Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies Recipe

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These homemade Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies are a super fun way to bring some color to the table. Your guests will only stop talking about them to eat them!

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

These colorful homemade Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies are a super fun way to bring some color to the table. They will make a great subject of conversation, and your guests will only stop talking about them to eat them! Here’s instructions on how to make them.

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies

Makes 2 1/2 dozen

Equipment Needed

  • flip flop cookie cutter
  • stand mixer OR hand mixer
  • large mixing bowl
  • measuring cups
  • measuring spoons
  • 3 bowls
  • 2 squeeze bottles
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper
  • cutting board
  • rolling pin
  • spatula
  • 3 piping bags with a number 2 tip

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Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla

Icing Ingredients

  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • patriotic star sprinkles, separate the white stars
  • super red icing
  • sky blue icing

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Cookie Instructions

Cream the soft butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl until the combination is smooth and grainy to the touch.

Add egg and continue to mix.

Add the vanilla and continue to mix.

Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together.

Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture.

Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended.

Form the dough into a ball and wrap it in cling wrap, making sure to completely cover the entire dough ball.

Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and leave it out for a short while to it can soften up a bit.

Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter (if needed)

Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet.

Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

Icing Instructions

Combine all ingredients, except the colors, into a mixing bowl.

If the icing looks a little soupy add in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar.

Mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form, which takes about 5 minutes.

Split the icing into three bowls.

Add a few drops of Super Red food dye into one bowl of icing.

If you don’t like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops.

Add a few drops of sky blue into the second bowl of icing.

Leave the third bowl of icing white.

Scoop some of the icing into the three piping bags.

Add 2 tbsp water to the remaining red and white icing bowls to thin out the icing.

Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottles.

Decorating Instructions

Divide the flip flop cookies in half.

Take the first half of the cookies and outline them using the white icing.

Take the red icing and pipe in lines to make red stripes.

Fill in the red icing lines with the thinner red icing.

Let sit for 30 minutes before adding the white icing.

While those cookies are drying, take the other blank cookies and pipe red lines around the edges.

Fill in the cookie with the red thinner icing.

Use the white icing to add polka dots to the cookie while the red icing is wet.

Let sit for two hours.

Take the thinner white icing and fill in the blanks on the striped flip flops.

Let those rest for two hours.

Once the cookies are dry, use the blue icing in the piping bag to pipe on a line, then place a white star sprinkle in the middle on the top.

Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying!

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies

Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • Cookie Ingredients
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup soft unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Icing Ingredients
  • 2 egg whites
  • 1 cup powder sugar
  • 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • patriotic star sprinkles, separate the white stars
  • super red icing
  • sky blue icing

Instructions

Cookie Instructions - Cream the soft butter with the sugar in a mixing bowl until the combination is smooth and grainy to the touch. Add egg and continue to mix. Add the vanilla and continue to mix. Sift the four, baking soda, and salt together. Add the dry mixture to the wet mixture. Continue mixing to make sure all ingredients are thoroughly blended. Form the dough into a ball and wrap it in cling wrap, making sure to completely cover the entire dough ball. Put in the refrigerator for about 6 hours or overnight. Check to see if the dough is firm. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Take the cookie dough out of the refrigerator and leave it out for a short while to it can soften up a bit. Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour into the batter (if needed) Roll the dough out on the cutting board and using the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Using a metal spatula move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet. Place the cookies on the baking sheet and bake for 8 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

Icing Instructions - Combine all ingredients, except the colors, into a mixing bowl. If the icing looks a little soupy add in 1/2 cup of powdered sugar. Mix on medium speed until stiff peaks form, which takes about 5 minutes. Split the icing into three bowls. Add a few drops of Super Red food dye into one bowl of icing. If you don't like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops. Add a few drops of sky blue into the second bowl of icing. Leave the third bowl of icing white. Scoop some of the icing into the three piping bags. Add 2 tbsp water to the remaining red and white icing bowls to thin out the icing. Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottles.

