Mini fruit pizzas are a fun and festive dessert for the 4th of July or any celebration! Top these fruit pizzas with berries, diced kiwi—even mandarin oranges!
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The first time I made this mini fruit pizza recipe, it was for my sister’s baby shower four years ago. We topped them with tiny diced strawberries and peaches and they were SO good!
I have no idea why we haven’t made them since because they are super fun for guests to make and can be really festive depending on the fruit pizza toppings you use.
I especially love these 4th of July cookies!
You usually see fruit pizzas as a really large cookie—the size of a large pizza— but those kind of intimidate me. I’m a fan of this mini-me version. Not only do these fruit pizza cookies seem a little easier to serve, it gives guests more opportunity to create their own cookie designs!
Plus this sugar cookie recipe is one of my favorites, and that cream cheese frosting I could totally eat with a spoon.
Speaking of spoons, for uniformly-shaped cookies, make sure to use a medium cookie scoop. It makes the perfect size sugar cookies for mini fruit pizzas.
My favorite way to eat a mini fruit pizza is topped with diced strawberries, but we couldn’t resist making them a bit more festive for the 4th of July holiday by throwing in some blueberries.
You can tell we had a lot of fun coming up with different ways to decorate the fruit pizzas!
The strawberry heart is my most favorite.
Of course you don’t have to stick with the red, white, and blue theme. You can elevate them to an even classier dessert by topping them with a combination of blackberries, diced kiwi, diced strawberry and a mandarin orange slice.
Or let your guests do the decorating by providing a mini fruit pizza bar. This is truly my favorite way to serve mini cookie pizzas because you get to see how creative party guests can be when it comes to DIYing their own dessert!
Printable recipe for mini fruit pizzas below. Enjoy!
Mini fruit pizzas are a fun and festive dessert for the 4th of July or any celebration! Top 'em with berries, diced kiwi... even mandarin oranges!
- 2 3/4 cup flour
- 1 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 8-oz pkg light cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 2 to 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 to 2 tsp vanilla extract (to taste)
- Fresh fruit such as diced berries, blueberries, sliced bananas, diced peaches, diced kiwi or mandarin orange slices
Cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy (about 2 minutes). Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually add dry ingredients and mix until thoroughly combined.
Roll rounded tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are set and lightly golden. Let stand on cookie sheet 2 minutes before moving to wire racks to cool completely.
Cream together cream cheese and butter in a medium bowl until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla.
Gradually add powdered sugar until frosting reaches desired consistency. Store in refrigerator until ready to use.
Frost cooled cookies and top with fresh fruit. Serve immediately.