4th Of July Cookies

 

 

4th Of July Cookies
 
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Serves: 4-5 dozen
Ingredients
  • 1 cup butter (2 sticks)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tbsp milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 ¾ cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • Red food coloring
  • Blue food coloring
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven @ 350 degrees.
  2. Mix butter till creamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until light and fluffy. Beat in egg, milk, and vanilla. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add to creamed mixture. Use food coloring paste to tint one third of the dough red and another third blue, kneading the dough to evenly distribute the color. Leave the last third untinted. Chill for ease in handling (about 1 hr).
  3. Roll out cookie dough on lightly floured surface to ⅛” thickness. Cut out a bunch of larger stars. With a medium-size cutter, cut a star from the center of each large star. Now use the medium stars to fill in the centers of contrasting larger stars lightly pressing them in place. Press the medium stars into the larger stars' centers. Using a third, smaller cutter, you can even create tricolored stars.
  4. Bake for 8 - 10 minutes.

Kohl’s Cares

Kohl’s is treating shoppers to a sweet and tasty way to support children’s health and education… with the POPS! Icy Treats for Everyone cookbook by Krystina Castella for just $5 available now through the end of June. For $5, shoppers get an entire book of healthy snack recipes for kids and adults while supporting the community at the same time. POPS! Icy Treats for Everyone is available at Kohl’s stores nationwide and online at Kohls.com.

The Kohl’s Cares cause merchandise program gives 100 percent of the net profit from the sale of the featured books and plush toys to benefit kids’ health and education initiatives in communities nationwide. Since the program’s inception more than 10 years ago, Kohl’s has raised more than $208 million to help kids.

Also available is the Good Housekeeping: Grilling cookbook and three children’s books illustrated by Guy Parker-Rees. The books Down by the Cool of the Pool and Dinosaurumpus! by Tony Mitton, and Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andrede,, along with coordinating plush toys are also available for just $5 each. New to the collection, check out the Down by the Cool of the Pool tote bag for just $5!

Now, I’ve often bought the Kohls Care merchandise, because it is great quality items at a great price. the new Pops! Icy Treats For Everyone does not disappoint. I really can see this cookbook being sold for the triple the price elsewhere. The recipes are easy to follow with awesome pictures with many of the recipes. (I highly recommend the cookie dough pops!)

POPS! Icy Treats for Everyone is great for every home!

Ziploc Giveaway!

As many of you may know, I am in the process of losing weight.  (I’ve lost 25 lbs in 9 weeks!  Go me!)  That is why I was super excited to tell you how Ziploc makes eating fresh convenient.  They also help you  get more out of your meals by extending the freshness of food ingredients and leftovers. Available in an assortment of sizes, shapes and seals, Ziploc offer families a variety of smart, quality food storage solutions.

Ziploc Perfect Portions Bags are their latest innovation.  They are perfect for storing and freezing bulk foods and individual portions of poultry, meat, cookie dough and more.  I love them because I can portion out just what I need to eat.  You simply put your hand in the bag and pick up your serving size.  You then turn the bag inside out to easily create portions.  You can then put the individual bags into a Ziploc freezer bag to freeze until you need to use them.

The launch of Ziploc Perfect Portions is just one party of their initiation of the the Great American FreshOver Project.  This is a two year healthy eating initiative encouraging families to “freshover” their outlook on eating.  Ziploc and Rachael Ray are offering families recipes, tips, ways to use Ziploc products, and even a chance to win a trip for two to meet Rachel Ray.  (I’ve met Rachel Ray.  She’s really nice.)

Since I am such a fan of Ziploc, I have arranged for one of my lucky readers to win a Ziploc Prize Pack.  In it, you will find:

  • New Ziploc® Perfect Portions™ Bags
  • Ziploc® Freezer Bags
  • Rachael Ray Recipes
  • 1-2 other Ziploc® products (random selection)

Here’s what you need to do:

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