Decorating Instructions - Divide the flip flop cookies in half. Take the first half of the cookies and outline them using the white icing. Take the red icing and pipe in lines to make red stripes. Fill in the red icing lines with the thinner red icing. Let sit for 30 minutes before adding the white icing. While those cookies are drying, take the other blank cookies and pipe red lines around the edges. Fill in the cookie with the red thinner icing. Use the white icing to add polka dots to the cookie while the red icing is wet. Let sit for two hours. Take the thinner white icing and fill in the blanks on the striped flip flops. Let those rest for two hours. Once the cookies are dry, use the blue icing in the piping bag to pipe on a line, then place a white star sprinkle in the middle on the top. Let sit for 30 minutes before enjoying!

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    18 comments

    pat. June 29, 2017 - 6:10 am

    What fun cookies!

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    Jeanette June 29, 2017 - 9:49 am

    Those look so cute. My cookies never turn out that pretty. I would love to make them with my kiddos and just because it’s fun though.

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    Sarah Bailey June 29, 2017 - 10:06 am

    Oh how cute are those cookies! I love the idea of making flip flop cookies, perhaps for the summer as well.

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    Heather @ Kraus House Mom June 29, 2017 - 10:17 am

    These are so cute. My kids would love to both make and eat them. I might end up eating too many.

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    Amber Myers June 29, 2017 - 11:13 am

    Mmm, well, I do love my cookies and these look pretty! And delicious. I know I’d love them. I’m terrible with decorating so mine wouldn’t come out as nice.

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    Maurene Cab June 29, 2017 - 7:25 pm

    Wow! How can you be so creative! What a wonderful and creative way to celebrate the Fourth of July.

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    Kim June 29, 2017 - 7:29 pm

    These are absolutely adorable, patriotic and look so yummy. I really respect people who take all that time to make something that is going to be gobbled up in mere seconds.

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    Pam June 29, 2017 - 7:54 pm

    These are so cute. In these colors they’re perfect for Fourth of July but you could also make them in different colors for any summer cookout.

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    Tamara June 29, 2017 - 8:29 pm

    These are SO cute! I have flip flop cookies too, but they’re just made from Nutter Butters. Yours are professional!

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    Neha Saini June 30, 2017 - 3:02 am

    Patriotic Flip Flop Cookies are amazing to add a grace on your dining table. These are really cute. I’ll try to make this at some function like small parties. My guests are going to love this J Thanks for this great idea.

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    Jenn Mitchell June 30, 2017 - 8:11 am

    These cookies are so adorable. I love themed desserts especially for holidays so will have to attempt these.

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    Rebecca Swenor June 30, 2017 - 9:32 am

    These patriotic flip flop cookies are an awesome idea for the 4th of July. I am going to have to make these for the family gathering this weekend with the kids. They will get a kick out of these and so will the adults. They are perfect for the summer months too. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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    Mimi Green June 30, 2017 - 11:22 am

    These look delicious and quite festive. I love a good sugar cookie. I need to try these out. I spend a lot of money buying cookies that look like this.

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    Chubskulit Rose June 30, 2017 - 12:39 pm

    Oh wow, how creative is that! I am not much of a cookie fan but for som;e reason, I lik[e sugar cookies, these looks good.

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    Emily June 30, 2017 - 5:30 pm

    How adorable! I am actually in charge of bringing a dessert for a 4th of July BBQ and these would be perfect. I just need the lip flop cookie cutter and I am set! Thanks for the idea!

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    Agnes Dela Cruz June 30, 2017 - 11:24 pm

    So cute! and the theme used is perfect for the coming holiday weekend. I wish I can try to make a batch of those cookies soon. 🙂

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    Annemarie LeBlanc July 1, 2017 - 3:25 pm

    Those cookies are so cute. I think this is the first time I’ve seen cookies shaped like flip flops! I am sure your family would love them. These would be great for a summer party too, just change the theme of the decoration. 🙂

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    Anosa July 2, 2017 - 1:21 pm

    Never actually seen flip flop shaped cookies before, this is a genius idea. Happy 4th in advance

    Reply

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