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Saturday, February 28, 2015

LITHUANIAN FLAG COOKIES

And now for something completely random...

A few weeks ago my dear friend Giedre was brainstorming ideas for a party. She was considering a St. Casimir Day theme since that holiday is a big deal for Lithuanians like herself, but wasn't sure if that would be too unfamiliar for most people.

I said, "PLEASE do a Lithuanian-themed party! I feel like I barely know anything about Lithuanian culture and I would love to learn more."

And to sweeten the deal, I threw out, "If you do, I'll make Lithuanian flag cookies!"

Giedre stopped and looked at me with her head cocked to the side.

"Lithuanian flag cookies? What are Lithuanian flag cookies?"

She thought I had access to some old traditional recipe that she had never heard of!

I started laughing as I explained that I just meant regular sugar cookies frosted to look like the Lithuanian flag.

Ever since then Lithuanian flag cookies have been a joke between us, but I was most certainly not joking when I said I would make some for her party. I thought you guys might enjoy seeing them now that they're done!

I started with basic sugar cookie dough and just cut it into rectangles after I rolled it out—no cookie cutters needed! They're a little rough around the edges (literally) but work just fine.


Next I made green, yellow, and red buttercream frosting (powdered sugar + butter + milk). I added a drop of blue food coloring to the red frosting to give it that nice deep hue.



And there you have it! Simple, beautiful and very popular at the party. You could use the same basic idea to make cookies of pretty much any country's flag, although it would be harder if the design was very detailed (I'm looking at you, Mexican flag).

I texted Frank a picture of that last photo while I was making them and he wrote back, "Awesome!!! Pinterest!" showing that clearly that man knows the way to my heart. ;)

Keep an eye out for Giedre's post about the party on her blog... she'll have a lot more of the fun details. It was a great time!

7 comments:

  1. Do you know the song by Sufjan Stevens called "Casimir Pulaski Day"? It's one of my favorites of his (though I warn you the lyrics are sad!).

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9EzeW5KoPUI

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    1. I've never heard of it before, but it's beautiful! Thanks for sharing it. :)

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  2. That's a really cool idea!

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