Patriotic Shortbread Cookies

Patriotic Shortbread Cookies - a delicious recipe perfect for the 4th of July! Shortbread cookies topped with homemade frosting and sprinkles! { lilluna.com }

Hi, Deb again from Cooking on the Front Burner and I’m excited to be back this month with these Patriotic Shortbread Cookies just in time for your holiday menu planning!

Celebrating patriotic holidays bring back fond memories for me.  Those are times when we would visit our aunts, uncles, grandparents and cousins.  Sometimes we would just have a picnic “down the yard” as my grandmother would call it or we’d go to picnic grounds.  Sometimes the weather was great and other times, we would be shivering wrapped in blankets.  But the best part was just getting together and enjoying each others company.  And we always had amazing food!  It’s all about the food, right?  I’m sure these cookies would be a hit.

Patriotic Shortbread Cookies
 
Show your patriotic spirit with the Red, White and Blue shortbread cookies!
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Recipe type: dessert
Serves: 2 dozen
Ingredients
Cookies
  • 2 cups flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter (soft)
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 tablespoon lemon zest
Frosting
  • 1½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • colored sprinkling sugar (red, white blue)
Instructions
  1. Combine the flour, cornstarch and salt in a medium sized bowl
  2. In a larger mixing bowl beat the butter and powdered sugar until it becomes light and fluffy. Next mix in the vanilla and zest.
  3. Take the dry ingredients and gradually add them to the butter mixture until it is well blended.
  4. Flatten into a disk and wrap in plastic wrap - - keep refrigerated for one hour.
  5. Preheat oven to 350
  6. On a lightly floured large cutting board roll the dough ¼" thick. Use a cookie cutter (your choice), cut and place on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. (about 1" apart)
  7. Bake until the bottoms are light brown which takes about 10-12 minutes and be sure to not overbake.
  8. Cool on cookie sheets for 5 minutes then place on wire rack to cool completely.
  9. To make frosting whisk the powdered sugar and lemon juice together, frost cookie and sprinkle with sugar if desired.

Another fond memory was going to parades and I really miss that.  As a kid I loved when the candy was thrown and we would all run around and try to get as much as we could.  Since our families lived in small towns, everyone knew everyone and I thought that was so neat.  Now that we have a couple grandchildren, I’m hoping we can start some similar traditions with them.

And most importantly patriotic holidays are a time to remember all those who have worked hard for our freedom especially those who lost their lives. So this year as we celebrate, I’d like to send a special thanks to our troops.

Patriotic Shortbread Cookies - a delicious recipe perfect for the 4th of July! Shortbread cookies topped with homemade frosting and sprinkles! { lilluna.com }

Patriotic Shortbread Cookies - a delicious recipe perfect for the 4th of July! Shortbread cookies topped with homemade frosting and sprinkles! { lilluna.com }

Patriotic Shortbread Cookies - a delicious recipe perfect for the 4th of July! Shortbread cookies topped with homemade frosting and sprinkles! { lilluna.com }

Patriotic Shortbread Cookies - a delicious recipe perfect for the 4th of July! Shortbread cookies topped with homemade frosting and sprinkles! { lilluna.com }

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These look so delicious!! And I think my kids would have fun making these with me. 😉

Thanks for sharing these patriotic cookies with us Deb!

For more awesome recipes from her, head on over to Cooking on the Front Burner!

And for more patriotic recipes, check out these posts from yours truly:

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Patriotic Shortbread Cookies - a delicious recipe perfect for the 4th of July! Shortbread cookies topped with homemade frosting and sprinkles! { lilluna.com }

Deb Attinella

Deb Attinella

Hi, Deb is the recipe developer, writer and photographer at Cooking on the Front Burner. She’s always had a passion for cooking, entertaining and preparing tasty food for friends and family. Originally from upstate New York, she has lived in SE Minnesota for the past 24 years where she has been married for over 30 years to her official taste tester, raised two daughters and now enjoys her two grandchildren Emily and Alex! Her favorite quote is from the book, The Kitchen Daughter “I want them to bite into a cookie and think of me and smile. Food is love. Food has a power. I knew it in my mind, but now I know it in my heart.” Watch for some tasty recipes coming your way!
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