Patriotic Sugar Cookies

May 19, 2016 By:
30 minutes
10 minutes
Makes 24 cookies
Celebrate the season and share your patriotic spirit with these festive and fun red, white, and blue sugar cookies. Get the kids involved and let them try their hands at original designs.



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the sugar and butter and whisk together until fluffy.
  2. Add the cream; stir.
  3. Add the vanilla; stir.
  4. Combine the salt, baking powder, and flour, and add the dry ingredients to the sugar/butter mixture, then mix thoroughly.
  5. Roll the dough out to a thickness of ¼ inch.
  6. Cut out the cookies using cookie cutters in whatever shapes you desire (circles, hearts, stars).
  7. Place on a lined baking sheet and bake in a 350-degree oven for 8 to 10 minutes.
  8. Wait several hours (until the cookies are completely cool) before icing.
  9. Put half of your royal icing into piping bags or squeeze bottles. Add water to the remaining icing in small amounts until the icing is thinned when you dip a toothpick into it and pull it out, you should get a thin ribbon of icing running off the toothpick. This is your flood icing. Put the flood icing into squeeze bottles.
  10. Use the royal icing to pipe outlines onto your cookies.
  11. Use the flood icing to fill outlined areas.
  12. Use toothpicks to spread the flood icing and pop any air bubbles.
  13. Let the flood icing dry completely overnight before using the remaining royal icing to add details to your cookies.
  14. Enjoy!