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While the burgers are flaming away on the grill this 4th of July, wow your friends and family with these lovely firework cookies. They make a great compliment to desserts like flag cake and blueberry pie. The best part? You don't have to worry about them melting.
We first spotted these babies on Martha Stewart's website. They are basically sugar cookies topped with decorative royal icing. What's magnificent is the effect you can make by swirling red, white and blue icing. They are the perfect patriotic dessert!
Check out how blogger Zoe at My Own Labels put her own spin on these stunning cookies. Zoe adapted Martha's recipe and placed her cookies in lovely Independence Day-themed bags and served them in baskets with the American flag.
If you prefer to keep things simple, serve these firework cookies on a white plate with some blueberries and raspberries. Ready for the recipes? Take your pick among's Martha's recipe or Zoe's adaptation.