4th of July Rocket Cookies

     Oh my goodness I am so excited about today's post!  You may have noticed I haven't been posting very often lately.  For some reason I've been in quite the cookie funk the last few weeks and was even wondering if I'd lost my cookie mojo.  But wouldn't you know it, right when I needed it most the super talented and very sweet Callye from SweetSugarBelle approached a few cookie friends with a challenge to create something special using a basic star cookie cutter.   Not only was I completely blown away to be included in such a group of talented ladies, but this was just the push I needed to get back into cookie making again!
fireworks and rocket cookies made with basic star cookie cutter

To make these firework rocket cookies you'll need:
  • a basic star cutter 
  • 15 count royal icing in red, white, blue, yellow and dark midnight blue
  • a sharp knife
  • template plastic
how to cut rocket cookies using a basic star cookie cutter

To cut the rocket cookies;
  1. Start by cutting a basic star using the cookie cutter.
  2. Using a sharp knife cut an arrowhead between two points of the star.  It's easier to get a nice uniform cut if you use a little plastic template.
  3. Carefully transfer both shapes to a baking sheet and make sure they are pieced together.  Once the cookies are baked and cooled you shouldn't have problems with the seam breaking.

how to decorate firework rocket cookies
  1. After the cookies have cooled completely outline and fill them in midnight blue royal icing.   Allow the base to dry for several hours or overnight.
  2. (I forgot to take pictures of the middle step, so digital cookies will have to do!) Outline and fill the firework in sections allowing each section to set about 30 minutes or so before filling the next section.
  3. Finish the cookies by adding stripes and stars to the rockets.  If you're hesitant about piping the stars directly on the cookies you can make them as icing transfers by piping them on wax paper and letting them dry.  Once the stars are dry you can choose the best ones and attach them to the cookies with a little dot of icing.

fireworks and firecracker cookies platter


     Can you believe this fabulous group of  ladies have come up with another 20 things you can do with a simple star cutter?  I am in awe of each and every one of them!  Make sure you go visit all their sites to see these wonderful creations close up!

  1. Strawberry Shortcake on a Stick, The Decorated Cookie
  2. Patriotic Lace Cookies , My Little Bakery
  3. Independence Day Parade Cookies, Jill FCS
  4. Old Fashioned 4th of July, Vicki’s Sweet Treats
  5. Light up the Fourth Cookies, The Partiologist
  6. Declaration of Independence Cookie, Vanilla Bean Baker
  7. Badge of Liberty Cookies, Lila Loa
  8. Red, White & Blue Star Cookie Towers, Bake at 350
  9. 4th of July Firecracker Cookies, Klickitat Street
  10. Star Cut-out Cookies, Glorious Treats
  11. Cookie “Pledge”, Lizy B Bakes
  12. Star-Shaped Krispie Treats, Cookies and Cups
  13. Easy Star Cupcake Toppers, Confessions of a Cookbook Queen
  14. Rustic 4th of July Galletes, Haniela’s
  15. Patriotic Cookie Wreath, Sweetopia
  16. Patriotic River Rafter, Ali-Bee’s Bake Shop
  17. Funny Fox Cookies, The Bearfoot Baker
  18. Quilted Cookie Stars, Cookie Crazie
  19. Gimme Your John Hancock Stars, Life’s a Batch
  20. Patriotic Cookie Stir Sticks, The Cookie Artisan
  21. Patriotic Floral Stars, SweetSugarBelle 


  1. WOW! Firework and rockets!! I love what you did with the star cutter! Totally amazing and the cookies could not be any better! I love the design and the way you decorated them! PERFECT!!!

  2. The colors you have on these cookies are so incredible! They look 3D and I couldn't wait to see how you made them! Great set!

  3. You have NOT lost your cookie mojo. :) It's TOTALLY there, Sarah. And these firework rockets are fabulous. I love how you made them look 3D. They would make a perfect addition to a Fourth of July party. Great job! ♥♥

  4. Safe to say that you haven't lost your cookie mojo, not at all and that you just blasted yourself out of your cookie funk! These are adorable, fun and perfectly decorated. Have a *rockin'* great July 4th celebration!

  5. So honored to bake with you! You get my 'favorite of the batch' award by far! Genius!

  6. What crazy skills! Love the rockets, but you actually made fireworks that look like fireworks? I'll use Lizy B's word: Genius.

  7. Such a beautiful set! These are just so classic and perfect!! Isn't it fun to have a project that inspires you? Just what an artist needs from time to time! Can't wait to see what you come up with next, your work is always so creative!

  8. So clever! Love the way you've used the star cutters, and looove the way you decorated them!

  9. You totally rocked these, such a ingenious use of star cutter!

  10. WOW! You certainly found your cookie mojo and then some with these wonderful creations! I adore these!!!!!!
    Maryann - Cookie Artisan

  11. I am EXCITED!!! I WAIT AND WAIT to see you pop up with a new post! If I knew i had the power to get you cookie-ing I would have asked long ago! Seriously, though, these are gorgeous! I love the colors the design...I love everything you do!

  12. Stunning!!! I know what it's like to feel like you've lost the cookie mojo. Trust me you haven't. You are one of the most creative cookiers out there. Beautiful job!!!

  13. Beautiful barely sums this up--you are amazing. Great job. I hope you'll add these to my Patriotic Project Parade. I would love to see them there.



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