Monday, May 21, 2012

Double~Decker Flag Cookies & SprinkleBakes Book Winner!

The idea for this double-decker cookie was taken directly from Bridget's (Bake at 350) great idea. Take a peek at her cute double-decker cookies here, here, and here. Told ya they were cute! I'm a fan, that's for sure!

I really enjoyed watching these cookies take shape.  I think the double-decker bug is catchy, and I have some ideas for more variations in the works.


 The only block of time that I could find to make these cookies was when the sun went down, so unfortunately I don't have any steps photographed.  I will plan better next time, and include a tutorial, but I have included the steps required to make these flag cookies:)
 Double~Decker Flag Cookies
(Double-Decker cookies adapted from Bake at 350)
 
1.  Make and bake the sugar cookies:)  (I used a 3.5-inch scalloped, square cookie cutter, and a 1.5-inch star cutter for the shapes.)  Let the cookies coo completely.
2.  Using an edible marker(and ruler) draw a template of the stripes onto the cookie.
3.  Make some royal icing. Tint some of it red, some of it blue (just enough for the stars and dots), and leave some of it white.
4.  Outline the entire flag template in white royal icing (thicker consistency for outlining) with a #2 tip. Let dry for about 15 minutes.
5.  Thinning the royal icing to a "fill" consistency, load up a frosting bag, and with a #3 tip, fill in every other stripe with white royal icing. Let dry for at least an hour.
6.  While the white stripes dry, outline (#2 tip) and fill in the stars (#3 tip) with the blue icing. Set them aside.
7.  After the white stripes have set up, fill an icing bag with the red icing("fill" consistency) and using a #3 tip, fill in the remaining alternate stripes.  (Save some thicker royal icing (any color) to adhere the stars to the flags when they are completely dry.)
8.  Let cookies dry completely.  I let them dry overnight.
9.  Apply the sugar to the stars by combining 1/4 teaspoon of meringue powder with 1/4 teaspoon water.  Apply to iced stars with a small, clean paint brush.  Immediately sprinkle with blue sugar and shake off excess.
10.  Using the royal icing as paste, apply some to the back of the star cookies, and press them gently onto the flags. 
11.  With a #2 tip, apply blue royal icing dots evenly around the perimeter of the flag cookies.
12. Let dry.

Voila~Double Decker Flag cookies!  Perfect for the 4th of July!

Try your own double-decker cookies.   You may get hooked too!

Thanks for the cookie inspiration, Bridget!

The SprinkleBakes Book winner is: Mari!

Comment #157:


52 comments:

  1. What a great idea to use the double decker cookie in these flag cookies!

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  2. Sue, you never cease to amaze me! AMAZING cookies. I love them!

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  3. I love everything you do ^_*

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  4. Lucky Mari!! These are just gorgeous, I agree with Sonia!

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  5. Love the double decker cookies! So much fun!

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  6. Patriotic and oh so gorgeous.

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  7. They are way too cute! I love the double decker idea too. Your colors are so pretty. It would be fun to have those for Memorial Day!

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  8. Love them so much, Sue! nice and neat! :)

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  9. How patriotic! Perfect for this weekend if you're having a picnic. I love the cookbook--my daughter gave it to me for Mother's Day.XOXO

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  10. These are so cute I'm going to have to pin them to make for 4th of July!

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  11. These are super cute Sue! Just perfect!

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  12. These are gorgeous, and I LOVE the photos!

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  13. Oh my, these are fantastic!

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  14. Love, love, love these!!! Thank you for the sweet shout-out, too! They ARE addicting, huh?

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  15. Adorable cookies! Just gorgeous! I stopped by from Tasty Tuesday!

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  16. These are so cute. I am very impressed with the time it must have taken you to decorate them. And scrolling through some of your blog posts, you have such adorable designs.

    I would love for you to share them at a patriotic link-up party. Starts memorial day and goes through july 4th.

    http://www.suzyhomemaker.net/2012/05/lets-party-patriotic-style.html

    pinning :)

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  17. Oh, man... my hubby lives when the cookies go double-decker!

