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Lollipop Cookies

Lollipop Cookies
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Makes 16 cookies| Hands-On Time: | Total Time:

Ingredients

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • large egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • food coloring
  • mini jelly beans, colored sprinkles, or metallic dragees, for decorating
  • special equipment: 14 6- to 8-inch lollipop or ice-pop sticks (found in large craft stores)

Directions

  1. Heat oven to 350° F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt; set aside.
  2. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and granulated sugar at medium speed until creamy, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until combined. Reduce the mixer speed to low and gradually mix in the flour mixture just until combined (do not overmix).
  3. Drop mounds of the dough (about 2 tablespoons each) onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them 4 inches apart. Insert one end of a lollipop stick into each and flatten the dough slightly with your fingers. Bake the cookies, rotating the baking sheets halfway through, until golden, 8 to 10 minutes. Cool 5 minutes on the baking sheets, then transfer to wire racks to cool completely.
  4. In a small bowl, mix together the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and 1 to 2 drops food coloring. Drizzle the cookies with the icing and sprinkle with the candies and sprinkles. Let dry for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Storage suggestion: Keep at room temperature, between sheets of wax paper in an airtight container, for up to 1 week. (Alternatively, wrap in a nonsealing plastic sandwich bag or cellophane bag and close with a twist tie or a ribbon.)
By December, 2011

Nutritional Information

  • Per ServingServing Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories 191
  • Fat 6g
  • Sat Fat 4g
  • Cholesterol 28mg
  • Sodium 61mg
  • Protein 1g
  • Carbohydrate 33g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Fiber 0g
  • Iron 1mg
  • Calcium 10mg
What does this mean? See Nutrition 101 .

Quick Tip

Crate and Barrel stainless steal vegetable skewers
Use 2 wooden skewers per cookie if you don’t have (or can’t find) lollipop sticks.

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