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Red White & Blue Sugar Cookies Recipe

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Who else is ready for the 4th of July holiday?  I know I am, it’s my favorite holiday of the year.  I love everything about Independence Day – the reasons we celebrate, gathering with friends and family, grilling, and of course making fun recipes like these Red White & Blue Sugar Cookies to share with you and gift to my neighbor as a token of my appreciation for his service.

Red White & Blue Sugar CookiesDo you have plans for the upcoming 4th of July holiday?  We always have a big old shindig with friends and family.  We grill something new every year, this year we going to share our Grilled BBQ Country Style Rib “Dogs” recipe and of course we’ll have our traditional BBQ meatballs and red, white * blue desserts and decor.  Oh, and let off some fireworks after it gets dark.

Letting off fireworks is one of my favorite parts of the whole night.  I just love watching how excited all the kids get when they see the fireworks go up.  The little ones are my favorite, they either love it or hate it, either way, it’s almost always super cute.

Back to the cookies, lol.  I get sidetracked so easily!

The red, white & blue sugar cookies are super easy, and if you love sugar cookies with frosting, you’ll love these.  My personal favorite part is how easy they are; it’s almost impossible to mess them up.  I say almost because I’m without a doubt capable of turning them into pink, blue and yellow sugar cookies on accident.  It’s because I get to talking and don’t pay attention to what I’m doing.  I’m only telling you this because I do want you to know it’s possible to mess them totally up lol.

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I’ll stop yapping and let you check out the red white and blue sugar cookie recipe below.

Yields 24 cookies (depending on the size you make them)

Red White & Blue Sugar Cookies

Looking for a fun recipe for the 4th of July holiday? Try these red white & blue sugar cookies, they're easy and everyone loves sugar cookies right!

30 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

    Cookie Ingredients:
  • 3 C flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 C soft unsalted butter
  • 1 C granulated sugar
  • 1 eggs
  • Heart and star cookie cutter
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Red, blue, black gel food coloring

Instructions

    Cookie Directions:
  1. Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  2. Add eggs...Continue to mix.
  3. Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
  4. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together.
  5. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  6. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  7. Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  8. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  9. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  10. Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  11. Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
  12. the batter. (if needed).
  13. Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.
  14. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  15. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  16. Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  17. Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  18. (About 10 minutes).
  19. Icing Directions:
  20. Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes. (except your food coloring)
  21. If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powder sugar.
  22. Divide the icing into 4 equal bowls.
  23. The first bowl of icing remains white.
  24. The second bowl of icing, add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
  25. In the third bowl, add several drops of blue into the icing and mix.
  26. In the fourth bowl, add a few drops of black into the icing and mix until a light tan color appears.
  27. Spoon each color of icing into individual frosting bags with a #2 tips. Twist the open end of the bag to push the icing to the tip.
  28. Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl then add 1 tsp of water to this icing and stir to mix the water and icing together.
  29. Using the black icing, pipe out the lines of the flag on the hearts and let dry for 10 minutes.
  30. Let dry for 10 minutes before filling in the square part blue.
  31. After you fill in the blue with the thin blue icing, using the white pastry bag, add some white polka dots.
  32. Using the white, fill in the lines for the flag.
  33. Repeat with the red.
  34. Let dry for 4 hours before enjoying!
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I hope you enjoy these fun Red White & Blue Sugar Cookies as much as we do!

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1 Comment

  1. Mai T. June 28, 2016
    These cookies are adorable! I love how the decoration comes out so neat and nice. Awesome!
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