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Fruit Pizza Cookies

These are a perfect mini version of a classic recipe. Soft sugar cookies frosted with butter cream cheese frosting and colorful fruit!
Course Cookies
Cuisine American
Keyword butter cream frosting, Cream Cheese Frosting, fruit, fruit pizza, pineapple, rainbow, Strawberries, sugar cookie
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 9 minutes
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Total Time 24 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Author Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Cost $10

Ingredients

COOKIES

  • 1/2 Cup Butter Softened
  • 1/2 Cup Shortening
  • 1 1/2 Cups Granulated Sugar
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 2 tsp Cream Of Tartar
  • 1 tsp Baking Powder
  • 1/2 tsp Baking Soda
  • Pinch Kosher Salt
  • 2 3/4 Cups All Purpose Flour

FROSTING

  • 8 oz Cream Cheese Softened
  • 1/3 Cup Butter Softened
  • 2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 1/3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2-3 TBSP Milk

FRUIT

  • 6-8 Strawberries Hulled and Diced
  • 8 oz Blueberries
  • 24 Raspberries
  • 8 oz Mandarine Oranges Drained
  • 3 oz Pineapple Tidbits Drained
  • 2 Kiwi Peeled and Diced

Instructions

FOR COOKIES

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl cream together butter, shortening and sugar for 2 minutes.
  • Add in eggs and mix until well combined.
  • Blend in cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and flour just until incorporated.
  • Form 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball.
  • Place 12 evenly spaced dough balls on a baking tray.
  • Lightly press down on each cookie with the flat bottom of a cup or your hand.
  • Bake for 7-9 minutes.
  • Let cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire cooling rack until completely cooled.

FOR FROSTING

  • In a large stand mixer cream together cream cheese, butter and vanilla together.
  • Slowly add in powdered sugar 1 cup at a time mixing well after each.
  • Thin out the frosting with 2-3 tablespoons of milk until smooth.
  • Frost each cooled cookie and top with prepared fruit in a rainbow pattern.
  • Chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

*To prevent the fruit from bleeding, prepare all fruit before baking cookies and set out on a paper towel.  This will allow most of the fruit juices to drain out and be absorbed by the paper towel.