Fruit Pizza Cookies

LAST UPDATED: Jul 23, 2020 | PUBLISHED: Apr 10, 2012 | By: Julie Blanner

These mini fruit pizza cookies are bright, charming, and delicious. Bakery style sugar cookies are made with staple ingredients and decorated with cream cheese frosting and your favorite fresh fruit. This is a dessert you won’t want to miss! 

sugar cookie fruit toppings on a white tray

One of my mom’s favorite desserts was sugar cookie fruit pizza. I often make this delicious dessert thought out the year. For a fun twist this summer, I decided to make mini fruit pizza cookies. 

I used my mouth watering bakery sugar cookie recipe with perfectly smooth cream cheese icing for the top and different fresh fruits to decorate each personal mini fruit pizza. 

Why You’ll Love this Recipe

In my opinion, sugar cookies and cream cheese frosting are the perfect marriage of texture and flavor. Soft chewy sweet cookies with tangy smooth cream cheese blend so well together. Once topped with fresh fruit the combination is pure bliss. 

These mini fruit pizza cookies are so easy to make, and they can be made well in advance to serving. 

I like to give a lot of detail in my recipe posts to guide readers through any questions. If you’re just here for the printable recipe, feel free to click “jump to recipe” right under the title of this post and you’ll head straight there!

A white plate with sugar cookies with fruit pizza toppings

Fruit Pizza Cookie Bar 

This recipe is so fun and makes a beautiful colorful dessert for any event. I like to set up a cookie bar for baby showers and wedding showers and use the dessert table as part of the decor! 

Brunches are another event that are perfect for serving these mini fruit pizza cookies. It’s a treat enjoyed by children and adults alike. Guests can customize to their palate by selecting their own icing and toppings.

Sugar Cookies are a blast to decorate and the options are never-ending with fruit pizza cookies. 

Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookie Ingredients

  • Butter – softened
  • Sugar – white granulated
  • Eggs – I generally use large size eggs for baking unless otherwise noted
  • Vanilla – I prefer authentic vanilla extract, not imitation. Try making your own vanilla extract, it’s so easy!
  • Flour – all purpose flour works perfectly here
  • Baking Powder
  • Salt – a little salt in your baking helps balance all the sweet.

Frosting Ingredients

  • Cream Cheese softened – for the BEST frosting.
  • Powdered Sugar – powdered sugar is important for a creamy, soft frosting.
  • Lemon Juice – adds a little dose of citrus to help balance the sweet in the frosting.
a white plate with fruit pizza cookies

How to Make Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies 

  • In a large bowl/your mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well.
  • Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough to ¼-1/3″ thick. Press your cookie cutter onto the cookie sheets, leaving a half inch or so between each. Peel away your excess dough. {No flouring needed! Yay!} Bake 6-7 minutes and allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice.
  • Mix until well blended and smooth.
A white partitioned tray full of fruit for mini fruit pizza cookies.

Fruit Pizza Cookie Toppings

 Some suggestions for fruit toppings include:

  • Blueberries
  • Kiwi
  • Strawberries
  • Raspberries
  • Blackberries
  • Banana
  • Pineapple
  • Mandarin Oranges
  • Apricots

It is also an unspoken tradition in our family to make fruit pizza for holidays. Here is where you can get creative and let your imagination run with different combinations and design. 

I like to use red, white, and blue colored fruit for the 4th of July, red and green fruit for Christmas, and orange for Thanksgiving. 

A hand holding a sugar cookie with a slice of strawberry on top.

Preparing Fruit Pizza Cookies

  1. Make your cookie dough. 
  2. Roll out your sugar cookie dough on parchment paper.
  3. Bake cookies and let cool completely to room temperature. (about 30 minutes)
  4. Prepare icing and smooth evenly on cookies.
  5. Decorate with your favorite fresh fruit.

Storing Fruit Pizza Cookies

Storing fruit pizza cookies could not be more simple. Stack unfrosted cookies in an airtight container with a piece of parchment paper separating the layers. Use again within a few days or transfer to freezer safe storage bags or Tupperware and freeze for up to 2 months. 

Store unused icing in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Mix again before reuse. 

Storing fruit is personal preference. I like to use small airtight containers and store each type of fruit separately. Certainly mixing all the fruit together in a large container will work just as well!  

Pro Tip: Sprinkle fruit with lemon or lime juice to help keep the color bright!

Square white bowls with fruit pizza cookie toppings

Fruit Pizza Cookie Variations

  • You can easily substitute white flour for a Gluten Free baking mix to make these delicious cookies allergen friendly.
  • If you prefer more of a glaze to icing  you can add more liquid such as milk into your icing to make it less thick.
  • Don’t stop at my list of fruit! Mix and match and create the perfect fruit pizza cookie for your tastes!
  • Slice fruit extra thin to make decorating and eating easier.
  • I know these are fruit pizza cookies, but adding a few sprinkles never hurt anyone! I especially like adding sprinkles when I’m setting up a cookie bar for more variety.
A white tray with fruit in each compartment
A white plate with sugar cookies, some have fruit toppings and some have sprinkles

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If you enjoy fruit pizza cookies, check out some of my other cookie recipes, including my fall cookie guide with over 40 of the BEST fall cookie recipes! 

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  • This M&M cookie cake is thick, chewy, buttery and undeniably delicious! One bite of this M&M Cake and you’ll never purchase from the store again!
  • These Pumpkin Sugar Cookies are melt in your mouth delicious. Covered with cream cheese glaze, they are a cookie you’re sure to enjoy all year.
sugar cookie bar

Fruit Pizza Cookies and Cream Cheese Frosting

Julie Blanner
A sugar cookie recipe and cream cheese frosting recipe to make delicious mini fruit pizza cookies.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 36
Calories 14762 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 11/2 Cups Butter softened
  • 2 Cups Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 5 Cups Flour
  • 2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
  • 1 Teaspoon Salt
  • 8 oz Cream Cheese softened
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Lemon Juice

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl/your mixer, cream butter and sugar.
  • Add eggs and vanilla.
  • Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt, mixing well.
  • Refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line your cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll out dough to ¼-1/3" thick. Press your cookie cutter onto the cookie sheets, leaving a half inch or so between each. Peel away your excess dough. {No flouring needed! Yay!} Bake 6-7 minutes and allow to cool.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine cream cheese, powdered sugar, and lemon juice.
  • Mix until well blended and smooth.

Nutrition

Calories:14762kcalCarbohydrates:1134gProtein:111gFat:1113gSaturated Fat:692gCholesterol:3588mgSodium:12247mgPotassium:2332mgFiber:17gSugar:646gVitamin A:35195IUVitamin C:11.6mgCalcium:1061mgIron:34mg
Keywords 4th of July, baking, easy cookies, fruit, fruit pizza
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