Treat yourself to these adorable, delicious Fruit Pizza Cookies … they’re the perfect way to show off fresh fruit!
I love taking advantage of fresh summer berries at this time of year. They are just so sweet and tasty.
So of course, I’m totally in love with these Fruit Pizza Cookies … and you will be, too!
These adorable cookies taste just like a Mini Fruit Pizza, and they couldn’t be much cuter, am I right?
Fruit Pizza Cookies
Fruit Pizza was one of those desserts my mom made (multiple times) every summer.
It was definitely a classic in our home, and something I always looked forward to. I mean, a pizza topped with fresh fruit and a yummy cream cheese spread … it’s really hard to go wrong!
Mom’s recipe was delicious, but somehow, I never collected it.
I had a craving for fruit pizza recently, and since I didn’t have a recipe, I decided to come up with my own.
My Mini Fruit Pizza recipe combines some of my favorite ingredients (shortbread, cream cheese frosting, and fresh fruit) for a super delicious result.
These turned out so tasty, and I know you are going to love these Mini Fruit Pizza Cookies just as much as I do!
How to Make Mini Fruit Pizza
These Mini Fruit Pizza Cookies are so easy to make.
You’ll start with a homemade shortbread base. It only takes a few ingredients to make, but you wouldn’t know it from the rich, buttery flavor.
Instead of making one big cookie pizza, I shaped my shortbread into three Mini Fruit Pizzas. Each pizza gets baked and then divided into eight mini wedges, making 24 cookies.
As far as I’m concerned, cream cheese frosting makes anything better. So of course, that’s what I topped my cookie wedges with. It’s so good, plus the frosting holds all the fruit in place.
Speaking of fruit, I kept it simple and used strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi fruit.
Kiwi is one of those fruits I pretty much never eat … I’m not sure why. My mom always put it on her fruit pizza though, so I had to include it.
It definitely adds a pretty touch to these Mini Fruit Pizza Cookies, but feel free to decorate them with whatever fruit you’d like.
My favorite thing about making these cookies was decorating them. They are just so incredibly cute, and best of all, it didn’t take a lot of effort on my part!
Treat yourself to these adorable Fruit Pizza Cookies ... they're the perfect way to show off your fave summer fruit!
- 1 cup butter, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups flour
- 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, at room temperature
- 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/2 pound strawberries
- 1/2 pint blueberries
- 1 kiwi
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or spray lightly with nonstick spray.
Place butter and sugar in the bowl of a stand mixer. Use the paddle attachment to blend until light and fluffy.
Add vanilla and salt to butter mixture and combine well, scraping down sides of bowl as needed.
Pour flour into bowl and, starting slowly, mix well to combine.
Divide dough into three equal pieces.
Place one piece of dough on a baking sheet. Press dough into a circle about 1/4-inch thick.
Use a knife to cut the circle in half, then quarters, then eights. Do not separate triangles.
Repeat with remaining dough. You should have 3 1/4-inch thick circles.
Bake for 10-15 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges.
Remove shortbread from oven and immediately cut each circle into 8 pieces, following the lines you created earlier.
Allow shortbread to cool completely before proceeding.
While shortbread is baking, prepare frosting.
Wipe out mixing bowl from shortbread and add cream cheese. Use the paddle attachment to beat cream cheese until completely smooth.
Add powdered sugar and vanilla to cream cheese and mix until smooth.
With motor running, slowly pour in heavy cream. Gradually increase speed and mix until frosting can hold a soft peak.
Refrigerate frosting until ready to use.
Hull and slice strawberries. Peel and slice kiwi.
Frost cookies generously with cream cheese frosting. Decorate with strawberries, blueberries, and kiwi.
Arrange cookies in a pizza shape. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to serve. Enjoy!
What is your favorite way to eat summer fruit?