Looking for a patriotic dessert? This red, white & blue sugar cookie parfait is tasty, festive and fun for the kids.
The other day I brought home a package of red, white and blue sprinkles from the grocery store that I saw and wanted to do something with.
My kids saw them and it was seriously the equivalent of someone telling me that I just got a free 3 week vacation to Europe. They were thrilled.
All over a $2 bottle of sprinkles. I love kids.
So I told them that they could help me make some kind of fun dessert and we came up with this easy red, white & blue sugar cookie parfait.
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Red, White & Blue Sugar Cookie Parfait
These dessert cups are layered with store bought sugar cookies, vanilla Greek yogurt, and fresh strawberries.
To finish them off and add the blue, we added a bit of whipped cream and sprinkled the holiday sprinkles.
It is a fun treat to involve the kids in the kitchen but without having to use the stove. My 2 year old even made his (with a little help because if left alone he would have chosen the bottle of sprinkles and skipped the yogurt).
What You Need:
To make the red, white & blue sugar cookie parfaits, you need just 5 ingredients.
- Store Bought Mini Sugar Cookies
- Vanilla Greek Yogurt – The Greek God’s Honey Vanilla is my fave.
- Fresh Strawberries, Diced
- Reddi Whip
- Red, White & Blue 4th of July Sprinkles
Blueberries would also be great to add some extra blue but I forgot those this trip!
Assembling the Mini Dessert Cups
I gave each of the kids a set of ingredients and then they made their mini cookie and yogurt trifles by listening to my instructions.
It was fun to get the kids involved in the kitchen without having to use the stove or anything sharp. All they need is a spoon to make these treats!
They were assembled in these mini trifle/parfait cups because everything tastes better when presented well, right?
First layer, sugar cookie.
2nd layer, a few spoonfuls of the vanilla greek yogurt.
3rd layer, diced strawberries. You could add blueberries too.
4th and most important layer, sprinkles!
Repeat the layers again.
Top the final layer of strawberries with a big dollop of whipped cream and sprinkles!
Modifications for Kids & Adults
For the kids, I skipped the 2nd cookie layer. So they had one mini sugar cookie, yogurt, berries, sprinkles, yogurt, berries, whipped cream & sprinkles.
My children are young and I really just didn’t want them having 2 cookies after dinner. They didn’t notice.
Neither my husband or myself are big sprinkle lovers. So I made ours as written above but skipped the middle sprinkle layer.
You can really modify these red, white and blue sugar cookie parfaits to match your family’s likes.
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