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Lollipop Cookies

Lollipop Cookies Recipe

Fun to make and bake

Ingredients

2 recipes Butter Cookie dough (below)

1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, melted

1/2 cup finely chopped hazelnuts, or almonds

1 cup vanilla frosting

Red and green decorating gel

Colored sugars

2-inch round cookie cutter

24 lollipop sticks

Method

Butter Cookie Recipe

3/4 cup butter or margarine, softened

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1/4 cup packed light brown sugar

1 egg yolk

1 3/4 cup all purpose flour

3/4 teaspoon baking powder

1/8 teaspoon salt

Combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and egg yolk in medium bowl. Add
flour,
baking powder and salt; mix well.
Cover; refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours,
or
overnight.




Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
Grease cookie sheets. Roll dough on floured surface
to 1/4
inch thickness. Cut out 48 circles using cookie cutter.
Place 24 circles on
prepared cookie
sheets. Combine melted chocolate and hazelnuts. Spoon rounded 1/2 tsp. chocolate
mixture in center of each dough circle on cookie sheet.
Place lollipop sticks
on circles so
that tips of sticks are imbedded in filling.
Top with remaining dough circles;
seal edges of
dough together with floured fork tines.
Bake 10 to 12 minutes until edges begin
to brown.

Remove to wire racks; cool completely. Frost tops and sides of cookies with
vanilla
frosting. Decorate with decorating gel and colored sugars.
Makes 2 dozen sandwich
cookies.
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