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Firecracker Sugar Cookies

With Memorial day coming up (and 4th of July not far behind), no doubt you are planning a fun celebration. And what is a party without some firecrackers??!

So here is a super fun way to pass out cookies that will make the kids “ooh and ahh” when they pop in their mouth!

To make it easy, I am showing you the recipe in photos.

Firecracker Cookies See? Super simple!

Memorial day Firecracker Cookies


  • your favorite sugar cookie recipe
  • butter cream or white frosting
  •  2 packs of pop rocks
  • white sugar + blue gel paste


1) Make your favorite sugar cookie recipe

2) Frost with butter cream

3) Create blue sugar by adding sugar and blue gel paste into a blender and turn on for 30 seconds

4) Sprinkle sugar on frosting

5) Sprinkle pop rocks on cookies…you will hear them crackle as they hit the frosting

6) The kids will bite in and they will “explode” in their mouths like a firecracker!

Very fun!

Enjoy !

You may also love this peanut butter cookie recipe  or this soft chewy sugar cookie recipe.







18 thoughts on “Firecracker Sugar Cookies”

  1. I thought I’d sent a comment the other day but when I came back now to see if there was a reply I couldn’t find it so either it didn’t send or I’m not thinking straight. In either case, I was wanting to know if the moisture in the cookies/icing didn’t set the pop rocks off and if it didn’t how long they would last on there before they would become “invalid” so to speak. I need to make my desserts several days ahead of our event because of everything that I have to do and was wondering if they would last or if they would just be a disappointment to everyone and an embarrassment to me. Thanks for your help Marty

  2. I love these. I am making them for our memorial day party! I know this post if from last year but it showed up on my pinterest and I am so glad that it did.

  3. This looks like a fun treat for the kids and the whole family to enjoy at our yearly celebrations.

  4. Instead of using gel and having to get out (and dirty) the blender, just use a small Tupperware bowl and mix the sugar and 5-10 drops of blue food coloring. My little kid loves shaking the bowl until it’s all mixed up.

    • I did pretty much the same thing. I don’t have a blender and I didn’t want to buy gel, so I threw some sugar and food coloring in a mason jar and shook.

  5. Hi Trisha 🙂 I was wondering what your thoughts are regarding shelf-life after you add the pop rocks? I was thinking of including these in some packages to be sent overseas to our military (typically takes up to 2 weeks to arrive) and was wondering if the pop rocks would be “fizzled out” by then since they start popping when added to the frosting? Thank you so much for your help – and the fun recipe!

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