Strawberry shaped chocolate cookie crusts topped with cheesecake filling are decorated with freshly cut strawberries and kiwi to look like giant strawberries. The fruit pizzas can be covered in chocolate ganache too.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large mixing bowl, combine butter and sugar. Cream until light and fluffy.
Mix in vanilla and eggs.
Combine cocoa powder, baking powder, salt, and flour. Stir in to wet ingredients and mix just until incorporated.
Dust silicone mat or parchment paper lightly with cocoa power.
Roll out dough to about ¼ inch thickness.
Set the paper strawberry template over the tough and use a sharp knife to cut out around the template.
Remove the template and remove excess dough.
Re-roll remaining dough and repeat cutting out a second strawberry shaped crust on another silicone mat.
Freeze strawberry shaped cookie dough for 10 minutes .
Bake for 18-22 minutes until the top of the cookie no longer looks wet and the edges feel set.
Use an electric mixer to beat cream cheese until light and fluffy.
Add sugar and beat until smooth and creamy.
Add whipped topping and beat just until combined.
Spread half of the filling over top of each of the two strawberry shaped cookie crusts .
Arrange kiwi slices to form the leaves at the top of each strawberry shaped cookie.
Arrange the strawberry pieces over the remainder of the cookies.
Pour chocolate and heavy whipping cream into a glass measuring cup.
Pop the fruit pizza in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before topping with ganache.
Heat in the microwave on high power for 30 seconds.
Let sit in microwave for 3 minutes.
Remove and stir until smooth.
If needed, heat for 10 second increments, stirring after each until melted.
Allow the ganache to cool slightly. You still need it to be pourable but you do not want it hot.
Pour the ganache over the bottom ¾'s of the strawberry fruit pizza.
Drizzle melted white chocolate over the chocolate covered strawberry.
You can use frozen whipped topping that has been thawed, or make fresh whipped cream using heavy whipping cream, for the cheesecake filling.
Be sure the Chocolate Ganache is NOT hot when you pour it over the fruit pizza or you will melt the cream cheese filling and your strawberries will slide off the top of the fruit pizza.
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