Lollipop Cookies

Bring out the sweet side of Halloween with these colorful sugar cookies, a real treat for your favorite little tricksters. Kids will be happy to help out with this playful recipe -- invite them to roll the balls of dough in colorful sugar.

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  • Yield: Makes 24
Lollipop Cookies

Photography: José Manuel Picayo Rivera

Source: Everyday Food, October 2007

Ingredients

  • 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 overmix).

  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 to 25 minutes. Transfer cookies immediately to a wire rack to cool completely.

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