Patriotic Cookies

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.