This dessert pizza has all the components of Samoa Girl Scout Cookie: chocolate, caramel, and coconut.
People create recipes with Girl Scout cookies, particularly either Thin Mints, Tagalongs, or Samoas, but you've never seen one turned into a pizza- until now!
The dough had a mind of its own- it kept needing more and flour just so it wouldn't stick to my hands. Then when I went to flatten it, it kept retracting to its original thick, flattened state, thus resulting in a really chewy crust. Good thing I made a ton of caramel frosting to wash that crust all down.
The best pizza doughs use yeast but that takes forever and I just want to mix up all the ingredients once and forget the rest, so I used beer, which is related to yeast. But if you don't want alcohol in your pizza, you can always used milk- thanks to the baking powder, the dough's gonna rise anyway as its baking in the oven.
For some reason, the softened cookies reminded me of those Lunchable dessert pizzas when I was a kid where they gave you enough stuff to make 2 pepperoni "pizzas" but only enough materials for 1 dessert "pizza". Spoiler alert: I ate the dessert pizza before the pepperoni ones.
The crust reminded me of all those Friday nights when I was a teenager when my sister and I would watch DVDs from Blockbuster while waiting for some dessert pizzas from Domino's Pizza to show up later than 30 minutes(so much for that guarantee they showed on TV- the delivery guy always confused our address, which ends in "Street" with another of the exact same name a mile away that ends in "Drive". Where's good urban planning when you need it?) that had to be ordered over the phone and not through an app. And this was when Domino's solely made pizza and not other stuff along with pizza.
6 things in that paragraph do not exist today:
My dad didn't try this pizza because it has beer in it and chocolate, which keeps him up at night.
Makes 6-8 slices of pizza
You will need:
For the cooking equipment:
2 large bowls
A rolling pin
Nonstick cooking spray
2 baking trays
For the crust:
3 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
A litte over 1/4 cup granulated sugar
12 oz. chocolate caramel coconut beer or milk
Additional flour for the countertop
For the caramel frosting:
1/4 cup softened butter
8 oz. softened, plain cream cheese
1 cup confectioners' sugar
To top the pizza:
The caramel frosting
Samoa Girl Scout cookies
To make the crust:
1. Mix the dry ingredients in a large bowl before adding the beer or milk.
2. Combine all ingredients until you get a dough ball.
3. Flour your countertop or surface and pour the dough onto the floured countertop or surface. Knead the dough until it's no longer sticky. You're going to need a lot of flour so if your hands get sticky, just add flour to them and pour more flour onto the dough ball. This might take 10-15 minutes.
4. Flour a rolling pin and flatten the dough ball as much as possible. It's normal if it wants to retract to its original shape, just keep flattening it.
5. Cut the flattened dough in half.
6. Place parchment paper on 2 baking trays and spray the parchment paper with nonstick cooking spray.
7. Put each crust onto a baking tray and bake the crusts in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 18-20 minutes.
8. Let the crusts cool at room temperature for 10 minutes before decorating them.
To make the frosting;
1. Mix the butter and cream cheese together in another large bowl. An electric mixer would really help! Then add the confectioners' sugar and caramel sauce.
2. Mix everything until you get a frosting that's not liquidy for at least 2 minutes. If it still is, just add more confectioners' sugar to the frosting.
To decorate the pizza:
1. Put caramel frosting on the crusts, leaving 1 inch on the edges uncovered.
2. Top the frosting with the Samoa cookies, the chocolate sprinkles, the shredded coconut, and the chocolate syrup, all in that order.
3. Bake the pizzas in a 350 degree Fahrenheit oven for 1-2 minutes.