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American Flag Cookie Cake Recipe

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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 is being reposted from 2013 as I thought it would be perfect for the upcoming 4th of July holiday. 

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 4th of July is 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 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.

Happy 4th of July Eating!

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3 Responses to “American Flag Cookie Cake Recipe”

  1. Cindy Gordon (Vegetarian Mamma)posted June 24, 2016 at 10:58 am

    I love how beautiful this is. Not only is it beautiful because of our nation’s flag but the food incorporated is beautiful. I know that my family would love this sweet treat and the kids would LOVE to give their hands in making it! They love to “decorate” their food as they call it 🙂


  2. Chrishelleposted June 25, 2016 at 10:41 am

    I love this. Instead of using candy or something sugary to create the flag you used fruit. That is an awesome idea. I will be trying this for our 4th pool party.


  3. aly mashrahposted June 25, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    I love it! That looks amazing. We’re having a gathering for the 4th and I will totally have to make this recipe and wow my guests. I really love that you used strawberries and blueberries, too – those are my favorites.


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