Lemon Sunshine Cookie Pops

Lemon Sunshine Cookie Pops

These smiley sweets are the perfect way to bake some fun and sun into your home. Use your favorite emojis for funny face inspiration!

YIELDS

3 doz. 2-inch or 1 1/2 doz. 4-inch cookies

INGREDIENTS

Cookie Pops

  • 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened
  • 1 cup Domino® Granulated Sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 18 to 36 craft or lollipop sticks

Simple Glaze

  • 1 (1 lb.) package Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • 2/3 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons lemon extract
  • yellow food coloring

Decorating Frosting

  • 1/2 cup Domino® Confectioners Sugar
  • water

INSTRUCTIONS

Cookie Pops

In large bowl of electric mixer, place butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla. Beat on low speed, just until blended. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, baking powder and salt. Add to butter mixture, stirring until well blended. Divide dough in half and refrigerate for 1 to 2 hours or until firm enough to handle.

Preheat oven to 400°F.

On lightly floured surface, roll each half of dough to about 1/4 to 1/2 inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters. Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and insert sticks lengthwise 1 inch through base of each cookie--tips of sticks should be embedded in cookies. Place a small scrap of dough over stick to secure.

Bake 6 to 8 minutes or until edges are firm and bottoms are very lightly browned. Allow cookies to sit for 10 minutes before you remove to wire rack to cool completely.

Simple Glaze

Combine confectioners'’ sugar, water, extract and food coloring until smooth. Dip cooled cookie pop into glaze and allow excess to drain off, using your finger to carefully remove excess icing. 

Decorating Frosting

Combine confectioners'’ sugar and water to create a thick paste. Place into a zip-top plastic bag, cutting a small hole in one corner. Carefully squeeze out frosting onto cookie.

Garnish with candies to create happy faces.