If you are short of time but would love to have delicious and beautiful 4th of July cookies on your table this step-by- step guide is for you.
These cookies take less than an hour to prepare and they taste heavenly!
This is my mother-in-law’s recipe. Please use with caution. The first time I used this recipe I ate about half of the cookies BY MYSELF! If you change the design, you can make these delicious, light and airy cookies to fit any occasion. However, if you planning to frost your cookies with Royal Icing I would highly recommend that you use this recipe.
1 ½ cups sifted confectionery sugar
1 cup butter
1tsp vanilla flavoring
½ tsp almond flavoring
2 ½ cups sifted flour
1tsp cream of tartar
1tsp baking soda
Divide the dough into 3 parts. Use red and blue food coloring to dye the first 2 parts and leave the third one uncolored.
Roll the blue dyed dough until it is 1” thick and cut one rectangle 1.5”x 10”
2.5”x10” red (0.15” thick)
2.5”x10” uncolored (0.15” thick)
1.5”x10” blue and next to the blue line up the smaller strips starting with the red one (1” thick)
Here is how your dough should look when you are finished
Once it’s cooled and hard enough to cut, slice the dough to the desired thickness (if you like soft and chewy cookies, cut them a little bit thicker and for thin and crisp cookies, cut really thin) bake at 375 for approximately 7 – 8 minutes.
Here is how my cookies came out