You don’t normally hear from me on a Sunday, but I am just popping in to quickly wish my friends here in the United States a happy 4th of July and leave you with a little something to finish your festivities with a ‘Bang!’ And for my friends outside of the US, you could easily tailor these cookies to celebrate with your special colors. These Sparkler Sugar Cookies have made several appearances at our 4th of July parties and when mom told me that we might be a few desserts short this year, I knew exactly what I could whip up. The inspiration for this recipe came from Martha Stewart, though I use my favorite sugar cookie recipe.
Choose your favorite sugar cookies recipe, or use the one I use from Bon Appetit. I find it is reliable, delicious and very easy.
Once your sugar cookies are prepared, then it’s just a matter of preparing your royal icing. For this recipe, you want your icing to be on the thin side…the consistency of cream or syrup is ideal.
N&N Tip: Use sandwich ziplock bags with a corner cut out and insert your pastry tips in the end.
I flood my cookies with the white icing and then draw bulls eyes with red, blue and a combination of both. I used a #2 and and #3 tip for my two different color icings. If I had two #2 tips I would have used them for both colors as I think the #3 is just a tad too big.
Then the fun starts…start dragging a toothpick out from the center of the cookie…starting at the center-most bull’s eye out to the edge of the cookie. Wipe your toothpick off after each swipe and repeat this process, pulling out from the center. The GIF below makes it look like I went from one outside end to the other…but I didn’t. Definitely only go 1/2 of the circle radius for each swipe. You can stop there, or you can then reverse your ‘pull’ and then come back in from the edge to the center.
Nutrition Information: Yield: 40 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64 Total Fat: 3g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 12mg Sodium: 17mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 3g Protein: 1g
Adapted from The Kitchn
Nutrition Information: Yield: 1 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 428 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 5mg Carbohydrates: 110g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 108g Protein: 0g
Adapted from The Kitchn
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