Sunday, July 3, 2011

4th of July Cookies

Last night I was busy decorating some sugar cookies that we'll be taking to my sister-in-law's house for 4th of July.  I couldn't decide what design I wanted to try.....so I ended up doing two kinds.   I also should say that I actually baked the cookies about 3 weeks ago, and then stuck them in the freezer when they were cooled.  I took them out of the freezer a couple of hours before I wanted to decorate them......and you wouldn't know that they were fresh out of the oven!  It made it so much easier to not have to bake the cookies and then decorate them in the same day!

First, I tried doing the tie-dyed design that I saw on The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.  Her's were so cool looking in a rainbow design, but I altered mine to use more patriotic colors (I've got to do the rainbow ones one day.....they're so cool looking!).  For a great tutorial on how do to the tie-dye effect, check out The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle.

The other design I ended up trying was inspired by the cover of Martha Stewart.....the one with the fireworks cookies.  Since I had already piped a red border on all of my cookies, I decided to do a red background on mine, instead of the white that Martha used.

For a great tutorial on how to make the fireworks cookies, check out Bake at 350.  She did a great job explaining them, and hers came out beautifully!

The mistake I made with these guys was not looking at the cover of the magazine again before doing them.  I didn't even realize that I had done these wrong until after they had starting setting up. Basically, instead of making fireworks cookies, I ended up making spiderweb cookies in patriotic colors.....oops!!  I should have been alternating toothpick drags from the center out, and from the outside to the center.  Instead, I just did toothpick drags from the center out.......so I guess when Halloween rolls around I'll know how to do spiderweb cookies :)

Well, off to go make the rest of the desserts I've got planned for the 4th......it should be great having the oven on in this 100 degree weather!!

This post is linked to:
Sweet Indulgences Sunday
A Themed Baker's Sunday
These Chicks Cooked
Sweets for a Saturday

10 comments:

  1. OHMYGOODNESS! These are just adorable - LOVE them! Great idea to bake 'n freeze first. So glad you shared!

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  2. Beautiful! I saw Martha's and I like the red better! And, I never would have thought they were patriotic spider webs. You did a great job!

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  3. I love these! You did a great job. They're perfect for the holiday weekend. Thanks for sharing on A Well-Seasoned Life's Sweet Indulgences Sunday.

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  4. Awesome! Your cookies turned out to be beautiful!

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  5. Your cookies are beautiful!!!

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  6. Of the almost 200 posts on Sweet As Sugar Cookies, these gorgeous photos jumped out at me. Nice work. Looks delish.

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  7. They are soooo cute! And I'm sure they are soooo delicious as well!

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