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4th of July Butterfly Cookies


Makes: Each treat serves 1.
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Step 1

2 DAYS IN ADVANCE

Make cookies. Prepare and roll out cookie dough following recipe directions. Use largest, smallest and second smallest (3 1/2 in. x 3 in.) cutters from 4-pc. butterflies nesting metal cutter set to cut cookies. Bake and cool cookies.

Step 2

Decorate cookies. Prepare Color Flow icing following recipe directions. Tint portions royal blue and Christmas red/ red-red combination (for red); leave remainder white.

For large butterflies, use pattern and black FoodWriter edible color marker to trace starburst wing design onto cookie. Use tip 3 and full-strength icing to outline starburst pattern sections in red and remainder of cookie in blue. Let dry 1 to 2 hours. Use thinned icing in cut parchment bags to flow in edges of wings and body in blue and pattern sections in red and white. Let dry 24 hours.

For medium butterflies, use tip 3 and full-strength red icing to outline cookies. Use thinned white and red icing in cut parchment bags to flow in stripes. Let dry 24 hours.

For small butterflies, use tip 3 and full-strength blue icing to outline cookies. Use thinned blue icing in cut parchment bag to flow in cookies. Immediately use thinned white icing to pipe dots. Let dry 24 hours.

Step 3

1 DAY IN ADVANCE

Make medium and small butterfly bodies. Use tip 8 and full-strength blue or red icing to pipe outline bodies. Let dry overnight.

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