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Recipe – Firework Cookies

These cookies look and TASTE amazing!!! They are the best sugar cookies I have ever had in my entire life! Even if I don’t make Firework Cookies, I will definitely use this sugar cookie recipe for Christmas cookies :D
This recipe is from Martha Stewart Recipes.
Best Sugar Cookie Recipe
325 degrees, bake 17 minutes, serves approx. 5 dozen
Ingredients
4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface
1 teaspoon baking powder
½ tsp. coarse salt
2 sticks unsalted butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
Directions
Sift flour, baking powder, and salt into a large bowl. Beat butter and sugar with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Beat in eggs, 1 at a time. Reduce speed to low. Add flour mixture, then vanilla. Refrigerate dough, wrapped in plastic wrap, for at least 1 hour. Roll out dough to a scant 1/4-inch thickness on a floured surface. Cut out cookies using a 1 3/4-, 2 1/4-, 2 3/4-, or 3 1/2-inch round cookie cutter, rerolling scraps. Transfer to a baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes. Bake until edges just start to brown, 17 to 19 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack, and let cool completely.
And the Royal Icing recipe:
Royal Icing
Ingredients
1 cup water, plus more if needed
1/2 cup meringue powder
1 pound {4 cups} confectioners’ sugar
Gel-paste food coloring
Directions
Whisk water and meringue powder with a mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form, about 3 minutes. Add sugar, and beat until icing holds a ribbon like trail on the surface for 5 seconds when beater is raised. (Icing should be the consistency of glue.)
Decorating the cookies!
  1. Pipe an outline of white icing around edge of 1 cookie, leaving a 1/4-inch border, then “flood” with more white icing to cover.
  2. Immediately pipe a red or blue dot in the center of cookie. Then pipe concentric rings of colors around the center dot (using the same color as the dot, or alternating colors).
  3. Immediately drag a toothpick through the colors to create bursts, starting from the center dot and working toward the edge, then alternate dragging inward and outward as you work around the cookie. (Or drag around the cookie in 1 direction or curve the lines for a pinwheel effect.) Let dry. Repeat with remaining cookies and icings.
    And that’s basically it! Here are the steps in my pictures:
     I used normal squeeze bottles for the red and blue, and our bigger Pampered Chef icing gun for the white!
     Make a circle around the outside,
     And a squiggly in the middle!
     Spread it with a knife.
    Add colors:
     Make designs with toothpick.
    Ta-da! Super easy! 
     
     
    So I know it’s a tad bit late, but go make yourself some firework cookies! They would be cute in different colors too :D

Emilie - This look awesome! You did a great job frosting them. :-)

ALK - Aw those are such pretty cookies! <3

Blessings!

~Miss ALK

Kiley - I love the last picture!! Those cookies look amazing!

Madi - Those are some of the most legit cookies ever! :)

Sarah-Anne - i think if i made these i’d just stare at their prettiness. ;)

Melanie Giant - This is so cute. I love how you make the designs. I will be making this for new year’s eve next year. Thanks for the idea.

Red Rose - The tip on how to decorate them was so illuminating and so easy… When I first saw them I thought that here’s another hard to bake recipe that I will never get right!Thanks for the tips!

Piano Kid - The first time I saw the beautifully decorated cookies I thought it’s not possible for me to do the design. But when you explained step-by-step how to do it and accompanied with pictures too, I could say now to myself with confidence that I can do it. Thanks for sharing!

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