4th of July Cookies – Recipe



No Fail Sugar Cookies

Author: Jackie (http://cakecentral.com/user/Jackie)
Prep time: 30 mins * Cook time: 10 mins * Total time: 40 mins
This recipe is GREAT when using complex cookie cutters. The dough holds its’ shape and won’t spread during baking. Make sure you let your oven preheat for at least 1/2 hour before baking these or any other cookies.


  • 6 cups flour
  • 3 tsp. baking powder
  • 2 cups unsalted butter
  • 2 cups sugar (white granulated)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract, almond or desired flavoring
  • 1 tsp. salt


  1. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla. Mix well. Mix dry ingredients and add a little at a time to butter mixture. Mix until flour is completely incorporated and the dough comes together.
  2. Chill for 1 to 2 hours
  3. Roll to desired thickness and cut into desired shapes. Bake on ungreased baking sheet at 350 degrees F (176 C) for 8 to 10 minutes or until just beginning to turn brown around the edges. This recipe can make up to 5-dozen 3″ cookies.
  4. Once the cookies have cooled completely, decorate with different colors of icing.  I use glaze icing (confectioner’s sugar, just enough light corn syrup to be able to stir, clear vanilla) and separate it into lots of different bowls. Make 2 bowls for each color of icing you want. Leave the glaze icing thick for outlining in one bowl (for each color) and add a a few drops of water to the icing to make it runnier for filling in your designs in the other bowl (for each color).

4th of July Cookies



  1. I’m going to try your cookie recipe! This are absolutely gorgeous!  

  2. Those look great!
    Whirlwind of Surprises

  3. Now those are some fantastic looking cookies! Love the pics! Almost too pretty to eat.. though I think I would sure try to 😉

  4. Those are beautiful! I really needed this recipe. The last 2 recipes I used for iced sugar cookies just didn’t hold up well.

  5. Your cookies are always so professional looking. I love them.

  6. Those look so cute and yummy!

  7. I love your cookies!  I’ve never heard of clear vanilla….where would I find it?
    Thanks for your talent and sharing it.

    • Thank you! :)

      I’ve found it at my grocery store and at Walmart. McCormick makes some that’s right by the regular vanilla at my stores.


  1. […] Cafe 4th of July Fruit Platter from The Sister’s Cafe Spangled Sandwich Pops from Spoonful 4th of July Cookies from a Helicopter […]

  2. […] 12. Put on your aprons and whip up a batch of these delicious 4th of July cookies. […]

WordPress Backup