Patriotic Cookie Cake

Today, I found out my boyfriend has never had a cookie cake in his life. Just let that sink in. Cookie cakes were my absolute favorite growing up. My dad used to buy them on random occasions and since I was always home alone, I basically got to have them all to myself!

Each July 4th, we celebrate our freedom. We live in a world where cookies are free to be cakes and cakes are free to be cookies. So why not amplify that freedom with a patriotic cookie cake recipe?

Pair this with your favorite glass of rosé and let freedom ring!

Ingredients

  • 1 circular pizza tray
  • 1 package of chocolate chip or sugar cookie dough
  • vanilla or cream cheese frosting
  • strawberries
  • raspberries
  • blueberries

Directions

Prep time: 5 mins | Bake time: 13 mins

Preheat oven to 325°.

While oven is preheating, wash and prep fruit. Cut strawberries in circles.

Mold cookie dough to fit pizza pan. Bake for 13 minutes.

Let cookie stand for 10 minutes. Spread frosting all over cookie in a thick layer.

Arrange fruit on top of cookie cake. Feel free to design however you would like!

Cut and enjoy!

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Red, White & Boo

Happy Independence Day! Today’s the day to pull out your best red, white and blue. And while you’ve probably been saving that *beloved* American flag bikini or your ‘MURICA graphic tee for this day, it’s time to retire all of the above. For good. Great news, you can still celebrate in style and you don’t even need to break the bank to do it.

I’ve worn this jumpsuit for many different occasions, but I’ve specifically repurposed it with white and red accessories for today. I’m obsessing over all-white everything for the summer, so my trusty Nico Giani tote (scored from the NET-A-PORTER sale) and my Gucci loafers were perfect for this outfit. I topped off the look with red fringe earrings from Topshop for the perfect pop of color. Side note: I’m only wearing one earring because I lost the other running after the subway last week. *oops*

This was definitely the most relaxing Fourth I’ve had in a very long time. I slept in (which was much needed) and only got dressed to hop over to the local diner for a super late breakfast. It’s so weird having this holiday in the middle of the week; not nearly enough time to get a way for a quick holiday jaunt. I’m going to continue taking it easy today and hopefully will be able to catch the annual Macy’s 4th of July fireworks from my new rooftop!

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