Red, White & Blue Oreo Cookies

red white and blue oreo cookies

Summer is the perfect time to whip up some patriotic food! This Patriotic Red, White, and Blue Oreo Cookie recipe might be at the top of your list of things to make for your next gathering or party! The recipe comes together easily, to give you more time to savor summer instead of working in the kitchen to create a one of a kind recipe that is sweet, fun to eat and even more fun to share!

If you are looking for more patriotic ideas, then be sure to read my list of 20+ patriotic dessert recipes!

Nutrition

Red, White & Blue Oreo Cookies
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Ingredients

  • 1 bag of white chocolate melting wafers
  • 1 package of double stuffed oreos
  • 1 container of patriotic sprinkles
  • 1 tub of blue cookie icing
  • 1 tub of red cookie icing
  • 1 cookie sheet
  • parchment paper fitted to the cookie sheet
  • Double boiler

Instructions

Fill the bottom of the double boiler half way with water.

Place it on the stove at medium to high heat and wait for it to boil.

Place the second pot on top of the bottom pot.

Pour in the bag of the white chocolate into the top pot.

Using a rubber spatula, mix until the chocolate is melted.

Dip a Oreo into the chocolate.

Using a fork, coat the oreo in the chocolate until fully coated and use the fork to lift the oreo out of the chocolate.

Lightly tap the edge of the pot so that the extra chocolate can drip off.

Place oreo on to the cookie sheet.

Repeat steps with the remaining oreo's until all of the chocolate is used.

Let the oreos set for 10 minutes before decorating.

Take the blue icing and drizzle over the oreos.

Take the red icing and drizzle over the oreos.

Sprinkle a tiny amount of the patriotic sprinkles on to the oreos.

Let sit for another 10-15 minutes before enjoying!

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Patriotic Red, White & Blue Flip Flop Cookies

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies

Summer is here and that means it is time to wear flip flops and attend summer parties! With the 4th of July on the horizon, I have the perfect recipe to share with you. It captures the fun of patriotic food with something sweet! These Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies are going to steal the show at your next gathering and make everyone smile at the sight of them! These are cute and not at all complicated to make! I have a feeling you will want to make these all summer long, in honor of your sweet tooth and favorite pair of flip flops!

Nutrition

Calories

1900 cal

Fat

12 g

Carbs

326 g

Protein

106 g
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2 1/2 dozen

Patriotic Red, White & Blue Flip Flop Cookies

Gather around with family and friends to celebrate the 4th of July with these Patriotic Flip Flop Shaped Cookies. Everyone will be raving about how tasty and cute they are.

4 hr, 30 Prep Time

8 minCook Time

4 hr, 38 Total Time

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Ingredients

    For the Cookies
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • For the Icing
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 3 piping bag with a number 2 tip
  • 2 bowl to thin the icing
  • 2 squeeze bottles
  • Patriotic Star sprinkles (separate the white stars)
  • 1 Super Red Icing
  • 1 Sky Blue Icing

Instructions

For the Cookies

Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.

Add egg and continue to mix.

Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.

Sift flour, baking soda, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.

Sprinkle flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter. (If needed)

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet.

Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

For the Icing

Combine all ingredients, except the colors, into a stand up mixing bowl

If the icing looks a little soupy add in 1/2 C powder sugar

mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form, about 5 minutes

Split the icing into three bowls

Add a few drops of Super Red food dye into 1 bowl

If you dont like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops

Add a few drops of sky blue into the second bowl

Leave the 3rd bowl white.

Scoop some of the icing into the three piping bags

Using the remaining icing in the red and white bowls, add 2 TBSP water into the bowls to thin out the icing.

Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottles.

Decorating the Cookies

Divide the flip flop cookies in half.

Using the first half cookies, outline them using the white icing.

Take the red icing and pipe in lines to make red strips.

Fill in the red icing lines with the thinner red icing.

Let sit for 30 minutes before adding the white.

While those cookies are drying, take the other blank cookies and pipe red lines around the edges.

Fill in the cookie with the red thinner icing.

Using the white icing, add polka dots to the cookie while the red icing is wet.

Let sit for two hours.

Take the thinner white icing and fill in the blanks on the stripped flip flops.

Let those rest for two hours.

