When you think tacos, you don’t really think dessert, but that just goes to show you the versatility of this delicious food. Not only can you find savory taco recipes in Taco! Taco! Taco! by Sara Haas, but plenty of sweet dessert tacos as well. Check out one recipe below.
Am I the only one who’s eaten countless fruit pizzas? When I was younger, I think everyone served these at every party or occasion. I wasn’t upset by that, either, because I loved fruit pizza. And of course you can turn a fruit pizza into a taco! Just use a sugar cookie base and you’re good to go!
Fruit Pizza Tacos
For the dough:
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ cup white whole wheat flour
¾ cup all-purpose flour
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup + 1 tablespoon butter, softened
⅓ cup granulated sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
For the cream cheese icing:
2 ounces Neufchâtel cheese
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
For the top:
Blueberries, sliced kiwi, sliced strawberries or any of your favorite fruits
Preheat the oven to 375℉ and line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. In a medium bowl, combine the baking powder, flours, and salt. Set aside. Beat the butter in a large mixing bowl or in the bowl of a stand mixer until fluffy. Add the sugar and beat until sugar is well incorporated, about 2 minutes. Add the egg and the vanilla extract and beat for two more minutes. Then, gradually add the dry mixture and beat until combined.
While cookies are baking, make the foil rods for draping. Take two big pieces of foil and shape into 1½ inch logs. You’ll be using these to drape the cookies over after they’re cooked. This will help shape them into tacos.
To bake the cookies, shape into 20 equal-sized balls and place on prepared pans. Smash each gently with a clean hand until slightly flattened, and bake 8 minutes. Allow to cool slightly before draping over the foil rod [It’s ok if they crack!]. While cookies are baking, make the cream cheese filling by wishing the cheese with the vanilla extract in a large mixing bowl. Gradually add con-fectioner’s sugar and mix until smooth and creamy.
Serve by spreading some of the cream cheese filling on each sugar cookie “taco,” then top with fruit of your choice!