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Red, WHITE and blue!

Red, WHITE and blue!

Many friends of mine claim that Fourth of July is their favorite holiday. Is it yours? Although my favorite is Christmas(we’re almost halfway there!!), the Fourth of July is a great time to ponder the freedoms that we enjoy with family and friends. Oh, did I forget to mention the food?!?

I thought that it might be fun to find food that are red, white and blue to share at your table this Fourth of July. Whether it be at a large gathering or small, these recipes, will finish off the holiday right! Finish = dessert! All three recipes are dessert. I just couldn’t help myself. The first recipe is: WHITE. Enjoy this cast iron cookie recipe sure to change up the good old Betty Crocker Flag Cake!

To make this patriotic cookie, you need four things:

  1. Cast iron
  2. Sugar cookie dough
  3. Thin frosting
  4. strawberries and blueberries (or other red and blue “things”)

Ingredients:

Sugar Cookie Dough

  • 1/2 c. butter
  • 1 c. sugar
  • 1/2 c. sour cream (or yogurt)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 t. vanilla
  • 3 1/2 c. flour
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1/2 t. baking soda
  • 1/2 t. salt

Directions:

  1. Cream butter and sugar together.
  2. Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla; beat well.
  3. Stir flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt together, then add to the sugar mixture. (if you are planning to roll out the cookies, you will need to chill for 1 hour, otherwise, you can bake right away)
  4. Place dough in a 10 inch cast iron pan. Thin if you like a crispier cookie, for a softer make it a bit thicker.
  5. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Let cool. Spread with cream cheese glaze (see below) and decorate with blueberries and strawberries.

Simple and Quick Cream Cheese Glaze

Ingredients:

  • 2 T. whipped cream cheese
  • 2 T. butter
  • 1/4 c. powdered sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • Milk

Directions:

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter until well mixed.
  2. Add in powdered sugar and salt.
  3. Thin with milk until it is the consistency of pancake batter.

To make strawberries, place strawberries on their tip. Cut off the left and the right side.

 
Cut each piece into 4 pieces: 
Then, cut the remaining piece in half through the middle. 
I also made a cookie with my skookie pan. Yum! Personal size!! 

     

     

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