Friday, July 3, 2009

Super Easy Cookies with a Patriotic Flair

Watcha reading over the 4th of July? Ok, yeah. Let's not kid ourselves. Since I know for a fact that NO ONE (not even the biggest of bookworms) will be curling up with a book during barbeques and fireworks, I have decided to go ahead and post one of my favorite, easy, and extremely versatile cookie recipes. In a mere 15 minutes, you will have a warm, festive, and downright tasty treat that will be gone in less time it took you to make them.

Get those ovens preheating, pronto!

Red, White, and Blue Sugar Cookies


-box of cake mix (any flavor will do, but for Red, White, and Blue Cookies I would use vanilla or yellow)
-1 tsp. baking powder
-2 eggs
-1/2 cup of vegetable oil
-red and blue food coloring


1. Pour the cake mix into a large bowl and mix it with the baking powder.

2. Dump in the eggs and oil. Mix well. (There should be no eggy or powdery lumps)

3. Preheat the oven to 350.

4. Divide the dough into 3 piles. Stir in drops of blue and red coloring into two of the piles, leaving one pile the same.

5. Roll dough into tablespoon-size balls.

6. Roll the balls into sugar. (The dough will be sticky. Try extremely hard not to lick your fingers!)

7. Bake for 9-11 minutes, or whenever they start to smell really good and you can't take the anticipation anymore.

8. Let cool for a couple of minutes, then transfer to a wire rack or your mouth :)

Happy Fourth! The books will be back with a vengeance next week.

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