I love making fun treats for the boys during the holidays, but it is hard to keep finding new and adorable ideas. These Santa Cookie Pops are not only cute, they are tasty to. They are made with the Wilton Round Pops Cookie Pan, but you could use any round cookie pan or just form the cookies in the shape of circles yourself as well. There are a few steps to these pops, but they are simple and come out looking great, the perfect whimsical Christmas treat!
POP INGREDIENTS (Yields approx 12 pops)
1 cup softened Butter
1 1/2 cup Sugar
2 tsp Vanilla
2 3/4 cup Flour
2 tsp Baking Soda
12 long Lollipop Sticks
2 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tbsp Milk
2 tbsp Corn Syrup
1/2 cup softened Butter
1 tbsp Milk
2 cup Powdered Sugar
24 White M&M Candy Corn pieces
12 Red Spice Drops
Step 1: Cream butter and sugar.
Add egg and vanilla and continue beating.
Step 2: Mix dry ingredients together and incorporate into wet mixture a little at a time.
Step 3: Press dough into pan, filling each about 3/4 full.
Press stick into each cookie.
Add additional dough on back as needed to cover stick.
Step 4: Bake in 400 oven 13 minutes or until lightly brown around edges.
Let cookie sit in pan for about 5 minutes, then carefully run a knife around the edge of each pop to loosen.
Cool on a wire rack.
Step 5: Mix powdered sugar corn syrup and milk to make glaze.
Fill in face of pop in white glaze.
Step 6: Press Red Spice Drop nose and white M&M eyes in place.
Allow to set at least 30 minutes.
Step 7: Add red food coloring to glaze.
Transfer part of this red glaze to the corner of a zipper bag and clip end to pipe a diagonal line for edge of hat.
Also pipe in mouth.
Allow to set for at least an 30 minutes. Fill in rest with red glaze.
Step 8: Add blue and yellow food coloring to make remaining glaze dark gray to black.
Take a toothpick and dip in dark glaze and dot pupils on eyes.
Allow to set for at least an 30 minutes.
Step 9: In a large bowl, cream the butter.
Mix in the sugar one cup at a time.
Beat in the milk mixing until fluffy.
Transfer 2/3 of mixture to piping bag.
Add red food coloring to remaining icing and mix until blended.
Transfer icing to a piping bag.
Refrigerate to firm.
Pipe a red ring around the top of the red hat.
Pipe white fur at bottom of hat and make fur ball at side of hat.
Pipe in beard and moustache.
Aren’t they adorable?