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This simple sugar cookie, decorated with royal icing in red, white, and blue, makes a perfect patriotic treat. To achieve flawless flag stripes, use plastic squeeze bottles to flood the cookies with royal icing.

Source: Martha Stewart Living Television
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Store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 week.

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  • mykele
    3 JUL, 2010
    Those who go to the "egg-free royal icing recipe" Please note the comments. The recipe uses egg white powder. so those with egg allergies should be aware. egg white powder is dried egg whites.
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  • rock63roll64
    3 JUL, 2010
    THANKS FOR SHOWING US HOW TO MAKE THESE BEAUTIFUL PATRIOTIC COOKIES!!! HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY TO ALL!! GOD BLESS AMERICA!!
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  • kmaxx
    17 JUN, 2010
    These cookies were very very cute but took a long time to make and didn't taste all that good. They just tasted like royal icing which looks nice but tastes like powdered sugar. But if you just love the novelty and fun of these cookies, I'd say they're worth making. Also, be sure to do the icing the way she does in the video. I did it all with piping bags and it made a big mess and the cookies looked less neat. Had I done it how she does, they probably would have looked just like hers!
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  • smd1227
    9 AUG, 2009
    These really are adorable. But how do they taste? Is the cookie good???
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  • PattiBusyBee
    6 JUL, 2008
    Cute cookies but MAN did they take forever! I may try to use a flat tip to make the stripes next time. Do not preheat your oven until AFTER you chill the dough for an hour. I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter for a fun change. I don't think the cookies lasted five minutes at the cookout I brought them to. Thank you for sharing this recipe! :o)
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  • jenny717
    3 JUL, 2008
    These were fun to make, but man did they take forever. Mine look nothing like the picture. Mine have crooked lines and not a true red stripes which gives them character I suppose. My three year old had a lot of fun decoration his cookies with the squeeze bottles though.
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  • catahoula59
    2 JUL, 2008
    These cookies sound yummy, look very professional, and patriotic. The only thing wrong is that the top stripe should be red and not white. We can make that little change. God bless our brave men and women in the military whatever their job might be. We are very proud of them and respect them highly.
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  • jansquires
    2 JUL, 2008
    Beautiful and most patriotic. Thanks Martha
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  • NancyProbst
    2 JUL, 2008
    Love these cookies. We are going to the local Army Base for the 4th. I'll be sure to bring these along! Love the cookie a day! Thank you.
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  • Jonie123
    2 JUL, 2008
    I Love this idea! WHAT A WONDERFUL way to celebrate and honor our heros at home and over seas. THANKS MARTHA I will pass them out at the PARADE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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