Summer is almost here and that means it is time for lots of outdoor family fun and barbecues. Make these American Flag Cookies for your summer get togethers and be the hit of the party!
4th of July Cookie Bars
First prepare and bake a pan of Nestle Toll House Chocolate Chip Cookies using the Pan Cookie Variation. I found that recipe here. Omit nuts if desired. Let cool completely.
While the pan cookies are cooling, make the buttercream frosting.
- 3 egg whites
- ¾ cup white sugar
- 1 cup butter, softened
- ½ tsp vanilla
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- red food coloring/gels
- blue food coloring/gels
- ziplock bags
- celebration by sweetworks candy stars (divided, you'll only need white)
- In a small pan on the stove, whisk the egg whites and white sugar together over medium heat. Whisk constantly until you can't feel any sugar granules. Mine took about 2 minutes.
- Pour into a mixing bowl and whip until it turns white and doubles in size. Again, about two minutes. Add vanilla and whip until combined. Add butter and powdered sugar and whip. And whip. And whip. This process can take 15-20 minutes on a medium to high speed. At first it will look like it's working, then not working and finally working again. Hold tight and be patient and whip!
Begin to frost your cookies. Place a spoonful of blue in the upper left corner and spread evenly with a knife. You may need two spoons of frosting to fill this area.