Happy 4th of July to my fellow readers from the USA! We are celebrating this year with some much-needed relaxation by the river and an all-American cook out. Of course, I had to make some 4th of July themed cookies for the occasion.
I followed recipes from Ann Clark, a cookie cutter brand, for the sugar cookie dough and royal icing. I think these cookies taste pretty great and the icing was easy enough to work with. (Speaking of Ann Clark, the cookie cutters are made in the USA, and there is a coupon code right now for 50% off (code USA50OFF)! You can navigate to the Ann Clark website by clicking here)
I didn’t plan much ahead of time as for how I would decorate this batch of cookies. So, I made red, white, and blue colored icing and just went for it. I stuck with stars and circles for basic cookie shapes, and then had some fun molding my own shapes with leftover dough.
My sister helped put together some cool videos of the icing and decorating process (thanks, sis!).
Check out the different patriotic cookie designs, below!
I whipped up some black icing and made firework cookies by using a scribe tool to blend out the colors.
I’m pretty pleased with how my self-molded hat and cat cookies came out too.
It took a few hours to decorate this batch. On Instagram, (follow me at @clairescookiesandcrafts), I’ve seen lots of wonderful cookie sets. I love the idea of these “sets”, which consists of maybe 2-3 cookie cutter shapes decorated following the same theme. I got a little carried away here with all the different patterns, but next time I’d like to focus on a couple designs and make a more consistent set.
Thanks for reading! For those celebrating Independence Day, I hope you have a great 4th of July!