Patriotic Cookies for the Fourth of July

Patriotic Cookies for the Fourth of July

The Fourth of July is around the corner, which means it's time to start thinking red, white and blue. While it's typical to break out the grill for Independence Day, don't neglect the dessert spread! The good news is that it is so easy to make festive desserts to celebrate the Fourth of July. Strawberries, blueberries and whipped cream or pound cake make for an easy dessert in addition to festive cupcakes, but it's also fun to make patriotic cookies.

You can even make these easy sugar cookies for the perfect party dessert. In addition to cookie cutters, toothpicks, a cookie sheet and a spatula, this recipe only requires colorful icings, sprinkles and dough. Could these cookies be any easier? Using store bought sugar cookie dough ensures that even the most inexperienced baker can handle these simple cookies.

The video above even shows you several ways to decorate your sugar cookies. With the help of a toothpick, you can spread the icing in creative ways. Try creating a marbled tie-dye effect or adding stripes to your cookies. There are so many fun design possibilities. These cookies are even easy enough for the kids to make. Have them help you out, or let them decorate their own cookies for fun! Using red, white and blue sprinkles makes the process even easier, especially if you're uncertain about your cookie decorating ability.

Watch the video above to learn how to make easy and patriotic Fourth of July cookies.

Ingredients you'll need
white icing
blue icing
red ice
sugar cookie dough