Easy To Make Patriotic Cookies

Independence Day is coming up and these cute patriotic cookies are very easy to make.  To learn how to make the templates for these cookies go see my Birdhouse Cookies post.

The only cookie cutter I used was a heart shaped one.  I used were Wilton’s white non-pareils to represent the stars and red sanding sugar on the hat and heart.  As I said in the video, make sure the icing is completely dry (usually 8-12 hours) before moving onto the next step.

Also, once the red sugar sanded icing dries completely, remove any excess sugar that isn’t sticking where it should be.  I use a small, clean brush to wipe away the excess.  This is an important step and should not be skipped because a few loose grains of red sugar will bleed into the white icing.

For the heart cookie: after cutting the dough, prior to baking, I punctured two holes evenly along the top with a skewer.  Then baked the cookies.  At the end of the video, you’ll see that I tied a ribbon through the holes.  When decorating with icing, try to keep the holes clean from icing.

I used the following pictures as a guide.  Enlarge as needed.

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4th of July Sandals

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