Friday, May 18, 2012

Fruit Pizza

This recipe is slightly adapted from the Sugar Cookie recipe.  It's a perfect crust for Fruit Pizza!  You can make the pizza into a large pizza, or small fruit pizza cookies.

1 3/4 cup butter
3/4 cup instant vanilla pudding mix
1 1/2 cups sugar
2 eggs
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
3 1/2 cups featherlight flour
1/2 cup almond flour
1 3/4 teaspoons xanthan gum
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt

Cream butter, pudding mix, and sugar.  Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each.  Add vanilla and almond extract.  Combine dry ingredients in a bowl, then add to creamed mixture.  Chill about 1 hour.

Preheat oven to 350ยบ.  Spray cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.  Using your hands smash dough into a pizza shape about 1/4 inch thick.  If making individual pizzas, sprinkle clean counter with featherlight flour.  Roll out to about 1/4 inch thick.  Cut with a round cookie cutter and place on greased cookie sheet.

Bake for 10-11 minutes.  The edges will start browning, but the tops will still be very light.  Cool.

Frost with Fruit Pizza Frosting, and top with your favorite fruits.  Possible fruits:  Strawberries, Bananas, Kiwi, Mandarin Oranges, Grapes, Blueberries, Raspberries Pineapple, etc.

Fruit Pizza Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese, softened
1 cup whipped topping
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Mix all ingredients together until well blended.