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Patriotic Mini Parfaits

Cherry- Almond Cookie Dough and Whipped Cream Cheese… need I say more?  These are so decadent.  Perfect for a formal 4th of July or served up casually… they can go with any Patriotic event!

 Hubby thinks they look like “fire-crackers”!   So cute!

 These mini sized portions are just right… this dessert is RICH!


 Aren’t they sweet?  We loved them!!!

Patriotic Mini Parfaits!

Patriotic Mini Parfaits!

Cookie dough is all the rage and these cookie dough filled mini parfaits are perfect for 4th of July or any Americana holiday!  


  • for the Cherry- Almond Cookie Dough
  • 1 1/2 cup "cooked" all purpose flour or pasteurized flour cooked flour "how to" can be found at this link:, and more as needed
  • 1 stick un-salted butter
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp . salt
  • 1/2 cup Marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 tsp . Imitation Cherry Flavoring
  • 1/2 tsp . Almond Extract
  • red food coloring
  • For the Whipped Cream Cheese
  • 8 oz . Cream Cheese
  • 1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp . Vanilla Extract
  • Blue Food Coloring
  • white star sprinkles, I used Deco Art Brand


  1. For the cookie dough. Cream together sugar, butter, Cherry Flavoring, Almond Extract, and Marshmallow Fluff. Add flour in slowly. Mix in red food coloring until desired color. Chill until ready to assemble Parfaits.
  2. For the Whipped Cream Cheese layer:
  3. Beat room temperature Cream Cheese on high for a few minutes until light and airy. Add in the heavy whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar. Beat on high until stiff peaks form. Some cream cheese may still be lumpy- this is ok. Take out 1 cup of the mixture and mix blue food coloring into it.
  4. To assemble.
  5. Layer the cookie dough with the whipped cream cheese in 1/4 inch layers in mini parfait cups. Use piping bag to fill the whipped cream cheese in. Top with a dollop or piped later of the blue whipped cream cheese. Sprinkle with the white sprinkle stars. Now enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Serving Size

1 grams

Amount Per Serving Unsaturated Fat 0g

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Tuesday 27th of June 2023

How far in advance can these be made?


Tuesday 15th of August 2023

Hi Marsha,

You can make these a few hours up to 8 hours ahead. I would wait to put the whipped cream on, though.


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