DIY: Firecracker Cookies

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My sister-in-law texted me the other day with this BRILLIANT idea! Thanks for sharing! These are perfect for the 4th of July. All you do is make sugar cookies and sprinkle some pop rocks on top for an explosive party in your mouth!

 Here are the kids' reactions...

Priceless! Here is my recipe for these delicious Sugar Cookies with Almond and Vanilla Frosting.

Sugar Cookies
Dry Ingredients:
6 cups of Flour
2 teaspoons of Baking Soda
1 teaspoon of Salt

(mix together is small bowl)

Wet Ingredients:
1 cup Shortening
2 cups Sugar
2 eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 cup Sour Cream (or 1 cup milk with 1 T vinegar, aka sour milk)

(Blend wet ingredients until smooth in large bowl)
Stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients.
Roll out amazing cookie dough. Use your favorite/festive cookie cutters.
Bake @ 400 degrees for 7-8 min.

Let cool.

Almond and Vanilla Frosting
Blend together the following:
1/2 cup Shortening
1/2 cup Butter
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon almond extract
4 cups powder sugar
2 Tablespoons milk

Dye the frosting whatever color your heart desires.. and taste the beaters if you like :)
Once the cookies are cooled... frost away!

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