I love the Fourth of July! It’s one of those F-U-N holidays without the pressure of gifts or providing “things”, it’s all about the experience! My kiddos love to get involved in the planning of our celebration and we have 2 ideas to share with you – Patriotic Punch with Flag Cookies.
Patriotic Punch with Flag Cookies
Both of these recipes are super easy and kid friendly, so they can be a fun activity for you to do as a family. I’ve brought them to holiday BBQ’s and other gatherings, and they are always a huge hit. It’s a great way to make things a little more festive without a whole lot of fuss.
Ingredients: Cranberry Cocktail, Sprite, G2 Blue Gatorade
- Fill each glass, cup or bottle to the top with ice.
- Read each of your labels to see which drink has the highest sugar content, this will go in the glass first (mine was cran-apple juice). Tip the glass to the side and slowly pour your first layer until your glass is ⅓ full.
- Choose your second highest sugar contentI used a white”frost” regular sports drink) and pour very slowly ensuring you are pouring over an ice cube to avoid mixing. Fill to ⅔ full.
- Repeat with your remaining layer. (I used a zero calorie blue sports drink.)
- Cut a small piece from either end on a Twizzlers Twist licorice piece so it will act as a straw.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Follow our sugar cookie recipe to make the dough, roll out and use a rectangle shaped cookie cutter to cut the flags. But honestly, I couldn’t find a rectangle cutter so we improvised by cutting our own rectangles with a butter knife. So the sizes aren’t uniform but no one seemed to mind.
- Bake according to instructions, let cool.
- Spread white cookie icing all over the cookies.
- Place blue icing in the top left corner of the flag, spread with a toothpick to even out.
- Cut Twizzlers Pull N Peel red strips to fit across the length of your cookie for the stripes of the flag.
- Add white sprinkle stars to the blue area.
- Serve and enjoy!
Does your family have any 4th of July favorites that you like to include in your celebrations?
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