High-Flying Flags

High-Flying Flags

High-Flying Flags


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 egg yolk
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/8 teaspoon salt
Lollipop sticks
Blue decorating icing, white sugar stars, white decorating icing and red string licorice


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Bake 8 to 10 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Remove to wire racks and cool completely.
  4. 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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