Happy Birthday America! Although Independence Day has only been a national holiday since 1941, Americans have been celebrating their independence since the 18th century. This year celebrate the 4th of July with Stars and Fireworks cookies. Using only two cookie cutters and three royal icing colors you can create endless designs. Show up to your BBQ or beach party with Stars and Fireworks cookies your friends and family will admire.

Supplies needed to make Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Supplies for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Red, white and blue stars for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
After baking, prepare all your star cookies by outlining and flooding in red, white and blue royal icing. Allow to dry overnight.
Flip the cutter and use a small leaf as the base to make a firework cookie
For this set, we used a rounded oak leaf cookie cutter for the fireworks cookie. Outline and flood the fireworks cookies and allow to dry overnight.
It’s time for the fun part…decorating!

Now that you have prepared the base of all the cookies it’s time to decorate. You can use royal icing and sprinkles to decorate. We used both techniques and love the color combinations and textures. Stars and stripes are quintessentially patriotic so we made sure to decorate our stars with a variety of striped and dotted patterns.

Red star with white stripes for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Add white stripes
White star with blue outline and red dots
Outline with blue icing and add red polka dots
Blue star with white checked pattern for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Criss cross pattern with white royal icing lines
Red star with white and blue star pattern
Make stars in white icing around the edges and add a blue star in the center
White star with red and blue stripes for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Alternate red and blue lines all across the cookie
Blue star with red and white star pattern
Draw a star in red icing and then add a smaller star in white icing
White star with red and blue plaid pattern for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Create a plaid pattern using red and blue icing, we made the center line thicker by going over it twice
Blue star with red and white dots
Draw circles in red and add white polka dots inside and outside the circles
Red star with white checked pattern for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Using white icing, draw an outline and add a criss cross pattern
White star with blue outline and red dots
Blue outline around the star, red polka dots just inside the outline. Add a blue star in the middle by adding a circle of icing and dragging the star tips with a toothpick or scribe tool
Red star with flag pattern for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
On the upper 1/3 of the cookie draw and outline and fill in with blue icing. Add polka dots for the stars and add white stripes below
Blue star outlined in white for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Outline with white icing
Blue star with red and white sprinkles for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Add red and white sprinkles
Blue star with white pipe for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Draw firework pattern

Cover pipe with sprinkles for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Generously pour sprinkles over pattern

Fireworks for Stars and Fireworks Cookies
Voila

4th of July is also special because it’s Kimberly’s birthday! Happy Birthday Kimberly. Can you imagine a more perfect date to celebrate your birthday? The entire country is in a festive mood. Watch our how to video below to make your own stars and fireworks cookies.