Mini Fruit Pizzas Recipe

Ingredients

For the Cookie Base:

  • 1 package (16 oz) refrigerated sugar cookie dough (or your favorite homemade sugar cookie recipe scaled to make mini cookies)
  • Optional: 1/4 teaspoon almond extract (if you want a subtle almond flavor in the cookie crust)

For the Cream Cheese Frosting:

  • 1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

For the Toppings:

  • Variety of your favorite fresh fruits: Strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, kiwis, mango, banana, etc.

Instructions:

Preheat Oven:

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

Make the Cookie Bases:

  • If using store-bought dough, follow package directions for baking mini cookies. You may need to slightly flatten dough balls before baking for an even base.
  • If adding almond extract, mix it into the dough before forming the cookies.
  • Bake until the edges are lightly golden brown, approximately 10-12 minutes.
  • Let the cookies cool completely on the baking sheet.

Prepare the Frosting:

  • In a medium bowl, beat together cream cheese, powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth and creamy.

Assemble the Mini Fruit Pizzas:

  • Spread a thin layer of cream cheese frosting over each cooled cookie.
  • Wash, dry, and slice your chosen fruits.
  • Arrange the fruit slices in creative patterns on top of the frosting.

Serve and Enjoy:

  • Serve immediately for the best taste and texture.
  • If not serving right away, refrigerate until ready to serve (fruit may soften slightly).

Tips

  • Get Creative: Feel free to add sprinkles, a drizzle of honey, or a dusting of powdered sugar for extra pizazz.
  • Make Them Gluten-Free: Use store-bought or homemade gluten-free sugar cookie dough.
  • Flavor Variations: Give the frosting a citrusy twist with a bit of lemon or lime zest.
  • Prep Ahead: Make the cookie bases and frosting up to a day in advance and store them separately, then assemble just before serving.

Enjoy your homemade mini fruit pizza creations!

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