Once the cookies are dry, using the blue icing in the piping bag, pipe on a line and then place a white star sprinkle in the middle on the top.

Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying!

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8 Wonderful Watermelon Cocktails

If you are anything like me, you have been waiting for a very long time for watermelon to come in season! Well, summer is finally here and the sweet juicy goodness of watermelon is in abundance! I have gathered 8 Watermelon Recipes to help you make use of this healthy summer treat in unique and delicious ways! From a Watermelon Cake to Iced Tea with Watermelon this collection of recipes is packed full of unforgettable ways to use watermelon all summer long! I can’t wait to hear which of these recipes you will try first! If you have a great way to use watermelon, be sure to leave a comment to inspire my summer melon munching!

  1. Sparkling Watermelon Cocktail – Baking Beauty
  2. Easy Watermelon Sangria – Pizzazzerie
  3. Watermelon Margarita – All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
  4. Sparkling Watermelon Ginger Punch – Today’s Creative Life
  5. Watermelon Daiquiri – Who Needs a Cape
  6. Watermelon Martini – Happy Hour Projects
  7. Watermelon Amaretto Bowl – Elephantastic Vegan
  8. Watermelon Mint Martini – Plating Pixels

Which beverage would you like to try first? 

While the adults are sipping a refreshing watermelon cocktail, your kids can stay cool while eating Summer Berry Swirl Ice Cream by Mayfield Creamery!

Broccoli Ranch Pasta Salad

broccoli ranch pasta salad
Broccoli Ranch Pasta Salad is the perfect dish for summer. It is served cold, so there is no rush for dinner, and there is no need to turn on the oven with this recipe, which means you can keep your home feeling as cool as an oasis without skipping out on a healthy and delicious meal!
This pasta salad makes a great lunch option, and it pairs well with fresh bread or fruit for a quick but awesome dinner! This broccoli ranch pasta salad also makes a fantastic potluck or picnic offering as it transports well and can feed a hungry crowd economically!
TIP: Serve it with a refreshing strawberry mojito lemonade for the perfect pairing!

Nutrition

Calories

875 cal

Fat

76 g

Carbs

12 g

Protein

36 g
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Broccoli Ranch and Bacon Pasta Salad

Enjoy this delicious broccoli ranch pasta salad at your next gathering. It is super easy to throw together last minute or plan ahead for a crowd pleasing side dish.

5 minPrep Time

12 minCook Time

17 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups broccoli florets
  • 10 slices bacon, cooked, and chopped
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded colby jack cheese
  • 1/2 can peas
  • 8 oz pasta shells, cooked
  • Dressing:
  • 2/3 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tbsp. Ranch dressing mix

Instructions

In a large bowl, add chopped broccoli, chopped bacon, whole cherry tomatoes, shredded colby jack cheese, peas and cooked pasta shells.

In a separate small bowl, add mayo, milk and 2 tablespoons of dry Ranch dressing mix.

Whisk until all ingredients are combined.

Slowly pour the dressing mix into the pasta bowl.

Toss to combine.

Add more dressing as needed.

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Easy to Make Uncle Sam’s Cupcakes

Uncle Sam's Cupcakes

There is nothing quite like a cupcake to enjoy after dinner. These Uncle Sam Cupcakes are easy to make and only require a few ingredients. You can use cherry pie filling, blueberry or strawberry inside these delicious cupcakes. Enjoy these cupcakes for Memorial Day, Fourth of July or anytime.

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Uncle Sam’s Cupcakes

Enjoy these Uncle Sam's easy to make cupcakes to celebrate the holiday.

10 minPrep Time

16 minCook Time

26 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Uncle Sam Cupcake Kit
  • White Cake Mix
  • Eggs
  • Vegetable Oil
  • Cupcake Icing
  • Cherry Pie Filling

Instructions

After gathering all of your ingredients, you will first make the cake mix according to box directions.

Fill your cupcake wrappers a little over halfway full. Bake your cupcakes according to box directions.

Once your cupcakes are cool, use a coring tool (or use a knife if you don’t have one) to take the center out of your cupcakes.

Fill the center of your cupcakes with cherry pie filling. (blueberry would be awesome too!)

Pipe icing onto your cupcake.

Add the eyeballs and paper hat included in the Uncle Sam cupcake kit. Enjoy!

