Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Fruit Pizza

So, this recipe is pretty fun for the kids....and adults. ;)

1 or 2 pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough (18-20oz)
1 8oz pkg cream cheese (softened*)
1/3 cup sugar
2 cups thawed Cool Whip
1-2Tbsp Maraschino Cherry Juice (for color, optional)
Assorted Fruits, preferably fresh.
     -kiwi, grapes, berries, pineapple tidbits (canned ok), mandarin oranges (canned ok), etc.

-Oven 350degrees

-Now, here is where you can do what you want:
     -It's easier to just cut the dough into the normal cookies so the kids can handle it better and decorate their own little pizza. Bake according to package instructions.
     -Otherwise, roll out the dough into a 12-inch pizza pan. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan or wire rack.

-Beat softened cream cheese and sugar until well blended, Gently stir in Cool Whip (with rubber spatula) and Maraschino Cherry Juice. Chill in fridge until pizza time. The cherry juice also gives it a little flavor but it's more for the coloring so its totally optional. If you don't want pink, just use food coloring for the desired color.

-Spread Cream Cheese mixture over crust; top with fruit.

 1st: mess of ingredient for the pizzas
2nd: just the cookies instead of the whole pizza
3rd: cream cheese mixture with the cherry juice
4th: end product

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