I love holiday cookies. (Who am I kidding? I love COOKIES!) I love that Internet Land re-decorates every few weeks with a new theme. You get to come up with brand new ideas or bring back old favorites. And everyone's doing it, so you get to be part of the crowd. Or not. Because, let's be honest some more... holidays just kind of sneak up on me. Every. Single. Time. Here's out it works --
1. Holiday season opens. Excitement. YEAY! Fun new cookie ideas!
2. I spend my life dreaming up all the creative and festive designs and forget that such a thing as "laundry" and "healthy living" exist because -- COOKIES, that's why.
3. I get tired.
4. I don't want to mix up the icing.
5. Laundry really does have to happen.
6. The holiday is over.
But this time, THIS TIME, I skipped step #3 and actually made cookies. Twice. Because these fireworks are SO crazy easy and fun to make.
Before you make these, you need to make your own assortment of sprinkles and jimmies and non-pareils and what-nots. You don't have to limit yourself to just patriotic colors. Normal type firework colors will do.
2. Because you are going to immediately pinch up a bunch of those gems and toss them on your cookies. The first time I made these, I tried to leave a hole in the middle, but they look better covered in the flotsam. Let the cookies dry for an hour or two.
3. Grab yourself a firework stencil. (I got mine from The Cookie Countess.) I used Wilton silver spray, but you can use any type of spray that you want.
4. And spray it. This is the perfect first-stencil-spraying-design ever. Because the designs doesn't need to be crisp. At all.
5. Add some colored lines and dots all over the place. I like to make my dots look like they are falling, but you can do what you want.
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