Sugar Cookie Fruit Pizza


makes one 4-slice pizza

recipe slightly adapted from Sweet & Simple 

  • 3 tablespoons salted butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking powder
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice
  • fresh fruit, for decorating

Preheat oven to 350F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, beat together the butter and sugar with a hand mixer on medium speed. Beat until light and fluffy.

Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat until combined.

Sprinkle the flour and baking powder on top of the mixture. Beat until the dough comes together.

Form the dough into a ball and press it flat into a 6-inch disk on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Let the cookie cool completely, leaving it on the baking sheet.

When ready to serve, beat together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 tablespoon orange juice with a hand medium on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add additional orange juice if necessary to achieve a spreadable consistency.

From the cookie with the cream cheese, decorate with fresh fruit, slice and serve.