This easy fruit pizza cookies recipe brings together crunchy sugar cookies with sweetened cream cheese and vibrant fruit. It’s an easy dessert made with the most simple ingredients.
One of the things that I love about this dessert is how quickly it comes together. Since we’re using a premade dough for the sugar cookie crust, all you have to do is slice, flatten, and bake. There’s no time lost trying to let butter soften or measuring out baking soda or powder.
Then while the cookies in the oven, you can quickly stir together the frosting.
For spring, we make these extra special by cutting out these cookies in the shape of Easter eggs like we did in these pictures.
Materials Needed To Make Fruit Pizza Cookies
Rolling Pin (optional)
Oval shaped cookie cutter (or mason jar lid bent in shape of an oval)
Ingredients for Fruit Pizza Cookies
Sugar cookie dough (I used Pillsbury, but any sugar cookie dough will do)
Sprinkle of flour (not pictured)
Cream cheese (Softened)
How To Make Fruit Pizza Cookies:
Slice the cookie dough into even slices and roll each into a ball.
Place dough on cutting board and flatten using a rolling pin or your hands.
Use a cookie cutter to shape the cookie dough.
Place each flattened ball of cookie dough on the prepared baking sheet with parchment paper. Leave a generous amount of room between each.
Bake cookies until crispy and golden brown.
Remove cookies from oven and allow to cool to room temperature on a wire rack.
As the cookies bake, you can prepare the cream cheese frosting by mixing together the cream cheese, white sugar, and vanilla extract in the large bowl of a stand mixer (or use an electric mixer).
Once cookies have cooled completely, spread the frosting over top of the cookies and decorate with fresh berries and other chosen fruit.
- You can try any fresh fruit combinations you like. You could use bananas, mandarin oranges, grapes, peaches, pineapple, blackberries, or mango — I like to pick the best fruits for the season.
- If you don’t have a cookie cutter or mason jar lid handy, you could also flour your hands, and just shape by hand. Once flattened by the rolling pin, the shape is so close to an oval already, it would be easy to slightly shape by hand.
- If you are in a rush, you could substitute the homemade frosting with a jar from the grocery store.
- These are best enjoyed immediately. If you are making them ahead, you could frost the cookies, but wait to add the fruit until right before serving.
- If you don’t have clear vanilla, you can use regular vanilla flavoring/extract. Your frosting may be just slightly more cream colored than white.
- For a silkier frosting, try using powdered sugar.
- A little pinch of salt added to the frosting can bring out the sweetness of the sugar and the tang of the cream cheese.
Store these fruity cookies in airtight containers for 3-4 days in the refrigerator. Since there is dairy in the frosting they do need to be refrigerated.
Frost cookies and decorate:
Individual Fruit Pizza CookiesPrint Recipe
- 1 roll of sugar cookie dough I used Pillsbury, but any sugar cookie dough will do
- Sprinkle of flour not pictured
- 8 oz. softened cream cheese (1 block)
- ⅓ c granulated sugar
- 1 tsp clear vanilla flavoring
- ¾ c diced strawberries
- ¾ c diced kiwi
- ¾ c raspberries
- ¾ c blueberries
- Using a sharp knife, slice the sugar cookie roll into 12 slices. Roll each slice into a ball, and then place on a lightly floured cutting board or piece of wax paper. Use a rolling pin or your hands to flatten the dough to approximately ¼” thick, and then use a cookie cutter or a **mason jar lid to shape the cookie dough into an oval shape.
- The cookies will almost double in size once baked, so make sure to leave plenty of space between them on the cookie sheets.
- Bake the cookies per the package instructions plus some. Be sure to get the cookies a little crispier than suggested on the package. You will want the edges to be a nice golden brown. Otherwise, the cookies will be too soft in the middle, and will not be able to hold the weight of the frosting and fruit toppings.
- While the cookies are baking, mix the softened cream cheese, granulated sugar and vanilla in a bowl until smooth and creamy.
- Once cookies are done baking, cool completely on a cooling rack. Use a spoon to smooth approximately 2 tbsp of frosting onto each cookie. Next, decorate each cookie with the fruit. Try different patterns on each cookie to mix it up, and then enjoy!
Food memories are a big part of our family. We love having a big family party and making great food, or heading to Disneyland and trying all the things. Why not allow food to be a happy part of your life. That is what this blog is about. I hope you enjoy our recipes.