Blend 8 ounces of room temperature, brick-style plain cream cheese with a quarter cup of packed brown sugar and a few drops of vanilla. Beat until fluffy. This will become your pizza “sauce." Tip: If it's a scorcher outside, put the icing in a bowl in the refrigerator to set a bit before taking it outside (if that's where you'll be making these ). Try to keep ingredients out of direct sunlight if you do go outside, as the fruit, cookies, candies, and chocolate chips will all fare better under a patio umbrella or the shade of a tree.
Remove your Cheryl's chocolate chip cookies from their wrappers and set them out on a plate, platter, or tray.
In a variety of small bowls, set out your toppings. These can include:- Strawberry “pepperoni"- Green grape and blueberry “olives"- Shredded coconut “cheese" (we suggest unsweetened since there are a lot of sweet components already in the mix)- Slivers of almonds- Your choice of colored sprinkles (these can be iridescent, metallic, neon, or primary colored...whatever you've got or whatever you like)- Chocolate sprinkles "ants" or "logs"- Gummy candies or sour gummies- Chocolate chips (white, milk, or dark)- Any other fruit or treats your family and friends enjoy (such as cut-up pieces of marshmallows, crumbled candy bars, granola, or even your favorite morning cereal)
Set out plates for each person. Then, ask everyone in attendance to choose a cookie, ice it with the cream cheese icing, and then layer on whatever toppings they like. Tip: Start with the bigger items, such as the fruit, and end with a dusting of shredded coconut or sprinkles.
Set out glasses of ice cold milk and bring on the fun!