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American Flag Cookie Cake

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This American Flag Cookie Cake has always been a favorite of mine.  It’s perfect to celebrate the 4th of July or really any patriotic holiday.

American Flag Cookie Cake

Note: This post was originally posted in 2013, I’m simply sharing it again in light of Memorial Day.
I have been dreaming about this massive cookie made into an American Flag cake for a while now.

I have no idea why.

Really…I don’t!  I kept thinking patriotic holidays are coming up and I need a dessert!  Something delicious that uses fresh fruits plus gluten free.  No worries, friends, it doesn’t have to be gluten free…you can make it full of gluten if you want!

I also wanted to use some of the Cool Whip Frosting that I shared with these Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes.  It’s so good, I could hardly wait to try something with this frosting again!

So, I decided on this beautiful American Flag Cookie Cake!

Don’t count my stars either…and yes, I know stars are white but for this we go with blueberries because it’s just pretty!  It also happens to taste really good too!

American Flag Cookie Cake

To make this I simply adapted my recipe for these chocolate chip cookies, I just left the chocolate chips out.  Of course, you can always include them too.  I was going for a sugar cookie style crust though.  The one thing I learned the hard way with cookies cakes is that you generally need to bake them about 20 minutes as opposed to 8-10 minutes because if not the middle will not be fully cooked.  That means your cake will fall to pieces…trust me, I know.

I made one batch of the cookie recipe then I just spread it out in the shape of a flag, remember it will grow a bit in the oven.

American Flag Cookie Cake

Once it came out of the oven and cooled, I trimmed it.  I trimmed off all the uneven edges with a knife.  It was extremely simple to make it somewhat perfectly shaped!  Then any imperfections will be covered up with lots of frosting!

American Flag Cake

How beautiful would this look gracing the table this Memorial Day or 4th of July?  Now, for all those gluten free…no worries, all you need to do is use gluten free all purpose flour to the cookie dough batter and you are set!  We could not taste the difference at all!

American Flag Cookie Cake

This is even a great treat to have your kids help you with.  They can easily help decorate the cookie with the fruit and frosting.  I also purchased 2 cartons of the Cool Whip Frosting and only used one; however, I would still recommend getting two just in case you use more.

American Flag Cookie Cake

Or in case you just want to eat it out of the carton like I do.

American Flag Cookie Cake

This is the real photo life of a food blogger.  Generally as I’m taking the pictures, these two are sitting there on the bench next to me anxiously awaiting their turn to taste!

This recipe though…they barely made it.

American Flag Cookie Cake

It started to disappear before my very eyes.

American Flag Cookie Cake

I told my husband maybe we should freeze some for later since we didn’t need to eat it all ourselves.

His response?  “Oh it’s okay it won’t be here by tonight.”

Yep…he was right.  I think he ate the entire cake…I surely didn’t help.

(Fingers crossed)

American Flag Cookie Cake

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American Flag Cookie Cake


  • 2 1/4 Cup Gluten Free All Purpose Flour or Regular Flour
  • 1 Tsp Baking Soda
  • 1 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Cup Butter, Softened
  • 3/4 Cup White Sugar
  • 3/4 Cup Packed Brown Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 Tsp Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Cartons Cool Whip Vanilla Frosting
  • 2 Cups Strawberries, Sliced
  • 1 Cup Blueberries


  1. Preheat oven to 375*.
  2. Combine all cookie ingredients (flour, baking soda, salt, butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla extract) in a large mixing bowl or stand mixer.
  3. Spray a cookie sheet with nonstick cooking spray.
  4. Using a spatula spread out the cookie dough in about 1/2 inch - 1 inch thick in the shape of a flag (rectangle shape).
  5. Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes until the middle is almost done.
  6. Let cool completely before frosting.
  7. Once it is cool, trim off the edges to make it even.
  8. Then, frost the entire cookie.
  9. Next, use the berries to decorate it in the design you would like.
  10. Keep in the fridge until you are ready to serve.

Cookie Recipe Adapted From:  Nestle

Happy Memorial Day!

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10 Responses to “American Flag Cookie Cake”

  1. Rachel @ BubblyNatureCreations.composted June 25, 2013 at 1:59 pm

    Yummy! I love cookie cakes… this is so cute!


  2. melposted June 28, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    This is awesome!! I pinned it for next week! Thanks!


  3. Lauren Shannahanposted June 30, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Do you think it would be okay to use a cookie dough roll instead of making it from scratch? 🙂


    • Kristyreplied June 30th, 2013 at 10:20 pm

      Yes, it should work the same way. Just be sure you roll it out well and bake it until the middle is nearly done.

  4. Mrs. Sarah Collerposted July 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

    Excellent! I love the recipe, the photos, and the dialogue…great post, Kristy!


  5. street promotionposted August 2, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Way cool! Some very valid points! I appreciate you penning this article plus the rest of the site is really good.


  6. Blueberries Dietposted May 22, 2014 at 8:05 am

    What an absolutely beautiful cake, the fruit arrangements are amazing. Those strawberries and blueberries are very powerful and make the cake very healthy. We are going to double up on the blueberries and strawberries and serve this as a treat for our dieting group. This is a great cake!

    Click my name to see how blueberries can make you thin


  7. Brad Nierenbergposted May 24, 2017 at 12:40 pm

    Yum! A cookie cake is a great picnic idea…and you’ve almost made it look healthy too! lol – Brad



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