Four types of decorations, depending on how much icing and how much work you’d like to put into the cookies. The simplest is the chocolate star with the sprinkle border. All you have to do is pipe a little line of icing all around and then dip the cookie gently in sprinkles. The hexagons were featured recently on my baby blog.
These stars were inspired by Haniela. They started with a flooded white cookie, and then some were air-brushed with a combination of stencils (stripes and stars), and some were outlined with a three-color icing using a flat icing tip.
The 4th of July Hearts were inspired by something I saw on Instagram last year and saved for the future. And the future is now!
Cupcakes were made using 1/8 tsp of orange oil to flavor the cake batter. The icing was flavored with chai extract, as described in my post from a couple of months ago. Patriotic sprinkles complete the look…
I hope you are having a wonderful 4th, and please if you are into fireworks, think a little bit about all those pets getting terrified out there. If you can minimize your fun, or do it away from residential neighborhoods, please consider doing so.
ONE YEAR AGO: 4th of July Inspired Baking
TWO YEARS AGO: In My Kitchen, July 2019
THREE YEARS AGO: Brigadeiros for the 4th of July
FOUR YEARS AGO: Kaleidoscopic Macarons
FIVE YEARS AGO: Zucchini Noodles with Sun-dried Tomato Pesto
SIX YEARS AGO: In My Kitchen, July 2015
SEVEN YEARS AGO: Sous-vide Pork Chops with Roasted Poblano Butter
EIGHT YEARS AGO: Roasted Strawberry-Buttermilk Sherbet
NINE YEARS AGO: Amazing Ribs for the 4th of July!
TEN YEARS AGO: Baby Back Ribs on the 4th of July
ELEVEN YEARS AGO: Blueberry Muffins
TWELVE YEARS AGO: A Pie for your 4th of July