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Macadamia Cookie Pizza

Macadamia Cookies you can slice and serve like pizza! This Macadamia Cookie Pizza is topped with a sweet cream cheese layer and fresh fruit for an eye catching easy dessert.

Want more dessert pizza ideas? Check out this Caramel Apple Sugar Cookie Pizza too.

Macadamia Nut Cookie PIzza with Fruit: soft and chewy macadamia cookie topped with #PHILADELPHIA #SnackDelights and fresh fruit! YUM!

Why this Recipe Works

  • Buttery cookie crust filled with crunchy macadamia nuts.
  • Luscious cream cheese frosting on top.
  • Fresh fruit for a pop of color and juicy flavor.

Cookie pizzas are a genius idea. You take a big ball of cookie dough, bake it on a pizza stone and add just about any toppings you like!

This Macadamia Cookie Pizza is an ideal sweet treat to share. It looks beautiful on a table and slices are easy to grab and eat!

Ingredient Notes

Macadamia nuts. We use dry roasted nuts. Chop them coarsely before adding to the dough.

Butter. Either salted or unsalted butter can be used. If using salted, reduce the added kosher salt in the recipe to 1/4 teaspoon.

Cream cheese. I recommend full fat cream cheese for richest flavor. Let it soften on the counter for a few minutes so it’s easier to incorporate with the powdered sugar.

Fruit fruit. This time, I used raspberries, blueberries and pineapple. Strawberries and blackberries make great toppings too.

Easy Instructions

First, make the cookie dough. Fold in chopped nuts.

Place the dough onto a large baking sheet or round pizza pan. Shape the dough into a large circle. Aim to make it abut 12 inches across and 1/2 an inch thick.

Bake the cookie crust and let cool.

Make the frosting by beating all ingredients together until smooth. Spread over the cooled cookie crust.

Arrange fresh fruit on top. Slice into wedges and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks

  • Use the heel of your hand to help shape the dough into a circle.
  • Try to make the crust as even in thickness as possible. This helps ensure the crust bakes through evenly.
  • Keep the fruit topping in place by gently pressing each piece into the cream cheese.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make the cookie dough ahead of time?

You can make the macadamia cookie dough in advance and store it in the fridge or freezer. To freeze, wrap in cling wrap, then place in an airtight freezer bag. Use within 3 months.
Let thaw then follow recipe directions for baking and frosting.

What other fruit can I put on this cookie pizza?

Black berries, apple slices, bananas and shredded coconut are all delicious on cookie pizzas. Avoid watery fruits like citrus or melon. They’ll make your pizza soggy.

Can I freeze this?

You can freeze macadamia cookie pizza before adding the cream cheese and fruit topping. Double wrap in freezer bags and place in the freezer for up to 3 months.
When ready to eat, let the cookie crust thaw, add toppings and enjoy.

How can I tell when the cookie crust is done baking?

The cookie crust is done when the edges are just beginning to turn golden brown. The center will still look a bit soft. It’ll firm up as the crust cools.

Yield: serves 12-18

Macadamia Cookie Pizza

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Total Time 33 minutes

Delicious Macadamia Nut Cookie topped with fruit and cream cheese

Ingredients

For the Cookie Crust:

  • ¾ cup butter, softened
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup dry roasted macadamia nuts, chopped

For the Topping:

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • fresh fruit (blueberries, raspberries, pineapple)

Instructions

  1. For the cookie dough, beat butter, vanilla and sugar together until creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Beat in egg. Add flour, salt and baking powder, beat until combined. Fold in chopped nuts.
  2. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. I used a 15inch round pizza pan. Press cookie dough into a 12inch circle (about ¼-½inch thick).
  3. Bake in a 375 degree F oven for 18-21 minutes. Remove and allow to cool completely.
  4. To garnish, beat cream cheese with powdered sugar and vanilla. Spread over cooled cookie. Top with your favorite fresh fruit! ENJOY.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

18

Serving Size:

1 slice

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 255Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 33mgSodium: 155mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 3g

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Cheerful and delicious, this Macadamia Cookie Pizza is ready for a party!

Macadamia Nut Cookie PIzza with Fruit: soft and chewy macadamia cookie topped with #PHILADELPHIA #SnackDelights and fresh fruit! YUM!

About Aimee

Aimee is a dessert lover (specifically rice krispie treats), workout enthusiast, self-taught foodie, and recipe creator.

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Posted on July 2, 2013

Comments & Reviews

  1. This is beautiful! I also did something like this for the fourth, but used a pecan shortbread crust. I really like the idea of macadamia nuts! And the pineapple, which I cannot get enough right now. Thank you for sharing the recipe!

  2. This is such a cute idea! I love fruit pizzas and the colors are so festive. Perfect for a BBQ I’ll be attending this weekend. Great post!

  3. I love fruit pizzas, but I usually end up making my own topping–using Philly toppings is a great idea! And YUM to the macadamia nut crust–I saw this on G+ and had to head over here to comment. 🙂

  4. Holy smokes, that looks incredible! I’ll have to look for the White Chocolate Snack Delights. It sounds so good and would be such a quick dessert to spread on graham crackers or dip fruit in!

  5. I’ve never tried a giant cookie as a dessert pizza base, but you’d better believe I will now!

  6. I’ve never seen these snack delights in the store……I’ll have to look for them!! Love the cookie pizza

  7. This looks so great! I’ve never made a cookie pizza before, and I’ve always loved the idea. The Philly Snack Delights sounds like the perfect topping for it with the fresh fruit. Yum!

  8. I’m weeping with joy here. While I’m not a fan of regular chocolate, I adore white chocolate, so yeah, I’d be slathering the white chocolate cream cheese all over that cookie. At least, I would if I could resist eating it straight out of the container!

    1. The cookie base itself is delish! Topped with the white chocolate cream cheese and you might cry tears of joy!

  9. I’m loving that challenge 🙂 You know me and sweets! What a fun cookie pizza and those Philly delights are so amazing. I am guilty of eating it with a spoon, and then I don’t have enough left to do anything with.

  10. That seems like an awesome challange!! Great idea using the macadamia nut cookie as the base!

  11. I have never seen those snack bites. I guess I Need to open my eyes at the grocery store! Beautiful dessert!

  12. White chocolate cream cheese sounds great! It sounds like it would be perfect for the white chocolate cheesecake that I make every year (and then I could potentially eliminate the white chocolate since it’s already in the cream cheese).

  13. This is a gorgeous dessert Aimee! It would be hard not to just eat the cookie straight out of the oven!

  14. Fruit pizza with a macadamia cookie sounds delicious! I love the sound of that white chocolate cream cheese. Cream cheese is, no joke, my sister’s favorite food so I bet she’d LOVE that!

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