Impress all of the guests at your Fourth of July barbecue this year with these Magical Star-Spangled Banner Cookie Pops!
- Your favorite sugar cookie dough (check out my recipe here)
- Popsicle sticks
- Star-shaped & USA shaped cookie cutters
- Rolling pin
- 3 tbsp meringue powder
- 4 cups powdered sugar
- 1 lemon juiced
- 1/4 cup cold water (you won’t use all of this)
- Blue and red food coloring
- 3-4 shallow dishes/paper plates
- Sprinkles (optional)
Step 1: Roll out your dough to about 1/2 inch thick, cut out cookies, and put on a parchment or Silpat lined cookie sheet. This is thicker than my usual cookies because you need room to put in the popsicle stick.
Step 2: Refrigerate cut cookies for at least 30 minutes and preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Take cold cookies and carefully insert the popsicle stick into the middle to create the cookie pops.
You want it to go in at least 1.5 inches but make sure it doesn’t poke through the cookie!
Step 3: Bake for 10-12 minutes (this is a bit longer than usual, but you want them to be sturdy for dipping) and until they are getting slightly golden on the corners and bottom of the cookie pops.
Step 4: While your cookie pops are baking mix your icing. Combine 3 tbsp meringue powder, 4 cups powdered sugar, juice from 1 lemon. Mix, and then add 1 tbsp of cold water at a time until desired consistency. Divide into 3 bowls and add red coloring to one bowl, blue to another and leave the last one white.
Step 5: Using a shallow dish with some colored icing on it, carefully dip the front of your cookie pops in the icing. Once the front is covered, put on some sprinkles if you want, and let it dry on a cooling rack or cookie sheet.
Feel free to get creative with your cookie pops! Try mixing a spoonful of more than one color and dipping it to create a marble effect or add festive sprinkles on top!
Time to enjoy your Magical Star-Spangled Banner Cookie Pops!
About the Creator!
Hey! I am Alana. You can most often find me in the kitchen baking, creating recipes, or just making art out of food. I have 4 kids that need to eat, and so I decided that if I was going to be feeding my little army, I should try to make it at least enjoyable or pretty for me. I love to involve my kids in the kitchen as much as possible and it makes for lots of messes and memories. You can find me on Instagram @sleepingmakesmehungry or check out my blog for detailed recipes and more.