Memorial Day is widely known as the unofficial start of summer but the true meaning brings out patriotism in many Americans. To make these cookies, I used an old Wilton flower shaped cookie cutter.
The Uncle Sam hats were made from a stencil. I used this pictures for inspiration:
After printing out the picture, I traced it onto heavy paper stock and cut out. Manila file folders work great. Then place on top of rolled out cookie dough and cut out shape with a paring knife.
I would have liked to use mini star decorations instead of the non-pareils but Michaels nor AC Moore had any in stock and I didn’t have time to order them.