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Thursday, March 21, 2024

Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies (shortcut version!)

These sugar cookie fruit pizzas are so fun for Spring and Summer!
And it's a shortcut version, no need for homemade cookie dough. These fly off the table.


A collage of fruit pizza sugar cookies with blueberries, kiwi and pomegranate seeds.


I have long been a fan of fruit pizza...you know the traditional sugar cookie bottom, cream cheese frosting, fruit topping dessert. But honestly I never seem to make it!

Long time fans have LOVED my Skillet Apple Fruit Pizza for years (it's a peanut butter, green apple, caramel, nutty version). 

Like most new recipes, they often come to me when I see an ingredient in the grocery store aisles. In this case pomegranate seeds in the produce aisle at ALDI. I immediately thought to myself, "these would look pretty on a fruit pizza".



Sugar cookies on a metal sheet pan on a wire baking rack.



But, per my norm, I decided to make these individual sized in the shape of cookies (fun, right?) and take a major shortcut in using store bought sugar cookie dough. While I love a good homemade cookie dough and appreciate it, sometimes it's just easier to slice and bake the store bought kind to save a little time.

And trust me, not a soul will know the difference.



Blueberries, kiwi and pomegranate seeds on a white cutting board with a knife.


Next step? Pick fun fruit! You can use any fresh fruit you like and enjoy. I picked blueberries, kiwi and pomegranate seeds for a few reasons, but mainly because they are pretty! If you want an eye catching cookie, I'd choose three fruits of varying colors - the colors pop and are fun.

Other good combos could be pineapple, strawberries, blueberries - OR - raspberries, peaches, kiwi. Really anything works. Fruit in season is always a good idea.


Fruit pizza sugar cookies on parchment paper on a fun confetti speckled tray.


Now I have to admit the BEST part of the cookie, in my opinion, is the cream cheese frosting. It holds this beautiful cookie together, is creamy and just slightly sweet.

My recipe is simple - cream cheese, sugar and vanilla extract. That's it! It can be whipped up the day before and stuck in the fridge until ready to assemble. It holds up beautifully.



Aerial view of fruit pizza sugar cookies on a sheet pan and plate under parchment paper.



I delivered a few of these to friends in town (we can't eat them all) and my kids devoured many themselves with the help of some of their friends who were visiting. 

I kept them in the fridge for a cold treat - they'll hold up well in there for a few days - problem is you will see them every time you open your fridge doors!



Collage of fruit pizza sugar cookies on a dinner plate and sheet pan.



I cannot wait to see you guys make these! They are a great dessert to bring to family and holiday gatherings. Everyone can take one to try and no cutting required. And feel free to change up the fresh fruit options.....it will be fun to see what color combinations you come up with!


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  1. These look so good! And I’m usually intimidated by the time with a big homemade one! 😍

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  2. Can’t wait to try these! Would be great at Easter dinner.

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