Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Flag Cookies

I originally meant these flag cookies to be for Flag Day on June 14th, but never got them decorated. I finally did decorate them and now they're all wrapped up and stored in a Rubbermaid container in the freezer for the Jully 4th weekend. :)

These cookies were super easy to make because I didn't outline and fill in the stripes.

I started out with a 3"x5" cookie cutter(same size as an index card) for the cookies and used my favorite sugar cookie recipe. (This link includes the royal icing.)
I outlined the white section, let it dry, then filled the area in with the white royal icing.
I did the same thing for the blue section, but with blue icing:) I used tip #3 for all the outlining.
After the white dried I applied the red stripes right on top of the white. To apply them I used an icing bag with tip #102 (I first tried the stripes out on an outline of the cookie cutter on a piece of paper).
For the stars I used a small star tip, #13, and applied them with the white when the blue icing dried.
(For the coloring I used Wilton Royal Blue and for the red I actually used a squirt of some red coloring that I got from a local bakery(I don't know what it is).

These cookies are perfect for the 4th of July or any patriotic holiday or occasion!

Have fun and Happy Baking!

20 comments:

  1. Perfect, perfect! I really like how you made the stars & stripes on these! And I love seeing Mary Engelbreit in the background. I don't think I've ever seen that illustration before. So cute!

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  2. I agree with Bridget, they are perfect! You must have the steadiest hand ever!
    I have my July 4th dessert in the freezer too. :)

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  3. Those are PERFECT flags!! You always amaze me with your many talents. I need to get hopping on my desserts for the holiday...thanks for the inspiration!

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  4. These cookies are adorable :) Perfect for the 4th!

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  5. Fantastic job on these cookies! They're adorable!

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  6. Fantastic job!!! I just love these!

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  7. What great cookies. So Festive and patriotic. I wish I had some of these for the 4th of July, I might just follow your example and make some!

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  8. Just fabulous Sue! I love the vivid colours and its great that you did them in time for everyone to make them for the 4th of July! :)

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  9. Lovely Sue, they are perfect for any patriotic occasion and your piping is just as perfect.

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  10. What fun cookies for the 4th of July. Good to know that you can freeze them decorated.

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  11. i love visiting , you always share something so creative..


    sweetlife

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  12. Gorgeous! I can guarantee mine would not turn out nearly as perfect, yours are wonderful!

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  13. These are absolutely fabulous!!!! Beautiful cookies.

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  14. Beautiful ^_^ thank you for recipe (sorry for my bad english!) I'm Sonia from Italy

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  15. Sue, you make these seem like even I could make the darling flag cookies. They are perfect for flag day or the 4th! I am going to give your sugar cookie recipe a try.

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  16. Fabulous job!! I love the simplicity too!! Thanks for linking up to my party!!

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  17. These are totally gorgeous! I just stumbled them for you :0)

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  18. Thanks for the stumble, Amanda!

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