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Lollipop Cookies Recipe

Lollipop Cookies Recipe

You can use your imagination with this recipe to create designs for any season...the possibilities are endless! Cookie "lollipops" are always a hit with the kids.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling YIELD:18 servings


  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1-1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 2 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons milk
  • Red Hots and red sprinkles


  • 1. In a large bowl, cream butter and confectioners' sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and extracts. Combine the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar; gradually add to the creamed mixture and mix well. Divide dough in half; stir chocolate into one half. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until easy to handle.
  • 2. On a lightly floured surface, roll out each portion to 1/8-in. thickness. Cut with a 2-1/2-in. cookie cutter. Place 1 in. apart on lightly greased baking sheets.
  • 3. Bake at 375° for 7-8 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove to wire racks to cool.
  • 4. For frosting, combine the confectioners' sugar, extract, salt and enough milk to achieve spreading consistency. Frost bottoms of chocolate cookies. Place a wooden stick on each cookie, leaving 3 in. for handle. Top each with a plain cookie. Frost tops; add candies and sprinkles. Yield: 3 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 231 calories, 11g fat (7g saturated fat), 39mg cholesterol, 210mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.

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ashd052406 User ID: 5481205 80786
Reviewed Feb. 20, 2011

"I tripled this recipe for my stepchildren's Valentine's Party for school (3 different class rooms) plus to have a few left over for us at home. It was a lot of work making so many, but well worth it! They turned out so cute! I then wraped each cookie in clear plastic wrap then tied ribon on each to hold the wrap on and curled the ribon. They were so cute! I too found that the amount of frosting wasn't enough. I ended up filling the cookies with the home made frosting then then I used Betty Crocker cookie frosting (in a pouch with a tip) to decorate the tops. The Betty Crocker frosting is made for stacking so I didn't have to worry about the frosting sticking to the wrap. I also used it to draw heat designs on the some of the cookies, just to add a different look to some. I also used conversation hearts to decorate with, red hots, red and white sprinkles, and heart sprinkles. The kids loved these! And they tasted great too!"

damara User ID: 5592956 87434
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"I made these into star cookies for my nieces 3rd B Day..What a great hit;;even for us adults"

Meredithrs User ID: 1417083 31893
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"I forgot to mention that I doubled the cookie recipe. I made 1 batch white and 1 batch chocolate."

Meredithrs User ID: 1417083 31891
Reviewed Feb. 10, 2011

"The cookies are delicious! What a special treat! I made them for Valentine's using a heart shaped cutter. I would have given the recipe 5 stars except the amount called for to frost both the inside and outside of the cookie is way to short! I used 6 T. of butter, 2 T shortening, 7 cups powdered sugar, 1 tsp. vanilla extract, 1/2 cup ,ilk added gradually to the desired consistency. I kept the icing for the inside a little bit thicker then added a touch more milk for the icing on the top."

tkarinas User ID: 4389335 203802
Reviewed Feb. 2, 2010

"My grandchildren love these lollipop cookies and so I make them as often as I know they are coming to visit. This recipe is a keeper and one we'll be making many more times, as the grandkids just love them."

GooFan User ID: 2452423 62101
Reviewed Dec. 11, 2007

"these are so cute!"

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