Saturday, February 18, 2012

Pizza Cookie

This week I made a delicious coffee fudge tart and had some dough leftovers. I didn't want to throw them away so I decided to make an experiment. I wanted to mix sweet and salty. The dough had sugar in it and was lightly sweet. So I remembered how much I like salty caramel and decided to make something like that - salty sweet, only without caramel. What about... sweet pizza? Oh yes! But don't misunderstand - they don't taste like real pizza. The cookie is crispy, buttery and lightly sweet and the top is spicy. I really didn't think it will turn out so good! I mean it! I just watched them disappearing from the plate. My family absolutely enjoyed them. So what about you? Try them and tell me if you like them. 

1 egg white
1 teaspoon dried basil
pinch black pepper
pinch salt
pinch nutmeg
1 teaspoon chopped garlic
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
1 teaspoon tomato sauce
coriander, to sprinkle
20g cheese, grated

Roll the dough into a 2-3 mm thick rectangle and cut into 4x4cm squares. Make some mini holes with a fork. Put them on a baking tray lined with a parchment paper. Lightly beat the egg white. Mix in the basil, pepper, salt, nutmeg, garlic, mustard and tomato sauce. Take one cookie and dip it into the egg white mixture to coat evenly. Repeat the process with the remaining cookies. Sprinkle with coriander and cheeese. Bake in a 200 degree C preheated oven until golden brown. (I didn't watch the clock and don't really know how long does it take. But I'm sure you'll see when they're done. If you want them softer, bake until lightly golden. If you want them more crispy, bake until golden brown but don't let them burn - take out of the oven when the top is getting dark brown.) Let cool completely and enjoy!


  1. What a fun idea! Great way to use up the delicious dough, and such a fun mix of flavors! Take care, Terra

  2. Love the combination of flavors! The pictures are breathtaking! Thanks for sharing an interesting post...

  3. I would really like to have a more informative recipe. You mention muscat in the directions, but not in the ingredients, and you also only say dip into the "white" mixture, I assume this is alluding to the egg white mixture, but hate to make assumptions because with baking you have to be a bit more precise.

    1. Sorry about the mistake! In the directions I didn't mention nutmeg but I corrected it now. And yes, "white" mixture is an egg white mixture.

  4. Please pardon me, i am absolutely new to the cooking world. But when i clicked on the tart dough it takes me to the Coffee Fudge Tart. Wouldn't it be sweet for a pizza cookie?

    1. This was an experimental recipe! I made a coffee fudge tart and had some leftover tart dough. So I came up with an idea to top it with spices and cheese and cut into squares! And I loved the outcome. Yes, the dough is sweet and the topping is salty. If you like a sweet-salty combination, I think you're gonna like this too :)

    2. Thanks a lot :)


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