A fruit pizza is a glorified cookie cake—but one that’s a little easier to justify. Instead of highly processed frosting and sprinkles, the sugar cookie base is coated in a thin layer of a lightly sweetened cream cheese filling and piled with delicious fruits. The cookie itself is crisp on the outside but exceptionally tender on the inside (thanks to milk in the dough), and a combination of vanilla and almond extracts give the cookie a delightfully bright and familiar sugar cookie flavor.Layering the fruit is more of an arts and crafts project than it is baking. The trick is to have all of your fruit sliced and ready before you begin layering. Then simply follow the principle of working from the center outward, and place everything so that it loosely follows the pattern of a circle. By putting fruits of different colors directly next to each other, each piece of fruit has the opportunity to stand out. Lastly, brush the fruit pizza with apricot jam loosened with some water to add a sheen to the naturally bright colors and textures. Garnish the pizza with fresh mint for a beautiful (and delicious) green compliment.
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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