Desserts, Holidays

Easter Cookie Pops

What’s the only way to improve on the perfect sugar cookie? Put it on a stick, of course! I’m of the mind that anything tastes better on a stick — hot dogs, mozzarella sticks, pickles, frozen treats — and cookies are no exception. (I really should get this cookbook.) For our Easter brunch, I’m planning to give each kid a little favor basket with mini chocolate eggs, a few Easter-themed Oreo cake pops and one big cookie pop, so today, I did a trial run of the cookie pops. They are really easy and fun to make.

Easter Cookie Pops

Makes about a dozen cookie pops

Ingredients/Materials

  • One batch of Amazingly Addictive Sugar Cookies
  • Candy melts in white and pastel colors of your choice (available at Michael’s or other craft stores in the baking/candy-making aisle)
  • Sprinkles (I used Wilton jumbo confetti)
  • Easter-themed cookie cutters (I used these and a random flower-shaped one from Daiso)
  • Lollipop sticks
  • 4″x6″ cellophane treat bags
  • Ribbon

Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Follow the instructions in the Amazingly Addictive Sugar Cookies recipe up through the stage where you cut the shapes from the dough. It helps if the cookies are at least 1/4″ thick. Lay each shape on a cookie sheet, then carefully insert a lollipop stick through the base of the cookie, twisting gently to get it in. Stop about halfway through the cookie.

Carefully slide a sharp metal spatula (preferably one with a beveled edge) under each cookie and flip it over. If the dough is broken around the stick, use your finger to gently close up the gaps.

If the dough is broken around the stick, use your finger and maybe a little bit of excess cookie dough to close the gaps.

Bake the cookies for 15-20 minutes, until slightly puffy and golden-brown at the edges. Remove the cookies and let them sit for 5 minutes. Then, using a sharp metal spatula, transfer the cookies onto a piece of wax paper. Let them cool completely.

When the cookies have cooled, melt the candy melts according to package instructions. Using a small rubber spatula or a butter knife, spread the melted candy all over the top surface of each cookie.

While the candy is still in a liquid state, decorate the cookie with sprinkles as you see fit.

You could also dip the cookies, but I thought that would be more unwieldy, and with the cookies being relatively big, I didn’t want to risk the cookie breaking off during the dipping process.

When the candy has hardened, slip a treat bag over each cookie, then tie the bag closed with ribbon. Enjoy!

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About Saucy Mommy

I'm Beverly, a mom of two who loves to cook and write. Check out my blog at www.saucymommy.com for family-friendly (but tasty) meal ideas and pictures of bento box lunches.

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