Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza

Show of hands, who is ready for Spring? Spring officially begins tomorrow, and I for one could not be happier!! I have just about had my fill of harsh Iowa winters, no matter how mild everyone claims this last one was. I am ready for warmth, and sunshine, and fun deserts like this Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza…..

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Driscoll’s® provided compensation for the berries used in this post. All thoughts and comments are mine alone. #berriesofspring #springwithdriscolls

A giant Sugar Cookie topped with a lemony, cream cheese topping and mounds of fresh Driscoll’s® berries make any meal complete.

I’m sure you have all seen versions of cookie pizzas at those kitchen parties, right? Do any of you have the original recipe for that cookie pizza? Well I cannot for the life of me find the silly recipe, so I had to get creative. I am so glad that I did, this Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza is even better than the ones I remember!!

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The first change that I made, was making the sugar cookie from scratch rather than a tube from the refrigerator section. And yes, that sugar cookie post needs some updating love. 😉

I made the cookie dough, chilled it in the refrigerator, then rolled {as evenly as possible} the entire batch of dough out into a giant 13-inch cookie and placed it on a parchment paper lined baking sheet…..

Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza dough cookingwithcurls.com

I wanted the crust to be thick enough to hold up all of those delicious berries without breaking!! Bake in a preheated 400 degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until light, golden brown…..

Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza bake cookingwithcurls.com

Set cookie aside to cool completely.

In the meantime, go ahead and wash, drain, and dry your selection of Driscoll’s® berries…..

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I chose strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, and blackberries. No bananas, mandarin oranges or chocolate syrup on this pizza, sorry. 😉 Try not to eat all of the yummy berries while they are sitting on the counter, we will need them later…..

Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza drain cookingwithcurls.com

In a large bowl, beat together the cream cheese and sugar until smooth and creamy. Add the vanilla and lemon zest, and beat to combine…..

Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza topping cookingwithcurls.com

The lemon zest adds a bright burst of flavor to the cream cheese frosting, and pairs perfectly with the berries. Spread the frosting on the cooled cookie…..

Spring Berries Cookie Pizza frost cookingwithcurls.com

Then comes the hard part, the design!! I had a really cool design in my head that did not translate to the cookie pizza. So I removed the berries and tried again….yeah, this is not going to happen. I finally through caution to the wind {and closed my eyes} and scattered the berries over the top of the cookie…..

Celebrate Spring with a Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza featuring Driscoll's berries and a lemony cream cheese frosting | cookingwithcurls #berriesofspring

Chill until ready to serve, then slice and enjoy…..

Celebrate Spring with a Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza | cookingwithcurls.com #berriesofspring

I bet you wish you had a slice right now, don’t you?

Enjoy a slice of Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza while dreaming about warmer weather | cookingwithcurls.com #berriesofspring

Enjoy!!

Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza

Serves 12
Prep time 15 minutes
Cook time 20 minutes
Total time 35 minutes
Meal type Dessert
Celebrate Spring with this delicious Fresh Berries Cookie Pizza featuring Driscoll's Berries.

Ingredients

  • 1 Batch sugar cookie dough (chilled)
  • 8 Ounce package cream cheese (softened)
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 4 Cups mixed, fresh Driscoll's berries (rinsed, drained, and dry)

Directions

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet, set aside.
Remove chilled cookie dough from the refrigerator and roll out to a 13-inch circle. You want the dough to be as even as possible so it cooks evenly.
Place on prepared baking sheet and bake for 20 minutes, or until golden brown.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl beat cream cheese and sugar together until smooth and creamy.
Add the vanilla and lemon zest, beat to combine.
Spread frosting over cooled cookie.
Arrange fresh Driscoll's berries over the pizza in any pattern you choose.
Chill until ready to serve. Refrigerate unused portions for up to 3 days.

Note

Baking time will vary based on how your oven cooks and how thick your cookie dough is.

This recipe will be partying at these link parties!

Comments

  1. says

    Oh, am I ever excited for berry season to hit our area! This looks delicious! 🙂 Another great recipe! I would love for you to share this sweet creation over at my link party Making Memories Mondays going on now! 🙂
    Cathy
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