Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Mini Fruit Pizzas

These little desserts are pretty and delicious.  Unfrosted cookies freeze well and the frosting and glaze will keep in the fridge for at least a week if you don't want this many desserts at one time.

Sugar Cookies for the base:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons milk
Directions:
  1. Cream together butter, shortening and sugar.
  2. Add egg and vanilla.
  3. Combine dry ingredients and mix into creamed mixture alternately with the milk until dough comes together in a ball. It will be slightly sticky. This dough can be refrigerated and baked later if you wish.
  4. Using extra flour, roll out dough to 1/4" thickness.
  5. Cut with a 2" cookie cutter and place on parchment lined cookie sheets.
  6. Bake at 400ยบ for 8 minutes or until edges turn golden.
  7. Yield: 30 cookies.
Cream cheese frosting:
  • 2 pkgs ( 8 oz ) cream cheese
  • 2 containers (8 oz ) whipped topping
  1. Beat softened cream cheese and fold in the topping.
  2. Spread frosting on cookies and arrange your choice of fresh fruit on top. Drizzle glaze over top.
Glaze:
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  1. In saucepan combine all ingredients and bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  2. Cook till thickened, approx 2 minutes.
  3. Cool and drizzle on fruit.
  4. Chill for 1 hour and serve.

                                                                                     

10 comments:

  1. WOW Betty, what a fantastic idea and looking so pretty (nice pic)...will be making this one real soon!

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  2. And they are kind of healthy right?!?!?! ;)YUM.

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  3. This looks like a great recipe! Any ideas on subbing something gluten-free for the base?

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    1. You could make a gluten free oatmeal cookie.

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    2. Pamela, you could try just substituting a gf flour mix (cookie mix) that you can buy in your local grocery.

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  4. Mmmmm .... so pretty !!! and yes , of course, Kailanicole -- they MUST be very healthy !! smile..

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  5. These look like a perfect treat for a baby or wedding shower. A nice dessert to balance out tea sandwiches. I'm very excited to try making these!

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  6. What a GREAT idea! They look soooo pretty! :)

    Blessings,
    Camille

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  7. I love the idea of minis! Never even thought of that. I usually see the big pizza pan size.

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  8. Scrumptious! Such a great summer dessert with fresh berries! :) Love it!

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