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Captain America Cookies

Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time38 mins
Course: Dessert
Servings: 2 dozen cookies


  • Cookie Ingredients:
  • 5 C flour
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 ½ C soft unsalted butter
  • 2 C granulated sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • Cookie Cutter:
  • shooting star cookie cutter
  • Icing Ingredients:
  • 4 egg whites
  • 2 C powder sugar
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • red and blue gel food coloring


  • Cookie Directions
  • Cream the soft butter with the sugar until the combination is smooth, not grainy to the touch, in a mixing bowl.
  • Add all 4 eggs at one time...Continue to mix.
  • Add the vanilla. Continue mixing.
  • Sift the four, baking powder, 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. Work some flour into the batter if it's too sticky.
  • Roll the dough out on the cutting board. Using the cookie cutter begin to cut out your 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 mixing on medium speed for 4 minutes.
  • If icing is not stiff enough add ¼ C powder sugar.
  • Divide the icing into 3 equal bowls.
  • The first bowl of icing remains white.
  • The second bowl of icing, add several drops of red gel food coloring. Stir to mix.
  • In the third bowl, add several drops of blue into the icing and mix.
  • 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 then add 1 tsp of water to this icing and stir to mix the water and icing together.
  • Using an edible marker, draw on Captain America shield onto the star cookie.
  • Using the white icing, fill in the star and one of the rings.
  • Wait 10 minutes
  • Using the red icing, fill in the rest of the rings.
  • Using the blue icing, fill in the circle around the star.
  • Using the white icing again, pipe a line next to the red ring on the tail part of the star.
  • Using the red, pipe on a thick line, like shown in the pictures.
  • Repeat with blue and white to create a red, white and blue stripe.
  • Let dry for 4 hours before enjoying!