4th Of July Cookie Cake
Yay! Happy 4th of July! I really love this holiday. The 4th of July is usually a lot of fun around here. As I look out my window this morning, I am a little disappointed that it is overcast with storms in the forecast but what can you do? Welcome to Tennessee in the summer. You never know what you are going to get on the 4th of July. We have been hearing fireworks at night for days and I am sure that will continue for the next week.
I think second to Christmas, the 4th of July has a lot of great dessert options. You can do so much with red, white and blue. Just visit Pinterest and type in “4th of July ” desserts and there will be so many to choose from.
I wanted to make a fun dessert for my boys for the 4th of July. I decided to make a cookie cake because we love cookies, we love cake and I have never made one before although I have been wanting to.
I found this Fireworks Sugar Cooke Cake recipe at Crazy for Crust. I ended up using a little more butter in my frosting and had to bake the cake for a little bit longer but that seems to be the norm with my oven. I also just used rainbow sprinkles instead of just red, white and blue.
I like to get everything together before I get started. This makes baking a little easier and can help avoid starting on a recipe and then finding out I am missing something. I have assumed I had plenty of flour when in reality I only had half a cup left.
Mixing the butter and sugar. This Kitchen Aid was one of the best gifts I have ever gotten. Makes baking a little easier. Before I got one I was using a half-broken hand mixer I had gotten second-hand in college. It was time for an upgrade.
Look at all that yummy goodness! Good things calories don’t count on holidays huh?
Almost ready and I think this is going to be a yummy dessert!
Ready for the oven! A little nervous.
The end product! And it was very yummy. I need to figure out how to do this without all my M&Ms cracking but I will be making this again. You could really use any themed M&Ms and you could even color the icing to match.