Patriotic Surfboard Cookies Recipe

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These homemade Patriotic Surfboard Cookies will be a big hit at any 4th of July gathering. And if you’re hosting, they’re a super fun way to bring some color to the table!

Patriotic Surfboard Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Independence Day is just around the corner. Today I have another patriotic cookie recipe! These homemade Patriotic Surfboard Cookies will be a big hit at any 4th of July gathering. And if you’re hosting, they’re a super fun way to bring some color to the table! Here’s instructions on how to make them.

Patriotic Surfboard Cookies

Makes 2 1/2 dozen cookies.

Equipment Needed

  • surfboard 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

Surfboard Cookie Cutter 5 inch, plasticSurfboard Cookie Cutter 5 inch, plasticHamilton Beach Hand Mixer with Snap-On CaseHamilton Beach Hand Mixer with Snap-On CasePyrex Smart Essentials 4-Quart Glass Mixing BowlPyrex Smart Essentials 4-Quart Glass Mixing BowlHamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand MixerHamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand MixerCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceCook’s Pro Adjust-A-Measure Set, 3-PieceAnchor Hocking 6oz Custard Cups, Set of 4Anchor Hocking 6oz Custard Cups, Set of 4Houseables Squirt Bottle, 8 Oz, 6 Pack, ClearHouseables Squirt Bottle, 8 Oz, 6 Pack, ClearNordicware Aluminum Baker's Half Sheet (2 Pack)Nordicware Aluminum Baker’s Half Sheet (2 Pack)Adjustable Beech Rolling Pin w/ Removable RingsAdjustable Beech Rolling Pin w/ Removable RingsWilton Icing Bag Ties , bag of 12Wilton Icing Bag Ties , bag of 12Wilton Master Decorating Tip Set, 55-PieceWilton Master Decorating Tip Set, 55-PieceWilton Disposable 16-Inch Decorating Bags, 12 PackWilton Disposable 16-Inch Decorating Bags, 12 Pack

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 Surfboard Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Instructions

Cookie Instructions

Place the soft butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and cream together until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch.

Add the egg and continue to mix.

Add the vanilla and continue mixing.

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.

Make the dough into a ball and then wrap it in cling wrap, completely covering the entire dough ball.

Put the dough into 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 let it sit out for a short while to soften it up a bit.

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

Roll the dough out onto the cutting board and use the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies.

Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper.

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

Place the cookies onto the baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes.

Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

Icing Instructions

Combine all ingredients with a mixer.

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 the first bowl. If you dont like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops.

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

Leave the 3rd bowl of icing white.

Scoop some of the icing into the two piping bags. Add 2 tbsp water to the remaining icing in the bowls to thin out the icing.

Add 2 tbsp water to the remaining icing in the bowls to thin out the icing.

Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottles.

Decorating Instructions

Using the sky blue piping bag, pipe a line around half of the cookie like shown in the image

Using the white bag, pipe a line around the other half.

Using the thinned blue icing, fill in the blue side of the cookie with the blue icing.

Using the red icing, pipe lines to create a “strip” like shown in the in-process picture

Pipe white lines around the red lines

Use the thinned red icing to fill in the red lines.

Using the white thinned icing, fill in the spots for the white

Take a few of the white star sprinkles and place them on the blue side

Let cookies dry for 2 hours before enjoying!

Patriotic Surfboard Cookies Recipe From Val's Kitchen

Patriotic Surfboard Cookies

Patriotic Surfboard 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 - Place the soft butter and sugar into a large mixing bowl and cream together until the combination is smooth and not grainy to the touch. Add the egg and continue to mix. Add the vanilla and continue mixing. 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. Make the dough into a ball and then wrap it in cling wrap, completely covering the entire dough ball. Put the dough into 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 let it sit out for a short while to soften it up a bit. Put flour out on the cutting board, rub flour on the rolling pin, and work some flour intothe batter (if needed). Roll the dough out onto the cutting board and use the cookie cutter begin to make your cookies. Line the cookie sheet with parchment paper. Use a metal spatula to move the cut cookies to the parchment lined cookiesheet. Place the cookies onto the baking sheet and bake at 325 degrees for 8 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before decorating.

Icing Instructions - Combine all ingredients with a mixer. 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 the first bowl. If you dont like the shade of the color, add 1-2 more drops. Add a few drops of sky blue into the second bowl. Leave the 3rd bowl of icing white. Scoop some of the icing into the two piping bags. Add 2 tbsp water to the remaining icing in the bowls to thin out the icing. Add 2 tbsp water to the remaining icing in the bowls to thin out the icing. Pour the thinned icing into the squeeze bottles.

Decorating Instructions - Using the sky blue piping bag, pipe a line around half of the cookie like shown in the image Using the white bag, pipe a line around the other half. Using the thinned blue icing, fill in the blue side of the cookie with the blue icing. Using the red icing, pipe lines to create a "strip" like shown in the in-process picture Pipe white lines around the red lines Use the thinned red icing to fill in the red lines. Using the white thinned icing, fill in the spots for the white Take a few of the white star sprinkles and place them on the blue side Let cookies dry for 2 hours before enjoying!

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    10 comments

    Heather Johnson June 29, 2017 - 11:50 am

    I totally pinned your recipe to my Patriotic board. I love the red, white, and blue and the surfboard shape. Too cute!

    Reply
    Nicole Anderson June 29, 2017 - 3:45 pm

    Oh my goodness, how cute it this? Definitely a conversation piece for sure – people invited over would certainly remember this. I love the way you have laid out the recipe and instructions which look really easy to follow. Looking forward to giving this a try, thank you.

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    Neely Moldovan June 29, 2017 - 4:50 pm

    What a fun idea for cookies. I’ve never seen surfboard cookies and I love them. How cute!

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    Hey Sharonoox June 29, 2017 - 9:39 pm

    These looks so cute! This is such a fun idea. I want a piece of that cookie.

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    Annemarie LeBlanc June 30, 2017 - 4:19 am

    How creative! I wish you and I were neighbors. I’d take baking classes from you! I will share this with my sister. She is good with baking (I’m not). Maybe she can make some for our get together. Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply
    Jacqui Odell June 30, 2017 - 10:19 am

    These cookies look so cute! I would love to do them for my daughter’s summer party!

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    Melanie Burbage June 30, 2017 - 11:17 am

    You know I completely forgot that this week was the 4th of July! yikes! Thanks for the idea ( and reminder) for the cookies, maybe I’ll make them with my kids!

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    Brandy June 30, 2017 - 11:19 am

    What a great idea, making surf board patriotic cookies for the 4th of July. I will more than likely be whipping these up, love the 4th of July stuff 🙂

    Reply
    Tami June 30, 2017 - 2:04 pm

    The little guy and I enjoy making cookies. We haven’t picked out one for July, but I think we will go with this one. Super cute!

    Reply
    Marielle Altenor July 1, 2017 - 12:26 am

    The cookies sound so good. I love the little details on them. Perfect for July 4th!

    Reply

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