4th of July Firecracker Cookie
Happy 4th of July! I plan on spending the evening with family, eating and watching the little ones enjoy fireworks. Although, I am primarily a savory cook, the holidays tend to bring out my sweet side. My desserts tend to be super fun and simple. This 4th of July I wanted to share with you more than the common red, white and blue dessert. I wanted you to taste the explosion that we all look forward to on independence day. This sugar cookie is filled with nutella, or strawberry jam, and candied pop rocks that feel like sweet fireworks exploding in your mouth. The kids will love the surprise if you can keep from telling them whats inside.
Time- 90 minutes
Store bought sugar cookie dough
2 packages Strawberry Pop Rocks
Red, white and blue icing
Preparation of 4th of July cookie
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper. Apply flour to surface and roll out cookie dough. Cut out stars with cookie cutter.
Roll out dough to whatever thickness you like but keep in mind that you will use two cookies per serving. Place cookies on lined cookie sheet and bake according to wrapper instructions. When cookies are baked and cooled for 10 minutes start to spread nutella or strawberry jam on the inside of each cookie. Sprinkle pop rocks candy only to one side of the cookie and sandwich the cookies together.
Once the cookies are assembled you can ice the cookies however you like.
Have a happy and safe 4th of July!
What is your favorite 4th of July dessert?