Sugar Cookie Pops

I’ve been sharing some fun recipes this week from a wedding shower we hosted last weekend and I tempted you yesterday with pictures of these delicious Sugar Cookie Pops.
These fun cookies on a lollipop stick can be served unadorned for a wonderful after school treat with a glass of cold milk or all fancied up with icing and sprinkles for a fabulous party treat. The cookie mold that I used makes them quite simple; a great recipe to enjoy preparing with your children.

You can find the Sugar Cookie Pops recipe and technique below but I also wanted to share a few fun pics of our first day visiting our daughter and her family in London – as you can see in the pictures, we’re quite smitten by our three sweet granddaughters! We landed on British soil bright and early this morning and had a wonderful day enjoying the city, the beautiful fall weather and reuniting with family.

London is a fast-paced, vibrant city with a myriad of fun things to do. We love just meandering along the lazy flowing Thames, walking both the narrow and the busy bustling streets, checking out interesting shops, restaurants, lovely parks and a plethora of amazing historic sites. Today we discovered an incredible new deli/cafe called Ottolengi (amazing as you’ll see in the pictures!) where we picked up a delicious lunch and picnicked in St. Jame’s Park near Buckingham Palace.

– this is why we loved discovering Ottolengi…….

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We were able to catch the tail-end (literally!) of the changing of the guard at Buckingham Palace….

a walk and fun in the park…………

-we picked the girls up from school and had a blast on the way home…….

-we brought the girls some fun bumblebee ballerina costumes……..

Papa and his girls…………

Oh, and back to the Sugar Cookie Pops.….

Sugar Cookie Pops

Ingredients
1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
1 egg
1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon salt

Instructions:
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray pan with vegetable pan spray.
2. In large bowl, beat butter with sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and extracts. Combine flour and salt; add to butter mixture 1 cup at a time, mixing after each addition. Do not chill dough.
3. Fill cavities with cookie dough to 1/8 in. below top edge; insert sticks into dough, covering 2 in. of end. Bake 20-22 minutes or until cookies are lightly browned.4. Bake on middle rack for 10 to 15 minutes. Cool 5 minutes, gently loosen with spatula, tip pan upside down to remove. Wash pan and repeat to bake remaining treats. Cool completely before decorating.

Adapted from Wilton

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Notes:
-these yummy cookies can be left plain or iced. I used this Powdered Sugar Icing recipe then drizzled them with melted white and dark chocolate. I sprinkled some of them with small white sprinkles and they made a fun party presentation. I am not a fancy-dancy cookie decorator but you can definitely make some pretty cookies with out a ton of skill!- I used Wilton Cookie Pop Pans which are available at Michaels and some Walmarts along with their directions and Sugar Cookie recipe.



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