America Flag Cookie Cake With Buttercream

17 people
47 min

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Every year we have a neighborhood block party on July 3rd. The golf course near us has a fireworks show every July 3rd (weather permitting) and we can see the fireworks from our street. Everyone gathers in the cul-de-sac for a potluck, the kids play, the grownups talk, and we enjoy the fireworks show. It is always a nice evening. I was trying to figure out what to make or bring for the potluck. I decided to try making an Independence Day themed cookie cake.

4th of July Cookie Cake Recipe:

For the cookie cake I used my favorite and well tested Chocolate Chip Cookies Recipe everyone has a favorite, but I promise once you try this one, you will have a new favorite.

Instead of making individual cookies, I spread out the dough on a jelly roll pan lined with parchment paper. I place the whole pan in the refrigerator for a couple of hours. Then, I baked the cookie cake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes

Move the cookie cake with the parchment paper to a cooling rack. Once the cake is completely cool you can decorate it.

Using homemade buttercream or pre packaged icing separate into 3 bowls.

Using food dye mix 1 bowl red, another bowl blue, and leave the 3rd white.

Decorate the cake as an American Flag with 7 red stripes, 6 white, and 50 stars (you'll want the blue area to be larger than you think to 50 dots takes up a lot of space.)

Serve and enjoy!

America Flag Cookie Cake With Buttercream
Recipe details
  • 17  people
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 17 Minutes Total time: 47 min
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  • 1 Stick Softened Butter 1/2 cup if you don't use stick.
  • 3 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Heavy Whipping Cream you may need extra for proper consistency
  • 2 tsp Vanilla Extract

Cream the butter in the stand mixer
Add powdered Sugar 1/2 cup at a time- adding 1/2 c at a time prevents a mess
Mix in Vanilla Until Buttercream is the consistency you like.
Separate icing into 3 bowls or icing bags (Ziploc will work too)
Add red food dye to 2 bowl/bag and blue to the other. Leave 1 bowl or bag with no color, you want to have white for the stars and stripes
Mix the coloring into the icing until it's reached a shade you like. If you're mixing in a bag, squish the icing and color around.
In the upper left corner of the cake using a fine tip draw and ice a blue box. Make the box large enough for 50 white dots- representing the stars on the flag
To the rest of the cake add alternating white and red strips to represent the stripes on the flag. Start with red, then white. You will end with 13 stripes, 7 red, and 6 white.
Serve and enjoy!
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