Monday, February 14, 2011

Cookie Pops! (Happy V-day #2)

I'm not sure if I've mentioned this before, but I am a preschool teacher...and for Valentine's Day we made these adorable treats with the kids to take home for their parents. They look like carnival lolli pops, but they're dyed sugar cookies and they are so cute! Basically, you make sugar cookie dough (recipe below) and once it's prepared you separate it into four equal quarters. Then you dye each quarter a different color. Red, yellow, green, blue...Then break off a piece of each color and roll together to give a tie-dye effect. Then roll the tie-dye dough into a "snake" and curl it up into a "snail"! Use baking sticks to put into bottom of cookie dough, and make sure it's about 3/4 of the way through the cookie. Once they're baked, let cool then wrap is plastic and tie with a ribbon!

Ingredients :
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups white sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Directions :
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet two minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.

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