I made this today as a trial run for my daughter's upcoming 9th birthday party. It worked great. We have a milk and soy allergy so I made it with Tenderflake shortening instead of butter. I baked it on convection at 335 degrees for 12 minutes and it was a perfect consistency with a golden color. We plan to ice the actual birthday one with white frosting and let the kids decorate their piece with gummy bears and jelly beans themselves. The party is at a glow in the dark mini put so the white icing will really shine and the cookie will be a great base for the toppings Thanks for the recipe.
After seeing your picture I had to try this so finally made it for DGS's b-day. I made it exactly as directed, baked for 15 minutes and used your ideal for the rewipped frosting and topped with large sprinkles. It went together so easy and looks so impressive I love it. The taste was as good as it looked, nice and chewy on the inside. The only think I think I'll do next time is bake it on parchment paper so I'll be able to easily move it to a nicer serving try after it's finished. Thanks so much for posting this fun and yummy recipe.
My son asked for a chocolate chip cookie pizza for his 19th birthday cake. This turned out very good. I followed the directions. The cookie pizza was done in 12 minutes. I recommend this recipe.