If you are looking for a simple but delicious dessert give my Christmas Tree dessert pizza a try. This is a sugar cookie tree-shaped dessert that is topped with cheesecake topping and all kinds of fruit to mimic a Christmas tree! Delicious, easy, and festive as can be.
Christmas Tree Fruit Pizza
Have you ever made a fruit pizza? They are so simple to make and absolutely delicious. You can use a store-bought sugar cookie dough as we did, or opt to make homemade sugar cookie dough to bake.
You simply shape into a tree and then bake, let cool, and decorate!
What Do I Need To Make This Christmas Tree Cookie
| I used 2 sleeves of store-bought, but go right ahead and reach for homemade sugar cookie dough if you prefer. We did 1/2 inch thickness on cookies.
Philadelphia cheesecake filling | Here I grabbed a tub of cheesecake filling at the store. It is so easy to make prep a breeze. Now, you could make any style of no-bake cheesecake if you prefer.
Fruit | Green, red, and yellow fruit are what you need to top your tree with. The yellow we made a star out of, and the green and red are obviously for being festive. Go ahead and reach for fruit that fits your liking. We did kiwi, pineapple, and raspberries.
How to Make
Start by preheating your oven and greasing a cookie sheet or use parchment paper. You want to make sure you can easily remove the tree without breaking it once baked.
Slice your cookie dough 1/2 inch thick, then begin to shape into a tree shape. Press the pieces together so no holes show.
Bake for 15-18 minutes or until the edges are golden and your sugar cookie is baked through.
Allow the cookie to cool and then with a knife you can shape the cookie if need be.
Then top with the cream cheese cheesecake filling. I kind of made it in the shape of tree limbs on the edges. Now, I used a piping bag, but you could just spread on with a knife if you want.
Once that is all on the cookie, then go ahead and decorate with kiwi, raspberries, and your star pineapple to make the star. I used a cookie cutter but you can also cut the star shape with a knife as well.
If you don’t plan to eat this right away, cover it tightly, and then store in the refrigerator. This is going to keep your fruit pizza fresh. You don’t want to make it too far in advance because the fruit will leak out the juice and kind of sog up the fruit pizza.
- 2 sleeves refrigerated sugar cookie dough, sliced 1/2” thick
- 1 tub Philadelphia cheesecake filling
- Kiwis, sliced and cut into small pieces
- Preheat to 350, or according to your brand of sugar cookie package. Place parchment paper onto cookie sheet and arrange cookie dough slices into Christmas tree shape.
- Press together, so the holes between the slices are filled in. Bake for 15-18 minutes, or until edges are golden and the center is cooked through.
- Let completely cool and trim into a more-defined Christmas tree shape with a knife or a pizza cutter.
- Put filling into piping bag and pipe on tree cookie. Decorate with kiwi and raspberries like a Christmas tree.
- Top with a pineapple slice in the shape of a star.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 89Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 90mgCarbohydrates: 11gFiber: 1gSugar: 8gProtein: 1g