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Pampered Chef: Taffy Apple Pizza

  1. basketmom2

    basketmom2 Novice Member

    Hi, having my second show tomorrow :eek: and I am making the taffy apple pizza but just realized that most people use the sugar cookie dough. I have told my hostess to get pizza dough as that is what my recipe said, will this work and be good or should I get sugar cookie dough? Thanks so much everyone :)
    Feb 23, 2006
  2. LindaK

    LindaK Member

    I haven't made this recipe yet, but I wouldn't worry about it. Follow your recipe the way you planned. You can simply point out that the sugar cookie dough can be substituted for the regular dough if you want a sweeter pizza.

    ...something like that...but don't worry about it, I'm sure it'll be fine. Make a note to test it at home the other way and make a note on your recipe for the way you prefer for future shows, but for now, go with what you'd planned.

    Good Luck!

    Does anyone know if the ingredients are tax deductable for recipes that we test at home? I think they would be. If you know please let me know.

    Feb 24, 2006
  3. sailortena

    sailortena Member

    Trust me, the sugar cookie dough tastes tons better than regular pizza dough. If you don't buy your own sugar cookie dough, though, do this with the pizza dough:
    Before you bake it, brush melted butter on it and drizzle the whole thing with cinnamon and sugar. That should make it a "sweet" dough.
    Just plain pizza dough wouldn't taste right.

    And yes, incredients you use to test recipes at home are indeed tax deductable, as well as supplies you buy, your computer, Internet, phone and mileage! :D
    Feb 24, 2006
  4. Shawnna

    Shawnna Senior Member Gold Member

    One of the reasons I love our recipes is because they are so adaptable. I personally do not use sugar cookie dough on anything. It is too sweet and I have a problem with my cookies getting hard. For the fruit pizza I use crescent roll dough. It makes it more of a pastry than a cookie. I don't know about the pizza dough. I would probably add the cinnamon to it so it wouldn't be like a bread. But, crescent roll dough and pizza dough can be substituted in a lot of our recipes. For instance, I made a braid using a pizza crust because I didn't have any crescent rolls. It worked out fine.
    Feb 24, 2006
  5. fruit76loop

    fruit76loop Veteran Member Gold Member


    I can't imagine doing the Taffy Apple Pizza on anything but Sugar Cookie Dough! The recipe calls for sugar cookie dough, where did anyone get a recipe that calls for pizza crust? ...hmmm...interresting! :confused:

    As for your cookies getting hard, you are most likely baking them too long. I occassionaly bake mine too long and they end up hard as a rock! :eek: You want to bake the sugar cookie and chocolate chip cookie just until they are light brown around the edges. The middle will still look very soft, but of course the cookie continues to bake as it is on the stone. Also, remember that you need to release your cookies you use for pizzas. About 10 minutes after you take it out of the oven, you need to release it with either the serrated bread knife or the large spreader! If you don't do this, it may seem like your cookie sticks and is thus hard to serve! :(

    I would buy the sugar cookie dough for the Taffy Apple Pizza and tell your host, you had the wrong recipe! ;) Just my 2 cents!

    Just my tips for cookie pizzas as I have made about 200 of them! :D
    Feb 24, 2006
  6. RachelNguyen

    RachelNguyen Guest


    How do you cut your cookie pizza? Do you use the pizza cutter or the chef's knife?

    Feb 27, 2006
  7. sailortena

    sailortena Member

    Use the pizza cutter. It's easier.
    Feb 27, 2006
  8. basketmom2

    basketmom2 Novice Member

    wrong crust

    Thanks so much for all the help you have provided. The open house went great $1300 and still going :D I actually downloaded the recipe file from this forum, I am sure it was just a typo but sure tricked me! I called my host and she was going back out to pick up a few things and purchased sugar cookie dough instead. It worked out just fine. I did cook a bit long and will have to remember the advice of taking out when it is just brown on the edges. Thank guys!
    Feb 27, 2006
  9. its_me_susan

    its_me_susan Senior Member

    I like to slice mine up before adding the sliced apples - easier that way for me. Someone suggested going under the cookie with a long piece of dental floss to release it (if you don't have the serrated knife - which works GREAT!). I have also learned to cook cookies LESS because they do continue cooking.

    Great show total, congrats!!!!
    Feb 28, 2006
  10. basketmom2

    basketmom2 Novice Member


    Great idea to cut the pizza before adding apples! Never would have thought of that. I made it tonight and that was a problem. The dental floss was a good idea as well as I don't have the serrated knife (yet :D ). Oh, I just sent my show of $1450 in :) Thanks for all the info!
    Feb 28, 2006
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