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!      

Ingredients:
Cookie
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
2 stick unsalted butter softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 tsp vanilla extract

Frosting
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

Fruit Toppings
1 kiwi, peeled and diced
1/2 cup raspberries
1/2 cup blueberries
10 strawberries, quartered

Directions:
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.



Enjoy!!

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11 comments:

  1. Good Afternoon Susan, How happy your father must have been to be handed one of these lovely looking cookie fruit pizzas.... incidentally, I love the name.
    Mmmm, the only thing is.... would one be enough???
    Best Wishes
    Daphne

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  2. Such a beautiful dessert! And you make it look so easy. Hope you do get to the beach this weekend! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday!

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  3. OMG, these are mouth watering! I love kiwi! Thank you for sharing with Foodie Friends Friday! Zannie @ mymixingspoon.com

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  4. This is one of the best ideas I've seen! I absoltuely love it.

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  5. These look so cute! Fruit pizzas are a great dessert for parties; I've made them for BBQs and showers and have always gotten lots of compliments. I need a cute cookie cutter like this one!

    You should stop by and link up to my summer recipe round up! http://lifelovelibrarianship.com/summer-recipe-round-up/

    ~Visiting from Tasteful Tuesdays~

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I just wanted to let you know I am featuring you this week. I would love for you to grab my button to add to the post or your sidebar. I would love for you to share your news of being featured on your social media. I can't wait to see what you link up next week!
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    Have a great week!
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  7. yum! I love the single serving idea :o) thanks for linking up to Tasteful Tuesdays at Nap-Time Creations! I'm posting another fabulous round up this weekend and YOU are included... hop on over and check out the post... grab a featured button if you don't already have one... AND I'd love for you to pin, +1, tweet or share on FB the collage that you are featured in... thanks for helping to spread the love :o) Emily
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  8. Oh my goodness, they look beautiful! Definitely making them this week!

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  9. I make something similar but not with sugar cookies! These look so beautiful and I'm sure look even prettier on a buffet table for a shower or function! Thank you for linking up with Foodie Friends Friday. Sharing on my Walking on Sunshine Page later today!

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  10. Thanks for sharing, Susan at Foodie Friends Friday Pizza Linky Party!

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