Whether it’s a picnic, beach party, or a BBQ (or all three!), Memorial Day Weekend is often filled with social gatherings. If you’re going to a Memorial Day get-together this weekend, Patriotic Cookie Cake is the ideal dessert to bring. After all, nothing says “Merica” like a star made of berries! For this recipe, a sugar cookie base is covered with a cream cheese frosting and topped with fresh mixed berries for a light, seasonal, and delicious dessert.

I love bringing this sweet concoction to parties because everyone absolutely adores it. Added bonus: it’s super easy to transport! While always crowd favorites, cupcakes and large cakes can be a struggle to carry, and sometimes bringing cookies just isn’t enough. This cookie cake is absolutely perfect because it doesn’t sacrifice the delicious taste or visual appeal, yet it’s so much easier to deal with. Great for a holiday picnic, BBQ or beach party, this Patriotic Cookie Cake will certainly please your guests!

 

Ingredients:

1 roll Pillsbury refrigerated sugar cookies
1 8 oz pkg cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. powdered sugar
2 tsp. grated lemon peel
2 c. fresh raspberries
1 1/2c. fresh blueberries
1/4. c. apple jelly
Directions:
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray.  Cut cookie dough into 1/4 inch slices, place on pan.With floured fingers press down to form crust.
  2. Bake 15-20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely, about 25 minutes.
  3. In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon peel until fluffy.   Spread over baked crust. Arrange berries in desired pattern. Drizzle or brush with melted jelly. Refrigerate until set, about 30 min. Store in refrigerator.