4th of July Flag Cookies

Tomorrow is the big celebration day in the United States. Having spent 4 years of my life with an American and having now many American friends I can’t let the day pass without celebrating. Even only to enjoy the wonderful pies and bbq meat…

If you are looking for new patriotic recipes browse my July 4th category, you will find many, or just follow the recipe below if you feel like making these delightful flag cookies.

Happy Independence day America!


for the cookies

  • 1 cup unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the icing

  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • water
  • red and blue food coloring

Prepare the cookie dough as explained in my shortbread cookie post. Then roll out the dough and cut out 3cm*2cm rectangular

Refrigerate for about 20-30 min

Meanwhile prepare the water frosting by combining the powdered sugar with a few tbsp of water, just enough to obtain the desired density.

Divide the icing into 2 bowls, leave one white and add blue food coloring to the other

and red to the last one. Put them into squeeze bottles

Bake the cookies at 180 for about 10 min, let them cool down completely

Then  pipe even lines on each cookie alternating the white with the red icing

When you reach half of the cookie, pipe out a square in the top left using the blue icing

Then finish up with more lines on the left side

Let the icing dry completely before storing

Enjoy the cookie and the big day 🙂



– LittleDani

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An Italian living in China with a strong passion for cooking! Browse my 'left-overs' session for many tasty grub!. Follow her on Twitter / Facebook.