Individual Chocolate Fruit Pizzas

individual chocolate fruit pizzas - Lighten Up!There’s something about this recipe that takes me straight back to my days at camp. We had ‘Carnival’ day every summer and one of my favorite activities was the “make your own cookie” booth. It was my opportunity to glob on as much frosting and as many gummy bears, M&Ms and sprinkles that would fit on a single cookie. The make-your-own-cookie booth was a total camper ‘fan favorite’ and let me tell you, it’s just as much fun now!

This recipe is a more civilized, adult version and it’s super easy and so delicious. Instead of baking a giant pizza, I decided to spread the wealth and created individual single-serve cookie pizzas…mostly so that the hubby and I would have leftovers! I “cheated” and used store-bought sugar cookie dough, but you could just as easily make your favorite sugar cookie recipe and use it as the crust. The “pizzas” are topped with a creamy, sweet cream cheese frosting and a healthy dose of tart summer berries. Then, because I couldn’t leave well enough alone…they’re topped with a sprinkle of chocolate chips and a drizzle of chocolate sauce (or a puddle, if you’re like my hubby). These cookie pizzas can be made for any occasion (I sense a red, white & blue version coming soon) and the best part is that they’re totally customizable! My inner party planner is dying to create a make-your-own-cookie-pizza bar at our next BBQ. Guests can choose their favorite toppings, from fruit to chocolate to sprinkles!

individual chocolate fruit pizzas - Lighten Up!Individual Chocolate Fruit Pizzas
Yield: about 12-16 servings | Serving size: 1 piece
Prep time: 15 mins | Cook time: 15 mins | Total time: 30 mins

Ingredients:
1  16.5oz roll refrigerated sugar cookie dough
1  8oz package 1/3 less fat cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup powdered sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
For topping:
Fruit of your choice (I used blackberries & raspberries)
Chocolate chips (optional)
Chocolate sauce (optional)

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper
3. Place cookie dough on prepared baking sheet and press with your hands to form a rectangular shape, around 1/2 inch in thickness
4. Bake for 11-13 minutes until golden brown
5. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl, mix together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla with a hand-held electric mixer until combined
6. Prepare fruit toppings by rinsing and drying fruit, slicing if necessary
7. Let cookie dough crust cool completely, then cut into rectangles
8. Top each piece with frosting using a butter knife or small spatula, then top with chocolate chips/chocolate sauce and fruit of your choice

Recipe adapted from: Pioneer Woman
Photography: Lighten Up Recipes


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