Cookies on a Stick

2 Oct

The first time I ever made cookie pops or cookies on a stick was for my cousin’s wedding. I was amazed at how the stick just baked right in there and didn’t brown or darken at all. I was equally blown away by how a simple cookie can become such an amazing treat. I recommend trying them and feeling the excitement of a kid over a cookie all over again!

I’m pretty sure that any cookie dough will work on a stick but I have had great success with this one because of the baking powder getting the dough to rise just a little more and really adhere to the stick.

Cookie Dough

2 cups butter, softened
3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 tablespoon butter flavored extract
7 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
1 teaspoon salt

Mix wet and dry ingredients separately and then combine by adding the dry to the wet 1/3 at a time. Cover and chill the dough for several hours or overnight. Roll the dough out to about 1/4 inch thick and cut it into which ever shapes you want. Insert the sticks at least 1/3 to 1/2 way into the cookie. Bake the cookies at 350° for 8-10 minutes. It’s a good idea to use some parchment paper under the cookies to prevent sticking. Ice with your favorite icing. Royal icing will dry hard to the touch. I add a bit of butter to my royal icing because I prefer the taste but this will keep the icing from drying hard. You can stand cookies in a pot, vase or coffee mug. Put dried beans or glass beads in the bottom to keep the cookies from falling out and touching each other. You can also stand them in Styrofoam or if you know some one crafty you can get them to drill some holes into a block of wood for you.

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