Happy Memorial Day!
This is the first time I’ve had Memorial Day off since I started my career and you better believe I spent it baking! I wanted to make something simple, yet delicious and symbolic of the red, white and blue we celebrate on this special day.
I was first introduced to the Fruit Pizza by my mother at a young age. We would buy the refrigerated sugar cookie dough and decorate it with cool whip and seasonal fruit slices. I took this simple craft to the next level by incorporating one of my favorite homemade sugar cookie recipes and decorating the ‘pizza’ as the American Flag.
Time crunch? Substitute the homemade dough for refrigerated, ready-to-bake, cookie dough from the store. Enjoy!
For the Sugar Cookie
Recipe adapted from: SugarHero
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. baking soda
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
2 tbsp. lemon zest
2 eggs, room temperature
2 tbsp. cream
2 tsp. lemon extract
For the Toppings
1 pint of Blueberries
1 pint of Strawberries
1 pint of Raspberries
12 oz. tub of Cool Whip, Original
(1) Preheat oven to 350° F. Line an ungreased cookie pan with a Silpat (or parchment paper).
(2) In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, and baking soda. Set aside.
(5) Bake for 15-19 minutes, or until the cookie crust takes on a light golden color and is puffed and set in the middle. Let it cool completely at room temperature.