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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Pepperoni Pizza "Cookies"

Ok, so by definition, these Pepperoni Pizza "Cookies" are not really cookies. But don't tell my kids that - they are pretty sure that they ate cookies for dinner the other night. And for lunch the other day. Oh, they think I am pretty freakin' cool. They might be a little right... ;)

I made some big cookies, pictured above, and some smaller ones, pictured below. The kids liked them both the same - I liked the bigger ones since they reminded me of good ol' regular sized cookies, but they both tasted the same.

Total random fact about me - I hate people watching me eat or checking out the food that I am eating. It's odd, it's comical and it's just a part of who I am. However, I will tuck that little pet peeve away for a second so I can show you how the inside of the "cookies" turn out. Beautiful!

All you need for this little creation is 4 simple ingredients. Pizza sauce, pepperoni, cheese and refrigerated crescent rolls. 

Roll out the crescent dough. Put 2 tablespoons of pizza sauce on each rectangle, some cheese and pepperoni. Just not too much because you will be rolling these bad boys up!

I did 3 rolls - 1 had two rectangles rolled up together. The other 2 were single rectangle rolls. After they are rolled put them in the freezer for about 20 minutes.

I used a smaller bread knife to cut the rolls into 1" slices. I used a cookie sheet for the larger "cookies" and a baking sheet covered in foil, sprayed with non-stick spray, for the smaller ones. Both worked great. I then baked them for about 30 minutes at 350.

I was like a giddy little kid when these came out - I love cooking moments like these!

And just like that - your kids think you are awesomesauce! Hope your kiddos enjoy them as much as mine did. :)

Pepperoni Pizza “Cookies”
adapted from Krafty Cards etc.
1 roll refrigerated crescent rolls
½ cup pizza sauce
1½ cups Mozzarella cheese, shredded
20 slices pepperoni, diced
1.  Heat oven to 350.
2. Roll out crescent rolls, separated in half lengthwise.
3. Divide toppings over the two unrolled halves.
4. Roll up and freeze for 20 minutes.
5. Cut into 1” slices and place on cookie sheet.
6. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden brown and cheese is bubbly.
7. Cool on rack. Enjoy!


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