For those that don't know, the 4th of July is one of my most favorite holidays of the year. I love everything about it, and am so looking forward to a nice, southern 4th at the farm.
There are tons of great ideas for desserts around this time of year as well. I thought I would post some links to give you some ideas. Here are two posts from last year on Sweet Miss Sheri Ann's, and one from a blog I like to read.
Hostess with the Mostest
My July 2008 creation
My July 2008 ideas
This year, Lauren and I discussed making the Patriotic Cookie Pizza. Looks yummy, huh?
1 roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury® refrigerated sugar cookies
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoons grated lemon peel
2 cups fresh raspberries
1 1/2 cups fresh blueberries
1/4 cup apple jelly, melted
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 12-inch pizza pan with cooking spray. Cut cookie dough into 1/4-inch slices; place in pan. With floured fingers, press evenly over bottom to form crust.
2. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool completely, about 25 minutes.
3. In medium bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar and lemon peel until fluffy. Spread over baked crust. Arrange raspberries in large star shape in center. Arrange blueberries around raspberries. Drizzle or brush with melted jelly. Refrigerate until set, about 30 minutes. Store in refrigerator.