Need something quick and easy to make on Halloween before you trick-or-treat? This is a family favorite and so easy – Cast Iron Cookie Cutter Mini Pizzas! You can make these as easy or fancy as you would like and use any cheese or toppings that you and your kids enjoy. Here’s what we did.
Using either homemade (recipe is at the bottom of the post) or store-bought pizza dough, roll the dough out on a cutting board or clean counter. Each of my kids picked out the Halloween-themed cookie cutters they wanted to use and cut their own mini pizza crusts out.
For toppings, my kiddos chose cream cheese, bacon and a small amount of shredded cheddar-jack on top. You can make any flavor combo you want and tailor it to each person.
Once done adding toppings, preheat your cast-iron on medium heat on the stove. Add your mini pizzas to the pan once it is hot and cook the bottom of the crust for just about a minute (depending on how hot the pan is). This step will get the crust crispy. Then, take it off the heat and put under the broiler in your oven set to high to melt the cheese on top, about 1 – 2 minutes. Again, watch to make sure they don’t burn.
And that’s it! Festive, easy and delicious Halloween dinner is done. Sorry for the bad pictures, it has been rainy and cold these past few days around here. It’s like we went straight from summer to winter with hardly any fall in between. Have a fun and safe Halloween everyone!
Easy Pizza Dough Recipe
This is the recipe I have been using for years and it never disappoints!
3/4 cup warm water
1 packet instant yeast
2 tablespoons honey
1 tsp salt
2 to 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
Add warm water, yeast and honey to a large bowl. Stir to mix ingredients and let sit for about 15 minutes or until the yeast is frothy.
Next, add 1 cup of flour and salt. Mix until combined, then start kneading with your hands adding more flour a little bit at a time until the dough isn’t sticking to your hands. The more flour you add, the tougher the dough will be so try not to add too much. I usually end up using about 1 1/2 cups of flour total.
Form the dough into a ball and place in the bowl. Cover the bowl with a towel and place in a warm spot for the dough to rise for at least 30 minutes, but 2 hours works best. I use my microwave for this step.
Once your dough has risen it should be ready to go. Lightly flour a cutting board or work surface and you are ready to roll it out with a rolling pin.