Macadamia Cookie Pizza

by aimee @ shugarysweets on July 2, 2013

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Macadamia Nut Cookie PIzza with Fruit: soft and chewy macadamia cookie topped with #PHILADELPHIA #SnackDelights and fresh fruit! YUM!

To me, making a cookie pizza is like making cookie bars. It’s simple, easy and even more stunning than most bar cookies! No need to make individual scoops of cookies and baking batch after batch.

Although, you totally could make individual cookie pizzas, if you have time to spare!

I made this cookie with a macadamia nut cookie dough. It’s soft and chewy with the perfect amount of crunch from macadamia nuts. You can skip the toppings all together and just eat this giant cookie.

Macadamia Nut Cookie PIzza with Fruit: soft and chewy macadamia cookie topped with #PHILADELPHIA #SnackDelights and fresh fruit! YUM!

But. I HIGHLY suggest going a step further and topping it with PHILADELPHIA White Chocolate Snack Delights. Have you tried this product yet? It’s a soft creamy spread that is also perfect for dipping your fruit. My family is in love with all the flavors we’ve tried. (milk chocolate, dark chocolate and white chocolate).

PHILADELPHIA Cream Cheese has challenged me to enjoy 100 days of afternoon delight, by taking a moment to enjoy something sweet! I take that challenge seriously!

Wanting an easier step to this cookie pizza? Use a tube of pre-made cookie dough. Press, bake and enjoy!

For a festive 4th of July treat, I used blueberries, raspberries and pineapple. Any fresh fruit would taste delicious though!

Macadamia Nut Cookie PIzza with Fruit: soft and chewy macadamia cookie topped with #PHILADELPHIA #SnackDelights and fresh fruit! YUM!

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Macadamia Cookie Pizza

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Yield: serves 12-15

Ingredients

    For the Cookie Crust:
  • 3/4 cup butter flavored Crisco
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 cup dry roasted macadamia nuts, chopped
  • For the topping:
  • 8oz PHILADELPHIA White Chocolate Snack Delights
  • fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, pineapple)

Instructions

  1. For the cookie dough, beat crisco, vanilla and sugar together until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg. Add flour, salt and baking powder, beat until combined. Fold in chopped nuts.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. I used a 15inch round pizza pan. Press cookie dough into a 12inch circle (about 1/4-1/2inch thick).
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18-21 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  4. To garnish, spread white chocolate Snack Delights over cooled cookie. Top with your favorite fresh fruit! ENJOY.
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Kelly @ HIdden Fruits and Veggies July 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

Fruit pizza with a macadamia cookie sounds delicious! I love the sound of that white chocolate cream cheese. Cream cheese is, no joke, my sister’s favorite food so I bet she’d LOVE that!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 10:42 am

Your sister will love this recipe! Enjoy!
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Tanya Schroeder July 2, 2013 at 7:28 am

This is a gorgeous dessert Aimee! It would be hard not to just eat the cookie straight out of the oven!

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Jamie @lifelovelemons July 2, 2013 at 8:41 am

YUM!Sweet pizza is sooooo gooood! And this looks so easy!
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Eva @ Eva Bakes July 2, 2013 at 8:42 am

White chocolate cream cheese sounds great! It sounds like it would be perfect for the white chocolate cheesecake that I make every year (and then I could potentially eliminate the white chocolate since it’s already in the cream cheese).
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 10:44 am

I haven’t baked with it yet, but if it works the flavor would be amazing!
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Cathy Pollak ~ Noble Pig July 2, 2013 at 9:15 am

I have never seen those snack bites. I guess I Need to open my eyes at the grocery store! Beautiful dessert!
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Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 2, 2013 at 9:31 am

That seems like an awesome challange!! Great idea using the macadamia nut cookie as the base!
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Jocelyn @BruCrew Life July 2, 2013 at 9:57 am

I’m loving that challenge :-) You know me and sweets! What a fun cookie pizza and those Philly delights are so amazing. I am guilty of eating it with a spoon, and then I don’t have enough left to do anything with.
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Christians - Taking On Magazines July 2, 2013 at 11:18 am

I’m weeping with joy here. While I’m not a fan of regular chocolate, I adore white chocolate, so yeah, I’d be slathering the white chocolate cream cheese all over that cookie. At least, I would if I could resist eating it straight out of the container!

