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Saturday, July 2, 2011

Firecracker Sugar Cookies


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.


Charlotte (Waltzing Matilda) said...

OK... we had planned on making the Uncle Sam cupcakes, but these are too precious not to make as well. Thanks for sharing the idea!

Sarah said...

These are fabulous! They look like the cookies on the cover of this month's Martha Stewart magazine!! We definitely have to give these a try.

P.S. I am going to make your bars (the ones made with Sunbutter instead of PB). You put little 4th of July decorations on them. Where did you find those decorations? I know I'm thinking of this so last-minute, but sometimes that is just how my life is! LOL!! Thanks, B!

scmom (Barbara) said...

Maybe MS magazine is where Recipe Girl saw them. I don't ever see it.
The little red, white and blue candy decorations come from the grocery store. I think they are Cake Mate brand. Have a great weekend!

Angela said...

After many years of teaching Home Ec., I STILL am not a good sugar cookie baker.Trying to ice them usually ends up with everything in a heap and done! I think I can handle these! Didn't know about the Wilton icing but will pick up some. Thanks for the idea. These look yummy!

Sarah said...

Thanks! I will just keep my eyes open for them =)