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Firecracker Cookies Red White and Blue July 4th Recipe

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  • Author: Ashley at Frugal Coupon Living


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 egg
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Lemon, blue raspberry and cherry flavoring
  • Red and blue food coloring
  • Food safe craft sticks


  1. Preheat your oven to 350° in line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine your butter, granulated sugar and powdered sugar and mix well.
  3. Mix in one egg and vegetable oil and mix.
  4. Mix in the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar and salt (if your dough is still a little crumbly, mix in a 1-3 tablespoons of water).
  5. Separate the dough into 3 bowls, mixing blue food coloring in one with 1/2 teaspoon blue raspberry flavoring, mix one with red food coloring and 1/2 teaspoon cherry flavoring, and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract in the non-colored dough.
  6. Form the dough into small balls and arrange onto the sticks from red, white and blue.
  7. Press the balls together into a log and press a fork down the center of each color for an imprint.
  8. Bake at 350 degrees for 10 minutes, let cool and enjoy!

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