With our friends we ended up having a 5th of July party, since all of those who worked for the school had that day off. We planned a cook out since one friend’s parents were in from out of town. I figured this was the perfect time to make the “Firecracker Sugar Cookies” that I’d seen on Pinterest. Basically, these are simply sugar cookies covered in white frosting, covered in blue/red pop rocks that act as sprinkles!
Since I can’t walk around very well husband was sent to the store to procure the needed items. He could not find pop rocks at the grocery store, since we’re so far away from Halloween. So, he ended up calling the company to find out who were their biggest distributors! He was able to find several packs at Walgreens :0)
Then, I discovered that the sugar cookie mix he purchased required an egg which we did not have. Instead of sending hubby back out to the store I consulted google. I discovered that for one egg you could substitute: 2 Tablespoons of water and 1 Tablespoon of oil. I actually used olive oil on accident instead of vegetable oil, and I didn’t notice a difference. I used a little extra oil when I realized I only had half the amount of butter needed as well!
The biggest concern I had about these cookies was knowing that they are triggered by any liquid. I wondered if the icing would set the carbonation fizzing, and defizz them before people had a chance to eat them. There was nothing in any of the pinterest recipes, so I trudged ahead. I only needed 1 packet of pop rocks for the 28 cookies, the powder goes far. I used two so I could have red watermelon and blue tropical punch.
I couldn’t wait for people to try them. Husband was in on the secret, so when people tried the cookies we were staring at them. He asked, “Do you taste it?!” “Taste what?” To which point I guessed the fizz had worn off and I explained that the firecracker part was due to the pop rocks on top. We brought out more packets and our guest freshly applied the “sprinkles” and enjoyed reliving childhood memories of the candy, so I’d say it was still a success.
I think the humidity helped to defizz the pop rocks too. I think this is one of those recipes where it is hard to keep the secret “secret” because you really need to put the pop rocks on right before they eat it.
Everyone loved and demolished the cookies as we played with sparklers and fountains.