Can I Make "Star-Spangled Cookies"?
Updated: Aug 25, 2020
These are fun cookies for July 4th or any day! I saw them on Pinterest from Sugar Spun Run and as I have mentioned before I like her sugar cookie and non-Royal Icing icing recipe for cookie decorating. I have used it multiple times. Some examples are below.
This cookie was a Star-Spangled twist and she has some tips on marbling in the video on her website / Youtube.
Just a couple examples
I didn't have a star cookie cutter, so I just free-hand cut some stars out with a butterknife. They turned out pretty well! :)
Here's what I used:
- Star cookies
- Powdered sugar
- Corn syrup
- Almond milk (didn't have cow milk
- Red Gel Food coloring
- Blue Gel food coloring
- Silver Lustre dust (for 1 of them)
- Silver star sprinkles (for 1 of them)
For the glaze, I made the Easy non-Royal Icing Icing, but with almond milk because I didn't have cow milk (powdered sugar + corn syrup + milk is the usual recipe). I followed her tips about only doing a few swirls of red or blue food coloring in white
You can only dip a few cookies before it starts to get more towards purple rather than separate red and blue. One thing I did find out was that I didn't need to use multiple bowls for marbling the cookies.
Tip: Instead of using multiple bowls for dipping cookies, I had one large main bowl of white icing and one I used for marbling. I just added more white icing to the middle of the dipping bowl and then I added a tiny bit more red and blue food coloring as needed.
I put stars and silver Lustre dust on one of them. I thought the way I was doing it (haha!) that it looked better without the additional silver star Lustre dust and silver star sprinkles.
We are good at this. I think they turned out better than I thought they would. Haha! :) You can see all the 3 colors! The glaze tried a little bit differently than normally. I think because I used almond milk instead of cow milk. It still tasted pretty good.
It's a fun cookie for July 4th or any day! You can use these techniques for other colors of icing or shapes of cookies too. :)
Give it a try! We are good at this!