Still trying to find a fun idea for Valentine's gifts? These sugar cookie pops are so fun and easy! I made them even easier by using sugar cookie mix. Seriously, it was so quick for a project that looks so good.
Here's what you will need:
-Sugar cookie dough (either from scratch or a mix)
-Lollipop sticks (I found mine in the Wilton section at Walmart)
-Glacé icing (No, I don't know how to say that)
-Cellophane treat bags or clear wrap
First step, roll out your cookie dough and cut out your shapes. They can't be too big, or else the stick won't be able to support them. I used a medium-sized heart. Lay each dough shape on the pan over the top of a lollipop stick. I put mine about two-thirds the way up the stick. Press the dough into the sides of the stick a little bit, but not too much. Bake cookies according to directions. They should come out looking like this:
Let them cool while you make your icing. Here's the recipe:
4 c. powdered sugar
6 T. milk (I used 1%, but 2% or whole would probably be better)
6 T. light corn syrup
1 t. vanilla extract
Mix the powdered sugar and milk together until all the lumps are gone, then add the corn syrup and vanilla. The icing should be fairly thin for glazing. For piping, add more powdered sugar until it thickens up and becomes hard to stir. If you want a great tutorial on how to use this icing, click on the Our Best Bites link above.
I glazed my cookies and didn't really wait until they had dried before I started piping. This way, the icing sort of blends together and looks like a watercolor painting.
I did the white dots at the end, so they look raised up, like how the icing would act if you wait for the base layer to dry. At this point, you want to let the icing dry for a half a day or more.
Next, I wrapped the pops in cellophane and tied it with a ribbon.
These turned out great! You could use these as awesome party favors or Valentine's presents for friends. I am using them as party favors, so I decided to display them in Valentine themed takeout boxes:
I know I wouldn't mind getting one of these on Monday.