Flag Cookies

Are you looking for an Independence Day cookie to impress, but that doesn’t take a ton of time and work to accomplish?
These are “those” cookies…

And this is just the very beginning of a SLEW of red, white, and blue ideas, SO, get ready!

To make these cookies you will need:

  • Black outline consistency icing with a #3 tip
  • red, white, and blue flood icing {I actually used red, navy, and ivory}
  • white or ivory piping icing and a #1 or #1.5 tip

Outlining is the first step when I make cookies like these.  To make sure they come out evenly, I do it in sections as shown below.  For this set, I chose to make a quarter of the cookie blue with stars.

However, you can do an entire half if you choose.  It might make it a little easier to evenly divide the cookie into sections.
Either way you decide to go, after you have outlined the cookie, let it dry.  When it has completely dried, begin filling the sections.  You must work one section at a time and let them dry between steps so that the colors don’t bleed together.
I did the ivory first, and then the navy.
When the other two colors dried a bit, I added the red.
At this point, you need to let the cookie dry overnight if possible.  I was in a bit of a hurry, so I waited a couple hours and then I applied the stars.  The advantage to waiting until the base is completely dry, is that it minimizes the risk of bleeding, so if bleeding is an issue for you, wait a bit.
I have had several emails asking how I made the stars on these cookies.  It’s pretty simple once you get the hang of it.
I went back to my grade school days of star drawing.
Use the icing tip to close any openings in the star.  You will want to make sure the icing is not too thick or this won’t work as well.
Let them dry completely.
I don’t often have bleeding problems, however for those of you who do, be sure to make sure each color is dry before moving on.
These are easy, and since all the outlining is done in black, they require minimal prep work.
Hope to see these in your Fourth of July roundup!

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  1. 21
    Jane says:

    Wow! These cookies are awesome! Great tutorial!

  2. 22
    AngieF says:

    Hi there,

    I wanted to let you know that I’m totally contaminated with the cookievirus. I’m following your blog for a little while now and I’ve tried my first cookies this past weekend. I have to say they are far from perfect, but hey, it’s a start. I’ve tried your recipes for RI and the cookies and I might have to do some tweeking to get them how I want them, but I will certainly try. My kids love the cookies, said they were really tasty. So thank you for your inspiration and hope to see much more of your cookies. If I use my words in a strange way, please excuse me, it is harder than I thougt to write in English. Anyway lots of regards
    Angelina from the Netherlands

  3. 23
    Heather says:

    I’m attempting these this week. I hope i can pull it off! Yours are so awesome!!

  4. 24
    Amalia says:

    LOVE LOVE the flag made from a simple circle!! What size was your circle cutter?

  5. 25

    These look tasty and fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

  6. 26
    Vanessa fuller says:

    what is ur icing recipe?

  7. 27
    Sue says:

    The black outline looks so sharp~love it! The things you do with a circle cutter!!!

  8. 28

    I LOVE these!!! Just wanted to let you know I featured this on my blog! (And I linked back to you!)

    http://purplekale25.blogspot.com/2012/06/let-freedom-ring.html

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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