Taffy Apple Pizza
- 1 pkg. (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 C. packed brown sugar
- 1/4 C. creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- 2 medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and sliced
- Lemon juice
- 1/4 C. caramel ice cream topping
- 1/2 C. peanuts, chopped
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Shape cookie dough into a ball and place in center of a pizza stone or a baking pan; flatten slightly. Using lightly floured rolling pin, roll out dough to a 14-inch circle, about 1/4 -inch thick (if using rectangular baking sheet, roll out into a rectangle till 1/4 inch thick). Bake 16 to 18 minutes or until light-golden brown. Remove from oven; cool 10 minutes. Carefully loosen cookie from baking stone or baking sheet with a bread knife or spatula; let cool completely on baking stone. Combine cream cheese, brown sugar, peanut butter and vanilla in small mixing bowl; mix well. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over cookie. Peel, core and slice apples. Sprinkle apple slices with a little lemon juice to retard browning. Cut apple slices in half and arrange evenly over cookie. Microwave ice cream topping on high for 30 to 45 seconds or until warm; drizzle evenly over apples. Sprinkle chopped peanuts on top. Cut into wedges.
Per serving: 291 calories; 16 g fat (5.5 g saturated fat; 49 percent calories from fat); 34 g carbohydrate; 25 mg cholesterol; 235 mg sodium; 5 g protein; 1 g fiber.