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Smiling Sugar Cookies

 Smiling Sugar Cookies
"These cute cookie pops are a big hit at bake sales," writes Brenda Bawdon of Alpena, South Dakota. "I sell them for $1 a piece and they disappear! The bright and cheery faces catch the kids' eyes, making them surefire sellers."
24 ServingsPrep: 30 min. Bake: 10 min. + standing


  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • About 24 Popsicle sticks
  • 1 cup vanilla frosting
  • Red, blue and green paste food coloring
  • Assorted small candies


  • In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugars until light and fluffy.
  • Beat in the egg, milk and vanilla. Combine the flour, cream of
  • tartar, baking soda and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and
  • mix well. Roll dough into 1-1/2-in. balls; insert a Popsicle stick
  • in the center of each.
  • Place 2 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets; flatten slightly.
  • Bake at 375° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove
  • to wire racks to cool.
  • Divide frosting among three bowls; tint as desired. Place each color

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Directions (continued)

  • of frosting in a resealable plastic bag; cut a small hole in a
  • corner of bag. Pipe hair and mouths onto cookies; use a dab of
  • frosting to attach small candies for eyes. Let dry for at least 30
  • minutes. Yield: about 2 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 cookie pop equals 180 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 170 mg sodium, 29 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 2 g protein.