Add a plate of these fun colored Fireworks Cookies and Cream Cookies to your holiday plans. Sprinkles and red, white, and blue M&M’s will make the cookies disappear in a hurry.
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The past few weeks we have been enjoying some pretty spectacular thunderstorms here in west Texas. Apparently this much rain is not really normal, but I know the farmers are loving it for the crops.
Streaks of lightening across the sky has made for some pretty fun nights. The other night we went to dinner at some friend’s house down the street. After an evening of good eats and fun chats, we headed out the door for our house. The sky to the west was gray and ominous, so we booked it down the street before we got caught in the middle of a downpour. Within a few minutes, the winds had picked up, and the rain was coming down. That’s when the fun really started.
We sat at our backdoor with a glass of blackberry diet Dr. Pepper watching the amazing light show in the sky. Streaks of lightening brightened up the backyard every few minutes. There were some pretty intense bolts of lightening happening all around.
The storm eventually passed, but we kept seeing streaks of lightening go across the clouds. There were a few that would branch out in the clouds and look just like white fireworks. Which I guess is really what lightening is…nature’s fireworks.
We just sat watching in awe at the majestic display of God’s creation. It was incredible and totally breathtaking! Our God is amazing and sometimes just sitting and watching His power in silence is a good reminder that He is in control at all times…even when things don’t seem right.
Cookies are a treat I like to keep on hand all the time for our hungry kiddos, so I knew that I wanted to make another version of these popular chocolate chip cookies and cream cookies for the upcoming holidays. The bag of red, white, and blue M&M’s and star sprinkles in the pantry were just the way to make those cookies a little more festive. The extra sprinkles on top made me think of those awesome fireworks in the sky!
I love how every cookie looks different, but has the same awesome taste. To change things up a little bit more in these fireworks cookies and cream cookies, we used the chocolate cream filled Oreo cookies too. Honestly, you can use any cream filled chocolate cookie though.
A few things to know about this recipe:
- Gently stir the cookie chunks and sprinkles into the cookie dough. To much mixing will make the cookies break apart and look muddy.
- Refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes to an hour.
- Press a few M&M’s into the tops of each cookie dough ball before baking. This will make your cookies brighter and more fun looking.
- Roll the dough balls in extra sprinkles for the same reason as above. Plus, more sprinkles is never a bad idea!
- Let the cookies cool on the baking sheet for 2 minutes before moving them to parchment paper.
- Store the cooled cookies in a tightly sealed container…that is if you have any left.
Now all you need is a batch of cookies and some milk, and you are ready to sit and watch the summer storms in your area.
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