Sunday, October 10, 2010

SNR Shout Out: A Tasty Treat

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I love bringing out the sweet side of Halloween with these colorful lollipop sugar cookies, a real treat for my favorite little tricksters. My girls are always happy to help out and have fun rolling the balls of dough in colorful sprinkles. I like to dress up these cookies once they are done baking.


Supplies:
Cellophane: Hallmark
Clear Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle
Glitter Charm: Girls' Paperie
Ribbon: Offray
Pen: Zig
Lollipop Cookie Recipe: Martha Stewart
Popsicle Stick: Loew-Cornell, Inc.


Lollipop Cookie Recipe:
Ingredients: (Makes 24 Cookies)

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 over mix).

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 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool completely.


I like to use these cookies for party favors. I wrap these cookies in clear cellophane and decorate. If you are interested in decorating your cookies this is what I used:

Supplies:
Roll of Clear Cellophane
Themed Embellishments
Ribbon
Marker

Directions:

1. Cut a piece of cellophane from the roll. I needed a 9x9 inch square to wrap my cookie.


2. Wrap the cookie with the cellophane, gathering the ends around the stick. I marked the center of my cookie so I would have an idea of where to center my embellishments.


3. Remove the wrapping from the cookie and embellish the cellophane to your liking. Re-wrap the cookie, fastening the cellophane with ribbon. (You may need to trim the ends of the cellophane). I also like to write a message on the lollipop stick for some added fun.

4. Enjoy!

Note: These cookies are fun all year long, not just for Halloween. I just switch the colors of the sprinkles to enjoy this treat for special occasions all year long.

6 comments:

  1. Wow these are great! I love that you decorated the cellophane with stickers. Great idea

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  2. What a fabulous treat Dana!! Thanks for sharing the recipe and love how you dolled them up even more by embellishing!

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  3. Dana,congrats on being SNR staffer in the spotlight!
    Love your treat project.

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  4. These are wonderful and will make great treats for my grandkids to take to their Halloween parties in school! They are sure to be a hit!

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  5. What a great idea! Thanks so much for sharing, grand kids are going to love this!

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  6. Super cute and it sounds so delicious. Love how the popsicle stick says 'Boo.' Too Cute.

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