Red White and Blue Water Color Gingham Cookies


If you have stopped by my Instagram feed (@lindsey.ruel) lately and seen any of the cookies that I have posted in the past couple months, you know that there are two things I am obsessed with: water color and royal icing flowers. Adding a little floral touch to cookies is such an easy way to make a plain ol' cookie look super fancy.

It's the same for the water color effect. Painting cookies is also a very easy thing you can do to decorate cookies, especially if you don't like piping. 

So that's what I did, I combined my love of gingham (I wear a lot of gingham) with my two current favorite cookie decorating techniques to make these water color gingham cookies that are PERFECT for 4th of July!


So festive and patriotic, aren't they? I love them even with all of their flaws and wonky lines. It makes them look a bit more homemade and rustic. 

You could of course use some guides to make sure your lines are straight. But sometimes the character is in the imperfection, am I right?