Fun July 4th Dessert: Berry Flag Tart

The star of your patriotic menu will be this flag-shape dessert featuring bright red raspberries, tart blueberries, and dough cut in stripes and star shapes. Despite the masterpiece finish, it's actually quite simple to make.

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Easy 4th of July Decorations

Decorate your home in the spirit of Independence Day with our red, white, and blue 4th of July decorations. From flags to fireworks, these easy decorations cover every July 4th theme you can think of -- and they're cute to boot.

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Our Favorite July 4th Recipes

Take the guesswork out of creating a delicious spread of 4th of July food. Our July 4th entrees (hot dogs! ribs!), drinks (punch! sangria!), side dishes (fruit and pasta salads!), and desserts (mmm, pie) make organizing a patriotic potluck a breeze.

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Festive July 4th Desserts

Celebrate Independence Day with these festive 4th of July desserts! With star-shape scones and piecrusts, tempting tarts, colorful shakes, and fresh berries, these recipes for 4th of July desserts are sure to stand out at your patriotic celebration.

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Easy 4th of July Party Ideas

Gather your friends and use these patriotic decorating, entertaining, and recipe ideas for this year's 4th of July celebration. From festive star banners and refreshing watermelon coolers to raveworthy party favors and more, your 4th of July party is bound to be summer's biggest shindig.

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4th of July Cake Recipes

Headed to a 4th of July potluck? Cakes are a dreamy way to end the day (well, that and fireworks), and our collection of berry-topped cakes, lush chocolate cakes, swirled sprinkle cakes, and layered red velvet cakes are worth their own oohs and aahs.

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Coconut Cream Island Punch

Make our DIY party cocktail -- that includes just a few tasty ingredients -- for an adults-only drink everyone can agree on. Cut-up star fruit provides a gorgeous base inside your drink pitcher.

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Christmas Cookies

Enjoy our collection of our best Christmas cookie recipes. We have a wide variety of holiday favorites you're sure to love, from easy homemade Christmas cookies and creative decorating ideas to classic sugar cookies and cute Christmas cookies for kids. Heading to a Christmas party? Our Christmas cookie exchange recipes are always a hit and guarantee you'll have a Christmas cookie recipe everyone will love. If you're going for beautiful, creative cookies, try our showstopping Christmas cookie ideas. These bars, mini bites, and whoopie pies include complete instructions and have been tested by our Better Homes and Gardens Test Kitchen so you can learn how to make Christmas cookies in a cinch. Plus, we've got easy Christmas cookies from around the world, including Italian Christmas cookies like biscotti and German Christmas cookies like Lebkuchen. Cookies also make a great gift, so we've assembled our best recipes plus wrapping ideas in our Christmas cookie gifts collection. Pick one favorite or make a few to give as inexpensive presents this season. Baking Christmas cookies can be a family affair. Involve little bakers with our Christmas cookies for kids, which include recipes for gingerbread people, sugar cookie pizza, and adorable (and easy!) meringue mice. Cookies can even be part of a special diet; try our vegan Christmas cookies and gluten-free Christmas cookies for a holiday dessert everyone can enjoy. Get step-by-step instructions to make your best batch of holiday cookies ever!

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Ornament Cookies

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Classic Christmas Cookies

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Gorgeous Christmas Cookies from a Mix

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