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:
- Cast iron
- Sugar cookie dough
- Thin frosting
- strawberries and blueberries (or other red and blue “things”)
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
- Cream butter and sugar together.
- Add sour cream, eggs, and vanilla; beat well.
- 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)
- Place dough in a 10 inch cast iron pan. Thin if you like a crispier cookie, for a softer make it a bit thicker.
- 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
- 2 T. whipped cream cheese
- 2 T. butter
- 1/4 c. powdered sugar
- Pinch of salt
- Beat cream cheese and butter until well mixed.
- Add in powdered sugar and salt.
- Thin with milk until it is the consistency of pancake batter.
|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!!|