Chill out during the dog days of summer with cookies-and-ice-cream sandwiches presented on beribboned sticks. Use Patriotic Cookie and Cake Stencils and Colored Sugars to add freedom-rings patterns to the candy-coated treats.
At least 1 day in advance: Make cookie and ice cream stars. Roll out dough just under 1/8 in. thick. Cut cookies using 2nd largest star cutter; bake and cool. Using serrated knife, cut ice cream into 1/2 in. thick horizontal slices. Cut stars using 2nd largest cutter. Sandwich ice cream stars between two cookies. Insert cookie stick and freeze a few hours until very solid.
Remove from freezer and coat bottom cookie with melted candy; let set. Turn sandwich over and place on cooling grid; cover with melted candy. Freeze until firm.
Position stencils on sandwich tops. Lightly spread melted candy over open areas; immediately sprinkle with colored sugar. On edges of stars, pipe melted candy in cut parchment bag; immediately sprinkle with blue sugar. Tie curling ribbon onto sticks. Place sandwiches in treat bag; wrap and freeze until serving.
When the fireworks are popping, it?s the perfect time to serve these red, white and blue cookie pops. With Sugar Sheets!? Edible Decorating Paper and tools, it?s easy to create the fun swirls and stars that make this an eye-popping treat.