Holiday Lollipop Cookies
Holiday treats that are fun to make and eat are a perfect way to spend an afternoon with the family.
4 dozen cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
24 chocolate miniature candies
1 reserved egg white
1 tablespoon water
2 cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons light corn syrup
4 teaspoons water
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
Red and green decorator sugars, sprinkles and/or candies
46 lollipop sticks
Combine butter, sugar, brown sugar, egg yolks and vanilla in large bowl; beat at medium speed until creamy. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat at low speed until well mixed.
Divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap each in plastic food wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours until firm.
Meanwhile, cut candies in half crosswise to make 48 pieces; set aside.
Heat oven to 350°F. Roll out dough, one-half at a time, on lightly floured surface (keeping remaining dough refrigerated), to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 2-inch round cookie cutter. Place half of cookies, 4 inches apart, onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Place egg white and 1 tablespoon water in small bowl; beat with wire whisk until frothy. Press 1 lollipop stick into middle of each cookie on cookie sheet. Top with 1 piece candy. Brush egg white mixture over 1 side of remaining cookies; place over candy, egg wash-side down. Press dough gently around candy; crimp outer edges together to seal, using tines of fork.
Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges are just beginning to brown. Using spatula, remove to wire cooling racks. Cool completely.
Combine powdered sugar, corn syrup, 4 teaspoons water and almond extract in medium bowl; beat at medium speed until well mixed. Spread glaze over cookies. Decorate with decorator sugars, sprinkles or candies. Let stand until glaze is set.
Holiday Lollipop Cookies How-To Video
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- Look for lollipop sticks at your local craft store.
Nutrition Facts (1 cookie)
Dietary Fiber: 2g
Recipe #14675©2010Land O'Lakes, Inc.