These red, white, and blue swirl cookies are the best-ever dessert for the 4th of July. Crazy delicious and super-easy to make, thanks to the Wilton color swirl 3-color coupler. (It sounds like I’m doing a commercial for Wilton, huh? I’m not. I just happened to try the coupler for the first time and I love it!)
When I made these rainbow meringues, I used a single coupler and tip, but painted food coloring along the inside of the decorating bag. That worked as well, but the 3-color coupler is easier for consistent swirls of color.
If you like these, check out all of my red, white, and blue treats.
Wonder if Wilton can make a 6-color tip for all the colors of the rainbow?
red, white, and blue swirl cookies
you will need:*
- cut-out cookie dough
- circle cookie cutters
- buttercream frosting
- food coloring (red, white, and blue)
- Wilton 3-color coupler
- size 1M tip
- disposable decorating bags
*Find most of the above at the craft store, or click the affiliate links to find online.
what to do:
Prepare cookie dough according to the recipe, chill, cut out circles, bake, and let cool completely.
Prepare buttercream frosting (note this is NOT royal icing, but buttercream frosting, which holds a 3D shape better). Divide and tint red, white, and blue.
Assemble the coupler and tip with three decorating bags. Fill each bag with each color of frosting. Close them all with a rubberband.
Pipe swirls on the cookies. For best results, keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve so the frosting stays firm and in place.