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Winter Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies

by Kristen

These Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies are loaded with cream cheese frosting and decked with all your favorite winter fruits!

My local grocery store sells sugar cookie fruit pizzas with a soft sugar cookie crust that are so cute! ¬†I thought I would make a “winter” version. ¬†These winter fruit pizza sugar cookies feature my favorite fruits on a bright, citrusy sugar cookie and will help you get through these cold winter months.

During those cold winter months, I like to make sure I get fresh fruit into my diet. This sugar cookie pizza dessert is the perfect thing to make during this time.  These are also great cookies to make during the holiday season. Having a dessert that features fresh fruit can be refreshing.  

What winter Fruit should you put on your cookies?

I add pomegranate seeds, green apples, and kiwi in this recipe, but you can add any fruit you like. Other fruits to add to this pizza are blueberries,  strawberries, grapes, raspberries, peaches, pineapple, mandarin oranges, bananas,  or other fresh berries.

You will love this sugar cookie recipe. The addition of cornstarch makes these cookies super soft!

Ingredients needed

2 cups of All purpose flour

One teaspoon of baking powder

One teaspoon cornstarch

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 cup of softened unsalted butter

1 cup of granulated sugar

Two large eggs

One teaspoon of lemon extract. You can also use vanilla extract or another flavor you like

Cream Cheese Frosting Ingredients

8 ounces of cream cheese

1/2 cup softened butter

Two teaspoons of vanilla extract

4 cups of powdered sugar

You can also use store-bought frosting for this recipe.  If you purchase canned frosting, I recommend microwaving it for three 10-second intervals to spread over the cookies more easily.  Although these sugar cookies are one of my favorite recipes, a sugar cookie mix or sugar cookie dough will work for a sugar cookie base if you are in a rush.

An assortment of winter fruit

Pomegranate seeds, green apples, kiwis, cranberries, and more.

Equipment

baking sheet or cookie sheet, wire cooling rack, electric mixer- hand mixer or stand mixer, cooking spray or parchment paper

Instructions

1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.  line or spray baking sheets.

2. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.  Flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.  Set aside.

3. Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and lemon extract with an electric mixer.

4. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until a sugar cookie dough is formed. ¬†Don’t overmix.

5. Using a cookie scoop, drop 1-inch balls onto your baking sheet at least one inch apart.

6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

7. While the cookies are baking, prepare your frosting and fruit.

8.  Remove cookies from the oven and let them cool on a wire cooking rack.   Do not frost the cookies until the cookies are thoroughly cooled!

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Winter Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies

These Fruit Pizza Sugar Cookies are chewy on the inside with a crisp edge.   They are loaded with cream cheese frosting and decked out with all your favorite winter fruits!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups All-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup softened unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract or another extract such as vanilla, almond, or orange

Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 8 ounces softened cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup ¬†butter softened
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar

Toppings

  • Pomegranate seeds
  • Green Apple
  • Kiwi
  • additional fruit

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees f.  line or spray baking sheets.

  2. In a bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.  Flour, baking soda, cornstarch, and salt.  Set aside.

  3. Cream butter, sugar, eggs, and lemon extract with an electric mixer.

  4. Add dry ingredients to the butter mixture and mix until a sugar cookie dough is formed.  Don't overmix.  

  5. Using a cookie scoop, drop 1-inch balls onto your baking sheet at least one inch apart.  

  6. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes.

  7. While the cookies are baking, prepare your frosting and fruit.

  8. Remove cookies from the oven and cool them on a wire cooking rack.   Do not frost the cookies until the cookies are completely cooled!  

Storage:

You can store these cookies in the refrigerator for up to five days. Please be mindful of what fruit you are adding because some fruits, like apple slices, will brown if you make the cookies too far in advance.

If you like this cookie recipe, you might also like my:

orange juice cookies

pineapple juice cookies

moose tracks cookies.  

If you have any leftover pomegranate seeds or green apples, you should use them in this winter broccoli salad.

Did you make these Winter Fruit Pizza Cookies? I would love to hear how they turned out for you! Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how they turned out. You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, and Instagram.

 

 

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4 comments

Dorothy February 5, 2023 - 12:12 pm

5 stars
These were awesome! We added raspberries and blueberries too!

 
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Sara February 1, 2023 - 9:01 pm

5 stars
We made these and used orange extract instead of lemon. Excellent!

 
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Rachael January 26, 2023 - 10:57 pm

5 stars
Made for bible study. Lemon flavor was spot on.

 
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Jan January 16, 2023 - 2:13 pm

5 stars
Turns out soft and I love the lemon flavor!

 
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