My friend Callye of The Adventures of Sweet Sugarbelle recently recruited a bunch of us to get creative with a star shaped cookie cutter. If you know Callye, you know that she is one lady who knows how to be creative with her many, many cookie cutters. She is amazingly gifted.
Unfortunately, I was still pretty distracted by the Hubster’s return, so I didn’t get my treats done in time, but I was truly inspired by the idea, so even though I’m a few days late, I wanted to share with you guys what Callye’s idea inspired in me.
These Festive rice krispies treats are simple to make, but they are super fun, and they’re something the whole family can get involved in making. Thanks, Callye, for the inspiration!
I spread my krispies treats out on a rimmed baking sheet so they’d be thinner. I do it for a couple of reasons; they’re easier to cut, first of all. Rice krispies treats can be a bit tough to cut out. Plus, they’ll be short enough to use a cookie cutter on. You also get more this way. I got a dozen three- and four-inch circles out of a batch. Obviously, you could use any shape and size cutters you want, but I was inspired by those old patriotic medallions people used to hang.
In fact, these treats were inspired by this beautiful version that I saw on pinterest. Good old pinterest. For all it’s flaws, it really is an exciting place to find inspiration.
As for the stars on top, the whole inspiration behind how I decorated these, I wanted to give them a little more depth (and add even more goodies), so I baked up some plain sugar cookies in star shapes. These were made using store bought dough, which didn’t hold it’s shape we’ll at all. After they came out of the oven, I used a cookie cutter to give themtheir star shape back. In the future, I’ll use my own homemade rolled sugar cookies. It may be more work, but they taste so much better, and they hold their shape while baking.
Once the stars cookies had cooled, I set about decorating the treats with marshmallow fondant, using a little faux royal icing as “glue.” I used all of the same cookie cutters for the decorations that I used to cut the treats and cookies out, plus three more different sized stars. Then I just mixed and matched the colors and shapes. Easy peasy.
I really had fun making these, and I think they’d be a fantastic treat to make with the kids. Once you get the treats made, the kids can help cut them out, and after you have all of your fondant colored, kids love helping cut out shapes and playing with it like play doh. And they’d have a blast putting them all together. Plus, they get to tell everybody at the big Independence Day BBQ that they made the beautiful, festive treats.
If you’re looking for a fun, festive, and tasty treat to take to a holiday cookout, you can’t go wrong with these. After all, who doesn’t like rice krispies treats?! Enjoy!