Patriotic Fruit Pizza


Don’t be fooled by my artistic ability.  I was fooled momentarily when I finished this, but then I remembered how easy it was. You can do it, too. I promise.
We had my husband’s family over for a Memorial Day BBQ, and this dessert was my token of appreciation to all that have served our country.  It was also a mini token of appreciation to myself, I suppose, because I LOVE FRUIT PIZZA.
Historically I have always made my own sugar cookie crust, but this year I have turned over a new leaf: I like easy.  I bought the sugar cookie dough (gasp!!). And you know what? I’m going to do it again.
Recipe
·       2 Pillsbury sugar cookie dough packages (the roll size)
·       1.5 packages light cream cheese (the type that comes in the box)
·       2 cups powdered sugar
·       1 tablespoon vanilla
·       4 tablespoons butter
·       Blueberries and raspberries or strawberries for topping
Line a 9x13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.  Unwrap the sugar cookie dough, and work with your hands for a little bit to soften it up.  Press it into the pan, using a rolling pin to flatten it out.  Bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until golden brown.  Let cool.
Using a hand mixer, mix the cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, and vanilla in a bowl.  Remove the cooled sugar cookie bar from the dish, and use a serrated knife to cut off the edges into a nice, even flag. Frost with cream cheese frosting, then use the berries to decorate. 
I hope you had a great Memorial Day weekend and are recovering from your food hangover!

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