Cooking with Kids! Giant Choc Chip Cookie PIZZA!

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I lOVE to get in the kitchen with my 3 year old son Oliver, especially now he’s a little more ‘able’ and a little less of a total disaster when it comes to mess and spilling things.

Although those messy cooks are still some of the funniest memories I have (especially the time he pulled out a plastic hammer and started pummelling our cookie dough!) it’s nice to be able to up the ante a little on the sort of things we can create together.

Being blessed with 2 gorgeous boys, I was seriously hoping at least one of them would want to bake with me!

This week I decided to film one of our little cooking escapades – Ollie sees me cooking and recording videos for my YouTube channel all the time so he’s picked up quite a few tips along the way and for a 3 year old, I think he’s a natural!

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In this episode of “Cooking with Squish” (his affectionate nickname) we tackled our first Giant Cookie Pizza. Ollie loves cookies and cookie dough and this was an exciting project for him. A giant cookie covered in candy – What kid wouldn’t be excited to try?

You can click the video below to view our cooking adventure in full, and you can read on to catch the recipe and method for the cookie dough. Pizza or no pizza, this is hands down my favourite cookie recipe of all time!

Here are the things you’ll need to make your own cookie pizza!

Tools & Equipment:

  • Offset spatula
  • Baking tray lined with greaseproof / baking paper
  • Electric mixer
  • Spoon
  • Wooden spoon
  • Sharp knife (to serve)

Ingredients:

  • 115g / 4oz Caster (fine) sugar
  • 115g / 4oz Brown sugar
  • 150g / 5oz Butter (I used salted butter but you can use unsalted and add a pinch of salt to this recipe)
  • 315g / 11oz Plain flour, sifted
  • 150g / 5oz Dark chocolate pieces, cut into chunks
  • 150g / 5oz Milk chocolate chips
  • 1tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 xl egg
  • Nutella (if you have a nut allergy you can also use ganache or frosting)
  • Mini m&m/s
  • Mini Oreo cookies
  • Mini marshmallows

*Note: We like a LOT of chocolate in our cookies so you can reduce this to as little as 50g of each chocolate without altering the rest of the recipe.

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To make your delicious cookies:

  • Preheat your (fan forced ) oven to 175 degrees celcius (350 farenheit)
  • Place your butter, vanilla, brown sugar and white sugar into your mixing bowl and cream together (approx 3 minutes)
  • Add your egg and mix to combine (approx 30 seconds)
  • Add half the sifted flour and stir with a wooden spoon until incorporated
  • Add the other half of the flour and continue stirring. The mixture will look dry and crumbly, but you shouldn’t be able to see any white flour
  • Turn your mixture out onto the bench and knead with your hands until it forms a soft, smooth cookie dough (approx 5 minutes)
  • Take your chocolate in handfuls and squash it into your dough, kneading it in so it’s evenly distributed
  • Place the dough on to a baking tray lined with baking (greaseproof) paper and press the dough out to form a pizza base shape. Tip: Make sure the dough is evenly pressed out on the tray so it cooks evenly
  • Bake for 15-20 minutes until the edges just start to turn golden brown
  • Remove and allow to cool slightly. You can decorate and eat this “pizza” while its warm, which makes it even more delicious!
  • Once slightly cooled, use your offset spatula to apply Nutella generously to the top of your pizza base, leaving the edges bare to resemble pizza crust.
  • Apply your mini Oreos, mimi m&m’s and mini marshmallows as desired and serve!

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I hope you enjoyed a little glimpse into my life in the kitchen and what it means to be a “Cupcake Addiction” kid.

Whether you bake with your friends, family or fly solo, this cookie pizza recipe is simply amazing!

xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction

OREO Cheesecake Cupcakes

I LOVE Oreo Cookies so when I came across this awesome and super simple recipe for Oreo Cookies and Cream Cheesecake Cupcakes, I knew I had to share them!

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You can click below for the full video on how to make these adorably delicious cheesecake treats via my YouTube channel MyCupcakeAddiction if you want to see this recipe in action, otherwise read on to grab the printable recipe and method.

OREO CHEESECAKE RECIPE:

  • 600ml / 1lb 3oz Whipping cream (35%-40% milk fat is ideal) + 200ml kept separate for decorating
  • 500g / 1lb cream cheese, softened
  • a pinch of salt
  • 1tbsp lemon juice
  • 2tsp vanilla sugar
  • 135g / 4 3/4oz Caster (superfine) sugar
  • 3 packets Oreo cookies
  • 1 packet mini Oreo cookies

METHOD:

  1. Semi whip your  600ml cream so it is just softly whipped and still falls off a spoon – do not over whip. Move to a separate bowl.
  2. Combine softened cream cheese, sugar, vanilla sugar, lemon juice and salt and beat till they are fully combined and light and fluffy (approx 2 minutes)
  3. Add your semi-whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture and beat to combine (approx 10 seconds) do not over whip
  4. Crush 2 packets of your Oreo cookies to resemble chunky crumbs – set aside approx 1/4 of the crushed Oreos for decorating
  5. Add the remaining 3/4 of Oreos to the cream cheese mixture and use a large spoon to hand mix the Oreos through
  6. Line a 12 hole muffin / cupcake tray with cupcake liners and place 1 whole Oreo cookie in the centre of each cupcake case.
  7. Fill the cupcake cases with the Oreo mixture and tap the tray on the bench to force the mix down around the edges of your Oreo bases. These will sink a little in the middle so make them a little fuller in the middle of each cupcake.
  8. I used a knife to smooth the mixture out towards the edges of the cupcake case so they get the crinkled cupcake edges.
  9. Freeze your cheesecakes approx 2-3 hours
  10. Remove frozen cheesecakes and roll the outside edges in the remaining crushed Oreos.
  11. Fully whip your remaining cream and use a piping bag and star piping tip to pipe a high swirl of cream onto each cheesecake
  12. Top with mini Oreos and your cheesecakes are complete!

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Store your completed cheesecakes in the fridge right up until serving. They also freeze beautifully and can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer for 2-3 months.

Enjoy!

xx Elise

Elise Strachan - My Cupcake Addiction

 

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