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overhead shot of star shaped sugar cookies decorated with red, white and blue frosting

4th of July Cookies

These easy decorated sugar cookies are fun and festive and easier to make than with flood or royal icing. Anyone can make these!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword cookie
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Servings 36 cookies, depending on size
Calories 1kcal
Author Dorothy Kern
Cost $8


  • 1 recipe Cut Out Sugar Cookies or storebought dough
  • 1 recipe sugar cookie frosting in recipe linked above or 3 cans vanilla frosting
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Sprinkles optional


  • Bake cookies in star shapes as directed in recipe. Cool.
  • Divide frosting into thirds and color one red and the other blue. Place in pastry bags fit with small star tips.
  • Decroate cookies as desired. Let sit for 1 hour to semi-harden frosting. Frosting won't harden completely so be careful.
  • Store loosely covered for up to 4 days.


Serving: 1cookies | Calories: 1kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 1mg | Sugar: 1g