Lollipop Cookies

Posted in on the 11th December, 2013

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 large egg
  • Food coloring
  • Mini jelly beans, colored sprinkles, or metallic dragees, for decorating the cookies

The upcoming holidays always bring excitement into any household. Along with gift giving, food becomes an integral part of the celebration. Kids will expect treats like cookies to enjoy during this time. Here is a recipe for Lollipop Cookies that will certainly fit into the holiday spirit.
Equipment:

  • Mixing bowls
  • Electric mixer
  • Baking sheets
  • Parchment paper
  • Whisk
  • Measuring spoon
  • 14 6- to 8-inch lollipop or ice-pop sticks

Instructions:

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking powder until the ingredients blend well. Set aside.
  2. Using an electric mixer set at medium speed, beat together the butter and granulated sugar together for around 3 minutes until it becomes creamy. While mixing, add in the egg and the vanilla extract until the ingredients combine.
  3. Setting the electric mixer to low speed, gradually mix the flour and the butter mixture together just until they combine. Make sure to avoid over mixing.
  4. Drop about 2-tablespoon mound of the resulting dough into baking sheets lined with parchment paper. Space them 4 inches apart from each other. Insert one end of a lollipop stick into the dough. Use your fingers to flatten the dough slightly.
  5. Bake the cookies in an oven pre-heated to 350 degrees F for 8 to 10 minutes or until golden brown. Rotate the baking sheets halfway through the baking process. Once done, remove from the oven and let the cookies cool in the baking sheets for 5 minutes. Transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  6. In a small bowl, mix the confectioner’s sugar, 2 tablespoons of water and 1 or 2 drops of food coloring. Decorate the cookies with the icing and use the candies and sprinkles for added color and design. Let cookies dry for 30 minutes.