Decorating cookies brings so much life and fun to an ordinary cookie and decorating with royal icing is not as hard as you might think. Today the #CreativeCookieExchange is decorating with all types of icings, chocolates, glazes and creativity. I am sharing these stars and stripes cookies which can easily be transformed into holiday cookies in the upcoming weeks.
Let me start by saying that this is not a political post. These cookies were not made in recognition of the recent election. (But, honestly, maybe we cookie bakers should think ahead in four years and offer a cookie to anyone who votes– only half of our country voted! These cookies might have helped voter turnout. They are that good.) These cookies contributed to a very special celebration. Friends of mine were hosting a lunch for a woman whose family recently became U.S. citizens. How amazing is that! I think those of us who were born in the United States often take for granted the privilege of being a U.S. citizen. I wonder how many of us could even pass the civics test given as part of the citizenship process? Want to try? Here is a practice test. But back to the cookies. I used my favorite recipe from Bridget Edwards of Bake at 350 and topped the cookies with her royal icing recipe too. Want to make these for a holiday cookie exchange? Simply decorate with white icing and top with white sprinkles (or red or green or gold– you get the idea). I didn’t change Bridget’s recipe at all so click through the links to find her original recipe and instructions. I will make this recipe at least four or five times in the next few months and will love it every time! I think you will find success with it too. By the way, I started with this inspiration of patriotic cookies from Sweet Sugarbelle then I adjusted it to make blue cookies with white dots as well as the solid red and solid white cookies. Pinterest has lots of stars and stripes cookies too.
You can also use us as a great resource for cookie recipes. Be sure to check out our Pinterest Board and our monthly posts (you can find all of them here at The Spiced Life). You will be able to find them the first Tuesday after the 15th of each month! Also, if you are looking for inspiration to get in the kitchen and start baking, check out what all of the hosting bloggers have made:
- Hawaiian Reindeer Cookies from All That’s Left Are The Crumbs
- Black and White Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Henna Cookies from Spiceroots
- White Chocolate Peppermint Kiss Cookies from 2 Cookin Mamas
- Silver Bell Sugar Cookies from Food Lust People Love
- Emoji Cookies from Flours and frostings
- Stars and Stripes Cookies from A Baker’s House
- Stamped Lime Meltaways from The Spiced Life
- Chemistry Cookies from Upstate Ramblings