Maybe you can't decide whether to prepare an Apple Pie or something chocolatey for your Fourth get-together, or maybe you are looking for something cute and kid-friendly to add to your dessert buffet. Either way this is an idea I think will make a big bang (pun intended) on the dessert table this holiday weekend.
I saw the idea executed at Recipe Girl, baked my favorite sugar cookies and used some store-bought decorating aids to create these sweet little firecrackers. I admit I was not nearly as particular as Recipe Girl about my decorating, partly because I am never that fussy about how food looks -- come on...we eat it -- and also because my nine-year-old daughter, Faith, was helping.
I used Wilton's Cookie Icing to top the baked and cooled cookies with white icing and then used Wilton Icing Writer in blue and red to make the fireworks. Just follow the directions at Recipe Girl, or just give the stuff to the kids -- they'll figure it out. It's an easy and cute idea and your crowd will love them. (I tasted the icing and it's really not bad at all. Faith thought it was good and licked her fingers a lot!).
The cookie icing was firm and stackable after about two hours.
PS Wilton's icing products found at Michael's.