Happy 4th of July to you all! I love celebrating the 4th, don’t you? I love the reason for the party, the red, white and blue colors, the yummy BBQ atmosphere, the parades, the fun! So today I made some Star Spangled Cookies to celebrate! I used a basic sugar cookie recipe that I have been using for years, but I added a little twist to these cookies. I sprinkled the icing, both in the cookie and on top of the cookie with pop rocks!
At first it gave the cookies that little pop that you get when you use pop rocks, but once the cookies sat for a few hours, the moisture from the frosting dampened the pop rocks. So, there was a little pop from the rocks, but not what I expected. Next time I make these I will only add the pop rocks to the drizzled frosting on the top of the cookies. If I add them right before I serve them, the pop rocks will give that fun pop I was looking for!
Star Spangled Cookies
(printable recipe at end of post)
5 cups Flour
3 teaspoon Baking Powder
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cups Butter
2 cups Sugar
2 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Extract
5-6 large parchment sheet
large star cookie cutter
mini star cookie cutter
Antonia74 Royal Icing
6 ounces warm Water
5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
2.25 pounds Confectioner’s Sugar
Red and Blue Food Color
Wilton #2 decorating tip
The directions to make the basic cookies are here. They are easy to follow, and will make approximately 6 dozen cookies.
Once the cookie dough is made and chilled, cut stars out of the dough. You will need 2 stars per cookie. The top cookie needs to be cut with a mini cookie cutter in the center. The bottom cookie should be solid. Spread icing on to bottom of the cookie.
Place the top of the cookie with the cut out star on top of the icing. Sprinkle the opening of the star with pop rock pieces.
Drizzle red, white, and blue icing over the stars.
Sprinkle with pop rocks! Happy 4th of July!
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Author: The Freshman Cook
- 5 cups Flour
- 3 teaspoon Baking Powder
- 1 teaspoon Salt
- 2 cups Butter
- 2 cups Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 teaspoon Vanilla or Almond Extract
- 5-6 large parchment sheets
- Large star cookie cutter
- Mini star cookie cutter
- 6 ounces warm Water
- 5 tablespoons Meringue Powder
- 1 teaspoon Cream of Tartar
- 2.25 pounds Confectioner’s Sugar
- Red and Blue Food Color
- 3 Pastry bags
- 3 Wilton #2 decorating tips
- Red Pop Rocks
- The directions to make the basic cookies are at http://www.thefreshmancook.com/2016/03/happy-shamrock-cookies.html They are easy to follow, and will make approximately 6 dozen cookies.
- Once the cookie dough is made and chilled, cut stars out of the dough. You will need 2 stars per cookie. The top cookie needs to be cut with a mini cookie cutter in the center. The bottom cookie should be solid. Spread icing on to bottom of the cookie.
- Place the top of the cookie with the cut out star on top of the icing. Sprinkle the opening of the star with pop rock pieces
- Drizzle red, white, and blue icing over the stars.
- Sprinkle with pop rocks!