Print

Patriotic Sugar Cookies

Patriotic Sugar Cookies Prep time: 45 mins Cook time: 8 mins Total time: 53 mins Serves: 24 Patriotic Sugar Cookies
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 53 minutes
Servings 24

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
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • red blue, black gel food coloring

Instructions

  • Cookie Directions:
  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth not grainy to the touch in a mixing bowl.
  • Add eggs...Continue to mix.
  • Add the vanilla.. Continue mixing.
  • Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.
  • Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.
  • Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.
  • Make the dough into a ball, wrap it in cling wrap completely covering the entire dough ball.
  • Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  • Pull the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and sit it out to soften up a bit.
  • Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into
  • the batter. (if needed).
  • Roll the dough out on the cutting board.
  • Using the cookie cutter, cut out your heart cookies.
  • Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  • Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • Bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Check to see if the cookies are thoroughly baked.
  • Take the cookies off of the cookie sheet and put on a wire rack to cool completely.
  • (About 10 minutes).
  • Icing Directions:
  • Combine all ingredients, except your food coloring, in a mixing bowl.
  • Mix on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  • If icing is not stiff enough add 1/4 C powdered sugar.
  • Divide the icing into 4 equal bowls.
  • The first bowl of icing remains white.
  • To the second bowl of icing, add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
  • To the third bowl, add several drops of blue into the icing and mix.
  • To the fourth bowl, add a few drops of black into the icing and mix until a light black color appears.
  • 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.
  • Squeeze the majority of the icing into a bowl, adding 1 tsp of water and stirring to mix.
  • Using the black icing, pipe out the outline and the lines of the flag on the hearts.
  • Let dry for 10 minutes.
  • Fill in the red stripes. Let dry 10 minutes.
  • Fill in the white stripes. Let dry 10 minutes.
  • Fill in the square with thin blue icing. Let dry 10 minutes.
  • Using the white pastry bag, add some white polka dots.
  • Let dry for 4 hours before enjoying!