I am sure that you have all seen those cute pictures on Pinterest of the Rainbow Fruit Cookies(Pizzas) that could be served at a party or snack time. My kids saw it in one of their new cookbooks and we decided to make them in individual size since I didn’t want them to eat a whole cookie sheet in one sitting. I went the easy route on this one by using store bought dough and already made icing, but my kids still learned some cutting and decorating skills even taking the easy route.
Since they were going to be individual cookies, I decided to slice the fruit myself since the knives my kids use can’t really make the super thin slices. I love these “knives” because I don’t have to worry as much about my kids hurting themselves as they are still in the early learning stages of handling kitchen tools. Once they get a bit older I will let them use real knives but these are great for now.
How to Make Rainbow Fruit Cookies:
To start open a package of your favorite slice and bake cookie dough. You will want the dough to be about 1/4-1/2 inch thick. The kids can help with this part. Bake as directed on the package and in about 10-15 minutes your individual cookies will be ready.
You will want the fruit sliced fairly thin since these cookies are not as thick as a cookie cake or cookie pizza would be and so they are easier to eat. I went with kiwi, strawberries, banana, blackberries, and mandarin oranges. Blueberries would be a good one to add as well so that you pretty much get all of the rainbow for the rainbow fruit cookies. Trust me my kids pointed out that I didn’t have all the colors…. Grapes and pineapple would also be good substitutes. Use whatever fruit your family would normally eat.
Once the cookies are cooled, fruit is cut, and frosting opened you can set up a little decorating station for your kids. This is would make a fun project for parties so that the kids can build their own rainbow fruit cookies based on what fruits they like to eat. Have the kids frost their cookie first so that the fruit sticks, then decorate however they like. My son went with a smiley face and a rainbow one with all of the colored fruit. I love that they get a fun treat that helps them express their creativity.
These rainbow fruit cookies are easy to set up and gets your kids in the kitchen with a fun project that gives them a sweet treat while introducing colorful fruit.
- 1 tube favorite slice and bake cookie dough
- 4 strawberries,halved and sliced
- 1 kiwi, halved and sliced
- 1/2 banana, sliced
- Small container mandarin oranges, drained
- 10 blackberries, halved
- 1 container pre-made frosting
- Slice the cookie dough 1/4-1/2" thick.
- Bake according to directions on package.
- Once the cookies have cooled, frost with about 1 T frosting.
- Decorate the cookies with the rainbow fruit however you like.
- This is a fun project to do with kids as they can learn to cut, decorate, and express their imagination in cookie form.