And the rockets' red glare, the cookies bursting in air...

And the rockets' red glare, the cookies bursting in air...

In my head, I keep calling these "fireworks cookies," although maybe they don't exactly look like fireworks.

What we have here are three-layer cookies (decorated on one side), with mini M&Ms exploding from the center.  OK...they don't explode...now THAT would be cool.  They are, however, a festive surprise when you bite into, or break off a piece, of these patriotic cookies. 

The idea comes from the pinata cookie.  Yes, THE pinata cookie.  If you've been on Pinterest at all in the last two years, I guarantee you've seen it.  It's pretty darn brilliant.

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