Delicious fruit tart made with a sugar cookie crust and cream cheese frosting. Perfect for feeding a crowd.
So we found a prom dress. Hallelujah! I’m not a huge fan of clothes shopping but it is fun to see your daughter dress up in pretty dresses. It’s not fun to see her dress up in 590 different dresses. You can imagine that we got pretty tired of trying on dress after dress and being disappointed. So many of them were super expensive and made cheaply, I lost count on how many zippers were broken when she tried them on. It’s sad because these are supposed to be designer gowns and they were not great. But needless to say she finally found one that she liked, it was in budget and we only had to take it in for minor alterations. I’m tired of just thinking about it, it was exhausting searching for one…ha.
Now let me tell you something that is way easier and more fun than dress shopping was. THESE Sugar Cookie Fruit Tarts! They are easy to make and so yummy, I’ve been making these for almost 20-years. I like to make them when I know we are serving a crowd. Everytime I make them they are a huge hit and I never end up with any extra.
You’ll first make the sugar cookie crust. I like to use a large baking pan like a cookie sheet. While the cookie is baking you can mix together the cream cheese frosting. Sometimes I add a little lemon zest to it if I have some but you don’t need it. Also at this time I start washing and slicing up my fruit. Once the cookie is cooled down you can frost the cookie and arrange your fruit onto it in any design that you want. My 14-year old decided on this one, but we have added more fruit in the past in different patterns. During the 4th of July we like to make it into an American flag with stars and stripes. The possibilities are endless and I usally enlist my girls in helping because they have a fun time getting creative (plus they like sneaking in some tasting of fruit and spoonfuls of frosting).
That’s it! Fun. Delicious. Beautiful.
I’ll share prom photos after she goes. I’m excited to see her all dressed up.
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- 1/2 cup butter room temperature
- 4 ounces cream cheese softened
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 5 Tablespoons milk
- Mixed fresh fruit strawberry, blueberries, raspberries, kiwi
- Heat oven to 375 degrees F. In a mixing bowl (use paddle attachment if using stand mixer) cream butter and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each egg. Add vanilla and mix well. In a separate bowl combine flour, salt, baking soda and stir with a whisk to combine. Add to wet mixture and mix just until combined. Spread on a greased baking sheet ( I use a 13 x 18 cookie sheet). Bake for 10-15 min, until a very light golden brown. They won't look like they are finished but they will be. Cool completely and frost.
- While cookies are baking you can prepare your fruit. Slice berries,kiwis.
- Combine butter and cream cheese until smooth and creamy. Add vanilla and salt. Add powdered sugar in 1-2 cup increments until combined, add a little bit of milk at a time until you get a smooth, spreadable consistency. Frost cookie and decorate with fruit in your favorite pattern. Enjoy!