American Flag Sugar Cookie Cake
Updated: Jul 9, 2020
Go ahead and jot this one down in your recipe book for Fourth of July 2021. Preparation is key, so why not prepare a year in advance, right? Three reasons why this American Flag Sugar Cookie Cake needs to be on your table during next year's Fourth of July party:
Frosting. Honestly, frosting makes the world go round...especially when it's on a sugar cookie. If you haven't tried this yet, trust us!
There are enough servings to serve everyone at the party. Depending on the size of pieces you cut, this cookie cake can serve any where from 12-18 people.
Lastly, because America is GREAT, and there is no better way to celebrate Independence Day than with a big ol', sweet American Flag.
We didn't take any process pictures because this one is pretty self-explanatory. Although, we get it, pictures never hurt 🤷🏼♀️. So we apologize!!! We believe in you though, you got this! You're going to want to start by flattening the dough into the cookie sheet. We used a quarter sheet and would not recommend going any larger as it may affect the cooking process. (If you do decide to be a rebel and go larger, make sure you buy an additional tub of frosting) - and don't say we didn't warn you if it doesn't turn out like ours ;)
Once the cookie is done baking, let it cool completely. You'll notice the middle is going to sink in a bit, but this is ok. If you begin frosting too early, you run the risk of the frosting melting and getting a bit messy. While the cookie is cooling, separate the frosting into three bowls. One of the bowls of frosting will remain white, but the other two bowls will need to be colored (one blue and one red). Use less food coloring for lighter shades, and more coloring for darker shades.
Once the cookie has fully cooled, you can start decorating! We started by piping the frosting (if you don't have piping bags, you can use ziplock bags and cut a small piece of the corner of the bag). We basically piped the frosting to create our outline of the colors, and then used a flat spatula to go over the frosting and kind of give it a flatter look. You definitely don't need to flatten it out, and can leave it piped if that's the look you prefer. This cookie cake looks amazing either way !! And that's it. Very simple yet so aesthetically pleasing. Find the recipe below :)
PS - for a fun addition, you can leave jars of toppings on the table for people to pick and choose from. We used M&M's but you can use just about any chocolate and/or candies of your choice!
Two tubes of sugar cookie dough (will need more if using a pan larger than 13x9)
Two tubs of whipped white frosting
Red & blue food coloring
1. Press both tubes of cookie dough into baking sheet (we used a quarter sheet - 13x9 inches)
2. Bake cookie dough at 325 degrees Fahrenheit for about 15-20 minutes depending on the size of the pan you use.
3. Let cookie cool completely. (The middle of the cookie will sink in). Let cookie cool completely.
4. Separate frosting into three bowls and make your colors (red and blue).
5. Frost your flag! (Read above for tips!)
6. Cut into bars and enjoy!