With a sugar cookie base, these Fruit Pizza Cookies are individual-sized versions of a classic favorite. They’re fresh and customizable!!
Mini Fruit Pizzas were inspired by our original Fruit Pizza. It’s similar to a Fruit Tart, but with a Sugar Cookie crust. Our whole family loves this dessert!
A Favorite Kid-Friendly Treat
I’m sharing miniature versions of those gorgeous Fruit Pizzas you’ve probably seen before. Because these ones are individual-sized, they’re perfect to take to parties, summer BBQs, or just make for you and your family.
Fruit Pizza Cookies consist of a Sugar Cookie base, and a sweetened cream cheese frosting with fresh fruit on top. I couldn’t resist spreading a little Nutella on a few too.
Get really creative and make any design you want using the fruit you have at home.
This is a really kid-friendly recipe! They can help flatten the cookies, frost the cookies and decorate them too! Snack on the fruit as you go and use any extra frosting as a dip for later.
These Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizzas are always a hit!
How to Make Fruit Pizza Cookies
To make these Fruit Pizza Cookies even easier, pick up a package of sugar cookie dough instead of making your own, or use plain store-bought sugar cookies.
PREP. Preheat oven to 375°F.
DRY INGREDIENTS. Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl. Mix well.
WET INGREDIENTS. Cream softened butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until all mixed. Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture until well combined.
BAKE. Roll dough into 1½-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the edges are golden. Let cool.
FROSTING. Make frosting by creaming together two softened 8 oz. cream cheese bars and ½ cup softened butter (1 stick). Add 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Slowly add about 3 cups of powdered sugar. Add more or less sugar to get the desired consistency.
DECORATE. Spread frosting (or Nutella) over cookies and top with the fruit you like.
Fruit Pizza Cookie Bar
Making personal Pizzas is one of my kids’ favorite dinners! Do the same for these cookies!
Simply, have different flavored frostings as well as bowls of different fruits. Adults and children will delight in customizing their own cookies.
Alternative frosting. I personally love the cream cheese frosting and Nutella, but here are a few others you might like:
Fruit ideas. I used sliced strawberries, blueberries, raspberries, bananas, and kiwi. Some other fruits you can use include:
- Mandarine oranges
Making Ahead and Storing
Make ahead of time. Because the Fruit Pizza Cookies are topped with fresh fruit it is best to assemble them within a couple of hours of serving. However, there are elements that can be made ahead of time to make assembly go more quickly.
- Cookie base. Make 1-2 days in advance and store them in an airtight container. Freeze for 2-3 months in a freezer-safe container.
- Frosting. Store frosting in a tightly sealed container and keep it in the fridge or freezer. Allow enough time for the frosting to thaw so it can spread on smoothly.
- Fruit. Wash and cut most fruits the day before. Store the prepared fruits in separate containers in the fridge. Fruits such as bananas that brown quickly should be sliced right before topping the cookie.
STORE leftovers in the fridge for up to 3 days. Wrap the plate tightly with plastic wrap. Remove any fruit that has become too brown/mushy.
Aside from the fruit included in this recipe, you could also use mandarine oranges, blackberries, peaches, pineapple, or mango.
The best way to keep these from getting soggy is to prepare them as close to serving and eating them as possible. The natural fruit juices will seep into the frosting/cookie over time. Also, make sure the fruit is dry after you wash it before putting on the cookies.
It’s best to assemble these within an hour of serving since the fresh fruit will only last so long. However, you can make the cookie base and frosting ahead of time to make assembling quicker later on. See the section “Making Ahead and Storing” for details.
For more fruity desserts:
- Blueberry Dump Cake
- Triple Berry Pie
- Lemon Cheesecake with Raspberry Sauce
- Berry Icebox Cake
- Slow Cooker Apple Crisp
- Strawberry Shortcake Kabobs
Fruit Pizza Cookie Recipe
- 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 16 oz cream cheese
- 1/2 cup butter softened
- 2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- Sliced Fruit
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a small bowl. Mix well.
- Cream softened butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until all mixed.
- Slowly add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture until well combined.
- Roll dough into 1.5-inch balls and place on an ungreased cookie sheet.
- Bake for 8-9 minutes or until the edges are golden. Let cool.
- Make frosting by creaming together two softened 8 oz. cream cheese bars and ½ cup softened butter (1 stick). Add 2 teaspoons vanilla. Slowly add about 3 cups of powdered sugar. Add more or less sugar to get the consistency you desire.
- Spread over cookies and top with the fruit you like. ENJOY!
Thank you so much for the shout-out! I’m so glad you liked them–I mean, what’s not to like? Sugar cookies and frosting?!? YUM!
My coworker brought these to a company potluck and they were gone SO fast!!! We were OBSESSED!
I’m making these for Christmas this year but in a wreath shape. Fruit pizza is so yummy.
Yum!!! It’s been way to long since I’ve had fruit pizza & these are the perfect size! So soft & so good!
These are SO FUN to make and delicious too! My kids love to make these with me!
I think these are our new favorite!! Love this on the sugar cookie crust & the nutella is a great idea!
You will love the beauty and taste of these miniature pizzas.
I think these are easier to eat than the bigger fruit pizzas with Same great taste.
Hi I just ate at BJ’s and had my first Zieke and I had the strawberry shortcake recipe, can I use this sugar cookie recipe to make a pie Zieke, it was amazing the one at BJ’s so just curious if I can use this to make a pie Zieke?
Mmm that sounds amazing! Yes, I’m sure you could. I haven’t tried with this specific sugar cookie recipe, but as long as you cook it in a skillet and make sure not to overtake, it should work great!
This fruit pizza recipe idea was so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!
My two young ones, one’s 6 and the other is 4, absolutely loved this treat and also asked if they could make them next time.
Didn’t use the frosting but the cookie recipes was. A. MAZ. ING.I brought it in for my cooking class and they all agreed, the teacher even thought they were store bought they were so good! i DID change up the recipe a little… when i put in the two cups of flour and was about to add the last 3/4s i found that the mixture was VERY dry, to the point i couldn’t mix it, i even tried to put it in my food processer, which i do with outer typically dry cookie recipes, but even that didn’t work. i ended up putting only two cups of flour and added an egg so it was 2 instead of one, im not sure if i miss read the recipe or missed something but the cookies were perfect after i did that.
Thanks for sharing what you did. I’m glad you enjoyed the cookie recipe!