Patriotic Desserts & Festive Treats!

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CHICOPEE, Mass. (Mass Appeal) – Honor the holiday and the time spent with friends and family with some festive, patriotic treats and fireworks cookies! Food and Enteraining Expert Liz Corbett joined us to share her ideas!

Fireworks Cookies

circle-shaped cookies
royal icing tinted with Red food coloring, Bright White and Royal or Navy Blue
disposable icing bag
icing bag coupler and #2 tip
squeeze bottles (3)
toothpicks

First, outline all of the cookies using a #2 tip. Then, thin all 3 icings with water to the consistency of a thick syrup. Let sit for several minutes covered with a damp dish towel. Stir with a silicone spatula to pop any air bubbles that have risen to the surface and transfer to squeeze bottles.

Working 3 cookies at a time, fill in the circles with white icing; use a toothpick to guide to edges.
Starting with the first filled cookie, pipe the thinned red and blue icing in circles on top of the wet white icing.
Place your toothpick in the center of the cookie and drag to the outside.Then, drag the toothpick from the outside to the center. Continue alternating all around the cookie.

For a “cleaner” look, wipe the toothpick off after every drag through the icing.
Be sure to let the cookies dry uncovered for 6-8 hours or overnight before stacking or packaging.

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