I love celebrating the 4th of July! Even though my husband has to work, we still make it a good day. We always have our friends over for a badminton tournament in-between my husband's morning set up, and having to go back to work for the concert. We love to play badminton with our friends and we always have lots of good things to eat and grill and have our own early cookout. Of course, I have to make dessert :) Usually I make a cake, but sometimes cookies are good for sweet treats on the go!
What do you do with your family to celebrate the 4th of July?
Painted Star Cookies
Recipe Adapted from Gwenny Penny
- 3/4 cup Crisco/shortening
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2½ cups flour
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 egg yolk
To begin, cream together the shortening, sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly blend in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Chill dough for at least an hour.
Once dough has chilled, roll out on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters. Aim for about 1/4 inch thick. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheet (or baking sheets covered with silicone mats - I love 'em!).
Once decorated, bake at 400 degrees for six minutes. Don't over bake! And bam! You have decorated cookies, that you don't have to frost after baking - love simple recipes like this!
Happy 4th of July!
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