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Fireworks Cookie Cups How-To

Fireworks Cookie Cups
Add some sparkle and fun to your 4th of July celebration with these simple desserts. MORE+ LESS-
By Jessica Walker

My family is all about the 4th of July. We have a big family reunion at the lake every year. It is all about food, family and fun. We have the traditional foods, like hot dogs, potato salad and watermelon. However, I am always looking for easy and fun dessert ideas to add some festive flair. With the help of Pillsbury® sugar cookie dough, these cookie cups are super easy and are sure to be a hit! Let’s get started.

Grab a roll of sugar cookie dough. I love this stuff. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and coat your mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Scoop one tablespoon of dough into each cup. A small cookie scoop works wonders!

tube of cookie dough and placing dough in pan

Bake for 10 to 13 minutes. Cool in pan for 10 minutes and then put on cooling rack.While your cookie cups are cooling, let’s make some firework frosting!

In a medium bowl, beat butter and powdered sugar with an electric mixer on medium-low speed until well mixed. Gradually beat in milk and vanilla. Divide frosting evenly among three bowls. Tint one red and one blue. Leave the other white.

colored frosting in bowls

n a large (16 inch) disposable decorating bag with star tip, place spoonfuls of each color of frosting side by side, alternating colors and working up from the tip of the bag. Start with white. Then the red frosting. Last but not least, add the blue. Do not mix the colors together.

filing decorating bag with frosting

Using constant pressure on the bag, pipe frosting clockwise three rotations. Sprinkle with colored sprinkles of your choic

filled cookie cups

A festive treat for everyone! Happy 4th!