School’s out for summer! Which means it’s time to keep the kiddos busy as little bees with homemade and fun activities. My kids love being in the kitchen with me and helping me bake so today I’m sharing a super simple recipe that your sweet peas can make all summer long.
All you need is pre-made refrigerated sugar cookie dough, whipped cream cheese frosting, and fruit for the toppings. Like I said, it’s easy peasy!
Step 1: Slice the sugar cookie dough into about 1/4 inch thickness and place on parchment paper, evenly spaced. I used Pillsbury (you could also use the ‘ready to bake’ dough or even buy a dozen already made sugar cookies at the grocery store) and baked it at 375 degrees for 11 minutes. *Side note: my rule of thumb is that I never bake cookies in the oven for as long as the directions say – I tend to shorten it by at least 2-3 minutes for soft, golden brown cookies.
Step 2: While the cookies are baking, go ahead and prep your frosting and fruit toppings stations. I used store bought whipped cream cheese frosting. You could easily make your own, but I wanted to keep it simple for my three year old. For the fruit, I used kiwi (my favorite) strawberries, and blueberries (Madeline’s favorite). You could also use blackberries, raspberries, and pineapple.
Step 3: Once the cookies are cooled, go ahead and generously frost the cookies with the cream cheese frosting and arrange the fruit on top. Make sure to store in the fridge as the frosting has dairy in it.
Voila! There you have it – mini fruit pizzas! They are easy and fun to make and your kids will have a blast decorating them with the finger-sized fruit. They’re perfect as a midday snack or a dessert at the summer BBQ. I hope you have as much fun making these fruit pizzas as I did with my oldest, Madeline! Enjoy!