Tuesday was my son’s aide’s birthday. Considering J’s well known obsession with all things Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, I thought it would be fun to make a Pepperoni Jalapeno and Jelly Bean Pizza with Anchovies that would make Mikey drool (reference the Parasitica episode of the 2012 series).
Or as J described it, “a silly pizza cookie”.
We started with a simple sugar cookie (recipe below, or use your own or even store bought) pressed into an 8″ cake pan.
I cut the pieces before baking, which I knew would bake together in one whole cookie but be slightly scored so it will be easier for her to break into pieces to eat.
After it baked and cooled we topped it with some red icing. I went store bought here because making red “red” icing is a pain to me.
Coconut for the cheese.
Candy coated chocolate candies (“M” side down): red for pepperoni and green for jalapenos.
Jelly beans for the jelly beans and Swedish fish for the anchovies.
Next, we needed a special way to present it to her.
I opened up a cereal box (because it was what I could find easily), covered the outside with butcher paper then folded it back into a box inside out and taped it so it would open like a pizza box.
We made an order form to tape to the outside and a birthday message on the inside.
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This would be a fun thing to do with or for the kids for April Fool’s Day, or maybe a pizza or TMNT themed birthday party, or just for fun.
Until next time, happy eating!