How to Make Patriotic Cookies
Patriotic Decorating Kit
Here's a list of everything that's part of the kit - all with a 10% savings when purchased together!
- Firecracker / Rocket Cookie Cutter by The Flour Box
- Hot Dog Cookie Cutter by The Flour Box
- USA Map Cookie Cutter
- Snow Cone Cookie Cutter
- Mini Star New Cookie Cutter
- America the Beautiful Stencil
- Americana Pattern Stencil
- Whimsical White Sanding Sugar SMALL Sprinkle Jar
- Tipless Icing Bags Sample 10-Pack
- 2-1 Tool
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Red, White, and BOOM!
You're going to have a BLAST making these fun Patriotic cookies.
Layering stencils always makes an impressive cookie, but with minimal work! You can do this!
This tutorial includes a step-by-step look at all FIVE Patriotic cookies perfect for all those summer picnics.
For a single batch of dough, you can make about 20 of the 4 regular sized cookies (about 5 of each) and 12 of the mini stars. I should note that I roll my cookies to 1/4" thick using the Dough EZ Rolling Mat System. The thickness of your cookies will impact your yield.
You might just want to make an entire platter of Hot Dog cookies.
Prepping the Royal Icing
This is the beautiful color wheel from this set.
This set features 5 gels to make the 7 needed icing colors. I used the Super Red and Buckeye Brown to make that perfect hot dog color. I used the Royal Blue in two different shades (light and royal blue).
Check out the icing guide below for tips on making the right colors and an estimate of how much of each color you'll need.
For a single batch of dough, I typically use a single batch of icing. Since I'm using a KitchenAid mixer, I made a double batch of icing and split it in half (reserving half for another project).
The Patriotic cookie set has 5 gels/7 icing colors.
ICING PLAN BY THE OUNCE
Here is what I suggest making for a single batch.
Lemon Yellow - 1 oz (20-second only with tip #3)
Super Red - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Bright White - 4 oz (pipe and flood)
Royal Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Light Blue - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Buckeye Brown - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
Hot Dog (Super Red + Buckeye Brown) - 3 oz (pipe and flood)
These amounts are ESTIMATES. When it comes to how much icing to make, l don't measure exactly...I estimate. For a more detailed look at icing planning, CLICK HERE to read this helpful blog post.
For a royal icing recipe and video CLICK HERE - this recipe can be doubled in a KitchenAid Mixer.
Plan ahead to enjoy the most success with your cookie project! I break up the decorating process. It works better with my life to do a little each day. Here is the schedule for this cookie project and estimated times on how long each phase takes.
Mix Dough (30 mins), Chill Dough (2 hours inactive time), Roll and Bake (1 hour), Mix Royal Icing and Prep Icing Colors the day before you decorate (1 hour)
Outline and Flood Cookies (1-2 hours), Allow to dry in front of fan before adding details (1 hour for standard cookies and 4-6 hours for stenciled cookies). Piping details (1-2 hours).
**ALLOW COOKIES TO FULLY DRY 18-24 HOURS BEFORE PACKING. STORE IN A COOL OVEN OVER NIGHT.**
For tips on packing cookies, CLICK HERE to check out this helpful blog post with links to my favorite packing and shipping materials.
Pick up the Kit! It's got the essential cutters and stencils and a few bonus tools!
Common Tools Needed Not Included in the Kit:
- 5 Food Gels: Lemon Yellow, Super Red, Royal Blue, Buckeye Brown, and Bright White
- 6 Tip #2 (PME or Wilton brand)
- 1 Tip #3 Wilton Tip
- 7 Couplers
- Stencil Genie (optional)
- Airbrush Machine
- Silver Airbrush
- Icing Scraper
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I would be so flattered if you recreated these cookies! Be sure to tag @theflourboxshop or use hashtag #theflourbox so I can see what you create!