Fruit Pizza Cookies are so adorable and tasty! They are mini fruit pizzas made with a sugar cookie crust that gets topped with cream cheese frosting and fresh fruit. Whip them up in about 30 minutes and enjoy them at your next summer barbecue with friends!
Have you ever had a decadent French fruit tart from a bakery? They are beautiful and painstaking to make. Well, these homemade sugar cookie fruit pizzas are an easy, miniature version that taste just as good!
Growing up, fruit pizza was one of my go-to desserts to make in the summertime! I'd always make it for our family to enjoy during weekends at our cottage. Now, I've created my own mini version for you to make and share with your friends and family!
Why You'll Love This Recipe
- They have a simple sugar cookie base (similar to my almond sugar cookie recipe).
- The cookies are topped with a delicious vanilla cream cheese frosting.
- These mini fruit pizzas are endlessly customizable with your favorite toppings!
- It's a refreshing and unique dessert to make in the summer with whatever fresh fruit is in season!
You'll need the following ingredients to make these amazing Fruit Pizza Cookies:
- Vanilla extract is used in both the sugar cookie dough and the cream cheese frosting.
- Room temperature butter helps the cookie dough come together quickly.
- Cream cheese is the main ingredient in the frosting that goes on top of the cookies.
- Fresh fruit is the star of these fruit pizzas with sugar cookie dough. Berries work well or other fruit that can be sliced or chop small to fit on top of the cookies.
See recipe card below for a full list of ingredients and measurements.
Substitutions & Variations
- Decorate with different fruits based on a theme or holiday!
- Use red and blue berries for the 4th of July or shape and decorate the mini sugar cookie pizzas into an Easter egg design.
- Prefer chocolate? Spread Nutella on the cookie base instead of the cream cheese icing.
- For a show-stopping dessert, make one big fruit pizza instead of individual cookies.
- Add some crunchy granola on top with the fruit for a parfait twist!
This recipe has not been tested with other substitutions or variations. If you replace or add any ingredients, please let us know how it turned out in the comments below!
How to Make Fruit Pizza Cookies
Step 1: In a mixing bowl, cream together the butter and granulated sugar until it's light and fluffy. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract to combine.
Step 2: Stir the all purpose flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients until just combined.
Step 3: Scoop 3 tablespoons of dough, roll it into a nice ball, and place it onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet for each sugar cookie. Bake at 350°F until the edges start to tan.
Step 4: Make the frosting by mixing the softened cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla extract together until smooth.
Step 5: Spread the cream cheese frosting over the cooled cookies.
Step 6: Top each frosted cookie with fresh fruit, and enjoy!
Looking for another tasty treat to make with leftover fruit? I recommend trying my Mixed Berry Galette!
Expert Baking Tips
- Wash your fruit ahead of making these fruit pizza cookies, and allow the fruit to dry completely before assembling.
- Weigh your flour in grams on a food scale for the most accurate measure. This will help ensure your cookies come out exactly as intended!
- Use fresh, not frozen fruit for these cookies. Frozen fruit releases a lot of liquid which will run off the cookies and make them soggy.
I don't recommend prepping the cookies too far in advance because they can get soggy, but you could make each component ahead of time and assemble the cookies right before serving.
I like to use sliced strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, kiwi, grapes, and mandarin oranges. But you can try any combination of fruit that you like or is in season!
Absolutely! This is a great way to serve the fruit pizza as one large dessert, and you can have fun arranging the fruit in different patterns.
Fruit pizza sugar cookies should keep in the fridge for 1-2 days. Any longer and they may get soggy and the fruit might go bad.
You can freeze the sugar cookies for up to 1 month, let them thaw, and then top with frosting and fruit.
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Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies
- Baking sheet
- Mixing bowls
- Measuring spoons
- Electric mixer recommended
- ½ cup (113.5 g) unsalted butter room temperature
- ⅔ cup (133.33 g) granulated sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1½ cups (187.5 g) all-purpose flour weighed in grams or spooned and leved
- ½ teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon salt
Cream Cheese Frosting
- 3 ounces (85.05 g) cream cheese room temperature
- 1 tablespoon (14 g) unsalted butter room temperature
- ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup (120 g) powdered sugar
- variety of washed and dried fresh fruit (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, grapes, kiwi, oranges, etc.) chopped or sliced
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Mix in the egg and vanilla extract.
- Stir the flour, baking soda, and salt into the wet ingredients just until combined.
- Scoop 3 tablespoons of dough and roll it into a smooth ball for each cookie. Place them on the baking sheet about 2 inches apart.
- Bake on the middle rack until the edges begin to tan (about 9-13 minutes). Let cool on the pan for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack.
- Make the cream cheese frosting by combining cream cheese, butter, vanilla extract, and powdered sugar until smooth.
- Spread frosting over the cooled cookies and top with fresh fruit!
The provided nutritional information is an estimate per serving. Accuracy is not guaranteed.