Thursday, June 20, 2013
Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas
Tomorrow is the first day of Summer! These cookies are a perfect summertime dessert. We had these for our Father's Day Picnic on Sunday and everyone loved them. Most of the sugar cookie fruit pizza recipes I saw on Pinterest used cream cheese icing but I decided to use almond flavored butter cream icing instead. The cookie recipe is from Glorious Treats. Here in New Jersey we are enjoying some beautiful weather which is supposed to be around for the rest of the weekend. Time for some bike riding and relaxing at the beach. Enjoy your weekend!
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 stick unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 stick unsalted butter softened
1 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp almond extract
3-1/2 cups confectioners sugar
2-3 tbsp heavy cream
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
10 strawberries, quartered
In a medium mixing whisk together flour and baking powder. In the bowl of a mixer, beat together unsalted butter and sugar. Once mixed add in egg and mix again. Next add vanilla.
Slowly add in flour mixture about a cup at a time. Mix until dough forms and begins to clump together.
Gather up dough and knead it with hands until it's nice and smooth. Roll into a ball and wrap in plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator until chilled.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a large cookie sheet with parchment paper. I like to leave the dough in for about 45 - 60 minutes. If its too hard for rolling leave it out for a few minutes before starting. Divide dough in half and roll out one half onto the wax paper. Cut out cookies and place on prepared pan. Do the same with the other half of dough. Put cut out cookies in freezer for 2-4 minutes to set. Bake for about 7 minutes or until before they start to get brown around the edges.
While cookies are cooling prepare the frosting. Mix together softened unsalted butter, vanilla extract, almond extract and confectioners sugar. Add heavy cream until its the right consistency for spreading on the cookies.
Spread each cookie with frosting. Arrange fruit on top of each one.
My cookie was on the larger size and it made 16. Depending on the thickness of the dough and the size of cookie cutter this recipe could make more or less.
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