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Star Cookie Pops

Star Cookie Pops
  • Prep 60 min
  • Total 1 hr 30 min
  • Servings 12
Need to recognize an accomplishment? Celebrate with cookies that make everyone feel like they are a star.
Updated December 22, 2011
Make With
Make With
Gold Medal Flour

Ingredients

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

Steps

  • 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.

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

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
530
Calories from Fat
260
Total Fat
29g
45%
Saturated Fat
12g
59%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
Cholesterol
50mg
16%
Sodium
180mg
7%
Potassium
50mg
1%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
33g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
8%
8%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
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 Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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