Apple ’N Spice Pizza Cookie

This large dessert pizza recipe from the 1970s will guarantee raves from adults and children alike.

Ingredients:

¾ cup (1 ½ sticks) unsalted butter, softened
¾ cup granulated sugar
½ cup packed brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 ½ teaspoons ground cinnamon
¾ teaspoon baking soda
¾ teaspoon salt
1 cup shredded apple (medium shred)
¾ cup quick-cooking oats

TOPPING

1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips or butterscotch chips
¼ cup finely chopped pecans

VANILLA GLAZE 

½ cup sifted confectioners’ sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
2 - 3 teaspoons whole milk

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 14” round pizza pan with non-stick cooking spray. 
  2. In bowl of stand mixer fitted with paddle, beat butter, sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in egg and vanilla. Stop mixer and scrape bowl. 
  3. Add flour, cinnamon, baking soda and salt; mix until batter is smooth. Stir in shredded apple and oats. 
  4. Using a spatula, spread the batter into prepared pan leaving 1” around the edge as the batter will spread during baking. 
  5. Bake 15 - 17 minutes, until golden and a wooden pick inserted into the center comes out clean. Remove from oven and immediately sprinkle chocolate chips over top. Let stand 5 minutes. Chips will soften and look shiny; spread melted chips over top. Sprinkle with pecans. Let cool completely.
  6. For glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together confectioners’ sugar, vanilla and milk until smooth. Drizzle over cookie. To serve, cut into wedges. 

Yield: 1 large 14-inch cookie, 24 servings.
Variation: Sprinkle M&M’s® Candy over chocolate in place of pecans. 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING (1 SLICE, 51g): 200 calories, 90 calories from fat, 10g total fat, 5g saturated fat, 0g trans fat, 25mg cholesterol, 115mg sodium, 28g total carbohydrate, 1g dietary fiber, 19g sugars, 2g protein, 16mcg folate, 0mg vitamin C, 1mg iron.