Thursday, December 11, 2008

Mini Pizzas And 3 Ingredient Cookies.

Happy Thursday everyone! Hope your week is going well. I've been busy with school, work, & music lessons. Baking/cooking hasn't been showing up lately, mostly due to school and music lessons. But, I hope to get some done this weekend. Did I mention I am really looking forward to the weekend?? We might get to go snowboarding on Saturday....I am really hoping we get to.

These little pizzas are so good that come in at #8. The recipe orginally called for only a pesto sauce on the dough but I decided to make it more like a real pizza. I spread some pasta/tomatoe sauce on the dough and then topped with a tomatoe and mozarella cheese. The pesto was suprisngly good. The variations for these could be endless.

"Mini Pizzas"

1 can refrigerated classic pizza crust or 1 can refrigerated thin pizza crust
1/3 cup basil pesto
20 slices plum (Roma) tomatoes
1 cup shredded mozzarella cheese (4 oz)
If using classic crust: Heat oven to 425°F. If using thin crust: Heat oven to 400°F.
Spray or grease cookie sheet. Unroll dough on work surface. Press dough into 12x8-inch rectangle. With round cutter, cut dough into 20 rounds; place rounds 1 inch apart on cookie sheet. Spread each with pesto. Top each with 1 tomato slice. Sprinkle with cheese.
Bake classic crust 10 to 12 minutes, thin crust 8 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted.


If you guys need a quick and yummy dessert, try these. Guaranteed easy with 3 ingredients. Who doesn't love that??

"Easy Peanut Butter Cookies" (thanks Jade)!

1 Egg

1 Cup of peanut butter

1 Cup of sugar

Hersheys Chocolates

Preheat oven to 350°. Mix egg, peanut butter, and sugar in large bowl. Roll into balls and flatten with fork. Bake for 9 minutes. Cool slightly and top with chocolates.

The birthday week is officaly over. But we did have some amazing good cakes. And amazing presents. No more birthdays until next month, my little brother is turning 16!

L to R: Joe, Mom, Me


HoneyB said...

Oh, the pizzas and the cookies both look awesome! I really like the mini pizza ideas. I have some pesto, I should bring these for our christmas party! :-)

J.Danger said...

those pizzas look so good!

Pam said...

The mini pizzas are a wonderful little appetizer. Both variations look delish. The cookies are drool worthy - yum!

Jessica said...

Aren't peanut butter cookies the best?

Melissa said...

Those pizzas look soo yummy!

Anonymous said...

Mmmm you can't go wrong with mini pizzas! And I have been known to whip up a batch of those cookies when I am craving peanut butter, so easy and delicious! Even better with chocolate!

Meg said...

Fun pics! Cute pizzas! and Easy yummy cookies!

Chris and Rebecca Lee said...

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Jade said...

Whoa those pizzas look great! I've been hankerin pizza lately too... Agh! now I'm hungry again!

Sara said...

Your pizzas look great, and those cookies look so good and easy!

teresa said...

They both look fantastic, I'm definitely going to have to try the pizzas. I love bite sized appetizers like that, especially when you can try different things!

Cristine said...

YUM YUM!!! Both look great!

I recently had to make 360 cookies and didn't want to spend a fortune on ingredients, so I used this recipe. It's great! :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

My girls have been asking for pizza and I know they would love these mini pizzas. The cookies are decadent, I just gained 5 lbs. looking at the pictures!

Allie said...

I am loving the 3 ingredient cookies they looks so easy to whip up!

Miss Tish said...

I've made the mini pizzas with my 2 daughters - we use Grands Biscuits that we flatten...sooooo good! The pesto ones are amazingly good, I've taken them to potlucks and even the pickiest eaters snatch them up! :-)

Maris said...

Your mini pizzas look like such a great appetizer! And I can't believe how easy those cookies are!

Anonymous said...

We've heard of these cookies and always wondered 'How can it be?' :) How can you go wrong with pb and sugar? Especially when a bit of chocolate is nestled on top. Totally tasty!

Rebekah said...

these look really good. I always love making English muffin pizzas in the toaster oven. I'll have to try them with pesto now.