A festive patriotic cake style cookie recipe is easy to make any time.
Patriotic Cake Style Cookie Recipe
Red, White & Blue Cookies to enjoy with an ice cold milk shake. An easy cookie recipe you can make and decorate with your choice of colors for any occasion. This is the first time I’ve baked or made a patriotic – red, white & blue – recipe.
I’ve never been able to come up with exactly the right colors to make something look patriotic.
This year I’ve jumped into the ‘red white & blue‘ arena. I have finally finished making a classic black and white cookie recipe and changed it to what is now my Patriotic red white and blue cookie.
This patriotic cake style cookie recipe is a favorite of ours. It’s a cookie that is similar to the ‘New York Style black and white cookie’. What I love most about the black and white cookie is the yummy, sweet, sugary coating. Since I was turning the black and white icing into patriotic red, white and blue I had to find a substitute for the red and blue food coloring.
I blended/pureed sweet red cherries and I made a blueberry compote thinking that I would add the blended fruit for color.
The idea was good but the color was not quite bright enough. As a result I had to add a few drops of red and blue food coloring to each of the sugar fruit bases.
Of course, you can make your favorite cookie glaze. Than decorate the cookies to go with your party theme colors. These are a fun cookie to decorate for bridal and baby showers. Children’s birthdays may also call for a special color. A fun cookie to make and decorate for many different occasions.
MY ICING TIPS:
Whenever I make a sugar icing I never really measure since I usually decorate only 2 or 3 dozen cookies. The icing goes a long way. Here’s my simple recipe:
I add 1 cup of confectioners sugar to a small dish and add droplets of milk or water, stirring vigorously until desired consistency, and then add a desired color one drop at a time.
For this cookie I added 1/4 teaspoon of the fruit puree stirring it well, adding a few drops as needed. When the color was not bright enough I then added a few drops of red, and blue into the respective dish.
It turned out that the icings had a delicious cherry and blueberry fruit flavor. I liked the fruit flavors and thought it was a great idea. Grampy was not as impressed, though he did devour more than half of the batch.Print
Patriotic Cake Style Cookie Recipe
Patriotic cake style cookies is an easy recipe to make. This recipe is adapted from Good Housekeeping Magazine. Decorate the cookies with colors that fit your occasion. I’ve adapted the recipe making a few changes which are noted in parenthesis.
- Prep Time: 10-15 min.
- Cook Time: 13-15 min.
- Total Time: 40-50 min.
- Yield: 2 dz. approx.
- Category: Dessert
- Cuisine: American
- 2 cups AP Flour (I used1 cup AP flour and 1 cup white whole wheat flour)
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp. salt
- 1 1/2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 cup granulated sugar (I use granulated Monk Fruit)
- 2 large eggs
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- For Icing:
- 1 lb. Monk Fruit confectioners sugar
- 2 TBLS. light corn syrup, No High Fructose
- 2 TBLS. milk or water
- Red & Blue food coloring
Preheat oven to 350 degrees – Line cookie sheets with parchment paper or silpat
- In medium bowl add the flour baking soda and salt, set aside.
- In a large bowl with a mixer beat the sugar and butter on medium speed until light and fluffy.
- Beat in eggs, one at a time.
- Add in about a third of the flour mixture to egg mixture on low speed mix until blended. Add in half the buttermilk and mix. Then add another third of the flour, the rest of the buttermilk then the remainder of the flour. All the while just mixing until all is well blended, trying not to over beat the dough.
- Drop dough by rounded tablespoons (or a cookie scoop) onto prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
For the Icing
- In a medium bowl beat the sugar, corn syrup and milk on low speed until mixture is smooth.
- Scoop the icing into individual bowls and add the desired colors.
- Spread one color icing on half of the flat side of cookie and set aside to dry – approximately 30 minutes.
- Add the second color to the cooled/dry cookie. Set the cookies aside to set and dry completely. Refrigerate for quicker drying.
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