Sugar Cookie Pops [simple vday gift idea]

Sugar Cookie Pops on Bella
I have been making sugar cookies for my friends for Valentine’s Day since middle school. Its far more personal than a thing of candy or a store bought card and much cheaper than anything else (especially when you’re 17 and all the ingredients come from your mother’s kitchen šŸ˜‰ This year I wanted to find a way to dress up my cookies without getting into super difficult frosting techniques (maybe someday). I figured if people are doing cake pops, why not cookie pops? These are definitely easy enough for a beginner baker/ cookie decorator but they’re so cute everyone is impressed (or maybe they were just happy I was giving them cookies..who knows šŸ™‚ 
Here’s what you’ll need: 
a package of popsicle sticks
ribbon, plastic bags, or other packaging materials if you’re giving them away. 

For the Cookies:
1 1/3 C shortening
1 1/2 C sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla
4 C sifted flour
3 Tbsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 C milk

For the Icing:

2 egg whites
4 cups powdered sugar
3 drops of vanilla
1 tbsp softened butter
Sugar Cookie Pops on Bellamilk (until you’ve reached desired consistency)

Cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs and beat until light and fluffy. Add vanilla and mix thoroughly. Sift dry ingredients and stir alternately into creamed mixture with milk.

Roll out dough (I usually do it in two sections) so is about 1/3 of an inch thick (or as desired), cut out with cookie cutters (or the top of a cup if you don’t have any). Take each cookie and press a popsicle stick into the back of it. Ad a small thin layer of cookie dough (I press it down with my thumb and then place it on the back) over the popsicle stick on the back of the cookie. Place on baking sheet. Bake at 350 for 10 – 13 minutes.

Sugar Cookie Pops on Bella
While the cookies are cooling, begin your frosting. Beat the egg whites until they are stiff (but not dry) and then add powdered sugar, vanilla, and butter. SLOWLY add milk (very small amounts at a time) until you get a consistency you can dip a cookie in. At this point feel free to add food coloring if desired.
Pour icing into a shallow bowl. Dip each cookie (the top side only) into the frosting. Let excess frosting drip off and then place right side up on flat surface to dry (I line my counters with seran wrap for easy clean up). 
Sugar Cookie Pops on Bella
Sugar Cookie Pops on Bella
this cute little vase is from the dollar store and the PERFECT size!
Creating this icing look: Once the first coat of frosting has dried you can easily create these two looks. For the sugar coated heart I took regular granulated sugar and mixed it with a drop of red food coloring. Place an egg white in a bowl and paint the surface of the cookie with an egg white using a basting brush (or your finger). Then dip the cookie in the sugar (or pour the sugar on) and dump off excess. Voila! 
For the second look (the three stripes) you should put aside some of the frosting before you put food coloring in it. Grab a plastic zip lock (or piping back and tip if you have one). Spoon frosting into the bag and cut a TINY hole at the corner tip of the bottom of the bag. Squeeze the frosting out, slowly, across the cookie in three lines. 
You could get little clear gift bags and tie a ribbon around the popsicle stick or place them in little vases from the dollar store (see pictures). There are endless options for dressing these guys up for gifts or Vday decoration. Enjoy!

Sugar Cookie Pops on Bella
Sugar Cookie Pops on Bella

Do you give gifts to you friends for Vday?
Do you have any favorite Vday treats?
Let me know if you try making these! 


  1. These are so cute! Just goes to show my baking ineptitude. I would have assumed the sticks would burn in the oven, now I'm thinking a cookie sess may be in order for tomorrow night!

  2. What a cute idea! I love the ideas of cookie pops! I posted a Valentine's Day cookie recipe today too…great minds. šŸ™‚

  3. Not only do these look so yummy, but your photos are great!!

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