Monday, January 28, 2013

Easy Valentine's Day Cookie Pops

I've made a few versions of these cookie pops before. Mainly because they are easy, (which is a favorite "thing" for me) delicious and a great way to fancy up a cookie for the upcoming holiday!

This is what you will need to make them....

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Heart shape or any Valentine's themed cookie cutter
  • Lolly stick or skewers
  • Colored chocolate candy melts of your choice (I used red and blue)
  • Decorating bag or plastic Ziploc bags
  • Wax paper
  • Heart sprinkles or what ever sprinkles you like.
Keep in mind if you don't have the exact decorating items on hand, use your imagination and use what you have. These can be decorated with any color of chocolate, just go with what inspires you and make you want to create :) I went with the blue, because I had saw some adorable mason jar cookies over at Munchhin Munchies that were made with this color combo and I just loved it!

I went with my favorite cookie recipe in the entire history of  the universe, because honestly it's that good. It's a chocolate cookie recipe from LilaLoa. Trust when I tell you there is a reason she calls it The End for All Chocolate Cookies recipe. Reason being, you'll never have to look for another recipe as this will be your go to recipe :) But if your not into making cookies go buy a tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and go from there.

You can make these cookie just as they are or take the next step and make them into cookie pops. But if you do make them into cookie pops, do NOT ADD the sticks into the uncooked dough. WAIT a minute after they come out of the oven and slide the stick (I used skewers) into the still soft cookie dough, be mindful as they will be hot.

Now leave them alone and they will set up as they cool.(Just a note, remove the stick before consuming if you use the skewers as they have a very pointy end.)

When the cookie have completely cooled, you can begin to get your chocolate melts ready. Now the amount of chocolate you need to melt depends on the amount of cookies you are making and the amount of drizzle you put on the cookie. If you melt it in small batches you won't  have so much extra unused chocolate left over.

Lay out your pops on a sheet of wax paper and get your sprinkles ready nearby. Lay another sheet of wax paper nearby a you will need it after you put the chocolate onto the pops.

Put your melted chocolate in a decorating bag or a small plastic baggie with a small piece of the corner cut and start going over the cookie back and forth horizontally. Don't worry about it being super neat as the messiness of it gives it a bit of charm. Do a layer on a cookie and move on to the next then repeat. This will allow you to build a bit of dimension on the cookie without the chocolate settling into each layer.

Repeat until you get the amount of chocolate you want on the pop.

Before they set lift them off the wax paper, this will clean off the excess chocolate and clean the edged. Set them on the clean sheet of wax paper you laid out earlier.

Before the chocolate sets completely add in your Valentine's day bling to the cookie! I made some with Pink and white sprinkles....

Some with heart sprinkles and silver dragees....

And some I made with the standard fare of Valentine's red chocolate with colored hearts sprinkles....

You can make and create any color combo really, so have fun with it. Be sure to allow them set completely, you can put them in the fridge to speed up the process.

Add paper straws or ribbons to pretty them up! Whoever gets one on V-day will thank you!!

Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!

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