Wednesday, November 30, 2011

~Lollipop Cookies~

picture from marthastewart.com

Everyday Food, October 2007
  • Prep Time 25 minutes
  • Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Yield Makes 24

Ingredients

  • 2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled)
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • Colored sanding sugar or sprinkles (preferably black and orange)
  • 24 wooden ice-pop sticks

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, beat butter and granulated sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. With mixer on low speed, add flour mixture; mix just until combined (do not overmix).
  3. If using two colors of sanding sugar, place each in a separate shallow dish (or combine them in one). Roll dough into balls, using 1 1/2 tablespoons for each. Roll in sanding sugar, pressing lightly to coat completely. Insert a wooden stick in center of each ball; place on baking sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart, with wooden sticks lying horizontally. Lightly press down on each ball with the bottom of a glass to flatten slightly.
  4. Bake until edges are golden and crisp, about 20 to 25 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool completely.
It's a good thing...or is it?

It was just a regular day here at Paradise Basin.  The morning was packed with our usual routine and so I wanted to give the children a taste of something different, lollipop cookies.  Squealing with joy, the children quickly washed their hands and got ready to bake.  We found these cookies to be both fun and easy to make but the end result was the best part of all, warm, buttery cookies that resemble lollipops.

Photo Gallery

Gabriel and Sarah are more than ready to get started.
Gabriel is mixing the dry ingredients together.
Next, we creamed the butter and sugar in the mixer.
We turned off the mixer to scrape down the sides of the bowl.  Sarah was curious about what was happening inside of the bowl.
Gabriel was really getting into the cookie decorating.
And so was Sarah.
We noticed that Gabriel had a typical toddler moment while decorating.  His face was flat on the table and he was scarfing down the sprinkles. 
Once the kids were done decorating, we popped the cookies into the oven.
Mr. Cool and his two side kicks said that the cookies were awesome.  Jordan wasn't too sure about them as he wasn't a fan of the sugary sprinkles.
After eating our cookies we headed outside to play.  The sky was beautifully decorated in its own way. 

~Just Dessert~


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