I came across a great idea for a very tasty Christmas treat that is not too difficult to make They are called Santa face cookie pops and you can check out the recipe below. There are a bunch of ingredients that you have to get together first and you also have to get lollipop sticks. I would try an arts and crafts store or a candy store if you have one in your neighborhood. After you get everything together its time to invite your children into the kitchen because they will have lots of fun creating these Santa Face Cookie Pops.
INGREDIENTS (Yields approx 12 pops)
1 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
2 3/4 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
12 long Lollipop Sticks
2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
2 tbsp Corn Syrup
1/2 cup softened Butter
1 tbsp Milk
2 cup Powdered Sugar
24 White M&M Candy Corn pieces
12 Red Spice Drops
Cream butter and sugar.
Add egg and vanilla and continue beating.
Mix dry ingredients together and incorporate into wet mixture a little at a time.
Press dough into pan, filling each about 3/4 full.
Press stick into each cookie.
Add additional dough on back as needed to cover stick.
Bake in oven at 400 degrees setting for 13 minutes or until lightly brown around edges.
Let cookie sit in pan for about 5 minutes, then carefully run a knife around the edge of each pop to loosen.
Cool on a wire rack.
Mix powdered sugar corn syrup and milk to make glaze.
Fill in face of pop in white glaze.
Press Red Spice Drop nose and white M&M eyes in place.
Allow to set at least 30 minutes.
Add red food coloring to glaze.
Transfer part of this red glaze to the corner of a zipper bag and clip end to pipe a diagonal line for edge of hat.
Also pipe in mouth.
Allow to set for at least an 30 minutes.
Fill in rest with red glaze.
Add blue and yellow food coloring to make remaining glaze dark gray to black.
Take a toothpick and dip in dark glaze and dot pupils on eyes.
Allow to sit for at least 30 minutes.
In a large bowl, cream the butter.
Mix in the sugar one cup at a time.
Beat in the milk mixing until fluffy.
Transfer 2/3 of mixture to piping bag.
Add red food coloring to remaining icing and mix until blended.
Transfer icing to a piping bag.
Refrigerate to firm.
Pipe a red ring around the top of the red hat.
Pipe white fur at bottom of hat and make fur ball at side of hat.
Pipe in beard and mustache.
Feel free to share your results with me. Have you done any Santa Cookie Pops with your kids? Share your creations below!