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Deep Dish Cookie Pizza

Updated on November 23, 2015

Our Family's Favorite Dessert Recipe

This deep dish cookie pizza recipe is an easy dessert my mother found on a Cool-Whip recipe card years ago, I believe. It is high on our list of family favorites. We have since modified it some but the basic ingredients remain similar to that original sweet treat. I like it because it has fruit on it and to me that almost makes it healthy.

I say almost because the base crust of this wonderful fruit tart is a layer of sugar cookie dough.

It is colorful and an easy to make recipe that would go great in any warm weather get together. A combination of kiwi, strawberry, and bananas are the fruits topping this particular version, but you can use any blend of fruits you have on hand.

It is sure to be a hit and the best part?

It is even better the second day - If you have any leftovers!

I absolutely love deep dish cookie pizza the next day for breakfast!

Sugar cookies are always a fun treat but when you use the dough as a pie crust the fun is just getting started!

You Will Need A Deep Dish Pan - For Baking This Dessert

Pyrex Grip-Rite 8-Inch Square Baking Dish, Clear
Pyrex Grip-Rite 8-Inch Square Baking Dish, Clear

Instead of a cookie sheet I used a deep dish pan. Mash in a layer of pre-made sugar cookie dough and bake at 350 degrees for about 18 minutes. When it is ready it should be light brown on the edges like a cookie would be. Set this aside and let this gigantic cookie cool.

Pyrex is the most durable of bake ware. It won't rust out, corrode, and if you drop it it may make it through the incident and bounce. Things won't stick to it and clean up is easy. Dishwasher safe!

 

Cookie Pizza Shopping List - From The Market

You are going to need a few fresh ingredients for this cookie pizza so I prepared a little shopping list for your convenience.

  • Pre-made Sugar Cookie Dough
  • Whipped Topping
  • Cream Cheese
  • Pint Of Strawberries
  • 2 Bananas
  • 3 - 4 Kiwi Fruits

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 30 min
Ready in: 1 hour
Yields: 10

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sugar cookie dough Or 1 Lg roll of pre-made sugar cookie dough
  • 1 1/2 c whipped topping
  • 1 package of cream cheese
  • 6 large strawberries - sliced
  • 2 kiwi fruits - peeled and sliced
  • 1 large banana - sliced
  • OPTIONAL: Grated chocolate OR strawberry ice cream syrup

Instructions

  1. In a 9" x 9" lightly greased cake pan mash the cookie dough down and cover the bottom of the pan. Let about 1" set on the sides like a pie crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 18 minutes or until edges are golden brown and the middle is firm. Set aside and let cool.
  2. Add the package of cream cheese to a bowl and mix in the whipped topping. Blend with a whip or fork until smooth. Set this aside until the cookie crust cools. Layer the top of the cookie with this mixture until the bottom is covered with about a 1/4 inch of topping.
  3. Staring with the kiwi fruit, layer the cookie pizza. Add chocolate sprinkles or a drizzle of strawberry syrup and enjoy!

Deep Dish Cookie Pizza - Recipe In Color Photos

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Press sugar cookie dough into the pan you will be using to bake in. Oiling the pan is not necessary as there's a ton of butter in the cookie dough.Bake the cookie dough pressed into your cake pan until just golden on the edges. Let Cool.In a bowl, combine a package of cream cheese with about 2 cups of whipped cream. Mix until smooth. Set aside.Layer cream cheese mixture on the cooled cookie dough as the base for your fruits. You may drizzle chocolate or strawberry toppings here if you likeAdd your kiwi slices.Toss on the strawberries. I like to add blueberries here occasionally, too!Top with bananas. It can be served like this or....Add chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup to add an extra sweet touch. Strawberry syrup blends in really good.
Press sugar cookie dough into the pan you will be using to bake in. Oiling the pan is not necessary as there's a ton of butter in the cookie dough.
Press sugar cookie dough into the pan you will be using to bake in. Oiling the pan is not necessary as there's a ton of butter in the cookie dough.
Bake the cookie dough pressed into your cake pan until just golden on the edges. Let Cool.
Bake the cookie dough pressed into your cake pan until just golden on the edges. Let Cool.
In a bowl, combine a package of cream cheese with about 2 cups of whipped cream. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
In a bowl, combine a package of cream cheese with about 2 cups of whipped cream. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
Layer cream cheese mixture on the cooled cookie dough as the base for your fruits. You may drizzle chocolate or strawberry toppings here if you like
Layer cream cheese mixture on the cooled cookie dough as the base for your fruits. You may drizzle chocolate or strawberry toppings here if you like
Add your kiwi slices.
Add your kiwi slices.
Toss on the strawberries. I like to add blueberries here occasionally, too!
Toss on the strawberries. I like to add blueberries here occasionally, too!
Top with bananas. It can be served like this or....
Top with bananas. It can be served like this or....
Add chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup to add an extra sweet touch. Strawberry syrup blends in really good.
Add chocolate shavings or chocolate syrup to add an extra sweet touch. Strawberry syrup blends in really good.

Sugar Cookies - Always A Fun Treat

Sugar Cookies - Peel and Stick Wall Decal by Wallmonkeys - Image: Amazon
Sugar Cookies - Peel and Stick Wall Decal by Wallmonkeys - Image: Amazon

Make Your Own Sugar Cookies - Homemade Is Always Better!

In the event you would rather make your own sugar cookie dough, here are several great links for helping you do just that. Maybe you need to substitute certain ingredients because of food allergies or sensitivity. These recipes will work with what you add to them. Simply replace the packaged cookie dough with your homemade version. It is probably better for you anyway and you get to use the left overs for cool cutout cookies! Make a double batch and throw a cookie party!

Cookie Pizza - Fruit Tart Gone Wild

This deep dish cookie pizza recipe is a fruit tart gone wild. The flavor is surprisingly not as sweet as you might expect. One bite though and you are hooked - be warned! The fresh fruit and the cookie dough mix as a tantalizing treat for your pallet.

It is shown in the image with milk chocolate shredded on it but you may want to serve it with just the fruit or layer leftover whipped topping on it. Top it with shredded white chocolate and a drizzle of strawberry syrup.

Now that it has been shared with you, make it your own!

This recipe is so much fun to make and easy. I like to make a double batch sometimes on a cookie sheet when I am taking it to a party or a treat for my friends at work. This will surely be a hit anytime you share it and it is an excellent choice when you don't want to bother making a cake or a pie.

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    • MBurgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Burgess 

      4 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @shay-marie: Adjust the recipe anyway you like,Shay_Marie, I am sure it will be very tasty. I bet a peanut butter cookie would be good, too. Thanks for dropping by with a comment!

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      Shay Marie 

      4 years ago from Southern California

      I'd want to try it with chocolate chip cookie dough.

    • MBurgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Burgess 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @Cynthia Haltom: It is a fun recipe! Thanks for the visit!

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      Cynthia Haltom 

      5 years ago from Diamondhead

      Oh my! I need to make this soon. I love pizza recipes.

    • MBurgess profile imageAUTHOR

      Maria Burgess 

      5 years ago from Las Vegas, Nevada

      @shellys-space: Try it out. Its not expensive and it IS yummy! Thanks for your comments Shelly!

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      Shelly Sellers 

      5 years ago from Midwest U.S.A.

      Yummy! The deep dish cookie pizza recipe looks so easy!

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