I don’t know why, but I find food highly appealing when it’s on a stick. Corn dogs, shish kabobs, popsicles, caramel apples–you don’t even have to dirty your hands.
This is a recipe for cookies on a stick, or cookie pops, as Southern Living likes to call them. They’re very easy to make and pretty dang cute, don’t ya think?
The best part is, you can dip your cookie in milk without fear of plummeting it to a soggy death! Look, this company designed a spoon specifically for dipping cookies in milk. Finally.
Here’s the recipe for Cookie Lollipops:
Step 1: Beat your butter and shortening together with an electric mixer until it’s light and fluffy.
Step 2: Add sugar and continue to beat.
Step 3: Add your eggs, vanilla and oil.
Step 4: In a separate bowl combine your flour, baking soda, salt and cream of tartar.
Step 5: Slowly add the dry mixture to the wet mixture until dough forms. Cover the dough and allow it to chill for two hours.
FYI: I was a little impatient with this. I just put the dough in the freezer for 30 minutes
Step 6: Roll the dough into 1-1/2 inch balls and separate your sprinkles into small bowls.
Step 7: Roll each ball in sprinkles, pressing lightly so they stick.
Step 8: Insert the lollipop stick into the center of the ball and place it on a greased cookie sheet. You can leave the balls of dough, or press them slightly to create a perfect lollipop shape.
Step 9: Bake at 350° for 10 minutes and allow to cool before moving.
Don’t be afraid to play around with decorating! I pulled the food coloring out and got pretty fancy. Mitchell’s favorite was this green polka-dot one, which I made by dyeing the dough green and pressing in small undyed balls of dough in various sizes. He thinks it looks like a 1-up mushroom from Super Mario Bros. What do you think?
My five-year-old nephew Landen is obsessed with Spiderman, so I decided to make him a special cookie. I added drops of red food coloring to the ball of dough and kneaded it in until the color was right. You’ll want to use a good food coloring, so the taste of your cookie isn’t affected. To create the spider, I added drops of each color until a small ball of dough was black. I created the body by pressing small balls of dough into the cookie and rolled small pieces of dough to create the legs.
The peppermint swirl cookie was also fun to make. For this one, I dyed another ball of dough red and rolled it into a log. I then rolled an undyed ball of dough into a log and twisted the two together. At this point it looked like a candycane stick. To create the cookie shape simply roll it up.
These would make great favors for a baby shower or kids birthday party. Look at these ones that I made for Valentine’s Day!
Let me know how yours turn out.