Freedom Cookie Sandos

Freedom Cookie Sandos

Happy 4th of July! 🇺🇸 We’re celebrating here with sugary treats, nap-time, and a neighborhood block party! I’ve never actually experienced a neighborhood party, so I’m pretty excited about it! It seems so American and quaint, like maybe I should have been having block parties my whole life.

I do have a lot of great 4th of July memories, though. Our whole family would spend summers in Michigan on a beautiful little lake in the middle of nowhere. The house was stocked with a complete collection of water toys; jet skis, a boat, water skis, wake boards, tubes, etc. You name it, they had it, and it was a kid’s dream come true.

Freedom Cookie Sandos Prepping

For us, every 4th of July was the same. The day kicked off with a big potluck bbq at the lake with tons of family, most of which I barely knew. We’d spend the day playing in the water, swimming, skiing, tubing, and getting really sunburned and tired in the process. The finale was a boat parade around the lake where we watched fireworks 💥 from houses around the lake’s shore. I’m thankful for those memories because it was a beautiful way to spend the holiday.

In honor of the incredible freedoms 🇺🇸 we enjoy everyday, including the freedom to eat what we want, when we want it, I’ve made funfetti cookie sandos – freedom edition. The cookies need to be baked longer than I normally would, to keep the constitution of the sando sound, but they are exceptionally delicious!

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Cookies
  1. 3/4 c butter slightly melted
  2. 3/4 c brown sugar
  3. 3/4 c sugar
  4. 1 egg
  5. 1 egg yolk
  6. 2 t vanilla
  7. 1/2 t salt
  8. 1 t baking soda
  9. 2 1/2 - 3 c flour
  10. 1/2 c sprinkles
Fluffy Fluffy Frosting
  1. 1 c butter
  2. 4 c powdered sugar
  3. 2 T milk
  4. 1 t butter flavor *optional
  5. pinch of salt
  6. pinch of baking powder
  7. red food coloring
Cookies
  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Mix the butter and sugars until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add in the egg and egg yolk.
  4. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. In a separate bowl, mix the salt, baking soda, and 2 1/2 c flour.
  6. Add it to the batter and mix until just combined.
  7. Finally, stir in the sprinkles.
  8. Drop cookies on a prepared cookie sheet.
  9. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until golden brown on top.
Fluffy Fluffy Frosting
  1. Whip butter - whip it real good - with a mixer.
  2. Add powdered sugar 1 c at a time, whipping mixture in between.
  3. Add the flavors if you’re using them, the salt, and baking powder and, you guessed it, whip it some more.
  4. Divide frosting in half and add red food coloring to one of the halves (I ended up using about 1/2 oz).
Assembly
  1. To get the swirl affect, place two smaller pastry bags inside a larger one fitted with a star tip.
  2. Fill one of the smaller bags with the white frosting.
  3. Fill the other with the red.
  4. Pipe the frosting on half of the cookies and top with the other half.
  5. Eat eat eat!
Notes
  1. I had extra frosting, but found it to be a tasty addition to pretzels, graham crackers, ritz crackers, fruit, these, toast, etc…
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