Monday, July 4, 2016

Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies...Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a safe and wonderful Happy 4th of July!  Thank you to all of those who have served and continue to serve to protect our Nation!  We continue to pray for your safety and blessings.

Once again Pinterest saved the day for our annual Fireworks Picnic this year and my much needed dessert.  I didn't care what, who or how, I needed chocolate this year!!  We are headed back to our favorite golf course to enjoy our sunset picnic dinner with the girls, play a little paddle ball, relax and enjoy the show.  Not only do these festive cookies bring the chocolate...they bring fun colors and deliciousness with every bite!  I know this because I taste tested about 13 of them before I packed up for our evening...just wanted to make sure they were acceptable to serve to our guests, of course.

Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies
Courtesy of Inside Bru Crew Life

1 vanilla cake mix
8 Tablespoons butter, melted
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
4 ounces cream cheese, softened
2 cups Oreo cookie chunks (14 chocolate cream-filled)
3/4 cup red, white & blue M&M's divided
1/2 cup red, white & blue sprinkles, divided

Mix together the cake mix, butter, egg, and vanilla until soft dough forms.  Add the cream cheese and mix again.

Stir in the cookie chunks, 1/2 cup M&M's, and 1/4 cup of the sprinkles gently.  Cover and refrigerate the dough for 30 minutes to an hour.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Set out 2 cookie sheets and line them with parchment paper.

Roll into 24 even dough balls.  Press the remainng M&M's into the tops of the dough balls.  Add extra sprinkles to the tops of the dough balls.

Place the dough balls on the cookie sheets and bake for 10 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool for 2 minutes, before moving them to another piece of parchment paper.  Let the cookies cool completely and store in a tighty sealed container.  Makes 24 cookies.

One Year Ago: Traeger BBQ Beef Ribs
Two Years Ago: Apple Pie Cake

My husband's famous Potato Salad...this will be an awesome side to our BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders tonight!  He also got to experience first hand how difficult it is to photograph food!!

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