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Firework Cookies


Sweet and buttery with just the right amount of festivity these Firework Cookies are a must have treat for summer. Whether it’s a full blown Fourth of July party or just you, they will be a hit. These red, white and blue shortbread cookies really melt in your mouth.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Chill 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 48 cookies


  • 1 cup butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 ½ cups flour
  • 1 container of red white and blue sprinkles 1.75 oz


  • Cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. This will take about 5 minutes with a mixer and a little longer if mixing by hand.
  • Then mix in vanilla.
  • Add flour and stir until it is all incorporated but don’t over mix. The dough will be crumbly. Use your hands to bring it all together into a ball.
  • Place the dough on waxed paper or plastic wrap and roll into a log. Wrap the log in the paper or plastic and twist the ends. Place in the refrigerator and chill for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 375º. Slice dough into ¼ inch slices.
  • Spread sprinkles out on a small plate. Press one side of each cookie into the sprinkles until it is coated.
  • Place on cookie sheet about ½ an inch apart. Bake for 10 - 12 minutes. Avoid over baking. Make sure to remove from the oven before they begin to turn brown.