Photo by Brigette Muller
The grill is heating up, the Star-Spangled Banner is flying high, and we’re all counting down the minutes until this Fourth of July’s fireworks show lights up the night sky. America’s birthday is just around the corner, and we’re ready to party like it’s 1776—assuming, of course, that the original Independence Day celebrations included a showstopping selection of desserts. Our tasty pick for this year’s bash? A freshly baked batch of 18 homemade
“These cookies were awesome. They arrived on time for our 4th of July celebration, and not only were they festive, they were also delicious. People were asking for more when I discovered the plate was empty.” — PS
Katie Hawley is a senior editor at Etsy. She’s also an aspiring weaver, a perpetual snacker, and head-over-heels obsessed with her dog.