Cooking is not something I enjoy doing in my free time. I'm not a huge fan of baking either. It's not that I dislike these things but I could think of a few tasks I'd rather do.
However, when I do cook or bake, I like to do a good job or at least make it look like I put some work into it.
So, I'm going to share one of my secret recipes with you. It's simple and presents nicely.
When I was little, my mom used to make fruit pizzas and it was always one of my favorites. It had a sugar cookie crust, cream cheese-based icing and fruit. It looked great and tasted better. The problem was always serving it. It tended to fall apart.
I found a way around this last year by making individual cookies with the icing and fruit on them. These worked great and have proven to be popular. I started off using the sugar cookie mix in a bag then made it easier by just using the pre-made dough.
I've now made it even simpler. I bought fresh sugar cookies at the bakery. Ten cents a piece.
I topped them with the icing (cream cheese, powder sugar for sweetness and lemon juice to taste all whipped together with a mixer) and added some fruit.
Simple, yummy and presentable. It looks like something I spent a lot of time on when in reality it took about 15 minutes. I would show you a picture but they were all eaten before I could take one.