If you need a rainy day activity to do with your kiddos... Or perhaps you are a big "kid" with a sweet tooth, this is a fun and easy recipe that is just as delicious as it is pretty to serve! For that matter, it would be great as individual cookies for a child's party or a shower.
- 1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough
- 1 8 oz package of cream cheese
- 1/2 cup confectioners sugar
- Zest of one lemon
- Your choice of fresh seasonal fruit
- Strawberries, pineapple, kiwi, raspberries, blueberries
- 1/2 cup orange juice
- 1 tsp corn starch
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/4 tsp vanilla
Prepare sugar cookie "crust" as directed on package. The parchment paper will keep it from sticking and make it easier to transfer off of the baking sheet to cool. Make sure you put a little flour on your hands as you press or roll out the cookie dough.
|1 roll of refrigerated sugar cookie dough|
|1 8 oz package of cream cheese|
|Zest of one lemon|
|1/2 cup confectioners sugar|
Mix together the orange juice, granulated sugar, corn starch, and a little vanilla.
|1/2 cup orange juice|
|1/4 cup granulated sugar|
|1 tsp corn starch|
|Just a bit of vanilla. Maybe 1/8 to 1/4 tsp. Sorry, I didn't measure.|
To the totally cool cookie "crust," add the cold sweetened cream cheese.
Begin by making mixing together cream cheese, confectioners sugar, and lemon zest. I used a hand mixer for this. Put the mix in the refrigerator until needed. Prepare the crust as indicated by package. For ease of cleanup and removal from pan, consider baking the cookie dough on parchment paper. While cookie is baking, make the glaze by bringing orange juice, sugar, vanilla, and corn starch to a boil, then allow to reduce until thickened and syrupy. Cool in the refrigerator. On a completely cool cookie crust, spread the cream cheese "sauce." Arrange fruit over the cream cheese. Brush cooled glaze over fruit.
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