We made this cookie for my son's birthday. It is a nice change from the usual cake and ice cream. One year we did a sugar cookie with cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit arranged in a circular pattern. You use a regular cookie recipe, just make sure to leave plenty of room for the cookie to expand; the cooking time will be longer as well. I always put another pan underneath just in case it runs over the sides. This has happened ,but then you have cookie to nibble on while you decorate.