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Mini Uncle Sam Hats

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  • Prep 1 hr 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 45
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Sugar cookies topped with marshmallows decorated to look like cute Uncle Sam hats!
Updated May 23, 2022
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  • 1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker™ Sugar Cookie Mix
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon Betty Crocker™ red gel food color


  • 45 marshmallows
  • 2 tubes Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cookie Icing Red
  • 1 tube (7 oz) Betty Crocker™ Decorating Cookie Icing Blue
  • 450 white star sprinkles


  • 1
    To make the cookies: Preheat oven to 375°F. Mix together sugar cookie mix, flour, butter, egg, and food coloring.
  • 2
    Portion out 45 (2-teaspoon) size scoops of dough and roll into balls. Place about an inch apart on a baking sheet and flatten slightly into 1-inch circles.
  • 3
    Bake for 8-11 minutes until the cookies look dry on top. Cool completely.
  • 4
    For the decorations: Insert a long toothpick or thin skewer into one round end of each marshmallow to make decorating easier. Pipe about 10 vertical stripes around one marshmallow using red cookie icing. Immediately brush the icing into a thicker and flatter stripe using a (food use only) paintbrush.
  • 5
    Pipe red icing in a circle on top of the marshmallow.
  • 6
    Poke the toothpick into a large block of Styrofoam™ and allow the red icing stripes to dry.
  • 7
    Repeat with remaining marshmallows.
  • 8
    Pipe a blue stripe around the bottom edge of each marshmallow. Brush it into a wider, thinner, stripe, using a paintbrush, if desired.
  • 9
    Immediately attach white star sprinkles around the blue icing band, placing one at each intersection of the blue stripe and red stripe. Allow to dry completely.
  • 10
    Assemble cookie hats: Pipe a circle of red icing over top of each cookie and immediately set a decorated marshmallow in the center of each.
  • 11
    Allow cookies to dry completely before serving.

Expert Tips

  • tip 1
    Decorate marshmallows while cookies are baking and cooling to save time.

Nutrition Information

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More About This Recipe

  • These easy-to-make cookie hats are a fun way to show your patriotic side. Celebrate the 4th of July by serving these fun Mini Uncle Sam Hats—they’re the perfect size treat to pop in your mouth (even after you've filled up on burgers and hot dogs)! They’ll look great displayed on your dessert table! And they’re portable, so your party guests can enjoy their treats while watching the fireworks or after running a three-legged race. They’re easy to make, but the recipe will make a lot of cookies. If you don't need that many hats, I suggest you sandwich some vanilla ice cream or frosting in between the extra red cookies and add some blue sprinkles around the edge to make another patriotic dessert. If you do need all of these sweets, you better get busy. Let's go! Once the cookie hats are dry, they’re ready to serve!
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