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Fourth of July Cookies!

Today, the weather was just cool enough to justify turning on the oven and making some tasty Fourth of July cookies!  Independence Day is my husband’s all time favorite holiday, so we’ll take any excuse to celebrate around here!

Let’s Get Started!

What You Need:

  • Favorite Sugar Cookie Recipe
  • Cooke Cutters
  • Rolling Pin
  • Cookie Ingredients

What You Do:

Pick out some Fourth of July themed cookie cutters.  We picked stars, fireworks, a truck and fire truck (from a parade), American flag, and a foot.

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Next we mixed some some tasty sugar cookie dough!!

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I got out the play dough mini-rollers and washed them so the kids could use them to roll out the dough, but  for some reason, they didn’t really work out.   Instead, I rolled out the dough for the kids and then they cut out shapes.  It was a good time to practice patience as each kid waiting for their dough to be rolled out.    There was a lot of rolling and re-rolling going since the dough was pretty sticky!

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There was also a little dough eating!

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Ready to bake!

I seriously need some new cookie sheets!

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For the frosting, I used this recipe over at Tablespoon but I used Stonyfield Greek instead of the whipping cream.  Very tasty!!

As for our decorating, we stuck to the old classic ziploc bag method.  Just mix up frosting and the food coloring of choice in a plastic bag and then cut a VERY small hole in the corner.  Seal the top and squeeze away!

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White frosting!

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Red Frosting!  (Errr… kind of pink frosting)

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Blue Frosting!!

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As you can see, a few cookies ended up with a real heap of frosting.  Okay by me!!

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Yummy!

Books to Read:

  • Happy Fourth of July, Jenny Sweeney
  • Red, White, and Boom

 

Enjoy your holiday!! 

 

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Comments

  1. Those are really cute! Love how you made them with your kids. As a once upon a time homeschooling mom kids in the kitchen with me wasn’t my thing. I know, how terrible! We did it some though.

  2. What special memories to cherish! Your Cookies look awesome. http://www.create-with-joy.com/2013/07/inspire-me-monday-week-79.html

  3. Thanks for stopping in Helen. We certainly had fun making them!

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