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3 Ingredient Cookies to Celebrate Fourth of July

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Now that summer has arrived, along with picnics, baseball games, and other summer events, there’s not enough time to waste precious minutes baking in the kitchen. Nevertheless, have you found yourself in an absolute panic because you need to take a treat somewhere and have nothing prepared? With only three ingredients, these cookies are so simple to make. From start to finish, including clean up time, I am done baking these in 20 minutes. Best of all, these cookies are a hit with kids (the guys on the farm were a little more hesitant to try them, probably because they weren’t as excited about getting blue tongues as the kids were).

These are the perfect treat to bring to playdates, kids’ school treats, and any last minute event. They’re also easy enough to make with kids as a rainy day activity. Also, since they don’t contain egg, feel free to lick the spoon (or bowl if you’re ambitious like my kids)!

Blue Cookies (click here for a printable recipe card)

Ingredients (some of the ingredients are links so you can see exactly what I use):

1 box of [amazon text=blue velvet cake mix&asin=B00IL00VGE]. You can also use other cake mix flavors to make red, confetti, etc., but my kids love the blue velvet.

1/2 C of [amazon text=applesauce&asin=B00FYR4HQM] (I use cinnamon flavored applesauce, but natural applesauce is good, too)

1/3 C vegetable oil

Mix the ingredients together. Place small spoonfuls of the dough on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350º for 8-10 minutes.

You’re done! Enjoy the cookies!

Red White Blue CookiesNote: For the summer holidays, I made red, white, and blue cookies. I added strawberries and blueberries to add color, but you could also add maraschino cherries (I’ve halved them and added them after baking), chocolate chips, sprinkles, or anything else to add variety and color.

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