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Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies

These soft and chewy Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies are topped with a delicious cream cheese frosting and decorated with an array of vibrant colored fresh fruit. They feature a delightful combination of flavors and textures that will be sure to capture your taste buds and leave you craving for more.

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Easy Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies Recipe

The sugar cookie base is tender and butter with a hint of vanilla. To keep the cookie extra moist, this recipe uses a combination of both butter and oil. The cookies have a combination of a soft and chewy texture that is perfect for creamy frosting and fruit toppings. The cream cheese frosting complements the fruity elements on top of the cookie. The vibrant fruit that tops the cookie is both sweet and refreshing.

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How to Make the BEST Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies Recipe

The combination of the sweet cookie, creamy frosting, and refreshing fruits makes Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies an irresistible treat for any occasion. Whether you’re serving them at a summer barbecue, a birthday party, or simply indulging in a delightful afternoon snack, these cookies are guaranteed to bring smiles and satisfaction.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies: All purpose flour, granulated sugar, powdered sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, butter, vegetable shortening, large eggs vanilla extract, almond extract.
  • To make the Cream Cheese Frosting: Softened plain cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla extract.
  • Kitchen tools you’ll need: Stand mixer or hand mixer, measuring cups and spoons, whisk, large bowl, medium bowl, sheet pans and parchment paper plus a wire rack for cooling the cookies. Depending on the fruit used you’ll need a sharp knife and chopping board.
  • In the pictures, fruits that were used: Fresh raspberries, strawberries, canned mandarin
    oranges, canned pineapple, kiwi, and blueberries.
  • The cookies are best served the day they are made. I recommend adding the fruit
    just before serving. Some fruits that are extra juicy can bleed into the frosting. While this won’t affect the flavor and taste of  the cookies, if you’re going for an amazing presentation, add the fresh fruit just before serving.
  • Recommended Fruits: Strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, kiwis, peaches, mangos, mandarin oranges, pineapple (fresh or canned), grapes, apples, and bananas.
  • You can put just about any type of fruit you want on these sugar cookies. Keep in mind that some fruits like apples or bananas can oxidize when exposed to air and may brown. You can delay this by tossing with lemon juice on them. Using a variety of fruits with bright colors makes them look visually appealing.
  • You can make the cookies in advance or make the cookie dough and pop it into the refrigerator then bake the cookies on the day you plan on serving them.
  • Should you bake the cookies ahead of time, store them (unfrosted) in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
  • The cream cheese frosting can also be made in advance. Make the frosting according to the directions
    listed in the recipe. Store the it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. When ready to use the frosting, allow it to come to room temperature then whip with a hand mixer to smooth and fluff.
  • Depending on how the cookie dough is divided the yield may vary.
  • Be sure to store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Don’t stack.
  • Store leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for 3 days.
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Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies

Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Cooling time1 hour
Total Time1 hour 30 minutes
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: best-sugar-cookies, fruit-pizza, fruit-pizza-cookies, fruit-pizza-sugar-cookies
Servings: 12 servings (may vary)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter softened
  • 1/4 cup solid vegetable shortening
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp pure almond extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1 8 oz block plain cream cheese
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • assorted fresh fruit: strawberries, kiwi, blueberries, mandarin oranges, pineapple, raspberries

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two sheet pans with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • To Make Cookie Dough: In a medium bowl, use a whisk to sift together flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  • Using an electric mixer, in a large bowl, cream together butter, shortening, granulated sugar and powdered sugar on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and almond extracts mixing until combined.
  • Scrape the sides of the bowl, then add the eggs one at a time beat until fully incorporated.
  • Lower the speed of the mixer and gradually add the sifted dry ingredients. Beat just until fully moistened. Scrape the bowl periodically.
  • To Bake: Divide the cookie dough using a 3 Tbsp cookie scoop. Scoop out the cookie dough using a 3 tablespoon cookie scoop. Place onto sheet pan leaving 2 inches between each cookie. Slightly press down the cookies to flatten the tops. (Don't push them too flat we're just creating a flat top for the frosting and fruit.)
  • Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes for a soft and moist cookie just until lightly golden and set. Allow to cool on the pan for 5 minutes, then remove to a cooling rack to cool completely.
  • To Make Cream Cheese Frosting: In a medium bowl use an electric mixer to cream together cream cheese and butter with vanilla. Add powdered sugar beating until well combined. (Add additional ½ cup of powdered sugar if you need a thicker and sweeter frosting.)
  • Frost cooled cookies diving frosting evenly between cookies. Arrange fruit on top and enjoy.
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