These are my absolute favorite kind of sugar cookies! I made these on the blog back in 2014 with Kyla and decided to recreate them with James. You can see images from both below. These Star Spangled Cookies are perfect for any holiday and are especially great for the 4th of July! I love that there is fresh fruit on the cookies and the frosting is a simple cream cheese and sugar spread. I first had this type of cream cheese + fruit topped sugar cookie at a friends’ block party as a kid. It is one of the first recipes I paid close attention to so I would remember how to make them at home.
How To Make Star Spangled Cookies
The ingredients include:
1 Batch of Sugar Cookies – I’ve used this recipe from Semi Sweet Designs. This recipe is awesome for thick and delicious sugar cookies. You can also use store bought cookies but they need to be thick like these from Pepperidge Farm. This time we used Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and tasted great too!
Cream Cheese (softened)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 Basket of Strawberries
1 Basket of Blueberries
Mix the cream cheese and sugar together
Slice the strawberries into 6ths
Spread the cream cheese mixture onto the cooled cookies
Place the sliced strawberries on each point with one blueberry in the center
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 34 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 1g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 6mg Sodium: 24mg Carbohydrates: 3g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Protein: 0g
“My kiddo was very helpful in making these cookies. She helped pour the ingredients into the bowl, roll out the dough and she was my official taste tester.” – 2014
It’s so fun looking back at these posts to see what we were making a few years ago and how she was helping out in the kitchen then too! Now, James is getting his turn to make these same cookies for the 4th of July!
Slicing the strawberries into 6ths makes the stars look really nice. It only takes one strawberry to top each cookie.
“She was a pretty big fan of these Star Spangled Cookies. Blueberries and strawberries are probably her absolute favorite thing to eat. Well, aside from cookies.” -2014
James had a lot of fun making the cookies too. He even asked me to take a video for his “cooking show”! I made a video and then he said “Can you put that on T.V.?!” Too cute!
What do you have planned for the 4th of July? We are heading up to Big Bear to watch the fireworks and fish on the boat. I will be bringing these cookies for our afternoon picnic too!
Have a great long weekend! Enjoy!