Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Grilled Pizza

I just got (and by got, I mean assembled myself with a zillion tiny screws) a small portable gas grill.      
It was primarily for this purpose.

So I could grill dessert.

Why haven't I done this sooner?     Grilled cookie dough pizza is everything I love about cookie dough - warm and puffy with melted chocolate, without the formal cookie structure or expectations.    There are lots of modifications for grilled dessert pizza and if you search online, you'll find more awesome ideas.   So many that you may want to grill out every night through the rest of the year.

King Soopers, my local grocery store, has pre-made pizza dough in their deli section, a bag with one pound of dough.     This is perfect for both regular entree-type grilled pizza (you know, the appetizer pizza before you crack into your dessert pizza).     They also have store brand break and bake peanut butter cup cookie dough, which is what I used in this pizza.    Regular peanut butter or chocolate chip cookie dough would also be delicious.  

This is a non-scientific recipe.   Use the amount of pizza dough, peanut butter, cookie dough and chocolate chips to make you, and your family/friends, happy.

What You Need

Pizza dough - store bought or homemade
Cookie dough - store bought or homemade (I used peanut butter cup cookie dough)
Peanut Butter (optional) - a light coat on the pizza dough before you add the cookie dough
Chocolate chips - for more melty chocolate goodness (I used Ghiradelli dark chips)

What You Do

Fair warning - how long it bakes on your grill depends on how hot it is and what you are cooking it on.   I've had good luck with both a cookie sheet sprayed with cooking spray and with foil  - with foil you need to watch the heat so you don't burn the crust.

Roll out the pizza dough on a cutting board dusted with flour.  From the one pound package of dough, I used about a quarter of the dough to make a generous square of dessert 'za.    Thin is good.     Put the pizza crust onto your pizza stone, cookie sheet or foil.    For a cookie sheet or foil, spray the sheet/foil with cooking spray.   I personally don't have a pizza stone, but I have friends who give them rave reviews on the grill.

Spread a thin coat of peanut butter on the crust.   This is your 'sauce'.   Then crumble your cookie dough over the peanut butter.   I used about four cookie dough squares crumbled up.   You don't have to cover every inch of crust, the cookie dough puffs as it bakes.   Sprinkle some chocolate chips over the dough for more melting action.

Put the pizza on the grill.   It will cook pretty fast.   When the cookie dough starts to puff and spread and the chips are melting that's about the time you want to pull it off the grill and slice it.    Best when hot off the grill, but if you have a leftover slice, you will enjoy it with your morning coffee.

Have you had dessert pizza?   What are your favorite toppings?

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