Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza

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Serve pizza for dessert tonight! This Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza features juicy apples and chopped nuts baked on a soft cookie crust with caramel cheesecake topping. Drizzled with caramel, it’s the perfect easy dessert for fall.

It’s finally caramel apple season! Make a batch of this luscious Caramel Apple Dip or these Caramel Apple Empanadas next.

Sugar cookie pizza sliced with apples and caramel sauce.

Why this Recipe is the Best

Pizza isn’t limited to just dinner. While you may enjoy our Taco Pizza recipe or even our slow cooker pizza soup, finishing up with a dessert pizza is the perfect reward.

Making a cookie pizza is so easy! You may remember this Macadamia Cookie Pizza I shared a couple years ago!

It was the inspiration for today’s recipe.

  • Instead of macadamias, I used cashews in this version. Their natural sweetness is a terrific match for the apple flavor.
  • A layer of cream cheese holds everything together.
  • The dessert pizza gets drizzled generously caramel sauce for a decadent touch.

My goal for this recipe was easy. Delicious. Convenient. I think it’s been achieved! You’ll have to try our easy caramel apple cupcake recipe next!

Ingredient Notes

Ingredients needed for caramel apple sugar cookie pizza.
  • Sugar cookie dough. I used refrigerated sugar cookie dough. Feel free to use a homemade sugar cookie dough instead if you prefer. Whether you choose a tube of dough or the break and bakes is fine…they will all get pressed into a circle.
  • Apples. Peeled and cut into slices. You’ll need about 4 medium sized apples.
  • Caramel sauce. We use the bottled sauce that you put on ice cream. You can use our homemade caramel sauce or even butterscotch sauce if you prefer.
  • Cashews. Peanuts are also a delicious option, or keep it nut free.

Easy Instructions

Step by step photos showing how to make caramel apple sugar cookie pizza.
  1. Place the sugar cookie dough onto a round pizza stone. Use the heel of your hand to stretch the dough into a disk.
  2. Bake the cookie dough crust for 15 minutes. Let cool.
  3. While it’s baking, beat together the cream cheese and powdered sugar. Beat in 1/4 cup of the caramel sauce.
  4. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled crust. Arrange apple slices and cashew pieces on top.

Finally, drizzle the whole sugar cookie pizza with the rest of the caramel sauce. Slice and serve!

Slice of caramel apple sugar cookie pizza on a black plate.

Recipe FAQs

I don’t have a pizza stone. What can I use instead?

If you don’t have a pizza stone, you can bake this on a cookie sheet. Shape the dough into a rectangle on the cookie sheet before baking. Slice into squares for serving.

What kind of apples are best?

I like apples with a bit of tartness to balance the sweetness of the caramel. Honeycrisp and pink lady apples are delicious choices!

How do you store leftovers?

Leftover Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza should be covered and stored in the refrigerator. Good luck having any leftovers of this one, though. When I made it, no one could resist coming back for an extra slice (or two)!

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Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza

4.80 from 10 votes
By: Aimee
Serve pizza for dessert tonight! This Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza features juicy apples and chopped nuts baked on a soft cookie crust with caramel cheesecake topping. Drizzled with caramel, it's the perfect easy dessert for fall.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 8 servings

Ingredients 

  • 1 package refrigerated sugar cookie dough 16.5 ounce
  • 1 package cream cheese, softened 8 ounce
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup caramel sauce
  • 4 ½ cups sliced apples about 4 apples
  • ½ cup chopped cashews
  • 3 Tablespoons caramel sauce
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Instructions 

  • Line a 15-inch round baking sheet (pizza stone) with parchment paper. Heat oven to 350 degree.
  • Open package of sugar cookie dough and press it onto the parchment paper with the heel of your hand. Press evenly into a 12-inch circle. Bake for 15-18 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and 1/4 cup caramel sauce. Blend for about 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Spread cream cheese over cooled cookie pizza. Arrange sliced apples over cream cheese layer.
  • Add chopped cashews and drizzle with remaining caramel sauce. Slice and enjoy!

Notes

  • Using pre-sliced apples makes this recipe even easier! Find them already peeled and ready to use in the produce section of your grocery store.
  • Line the pizza stone with parchment paper before adding the sugar cookie dough. It helps prevent sticking and makes removing the baked crust easier.
  • Feel free to swap the cashews for walnuts, pecans or peanuts.
  • Love caramel and apples? Try these delicious caramel apple cheesecake bars next!
  • See the blog post for more recipe tips and tricks.

Nutrition

Serving: 1slice, Calories: 204kcal, Carbohydrates: 38g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 6g, Saturated Fat: 2g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 4mg, Sodium: 150mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 32g
Course: Desserts
Cuisine: American
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An easy dessert pizza recipe with apples and gooey caramel. This Sugar Cookie Pizza will bring big smiles to your table!

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Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on September 14, 2021

Comments & Reviews

  1. 5 stars
    I made this for a large Thanksgiving event where we were to all bring a homemade dessert. I chose your Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza and doubled it. I used a 15×12-ish size pan and baked it as usual. I used crushed pretzels instead of nuts in case there were any allergies in the group. I also made it the day before and had a concern that the apples might turn brown so I “marinated” them in some caramel in a bag before adding them to the pizza. I covered the whole thing in foil overnight in the refrigerator and added the pretzels and drizzled it with caramel when it was time to be served. I think that I cut it into about 24 pieces and only 4 pieces remained. People were begging me for the recipe and I sent “my” version to 3 people who gave me their email addresses. 2 made it for their Thanksgiving dessert instead of what they had planned. Win-win!!
    Delicious!

  2. 5 stars
    I made this for a large Thanksgiving event where we were to all bring a homemade dessert. I chose your Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza and doubled it. I used a 15×12-ish size pan and baked it as usual. I used crushed pretzels instead of nuts in case there were any allergies in the group. I also made it the day before and had a concern that the apples might turn brown so I “marinated” them in some caramel in a bag before adding them to the pizza. I covere3d the whole thing in foil overnight in the refrigerator and added the pretzels and drizzled it with caramel when it was time to be served. I think that I cut it into about 24 pieces and only 4 pieces remained. People were begging me for the recipe and I sent “my” version to 3 people who gave me their email addresses. 2 made it for their Thanksgiving dessert instead of what they had planned. Win-win!!
    Delicious!

  3. This was a delicious fall treat and really quite easy. My pizza did not look as pretty as yours but was so yummy. I think I am going to have the last piece for breakfast.

  4. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for this amazing caramel apple sugar cookie pizza recipe! It tasted really good and it’s super easy to make! Highly recommended! Will surely have this again!

  5. My daughters found this recipe to make last weekend and it was such a hit! They had so much fun making this cookie pizza. Thank you for the recipe!

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