This post is sponsored by Everywhere Agency on behalf of Macy’s, all opinions expressed are my own. #AmericanIcons
Pregnancy Cravings are no joke. Before I got pregnant with Cash, I just assumed “cravings” were all in a pregnant woman’s head and she could use them as an excuse to eat whatever whenever she wanted. Now I know that the craving is so strong it actually feels like a need. It’s hard to separate mentally what you can live without vs. what you absolutely need to consume in the moment. Lately, since I reckon towards the end the baby is putting on fat, I have been craving everything and anything sweet & fruity. I love watermelon, pineapple, cake, cheesecake, ice cream, waffles…all of it. haha. One of my biggest loves has hands down got to be the strawberry though.
I know in Florida berry season is quickly fleeting, but I don’t mind paying a little more for California berries at this point to satisfy my sweet tooth without having a lot of refined sugars. Since I’m 5 days away from delivery at this point now though, I felt like today was a good day to indulge a little and make something really treat worthy.
My mother always made the coolest recipes for us kids and family gatherings. My family seriously doesn’t consider a holiday complete without her famous potato casserole, and before social media was even around she was crafting “semi-homemade” sweet treats. Strawberry Pizza was one of those sweet treats and I remember being in 6th grade the first time she made it and loving every single bite. The first time she made it was for a 5th Sunday Dinner at church and I remember being so proud of how delicious her dessert was, I wanted to make sure everyone I knew tried it.
Since I don’t have a giant pizza pan, I decided to make my own twist on her classic recipe by making single serving individual “pizzas” easily enjoyed by the family. This was brilliant, and a ton of fun not just for me, but also for Cash as he helped in part of the recipe making!
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 pint fresh strawberries (washed)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 8 oz cream cheese (room temp)
- 1 package pre-portioned sugar cookies
- pinch of powdered sugar for decoration
- Slice entire pint of berries thinly and mix in 1/2 cup sugar. Set in fridge to let sugar to break down with berries. This creates your “pepperoni” topping.
- Bake Cookies according to package instructions. Be sure to leave adequate space in between each cookie, so you get a great circle shape.
- Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar together until smooth, refrigerate while cookies bake.
- Once cookies have cooled (10-15 minutes out of the oven), spread cream cheese frosting on top of cookie, then add sliced berries, and finish off with a sprinkle of powdered sugar.
This is one of my favorite dessert recipes and I love that it’s something passed down from my mother, that I will pass on to my kids eventually. Macy’s also shares a love of strawberries and family memories, which is why this summer they are launching Strawberry Shortcake Day at Macy’s!
Macy’s is celebrating the joys of summer and American Icons with a tribute to one of the most classic and iconic desserts of all time! On June 14, 2016 at the Citrus Park Mall I will be participating in one of the most exciting events Macy’s is offering this summer: Strawberry Shortcake Day! This is a totally free event, and there are several going on around the country. You don’t have to RSVP, but to ensure a great seat you can do so here. Don’t fret if you’re not in the Tampa area either, you can find an event in your area by clicking here.
I’m so excited for this event, and even more excited to dive into this plate of cookies!
Sweet as a Berry,