St. Patrick’s Day Treat Roundup

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Another holiday is almost here and gone!

Here is a roundup of all of the St.Patrick’s day themed treats and ideas I came up with this year! I hope you’ll find the time to try out one of these fun holiday inspired treats!!

Hope you enjoy these and have a fun and safe St. Patrick’s Day!! If you have any questions  please feel free to leave a comment below!

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St. Patrick’s Day Easy Shamrock Cookie Pops

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Holiday themed cookies are fun, but when you put them on a stick…… somehow and in someway they become magically more appealing.

I’ve made versions of this before like {{this}} one or {{that}} one. And since they are always such a hit I thought to follow suit and make a version for St. Patrick’s Day.

This is what you will need….

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Shamrock shaped or any St. Patty’s Day themed cookie cutter
  • Lolly stick or skewers
  • Colored chocolate candy melts of your choice (I used green, light green and white)
  • Decorating bag or plastic Ziploc bags
  • Wax paper
  • If you wan’t to add sprinkles or any decor you can do that as well.
Keep in mind if you don’t have the exact decorating items on hand, use your imagination and use what you have. The bottom line is that these should be fun, so just go with what inspires you and make you want to create. I used my new favorite Vanilla Sugar Cookie Dough from Lila Loa which can be found {{HERE}}.
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 if you’ll be adding them. Lay another sheet of wax paper nearby as 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.


I used three colors of chocolate; green, light green and white. I would do one color and then do the next color.
And the next color, until I was finished.
Before the chocolate sets, lift each pop off of the wax paper and set it on the other piece of wax paper to fully set, this will take care of all the overflow and will clean the edges up.
And that is it! Easy right.
Dress them up with a ribbon or leave them as is. Either way they are a fun way to add a little sweetness into the holiday!
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to leave a comment below!


Easy Valentine’s Day Chocolate Cookie Pops

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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 Cookiesrecipe. 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.

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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Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Pops

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The little babes has yet to snooze through the night and at most gives me three hour clips of sleep. I’ve decided that until he does, I’m going to make the most of the many hours of  the day that I am awake, which in my opinion is way too many.

But….needless to say that’s the only way I get anything done at this point.

More importantly like the treats I needed to make for my daughters holiday party; which I wanted to bring something fun, festive, delicious and easy.

Keyword being EASY

Cookies are easy.

Pops are fun.

Cookie pops are perfect and cookie pops shaped and decorated like festive Christmas trees are fabulous!!

These were so simple to make and decorating them is fun, if you have little ones afoot they will love helping you with them. You can get messy with these and they will still be fun, fabulous and delicious. And if you don’t want to make them into pops, just leave out the sticks, still fun!

This is what you will need….

  • Sugar cookie dough
  • Christmas tree cookie cutter
  • Lolly stick or skewers
  • Green chocolate candy melts
  • Yellow chocolate candy melts
  • Decorating bag or plastic Ziploc bags
  • Wax paper
  • Sanding sugars (optional)
  • Confetti sprinkles or what ever sprinkles you like.

Keep in mind if you don’t have all the decorating items on hand, just USE what you have. These can be made of white chocolate, red chocolate or plain old milk chocolate. Any which way you make them will be PERFECT!!! And if you don’t have a cookie cutter, just cut out triangles from the dough

I used this recipe for Cinna-Bum roll out cookies from Sweet Hope Cookies which are in three words summed up as…

TO.DIE.FOR.

If you want to know why she calls them Cinna BUM roll outs, you will have to read her wonderful, funny post. I will include other links for other flavors at the bottom of the post, but if you want seriously easy……just buy a tube of Pillsbury sugar cookie dough and go from there.

If you are going to make the cookies into pops, do not add the stick into the uncooked dough. Wait until they are baked, a few seconds after they come out of the oven, slide the sticks (I used skewers) into the still soft cookie, be mindful they are hot. They will set as they cool and the cookie won’t get all distorted.

After the cookies have completely cooled, get your green chocolate or whatever color you are using ready to be melted. You can add in a little oil to thin the chocolate down a bit, but not too much. Now the amount of chocolate to melt depends on the amount of cookies you are making. I made about a dozen and used about a cup or so of candy melts. If you are unsure of the amount start small and know that if you need more you can easily just melt more.

Lay out your pops on a sheet of wax paper and layout another sheet of wax paper nearby with nothing on it (that will make sense later) and get your sprinkles ready nearby. Put your melted chocolate in your decorating bag or Ziploc bag and cut a small hole and start going over the cookie back in forth horizontally. Do this for each pop and don’t worry about being neat.

Then do it again….and again…and again.

Keep going until  you get the coverage you like. Before they set lift them off the sheet and place them down on the new sheet of wax paper nearby. (I told you it would make sense later.) this will keep the excess from drying and leave a finished look to the cookie. Before the chocolate sets add in your Christmas bling…..or sprinkles 🙂
As your newly decorated trees set, get your stars ready. These are easy and don’t need to be perfect, as they only add to the cookie if they are imperfect.  On a sheet of wax paper just pipe out some sketchy stars with your melted yellow chocolate melts.

Note: if you are going to wrap the cookie you might want to omit the star since it may break or place it lower on the cookie so it won’t break.
If you want sprinkle some sanding sugar on top before they set.

Let them set, you can put them in the fridge to speed up the process if you like. To attach, pipe a small dot of chocolate at the top of the tree.
Place the star on top… and you tree is complete! I also dressed up the stick by adding in colored straws, so if you have them on hand they really add to the pops!!!
Here are a few of my favorite sugar roll out cookies!!
The End For All Chocolate Cookies (these are really the BEST tasting chocolate cookies ever!)
Hope you enjoyed this post! If you have any questions, please feel free to comment below!

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Miniature Chocolate Covered Oreo’s

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Well………as I mentioned in an earlier post, I made a bunch of stuff for my daughter’s first birthday party. And the best part of it all is that there wasn’t a bite or a crumb left.

On top of the hula girl cake and all the colorful cupcakes, I also made cake pops, chocolate dipped marshmallow pops and….

Miniature chocolate covered Oreo pops….

 Heaven on a stick, I’m told. They all were a hit…but of course I didn’t get any pictures of the marshmallow pops or cake pops. I’ll be making them again soon, so I will post the pictures then.

Just in case you want a closer look, here you go!

Mmmmmmm……. Yummy!!!! Till next time!!

 

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