Don’t just decorate your table for the 4th of July. Create an array of red, white and blue treats.
***RED APPLESAUCE SIDE DISH***
- 1 Cup Water
- 1/4 Cup cinnamon (red hot) candies-Crushed
- 1 (3oz) package red gelatin( strawberry or cherry)
- 1 Cup applesauce
- Bring water to a boil.
- Dissolve the cinnamon red hot candies in the boiling water.
- Mix in and dissolve the red gelatin.
- Transfer to a medium bowl or 8×8″ square pan.
- Mix in the applesauce.
- Chill in refrigerator four hours, or until firmly gelled.
***WHITE CAKE MIX COOKIES***
Soft Sugar Cookies, only 5 ingredients
When I was in 8th grade my friend would bring cake mix cookies, and shared them with me. It has taken me this long to try to bake my own cookies.
- 1 Box white cake mix
- 1 Teaspoon baking powder
- 2 Eggs
- 1/2 Cup cooking oil
- 1/2 Teaspoon vanilla extract
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- DO NOT FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS ON THE BACK OF THE CAKE MIX BOX.
- In a large bowl, mix together the cake mix and the baking powder.
- Mix in the eggs, oil and extract.
- Stir together-then drop by tablespoons onto a cookie sheet.
- Bake 8-10 minutes(do not over bake) or bottoms will get crispy.
- Let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to wire rack.
***BLUE GELATIN PRETZEL SALAD***
- 1 1/2 Cups crushed pretzels
- 1/3 Cup margarine-melted
- 1 Teaspoon white sugar
- 1/2 (8oz package cream cheese) softened
- 1/3 Cup white sugar
- 1 Cup whipped topping
- 1 Package (3oz) blue gelatin
- 1 Cup boiling water
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees
- In a large bowl mix crushed pretzels, melted margarine and 1 teaspoon sugar.
- Press crushed pretzel mixture into the the bottom of a 8×8 baking dish and bake in preheated oven 8 minutes.
- Remove from oven and allow to cool.
- Cream together cream cheese and 1/3 cup sugar.
- Fold in whipped topping and spread evenly over cooled pretzel mixture.
- In a medium bowl dissolve gelatin in 1 cup boiling water.
- Allow gelatin to cool until just thickened.
- Pour gelatin over cream cheese mixture and refrigerate until set. About 4 hours.
HAPPY 4th OF JULY!