I'm really excited that July is here. July is my favorite month. It starts out with America's birthday and ends with my birthday. I love making Fourth of July cookie because of the simple shapes - stars and rectangles and bold color scheme. I wanted to make flags but didn't want to make the same old flag I make every year. Chevron has been huge the last few years and I though it was be a fun twist on the American flag this fourth. I went to Silhouette to find a chevron pattern and they were thinking the same thing about chevron flags. You can pick up a FREE chevron flag pattern this week only. That is what I used as the template to create this design.
I used this old cookie cutter to create the flag but any rectangle cookie cutter will do. I really can't tell you where it's from, I picked mine up at a garage sale. I'm sure it could be found on Ebay. I cut out the pattern with my Silhouette Portrait. The pattern can be scaled to fit any size rectangle cookie cutter you have. If you don't have a Silhouette you can easily use a ruler and draw a chevron to fit. I laid out the the chevrons and then traced them with red food coloring marker. After the pattern was on the cookie I used red icing and pipe along the pattern I drew on. Once the red was dry I filled in the white areas. Then I piped and filled in the blue part of the flag.
The next day when the blue was dry I could move on to the stars. I was originally going to pipe white stars on the cookies, but decided to spray them on with silver. It went much quicker and I didn't have to wait for any icing to dry. These cookies are pretty simple to make and will be a huge hit at any Fourth of July party.
DISCLOSURE | Just a note that this is not a sponsored post. I selected and purchased the Silhouette Portrait on my own because I enjoy using it.