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{July 4, 2010}   Red and Blue Sugar Cookies

This week I had my friend Anabelle over, and since today was 4th of July and we didn’t want to go to a 4th of July party empty handed, we made red and blue sugar cookies. It was really fun, and really easy as well! They taste amazing! Perfectly sweet and buttery, they are delish! I adapted this recipe from Alton Brown, and we really loved these cookies! We are about to go to the party now, so I am rushing to write down this recipe! It is very simple and tastes delish! The dough takes about 35 minutes in the freezer to firm up, so that adds a little bit of time.

Red and Blue Sugar Cookies (Adapted from Alton Brown’s Recipe)

You Will Need:
– 2 sticks of butter, room tempature

– 1 cup granulated sugar

– 1 tsp vanilla extract

– 1 tb heavy cream (or milk)

– 3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

– 3/4 tsp baking powder

– 1/4 tsp salt

– 1 egg

– blue food coloring

– red food coloring


1. Whisk flour, salt, and baking powder. In a small custard bowl, combine heavy cream and egg. Now, in an electric mixer, cream butter and sugar until smooth. Now add in egg and cream mixture. Now, 1/2 cup at a time, add in flour mixture.

2. Get out another medium bowl. Now take out half of the sugar cookie mixture. In one bowl, combine red food coloring (enough to make a nice red color) with dough. In the other bowl, combine blue food color (enough to make a nice blue color) with dough. Place bowls in the freezer for about 30-35 minutes, or until dough is firm.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

4. Now, using a cookie scooper, roll out balls. Flatten the balls with your fingers.

5. Bake for 10-12 minutes, or until the cookies pass the fork/toothpick test.


how cute and how patriotic!! my girls would love these!

owner says:

Thanks! They were a huge hit! The only color missing was well, the white! Anyways, the cookies still tasted amazing and everyone loved them! Thank you so much for your comment! 🙂


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