These were a really fun treat for the kids to make on a lazy afternoon.
- 3/4 cup butter
- 3 ounces cream cheese
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 3/4 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- food colouring
- 24 lollipop sticks
- Beat together butter, cream cheese and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth
- In another bowl combine flour, baking powder and salt. Add dry ingredients to the creamed mixture. Stir till soft dough forms. Divide dough into fourths. Tint each with a different food color. Wrap in plastic wrap and chill for 2 hours.We decided to only do 3 colours this time.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Working with each color, shape dough into 3/4 inch balls. For each cookie take one of each colour and put together. Shape into a 12 inch long roll starting at one end, coil roll to make a 2 3/4 inch round cookie. Place cookies 3 inches apart on baking sheet. Insert lollipop sticks into bottoms of cookie at least 3/4 of the way up through the middle.
- Bake cookies for 8 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container.If you make bigger cookies cook them longer. Just keep an eye on them.
I'm almost positive that I found this on Allrecipes however I can't find it there now. The other day I was surfing for a dinner recipe and saw a moving picture on their homepage which reminded me of this recipe. It may be called something else as I just made the name up now and my ingredients were written on a butter stained piece of paper without a title shoved inside my Betty Crocker binder. On my paper I have the sugar as 1 cup and then another 1/2 cup written on the end, so I may have added it! If you don't like a sweet cookie you should probably omit that 1/2 cup.
Here are a few photos of the process!
The colours we have chosen!
A pinch of all three colours molded together. Keep in mind that a 4 and 5 yr old are creating these cookies in these photos. It was the only thing that convinced them to unpack.
Roll out your dough just using your hands. We have made these a couple of times and I suggest rolling them out thinner and using less dough for each one. We only got 12 cookies, instead of 24.
I mentioned this was the only thing that convinced my girls to unpack. While this dough was chilling they were being very quiet in their room. Every mom knows that is usually a bad sign so I went to check on them. I walked into the room and they had pulled a suitcase out of the closet and were sitting around it. They matter of factly told me that they were packing and moving out. They refused to tell me why they were angry with me. I swear at 4 and 5 they are already showing me glimpses of what the teenage years might be like. Inside the suitcase was a toy guitar, stuffed cat, 2 pairs of underwear and my 5yr olds school library book.
Your dough all rolled up! Now put a stick in them and bake. Make sure to put the stick in about 3/4's of the way through or your cookie may fall off. Also do not eat them until they have hardened and cooled for that same reason.
Ok...so like any good mother I offered to help them pack. I did tell them though, that if they did decide to move out, they couldn't help finish the cookies and certainly couldn't eat one. They decided in that moment to unpack, put away the suitcase, and join me in the kitchen.
I didn't have any lollipop sticks on hand but did find some popsicle sticks in the craft supplies so we used those.
Now remember, make 24 with the recipe, not 12 or they will be huge like this batch.
Wouldn't these be cute to take to school, maybe even baby showers, birthdays...