Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Valentine Lollipop Cookies

INGREDIENTS for cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar, for rolling out dough
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips or disks
  • lollipop sticks
  • sprinkles
  • INGREDIENTS FOR ROYAL ICING:
  • 3 egg whites
  • 3 cups of confectioners sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon extract
  • 1 tablespoon pink gel food coloring 
  • (you can purchase this at hobby lobby or your local craft store)
  • DIRECTIONS FOR ICING:
  • 1. place egg whites in a bowl and whip on high until fluffy, slowly add the confectioner's sugar and keep beating. Now add the lemon extract and the food coloring and beat until slightly stiff. Set aside.

DIRECTIONS for cookie dough:

                                                         Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Sift together the flour, salt and baking powder and set aside.
Cream butter and sugar together in another large bowl. Add egg, vanilla, milk and beat until incorporated. Gradually add the dry mixture, beating until combined. Knead dough for a few minuets to combine thoroughly. Wrap with saran wrap and place
 in the refrigerator to chill for about 30 minuets.
To Make Cookies:
1. break the dough ball in half and roll out on a clean surface covered with powdered sugar to prevent sticking. 
2. ll dough out until about 1/8 of an inch thick.
3. use heart cookie cutter to cut cookies.
4. Now use small heart cookie cutter to create the heart hole.
5. use a spatula to lift cookie off of counter and onto a sill pat or cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
6. bake cookies for 10-15 minuets at 375 degrees. Cookies should just start to get golden brown around the edges. 
7. Repeat with the other half of your dough. You may do it all at once if you have room in your oven and enough cookie sheets to fit the entire batch. I had to do it in 2 rounds.
9. While the cookies are baking take 1/2 cup of white chocolate and melt it in the microwave. Set it aside with lollipop sticks ready.
10. MOST IMPORTANT STEP FOR SUCCESSFUL LOLLIPOP.
As soon as the cookies come out of the oven  very carefully transfer them to a wire wrack with spatula while piping hot. Now dip a lollipop stick in the white chocolate and press into the lower portion of the heart. You MUST do this when the cookie is still hot and soft. Do it as soon as they come out of the oven. Once you have them finished place them in the freezer right away for the chocolate to set around your stick.
11. Make your royal icing while the cookies are setting in the freezer.
12. Now ice your cookies, top with sprinkles and add a bow. You may place them in the refrigerator to set. The royal icing will harden after a couple hours and be easy to transport with no mess. 
Hi there SHINE readers!!!!! 
I'm Hanna!!!! 
I blog over at {bouffe e bambini}. I'm a busy  mom of 2 toddlers, a full time nurse, a runner and a blogger.  I share lots of fun recipes like this one, post some cute pics of my kids and dabble in some fun fashion!!! 
I adore Ashley and her blog and am always so honored to share recipes here on SHINE!!!! 
Feel free to pay me a visit anytime.
HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY LOVES!!!

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32 comments:

Tammy @ Lemons, Avocados, and the Bay said...

So cute! I have to try making these :)

Haute Mommy said...

I love this idea. My girls are I will be making these.

Haute Mommy said...

I love this idea. My girls are I will be making these.

Hanna said...

I love you. That's all!! xoxoxo

Sandy a la Mode said...

these are SOO stinking cute!! i wana make them!!!

★ JASMINE ★ said...

what a SWEET cookie! haha! id love to try and make these but i'm just not the baking type.. i'm the buying type!
LOL

hugs, xo
*BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

Shutterbug said...

i like the idea of cookie lollipops! ;)

Foster said...

These are very adorable. Thank you for a great idea to do for Valentines day.

holly h. said...

These are absolutely adorable! :)

cavinravin said...

Those look really good! Pretty and pink!lol

MoxieJane said...

I just love these! And especially the pretty black and pink ribbon tied around each one. I am inspired! Hearts and hugs! Moxie

The Cantelmo Family said...

Those are so cute!

Erica said...

Adorable! Perfect timing for Valentine-thanks a bunch :)

Jennifer said...

Too cute and they look so yummy!

Sam said...

Those cookie lolipops look so good and so darn cute! i would love to eat them ;) yummy!

sam*

Stesha said...

yummmy!!!!! lets make some Ash!!

xo
Classic & Bubbly

LaraBeTheOne said...

Soo cute! <3 Love them

Bettina said...

Loving these, and am definitely stealing the idea to make and take to work (school) as a valentines treat!

Kelly said...

Toootally going to make these with Clara and Bruno!

jenette or more commonly known as "j" said...

Yum yum yum! These look great! :) I am eagerly awaiting my SHINE necklace! Woop woop!

Alexis Kaye said...

cookies with white chocolate in them?! YUM!

Erin said...

These are just the cutest :)

rach. said...

I WANT SOME.

love, rach.
www.so--hi.blogspot.com

Christy said...

I love Hanna. She is such a talented, motivated young lady.

Kristin said...

Ahh these are too amazing to eat. Maybe.

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Ashley@SimplyEnchanted said...

These look delicious! I have to try them! Thanks so much for sharing! :)

Paula said...

these look SO good! thanks for sharing, I'll definitely try these some time. have a great weekend!

cheapcraftymama said...

Those look super yummy and adorable! I would love for you to share this at my Valentines Party @ www.cheapcraftymama.com!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

These are too cute! They turned out fantastic!! I hope you will link up to my I Heart Projects Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/01/i-heart-projects-linky-party.html

- Brittany aka Pretty Handy Girl said...

Hanna & Ashley, these are adorable! May I have your permission to use a photo and link back to this post in a Parentables.com roundup I'm writing on DIY Valentine Gifts.

Lindsi B said...

I found you on Tater Tots and Jello and I would love it if you would share this with our readers too for Fun Stuff Fridays! http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Multiples Mom said...

Those are adorable! I wanted to reach into the screen and try one. Thanks for sharing.

: 0 ) Theresa