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How to Decorate Cookies for an Election Celebration Party

If your political aspirations are limited to licking envelopes, these tips will add some real sparkle at your next election or patriotic-themed party.


  • Step 1: Prepare sugar cookies Prepare the sugar cookie mix according to the package directions. Bake and allow to cool before decorating them for your election celebration party.
  • TIP: Add a few drops of red or blue food coloring to the dough for some extra flare.
  • Step 2: Use fun cookie cutters Use fun cookie cutter shapes such as coins, dollar bills, hawks, doves, donkeys, elephants, stars, or fireworks.
  • Step 3: Pick a theme Pick a theme for your cookies, such as a matching color scheme for the candidate or patriotic red, white, and blue.
  • Step 4: Tint frosting Tint the frosting using your choice of food coloring. Use a frosting spatula to apply an even layer to each cookie.
  • Step 5: Spell out slogans Decorate the cookies with slogans or add patriotic details with piping, decorating gels, or pre-made garnishments.
  • TIP: Luster dust can give the cookies a metallic sheen.
  • Step 6: Finish with details Finish your creations with sprinkles, colored sugars, or fresh fruit like whole blueberries or sliced strawberries. Even if your friends don't agree with your choice of candidate, they'll have to admit that your cookies show impeccable taste.
  • FACT: Thousands of people stormed the White House, destroying china and furniture, during the 1829 inauguration of Andrew Jackson.

You Will Need

  • Sugar cookie mix
  • Food coloring
  • White frosting
  • Piping
  • Decorating gels
  • Sprinkles
  • Colored sugar
  • Fruit
  • Equipment:
  • Cookie cutter shapes
  • Frosting spatula
  • Luster dust (optional)

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