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Personal Rainbow Fruit Pizza Cookies

Personal rainbow fruit pizza cookies are an excellent way to celebrate St. Patrick‚Äôs Day without sickly green food dyes, alcohol or heavy Irish entrees! Perfectly sturdy, chewy sugar cookies are topped with a sweet and tart key lime cream cheese frosting and showered with a rainbow of fresh fruit. These personal rainbow fruit pizza cookies are your pot of gold! 

Course Dessert, St. Patrick's Day Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Author Amber

Ingredients

For the cookie base:

  • 2 sticks (1 cup) butter softened
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar of choice
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2-3 cups freshly chopped assorted fruit

For the key lime cream cheese frosting

  • 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 stick (1/2 cup) butter softened
  • 1 tbsp key lime juice or regular lime juice
  • 1 tsp lime zest
  • 5 cups powdered sugar
  • milk if needed

Instructions

  1. Line cookie sheets with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper and preheat oven to 350 degrees (F). 

    In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside. 

    Using a stand mixer with the paddle attachment or a hand mixer, cream butter and sugar on medium-low speed for 2-3 minutes or until light, fluffy, and pale. Add egg and gently mix until well combined. Stir in flour mixture and vanilla and stir until just combined. 

    Drop by the tablespoonful, spacing 1.5 inches apart, onto prepared baking sheets and bake for 8-10 minutes or until very lightly browned. Remove from oven, allow to cool on trays for 5 minutes, then remove to resting racks and allow to cool completely. 

    While cookies are cooling, prepare the key lime cream cheese frosting*.

    Top cooled cookies with a thick layer of key lime cream cheese frosting and fruit. 

    Enjoy! 

    *For the key lime cream cheese frosting: 

    Using a clean bowl and the whisk attachment for the stand mixer or a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and butter until light, fluffy, and smooth. Turn speed to low and gently stir in powdered sugar, one cup at a time, until smooth. Beat in lime juice and vanilla until thick and creamy.