Party-Ready Flag Cookie Pull-Apart

By Dorothy Kern
Created December 8, 2016
Pull-Apart Cookie Flag
This cookie version of the classic holiday Flag Cake is quickly made with colored sugar! MORE+ LESS-

The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays. I love the relaxation of the day, the parties, celebrating our country, and, of course, the food! My favorite Independence Day memories are of the block parties we used to have at our old house. I’d always bring some sort of dessert — sometimes a cake or an apple pie, but my favorite thing to bring was cookies. They’re so much easier to eat when you’re outside! If you’re looking for a new way to serve your cookies at your 4th of July party this year, then this Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Flag is just the thing for you.

Pull-Apart Cookie Flag

This cookie flag has only a few ingredients and is so easy to make that you’ll be outside partying in no time. Start with Pillsbury sugar cookie dough.

Pillsbury Sugar Cookie Dough

Slice the cookie dough into 21 equal slices. Cut each slice in half and roll each half into a ball.

Balls of cookie dough

Then get out your colored sugars.This time of year you can find blue and red sugars at most grocery stores and/or craft stores. Roll the cookie dough balls in the colored sugar. You want 9 blue cookies and then equally divide up the rest between the red and the white sugars.

Balls of cookie dough in bowls of red, white, and blue colored sugar

It’s important to chill your cookie dough balls before baking them. The cookie dough tends to spread in the oven and chilling them will ensure they won’t spread too thin, and they’ll still be soft. Once you bake your cookies, you lay out your flag on a serving platter. Then put them out at your party and watch them disappear before your eyes! This cookie flag is an easy and yummy way to add some smiles to your Fourth of July celebration. What’s your favorite part about the 4th?