Stars for the 4th

If you're in need of something to bring to a 4th of July get-together, these cookies are worth a try! You can make them big like above or mini-stars like below.
For the Dotty Stars:
  • Using a #3 tip, outline the star in white royal icing.
  • Thin red and blue icing to the consistency of syrup and let sit covered with a damp dishtowel for several minutes. Run a rubber spatula through the icing to pop any air bubbles that have formed on top. (AmeriColor Super Red, Spectrum Royal Blue)
  • Transfer thinned icing into squeeze bottles.
  • Working with about 6 cookies at a time, fill in the cookie in the blue icing using a toothpick to coax into the corners.
  • Once 6 or so are filled in blue, dot the red icing on top.
  • Let dry 1 hour.
  • Go over the border piping in white again, using the #3 tip.
  • Let dry overnight.
  • Using either warmed corn syrup or meringue powder mixed with water, "paint" over the raised border using a small paintbrush.
  • Sprinkle with clear sparkling or sanding sugar.


  1. I love those! See, Bridget, now the problem is that I have TOO MANY dessert ideas for the Fourth!!! :) I just can't decide what to make!!!


  3. Have a Happy 4th Bridget! I would try these cookies but I am wornout from traveling. I am baking some Symphony Brownies for the 4th.

  4. Happy 4th to you, too, Montee! What are Symphony Brownies?!?!? I am intrigued! :)

  5. Bridget, these brownies are the easiest ever! They are not homemade but they are really good! I make them when I need something quick. Duncan Hines Brownie mix(with or without nuts),(3) of the big Hershey Symphony Bars with Toffee and Almonds. Mix the brownie mix according to directions. Pour half of the batter into a 13x9 pan. Place the 3 Symphony bars over that batter then pour the remaining half of batter over the candy bars. Bake according to brownie package directions. I made these for Brett's end of the season baseball party and they were a big hit. People thought they were homemade!

  6. These are fantastic!

    I am having a Red, White and Blue Linky Party and hope you will join in on the fun!

  7. I really like your decorating skill.


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