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We love Fruit Pizza but individualized Fruit Pizza Cookies are even better.
What is Fruit Pizza?
What is Fruit Pizza? Fruit Pizza is essentially a delicious soft sugar cookie, an amazing whipped cream frosting, and all your favorite fruits.
Usually fruit pizza is made in a sheet or bar form. We were taking these to a family birthday dinner so I decided to make individual fruit pizza cookies.
These were a huge hit. Everyone loved them and it was so nice not having to try to cut them making sure everyone got all the fruit on their piece.
I can not get over how delicious AND beautiful these cookies turned out. The fruit colors complement each other so well.
The frosting flavor is a perfect balance to the soft cookie giving it a little sweetness. Put all the pieces together and you have a cookie that will make everyone rave.
This was my first time making personally making fruit pizza and I couldn’t be happier with the finished product. Are you ready to make your own?
How do I make Fruit Pizza?
To make fruit pizza cookies you’re going to start by making the cookies. My fruit pizza recipe comes from Butter with a Side of Bread.
Head over to their blog for the full recipe, I’ll share my experience with it below.
For the cookie crust you’ll need softened butter, granulated sugar, vanilla extract, egg whites, baking powder, and flour.
Their recipe says it makes 24 cookies. I’m not sure what size cookie cutter they used but I 8x the recipe and ended up with about 65 cookies. Not 192 as the recipe says it would make.
This is the circle cookie cutter I used. It is about 3.5″ and perfect for individual dessert cookies. Cookie cutter size and thickness of cookies will definitely dictate how many cookies you end up with.
Personally I like a sugar cookie that is a little thicker and nice and soft. That means you can put more frosting on it.
Trust me, with this frosting you’re going to want to pile it on.
Following their recipe instructions I baked my cookies at 350°. They state that the cookies will not rise or shrink while baking, this is true.
Make your cookie the thickness and size you want the finished cookie to be. Mine were maybe a little thicker and definitely larger so they took from 10-12 minutes to bake fully.
The best tip for making sure your cookies are fully baked but not over cooked is to remove them when the top is no longer glossy anywhere.
You don’t want your edges starting to brown, this will result in a dry/hard cookie once it’s cooled.
Bake all your cookies and let cool. While they’re cooling whip up your frosting and prepare your fruit.
Let’s make frosting!
The frosting recipe is from the same post listed above. I always feel like I end up with extra frosting so my plan was to 4x the frosting recipe.
I think if I had I would have had just a little extra. Instead I wasn’t paying close attention and accidentally 8x the butter and added it before I realized.
That means I ended up with 8x the frosting recipe. After all the cookies were frosted I easily had enough left over to frost at least 65 cookies again.
If you make this recipe I would start by making half as much frosting as you did cookies. If you double the cookie recipe make just one batch of frosting. We were generous in our frosting and had so much left over.
To make the frosting gather butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, milk, and heavy whipping cream.
Onto the Toppings.
The beautiful thing about fruit pizza cookies is you can put any fruit on them that you like. We picked some of our favorites and love how they look together.
Blueberries, strawberries, kiwi, and mandarin orange slices are the fruits we chose to use. We found some beautiful giant blueberries that were fun to add.
I recommend fresh blueberries, strawberries, and kiwi. Rinse and pat dry the blueberries. I added 3 blueberries to each fruit pizza. One giant one and 2 more regular sized berries.
Rise, pat dry, and slice the strawberries. Our strawberries were good sized but not huge. I sliced them in half and then sliced each half from the bottom almost to the top but not all the way through. Then fanned the slices out because it looked pretty.
Peel, rinse, and pat dry the kiwi. I sliced the kiwi in half and then sliced into wedges adding two wedges to each cookie.
Don’t hate me here and you can do whatever you want on your fruit pizza but I used canned mandarin oranges. They are more uniform in size and you don’t have to worry about any pith being left on the flesh of the orange.
To keep the fruit from making a mess of your frosting make sure and pat it dry before putting it on the frosting.
As you can see in the photo I added 3 blueberries, 2 mandarin orange slices, 1/2 a strawberry, and 2 kiwi slices to each fruit pizza cookie.
Make sure and store covered in the refridgerator.
Fruit Pizza Cookies
Make individual fruit pizza cookies for your next dessert.
- Fruit Pizza Cookie Crust
- Softened Butter
- Granulated Sugar
- Pure Vanilla Extract
- Egg White
- Baking Powder
- Whipped Cream Frosting
- Powdered Sugar
- Pure Vanilla
- Heavy Whipping Cream
- Mandarin Oranges
For full recipe instructions visit Butter with a Side of Bread.
Preheat oven to 350°.
Bake cookies until they are no longer glossy on top. Take them out before they start to brown on the edges.
Let cool for 2 minutes on the baking sheet and then move to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Frost cookies with whipped cream frosting.
Top cookies with fruit.
For each cookie slice 1/2 a strawberry from the bottom to almost the top but not all the way through. Fan the slices out and place on frosting.
Each cookie also has 3 blueberries, 2 mandarin orange slices, and 2 wedges of kiwi.
Store covered in fridge.
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