with the pan. My bread is perfectly golden which it lacked when using a silicone pan and the shape of it is more consistant with that bread should be.
Here is the recipe I used:
Sunday, May 16, 2010
This is my 4.5 year old daughter's bedroom. Find other children's bedrooms featured on Kellys Korner Blog here:
The Pottery Barn Cameron toy shelf has more toys and books on it that what I prefer, but at least it is organized. I have toy storage system in my daughter's closet which holds the majority of toys. The lamp on the shelf is the very first thing I purchased for my daughter's room when I was pregnant with her. Fours years later we still have it and love it!
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Thursday, May 13, 2010
Lastly, the drapes at Pottery Barn are awesome. I didn't want to pay a couple of hundred dollars, so again, I logged myself onto eBay and bought these Pottery Barn pink lined Silk Duponi drapes, the same panels at the PBK store, brand new for $80 for both panels. It took me about a month of constant looking to find them in this color and the length I needed.
If you are anything like me, I take several trips to stores like Pottery Barn to check out the items in person and purchase them on eBay at a huge discount.
The tall white dresser and the Pottery Barn Cameron white toy shelf are not pictured.
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