Notes

Uncle Sam Cupcake Kit can be found at Walmart online or in stores or Party City.

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Be sure to check out our other cupcake recipes

20 Recipes and Tips for Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen

Do you realize how amazing you are when you cook? Cooking and baking is all about transforming one thing into another. To your child, you are a magician. That’s why they love to watch you in the kitchen. Teaching them how to cook teaches them so many life lessons it’s hard to imagine they would learn more from anything else. What other activity combines fine motor skills, reading, math, science, chemistry, and therapy all in one? I can’t think of anything else!

chocolate mousse pie

Photo Credit: “Chocolate Mousse Pie” by Courtney’s Sweets

After you realize how easy this chocolate pie is, it may very well become your weakness. Courtney’s Sweets transforms a no-cook pudding mix into a thick mousse that becomes the basis for her daughter’s favorite pie. Your child can make it their own by choosing their favorite cookies to crush for the crust. Oreos, graham cracker, peanut butter, or chocolate chip cookies would all add wonderful flavors to this mousse. If you have more than one child, go mini and let each child make their own crust. Let everyone taste test each other’s pie to see how changing one ingredient (the crust) changes the flavor. It’s a delicious lesson they won’t forget! Learn how to make this delicious dessert with your kids —–>HERE.

Carrot Cake

Photo Credit: “Super Rich Healthy Carrot Cake” by Eating Richly

Eating Richly is a blog that is very inspiring to those who really want to get their kids involved in cooking, but aren’t sure where to begin. She starts cooking with her kids as early as possible. Her daughter (pictured above) isn’t even two yet but she is all-in with her big brother making this yummy carrot cake! My kids were still watching from a high chair at that age, now I feel bad for not letting them crack those eggs sooner! They learn so much from this simple recipe, it’s unreal. Hand-eye coordination, hand strengthening, fine motor skills — now I know why Montessori teaching always includes cooking activities! Be inspired by Eating Richly and grab this great recipe —–>HERE.

Apple Peanut Butter Wrap

Photo Credit: “Crunchy Apple Peanut Butter Wrap” by Finding Zest

Independence is another great lesson children can learn in the kitchen. Consider rearranging your kitchen to be more kid-friendly so they can reach everything they need to make their own drinks, snacks, and simple meals like sandwiches or wraps. Finding Zest put a new spin on an old favorite that would be perfect for breakfast, lunch, or a mid-meal snack. It is a peanut butter tortilla wrap with apples and granola. This is the perfect do-it-yourself meal for kids because they can easily spread the peanut butter and add their own toppings. The hardest part of this recipe is mastering how to fold the wrap. This is where you can help or let them fold it the way they want. Show your kids this recipe —–>HERE.

20 Recipes and Tips for Cooking with Kids in the Kitchen

kids in the kitchen

Looking for more ideas? Click on the links below to read the great recipes and tips from my blog friends. Don’t forget to tell them that you found their great tips and recipes at Southern Carolina Family!

  1. Homemade Whipped Cream by Courtney’s Sweets
  2. Crunchy Apple Peanut Butter Wrap by Finding Zest
  3. Cupcake Cones by Mini Cooking
  4. Supernatural Fudge Brownies by Platter Talk
  5. Peanut Butter & Jelly Thumbprint Cookies by Mashup Mom
  6. Chocolate Torta by Platter Talk
  7. Healthy Peanut Butter Ball Bumble Bees by Eating Richly
  8. Double Chocolate Brownies by Coffee With us 3
  9. Chocolate Mousse Pie by Courtney’s Sweets
  10. Homemade French Toast Sticks by Finding Zest
  11. Granola Bar by Mini cooking
  12. Daniel Tiger Snack by Eating Richly
  13. Bread In A Bag by Hustle Mom Repeat
  14. Cooking With Kids Tips by Coffee With Us 3
  15. Gluten Free Waffle Cone by Fearless Dining
  16. Lion Vegetable Tray by Eating Richly
  17. TTri-ColorPasta Salad by Courtney’s Sweets
  18. Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Funnel Cakes by We’re Parents
  19. Black Bean & Rice Open-Faced Tacos by Simply Stacie
  20. Super Rich Healthy Carrot Cake by Eating Richly

Which recipe would you like to try first with your kids in the kitchen? 

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