The abundance of fresh fruit in the summer makes me incredibly happy. I honestly could eat fruit all day every day. Strawberries and blackberries, peaches and watermelon, cherries and honeydew…it’s a serious struggle not to have my diet solely consist of fruit. Another thing that I love, and that you can have any time of the year is a cream cheese frosting. But there is just something magical about cream cheese, sugar and fresh fruit mixed together. Sure, you could make a dip and that would be really good, but what about a dessert pizza instead?
This recipe came to me pretty randomly. I participate in quite a few food blogging challenges and this recipe was created for one of those, simply from the ingredients in my fridge.
Sugar Cookie Pizzas
Source: Cookaholic Wife Creation
1 roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
10-12 large strawberries, hulled and thinly sliced
optional: berries or other fruit, fresh mint or basil
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees (or the temperature listed on your sugar cookie dough package). Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Slice cookie dough into 12 evenly sliced rounds about 1/2 inch thick each. Transfer the dough to the prepared baking sheet, leaving each round about 3 inches apart.
- Flatten the cookie dough just slightly with a rolling pin. You’ll want the dough to be at least 2 1/2 inches across.
- Bake cookies for 12-16 minutes (or as directed on the package). Cookies should be golden brown. Let cool on the baking sheet for a few minutes then transfer to a wire rack to continue cooling.
- Combine cream cheese and powdered sugar together in a bowl and beat together with a hand mixer. (Or place in the bowl of your stand mixer and beat together using the paddle attachment.)
- Once the cookies have cooled, spread the cream cheese frosting thinly over each cookie. Top with sliced strawberries and any other fruits/garnishes.