Star Cookie Pops

Need to recognize an accomplishment? Celebrate with cookies that make everyone feel like they are a star.

  • Prep Time 60 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12

Cookies

2
cups granulated sugar
1
cup shortening
3/4
cup butter or margarine, softened
1
teaspoon grated lemon peel
1
egg
3 1/2
cups Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon baking powder
1/4
teaspoon salt
About 12 craft sticks (flat wooden sticks with round ends)

Vanilla Glaze, if desired

1/2
cup powdered sugar
1/4
teaspoon vanilla
1
to 1 1/2 teaspoons hot water

Decorations, if desired

Betty Crocker™ decorating icing (from 4.25-oz tube), if desired
Assorted candies and Betty Crocker™ assorted candy sprinkles and sugars, if desired

  • 1 Heat oven to 325°F. In large bowl, beat granulated sugar, shortening, butter, lemon peel and egg with electric mixer on medium speed, or mix with spoon. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt.
  • 2 On lightly floured surface, roll half of dough at a time 1/4 inch thick. Cut with 6- to 8-inch star-shaped cookie cutter (or make your own 6- to 8-inch cardboard star pattern, place on dough and cut around pattern with small sharp knife). On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Carefully insert 1 inch of craft stick into side of each cookie.
  • 3 Bake 15 to 18 minutes or until light brown. Cool slightly; carefully remove from cookie sheet to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes.
  • 4 In small bowl, mix all glaze ingredients until smooth and thin enough to drizzle. Spread glaze over cookies. Decorate as desired with icing and candies.

Expert Tips

Fill a clean bucket with candies to create a fun holder for the cookie pops.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
530
(
Calories from Fat
260),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
29g
29%
(Saturated Fat
12g,
12%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
50mg
50%;
Sodium
180mg
180%;
Total Carbohydrate
61g
61%
(Dietary Fiber
1g
1%
  Sugars
33g
33%
),
Protein
4g
4%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.