Halloween Chocolate Cookie Pops
Our children look forward to making these cute cookies each year. They've become experts at making silly faces with little candies.
Total TimePrep: 25 min. Bake: 10 min./batch + cooling
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 large eggs, room temperature
- 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 3 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup baking cocoa
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 24 lollipop sticks
- Prepared vanilla frosting
- Food coloring
- Black and yellow decorating gels
- Optional decorations: Candy corn, candy eyeballs, M&M's minis and cinnamon hearts
- Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, beat butter and sugar until blended. Beat in eggs and vanilla. In a small bowl, whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; gradually beat into sugar mixture. Shape dough into 1-1/2-in. balls. Place 3 in. apart on greased baking sheets.
- Insert a lollipop stick into each cookie. Flatten with a glass dipped in sugar. Bake 10-12 minutes or until cookies are set. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool completely. Tint frosting; frost cookies. Decorate with gel and optional decorations as desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cookie pop (calculated without decorations): 207 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 36mg cholesterol, 151mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.
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