Makes 3 dozen cookies
|3/4||cup (1-1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened|
|1/4||cup granulated sugar|
|1/4||cup packed light brown sugar|
|1-3/4||cups all-purpose flour|
|3/4||teaspoon baking powder|
|Blue decorating icing, white sugar stars, white decorating icing and red string licorice|
- Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg yolk in medium bowl with electric mixer until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat until well blended. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and chill 1 hour or until firm.
- Preheat oven to 350°F. Grease cookie sheets. Roll dough on lightly floured surface to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut out dough using 3-inch flag-shaped cookie cutter. Place lollipop stick underneath left side of each flag; press gently to adhere. Place flags 2 inches apart on prepared cookie sheets.
- Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
- Spread blue icing in square in upper left corner of each flag; arrange sugar stars on blue icing. Spread white icing over plain sections of cookies. Place strips of red licorice on white icing; let set.
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