We went to a 5 year olds birthday party this weekend and it was butterfly themed! I’ve always wanted to try making cookie pops. I have a great sugar cookie recipe, so I just needed to be creative to showcase the cookies once baked and decorated. I was really nervous making these because I used lollipop sticks, not cookie sticks. And I didn’t know how they were going to bake! But they turned out great, and the cookie baked very nicely to the stick.
This is more of a how-to-make-cookie-pops rather than a recipe. But you can find the sugar cookie recipe I use here! Or use whatever one you like, or use store bought cookie dough! It doesn’t matter. So, here we go. Let’s make some cookie pops!
Note: As a baker, you learn that practice makes perfect. This was my first time making cookie pops and I definitely learned a lot from this experience. Hopefully you all can take SOMETHING from this post and make your own cookie pops 🙂
What you will need:
Sugar cookie dough
Lollipop sticks (or cookie sticks)
Cookie cutter in desired shape(s)
Frosting, sprinkles, other decorations
Cardboard box in desired size
What to do:
First, get your box ready. Decide how many cookies can fit on it and poke holes gently with a pen in desired places. I used a Victoria’s Secret box 😉 I flipped it upside down. Then, make sure your sticks can fit in snuggly. Note: I will do this differently the next time around. I will get a decorative box and fill it with flower foam. But to save money, I just used what I had.
After your sticks are placed where you want them, take them out. Wrap the box with wrapping paper. Note: You don’t have to do this step if you got a decorative box to start with.
Once your box is wrapped, find the holes with your fingers and gently push in the lollipop sticks to make sure they fit.
Take them out and set them aside.
Next, roll out your sugar cookie dough. It’s better to go a little thicker than usual so they don’t crack, about 1/4 inch to 1/3 inch. Cut out your cookies and place them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure there is enough room for the sticks. Tip: Cookie dough should be very cold. Cutting out sugar cookies with room temperature dough just doesn’t work. Always put any unused cookie dough back in the fridge until ready to roll out more.
Place the sticks on top of each cookie and press gently so the stick goes about halfway into the cookie.
Then place a thin piece of cookie dough on top to hide the sticks. Don’t worry too much about lumps, it bakes pretty even. Plus, they will be decorated which hides any imperfection. (Tip: On some of the thicker cookies I made, I was able to just twist the lollipop stick into the cookie so I didn’t have to add anymore cookie dough. Find what method works best for you.)
Place cookie sheet in fridge for about 10 minutes so cookies don’t lose shape while baking. Then, bake as directed. Leave cookies on cookie sheet to cool 10 minutes before carefully transferring to wire rack to cool completely. Decorate and stick in your box! So cute! Enjoy 🙂
I used a Wilton #5 tip and piped on the frosting for these butterflies. Seriously, so easy and super adorable!
And the finished product!