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American Flag Sugar Cookies

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Hip, hip, hooray! It’s America’s birthday!

And we have the perfect treat to celebrate.

Bring these delicious (and oh-so cute!) American Flag Sugar Cookies to your Fourth of July picnic party for a festive celebration. Start with a simple sugar cookie crust, whip up our tried & true buttercream frosting, and top with seasonal red and blue berries.

a cutting board with a cake on a table

Gather your little helpers in the Kitchen and turn this recipe into a patriotic baking party! Budding chefs will love using fun tools to roll and cut the cookie dough. Break out the stand mixer or use those growing muscles to whip up delicious frosting. Work on fine-tuning your little chef’s ninja knife skills slicing strawberries (and enjoying their natural sweetness along the way!). Kiddos will love arranging their fruit in different designs to show off their creativity. Try cutting the cookies into circles, squares and even stars for variety or work together to create one large flag cookie pizza that can easily be cut into individual slices. Feeling extra sweet? Add sliced bananas, white chocolate chips or patriotic sprinkles for a firework finish!

Happy birthday USA. Let’s get cookie decorating!

xoxo, Taste Buds Kitchen

a cutting board with a cake


American Flag Sugar Cookies Recipe

Makes: 12, approximately 2 1/2″ cookies


  • 1 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 tablespoon unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup white buttercream frosting
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 12 strawberries, cut into quarters


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
  • In a medium bowl, mix together flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  • Using an electric mixer or by hand, beat the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3-4 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Beat in eggs, one at a time, then beat in vanilla extract. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until well combined and scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed. Once combined, cover dough and chill for 30 minutes.
  • On a floured surface, roll-out chilled dough ⅛” – ¼” thick. Use floured 2 ½” square and/or circle cookie cutters to cut cookies into desired flag shapes. Place cookies on baking sheet and bake until lightly golden on the bottom, about 6-10 minutes, depending on the size of your cookie.
  • Once cooled, frost a light layer of white buttercream frosting on top of each cookie. Cut the strawberries into thin slices for the red stripes. Arrange blueberries and strawberries on top of frosting to create the American Flag. You can also get creative with your red, white, and blue designs. Enjoy!
  • TBK TIP: If you do not have 30 minutes to chill the dough, be sure to heavily flour your work surface as un-chilled dough is much stickier.