This week was national pizza week and to celebrate the week with my grandson class at school I made little fruit pizzas. I started by baking sugar cookies:
1 cup of Butter, softened
1 cup of oil
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
4 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon cream of tater
In a large bowl, beat the butter oil and sugars; beat in eggs until well blended. Beat in vanilla. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar: gradually add to creamed mixture.
Drop by small teaspoons onto ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 375 degrees for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool
These are wonderful frosted with a light glaze.
For the Fruit Pizza I mixed 16oz of cream cheese with ½ cup of sugar and 2 tablespoons of orange juice. Mix till smooth and then spread on the cookie. Top with fruits of choice. If you use canned fruit save the juice or you can use orange juice to make 1 ½ cups add ½ cup of sugar in a sauce pan bring to boil thicken with 2 tablespoons of corn starch and ½ cup of water. Cool and put a spoonful on top of fruit on cookie.
If you don’t want to make cookies buy sugar cookies out of the bakery or use a roll of refrigerated cookie dough. Use lots of fresh fruits for color and great flavor.
These were a hit with the first graders in my grandson’s class, as well as the ones I made for home. Zayden always likes it when grandma bakes at home. When my girls were in school I always signed up for the class parties, it was fun to bake with the girls and they loved to take decorated treats. They didn’t outgrow that, when they cheered in high school they want snacks to take on the bus to the games. They still like me to make things for them to take to work for snacks. They never outgrow some things.
Lovins’ from my oven!