For most people, the celebration of Independence Day usually calls for a party, cookout or another kind of special event. This year, for my family, our 4th of July celebration was a block party in York Beach, Maine. With so many fun ways create patriotic treats; I was unable to make just one!
Tie-Dye Sugar Cookie Stars!
A simple homemade sugar cookie recipe was the base for this idea. I separated the dough into 3 parts. One ball of dough was kept white; the other two were colored blue & red. I then rolled the each ball of dough into a flat rectangle, layered them on top of each other (white on the bottom, then red, then blue) and rolled the dough to form a log shape.
After refrigerating the dough for about 20 minutes I sliced the dough log into ¼ inch thick slices. I then used a star shaped cookie cutter to create the fun patriotic shape!
I placed them back in the over under the broiler to get the authentic s’more taste with the crispy cooked marshmallow.
I drizzles red colored candy melts and added a blue star on top to incorporate the 4th of July theme. These bite sized treats are a great way to enjoy the wonderful taste of a s'more!
“Happy Birthday, America” Cupcakes!
The cupcakes that I decided to make this year for the 4th of July are bursting with patriotism! I used a simple white cake recipe, divided the batter into 3 bowls. I colored one bowl of batter red and another blue, leaving one white.
I even made some mini cupcakes!!
All of these treats were fun to make and enjoyed by everyone at the block party!
Happy 4th of July!!!