Every March 25th my friends and I celebrate Greek Independence Day with a festive get together. We eat a delicious Greek meal that includes all of the favorites from salads to dessert and everything in between. And, when we can find good salt cod, we make bakaliaros skordalia (fried cod and garlic sauce), which is traditionally eaten on March 25th in Greece. We all sport obnoxious amounts of blue and white clothing from head to toe to display our Greek pride. Recently we’ve even added a blue and white theme to our menu.
An example are these blue and white cookies. The cookies are made with blue velvet cake mix, some butter and cream cheese for a gooey texture, and finished with white chocolate chips. They are so simple to make that you can task your kids to whip them up—and so they can be the ones stuck with the blue hands when rolling the dough together. Take a break from the traditional recipes and give these fun and festive cookies a try, they’re truly such a treat for any occasion.
- 1 box blue velvet cake mix
- ½ cup white chocolate chips
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- ½ cup butter, softened
- 1 8oz cream cheese bar, softened
- In a large mixing bowl, beat together butter and cream cheese until combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until fluffy. Mix in cake mix until well combined and stir in the chocolate chips.
- Cover and chill for 30 minutes.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop dough into round balls (about 2 oz) and place onto the baking sheet.
- Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.
- Remove from oven, allow to cool for a couple of minutes.