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  18. Double decker cookies! Love the additional dimension of these cookies! They look very "pretty" too with the stars and stripes :D

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  19. All I can say is that you bake the prettiest cookies ever! xoxo

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  20. Oh how I love these cookies!! And the photo...well, fanastic!

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  21. wow they look really amazing and very well done!

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  22. BTW, Sue--You have been chosen as the winner of my April apron--3rd Time is a Charm!!

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  23. I think of the patriotic season starting in May and lasting all summer. These are perfect cookies for the entire time. What cuties!!

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  24. I've always wanted to make royal icing but for some reason it is a bit intimidating to me. How "expert" of baker do you have to be to whip up a successful batch of royal icing?
    Hugs!

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    1. Heather, You definitely don't have to be an expert. Royal icing is very forgiving...if it's too thick, add more water, too thin, add more powdered sugar:) Just experiment until you get it right. I'm sure you would do great with it, Heather!

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  25. Such a fun idea for 4th of July cookies. Love how easy you make them sound.

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  26. Such adorable cookies. Congratulations to Mari!

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  27. Sue these are just incredible!! We are going to be doing a Memorial Day round-up and will definitely be featuring these on Monday. :-) Thanks so much for sharing them with us at Inspiration Friday!
    Vanessa

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  28. Oh my gosh!!! These look amazing! Can you do a Canada Day version? ;)

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  29. These cookies are adorable!

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  30. Congrats to the winner! Love these patriotic cookies!!!

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  31. Hi Sue,

    I'm hosting a giveaway over at my blog and would love for you to stop by and participate.

    http://www.myhobbielobbie.com/2012/05/my-200th-blog-post-and-my-1st-ever.html

    Looking forward to seeing you there.

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  32. These are so adorable Sue!!

    Thanks so much for linking up! I featured your post in my wrap up http://tidymom.net/2012/summer-ideas/

    Have a safe and fabulous holiday weekend!

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  33. So cute!!!! I love the double deckertoo!

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  34. Great job! I wanna make these!

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  35. Sue! These are crazy cool! You have just been killing it in general lately with some really inspirational ideas!!!!! I'm SUCH a huge fan of yours!

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  36. So cute and they look so good...perfect for summer. I'd love it if you would consider sharing it with our Summer Recipes linky party. We're two blogs sharing one combined linky party for double exposure.

    Shasta
    http://intheoldroad.blogspot.com/2012/05/summer-recipes-and-all-stars-linky.html

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  37. Oh I just LOVE the doubledecker flags. Adorable!

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  38. Love it! I would love for you to link up to The CSI Project this week. The challenge is Patriotic Projects! Hope to see you there.

    www.thecsiproject.com

    XOXO
    Dee, the CSI Girl

    PS email because I would love to have you as a guest judge too!
    dee@thecsiproject.com

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  39. Oh these are so fancy Sue! Double decker=double the goodness! :D

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  40. It's so patriotic around here..I can almost smell the amber wabes of grain! The jello cookies below are fantastic, but these..WOW. I would love to try and make these for 4th of July..but shaky hands always prevail. Doesn't matter, I have to try again..they're too beautiful!

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  41. Dang typos...amber WAVES of grain! lol

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  42. I really love these cookies. I like how it plays a little bit with the "stars and stripes" while still being respectful. New follower :-)

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  43. I love these!! Perfect blend of the double decker idea and the flag!! Adorable!

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  44. Do you happen to know where you got your scalloped square cutter? I've been searching for the right one and yours is lovely! Also, I love this cookie!! Beautiful!

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    1. Michelle, Here's the link to the page which includes the cutter ($16 square scallop) I purchased:

      http://www.coppergifts.com/cookie-cutters/pc/Basic-Shapes-c288.htm

      Thanks for your comment!

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  45. I saw this on a 4th of July roundup and just had to pin it. I hope you’ll share your best post of the week on my Friday Flash Blog Linky Party going on ALL weekend at The Jenny Evolution.

    Jennifer
    thejennyevolution.com

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