Jack-O'-Lantern Cookie Pops

Author: Canadian Living

Colourful cinnamon-scented cookie lollipops make welcome treats for home or clubs. They also make a fun edible Halloween centrepiece by inserting the sticks into a pumpkin or squash. You'll need thirty 6-inch (15 cm) lollipop sticks.

  • Portion size 30 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: November 2006

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cups butter softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 pinch salt
  • paste food colouring
  • candies

Method

Line rimless baking sheets with parchment paper or grease; set aside.

In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until fluffy; beat in egg and vanilla. In separate bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt ; stir into butter mixture in 2 additions. Divide in half and flatten into discs; wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate for up to 24 hours.)

Using 1 tsp (5 mL), scoop 30 pieces of dough from discs; roll into balls. Set aside.

On lightly floured surface, roll out remaining dough to scant 1/4-inch (5 mm) thickness. Using 3-inch (8 cm) pumpkin or jack-o'-lantern cookie cutter, cut out shapes, rerolling scraps.

Place 6 balls, 4 inches (10 cm) apart, on prepared pan. Press into 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick discs. Press lollipop stick onto each disc. Top with cookie cutout, pressing lightly to adhere and sandwich stick.

Bake in top and bottom thirds of 350°F (180°C) oven, switching and rotating pans halfway through, until light golden on bottoms and edges, about 12 minutes. Transfer to racks; let cool completely. (Make-ahead: Store in airtight container for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 1 month.)

To decorate, tint icing with food colouring as desired. Spread heaping 1 tsp (5 mL) over top of cookie; decorate with candies. Let dry.

Nutritional facts <b>Per cookie (without decoration):</b> about

  • Sodium 40 mg
  • Protein 1 g
  • Calories 107.0
  • Total fat 5 g
  • Cholesterol 18 mg
  • Saturated fat 3 g
  • Total carbohydrate 15 g

%RDI

  • Iron 4.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 10.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 1.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 0.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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