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!!
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…
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.
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.
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.