These Flag Cookies would be perfect to munch on at your 4th of July party this year, they are easy to make plus they are bite size, so be prepared having people grab more than 1 at ta time as they are pretty tasty too, soft melt in your mouth cookies.
You should have about 750grams of dough, so what I did I divided dough into 3 bowls.
2 bowls with 280 grams of dough and one bowl with 190 grams of cookie dough. These are just approximate numbers.
I colored one batch of 280 grams with red food coloring, and second one I left uncolored
Small batch I colored with blue food coloring.
Using 2 painter’s sticks as guides I rolled the white and red dough into a rectangle, 5 inches wide and about 9 inches long. I cut it in half, making 2.5 wide strips of dough, at this point I placed both rolled cookie dough strips into the freezer, until firm.
Blue dough I rolled into 2 inch rectangle about 9 inch long, cut it in half into a 1 inch stripe and chill until firm.You will have some blue cookie dough left that you can reuse later if needed.
When ready to assemble the cookie, have some water and pastry brush ready, we will brush each layer with water so they stick together.
Gently brush red cookie strips with water and place white cookie strips on the top, Press slightly.
Now cut these in half and you should have 4 strips layered, red and white, in about 1.25inch wide 9 inches long.
Cut the blue cookie dough strips in half, forming 1/2 inch wide and about 9 inch long strips.
Layer strips as shown in the picture, make sure you brush each layer and sides as well with a tiny bit of water so they stick together.
You will have to cut one 1.25inch red and white strip in half , see the assembled cookie block below.
If you have any red and white cookie strips left over, make another blue cookies trip and continue making flag pattern using cookie strips
Place the block into the freezer , until firm. If needed trim any imperfections.
Bake at 350F for 5-9 minutes.Remove from the oven and let cool.
|These along with several other treats of mine are published in the publication 1,000 Ideas for Decorating Cupcakes, Cookies & Cakes (1000 Series)|