Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Fourth of July Cookie Cake (Frugal Food Thursday)

cookie cake

Welcome to Frugal Food Thursday!  If you have a great frugal recipe, please link up below! 

This week, I'm featuring Fourth of July Cookie Cake!

I wanted to make a yummy but frugal dessert for July 4th, using ingredients I already had around the house.  This what I came up with!  My youngest daughter decorated it with the strawberries and blueberries.

Here's the recipe:


1 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 cup butter, softened
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
dash of salt
1 cup confectioner's sugar
1 tbsp milk
1 pint strawberries, sliced
1 pint blueberries

Make the cookie cake: Cream the butter and sugar together.  Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well.  In a medium bowl, mix the flour, baking soda, and baking powder.  Add the flour to the butter/sugar mixture a little of the time and mix well.

Press cookie dough into a 9x13 pan.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until the top of the cookie cake is lightly browned.  Allow to cool completely

Make the frosting: In a large bowl, mix the butter with a hand mixer until light and fluffy.  Add the vanilla and salt.  Add the sugar in a bit of a time and mix well with the mixer, until all the sugar is added.  Add the milk and mix until the frosting is spreadable.

Spread the frosting over the top of the cookie cake.  Decorate with the strawberries and blueberries.

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mjskit July 5, 2012 at 10:17 AM  

Hope you are having a fun filled week! Thanks for taking the time to host this hop!

Anonymous,  July 5, 2012 at 5:09 PM  

Hello and thank you for hosting. Hope you had a safe and fun 4th of July.

This week I am sharing:

(1)Steamed Broccoli with Lemon and Sautéed Garlic

(2) Chicken Mole with Grilled Veggies, Mango, and Sautéed Cabbage

(3) Strawberry Cherry Pie with Cashew Cream Topping (gluten free, grain free, dairy free, cane-sugar free, SCD frienld)

(4) Cherry Banana Ginger Smoothie

Have a great rest of your week.

Be Well,

Chaya July 5, 2012 at 8:31 PM  

Tell your daughter, she did a beautiful job with the decorating. Thanks for hosting.

Elsa July 16, 2012 at 9:24 AM  

Very cute!! My daughter would love to this idea. Thanks so much for sharing with Hearth and Soul!!

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