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 10:51 am

The cookie base itself is delish! Topped with the white chocolate cream cheese and you might cry tears of joy!
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Marcie July 2, 2013 at 11:56 am

This looks so great! I’ve never made a cookie pizza before, and I’ve always loved the idea. The Philly Snack Delights sounds like the perfect topping for it with the fresh fruit. Yum!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes July 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I’ve never seen these snack delights in the store……I’ll have to look for them!! Love the cookie pizza
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Nora @ Buttercream Fanatic July 2, 2013 at 12:40 pm

I’ve never tried a giant cookie as a dessert pizza base, but you’d better believe I will now!
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Becky @ So Very Blessed July 2, 2013 at 1:05 pm

Holy smokes, that looks incredible! I’ll have to look for the White Chocolate Snack Delights. It sounds so good and would be such a quick dessert to spread on graham crackers or dip fruit in!
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Jill S July 2, 2013 at 1:08 pm

How Long do I cook this? I

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Trish - Mom On Timeout July 2, 2013 at 1:14 pm

I’m so glad you took that challenge Aimee – this looks amazing!
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Elizabeth @ SugarHero.com July 2, 2013 at 1:40 pm

I love fruit pizzas, but I usually end up making my own topping–using Philly toppings is a great idea! And YUM to the macadamia nut crust–I saw this on G+ and had to head over here to comment. :)

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 10:54 am

I usually make my own too, this was a delicious, easy substitution!
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Anne ~ Uni Homemaker July 2, 2013 at 1:42 pm

This is such a cute idea! I love fruit pizzas and the colors are so festive. Perfect for a BBQ I’ll be attending this weekend. Great post!
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Mary Frances @ The Sweet Tooth Life July 2, 2013 at 2:41 pm

This is beautiful! I also did something like this for the fourth, but used a pecan shortbread crust. I really like the idea of macadamia nuts! And the pineapple, which I cannot get enough right now. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 11:10 am

Pecan shortbread sounds wonderful!
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Julie @ Julie's Eats & Treats July 2, 2013 at 2:56 pm

I love fruit pizza and the sound of this crust is amazing!
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Kathy July 2, 2013 at 4:40 pm

Love dessert pizza! This looks delicious!
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Nessa July 2, 2013 at 6:07 pm

In want that challenge :) This looks super yummy!

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Des @ Life's Ambrosia July 2, 2013 at 6:08 pm

Loving the idea of a macadamia crust! And after reading this I have determined that I clearly do not make enough dessert pizzas.
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 11:11 am

Totally easy to fix, make a dessert pizza this weekend!
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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers July 2, 2013 at 6:30 pm

Ohh you macadamia cookie pizza looks so good! I have never seen those kind of Philadelphia Cream Cheeses! I don’t think I could use it in baking because I’d probably eat it with a spoon! :) Beautiful recipe!!
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Sarah July 2, 2013 at 9:11 pm

Oh man – I adore macadamias, and I love this whole idea of fruit pizzas. Awesome way to cram fruit into kids and difficult boyfriends.
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 11:15 am

Fortunately my kids love fruit. And cookies :)
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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust July 2, 2013 at 9:27 pm

Oh macadamia… how I love thee. This is gorgeous Aimee!
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Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl July 2, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Oh my goodness, I haven’t seen that product, but it would have been perfect in the dessert pizza I just made – I’m totally using it next time! And I LOVE your macadamia crust!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

Give the snack delights a try, they are quite addicting!
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Alaina @ Fabtastic Eats July 2, 2013 at 10:53 pm

White chocolate is my favorite, and I love cream cheese. Im obsessed with macadamia nut cookies. I feel like this was made for me. Can’t even WAIT to try out that spread!!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 11:16 am

Surprise! I made this just for you ;) enjoy!
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Carolyn July 3, 2013 at 7:24 am

Love the macadamias in the crust! Such a lovely dessert. Pinning!
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Karly July 3, 2013 at 10:18 am

Oh my. That crust is divine and the white chocolate cream cheese? Yesssss.
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Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking July 3, 2013 at 11:55 am

Are you kidding? This is the coolest thing ever, Aimee! I am a NUT (get it, har har) for macadamia cookies and summer desserts with fruit! This looks like a slice of heaven to me. Thanks and have a happy 4th!
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aimee @ shugarysweets July 4, 2013 at 11:17 am

I’m a nut for macadamias too! Happy 4th!
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Maria G. July 5, 2013 at 11:39 am

This looks to me like a pizza, salad, cookie and cake in one. It’s also more like a fruit pizza but it’s healthier because of the fruits and it’s really attractive too. This would make a great dessert for the Fourth of July since it can be whipped up in a jiffy.

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Ginger@gingersnapcrafts.com July 6, 2013 at 4:18 pm

Yummy! Thanks for sharing! I can’t wait to try it out! :)
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Liz Fourez July 7, 2013 at 9:44 pm

Aimee, this pizza looks incredible! I could eat that cookie all day long, but add that white chocolate spread…YUM!
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carrian July 9, 2013 at 1:03 am

I obsessed with fruit pizza and you totally killed it with this!
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Nutmeg Nanny July 16, 2013 at 11:30 am

Oh, yummy! This is my kind of pizza :) how refreshing and fun!

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capturing joy with kristen duke July 24, 2013 at 6:11 pm

I’m making this VERY soon!!! PINNING! I love white chocolate macadamia as the base!!

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