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popsicles that never melt (because they are cookies)

OK, so if you left these cookies sitting outside in the 90 plus degree heatwave we are enduring, they would likely be affected. But much more slowly.

How to make “popsicle” cookies:

you will need:*
food coloring
decorating bags
decorating tips, size “4”
rubber bands
popsicle sticks

sharp knife

popsicle template

*Find disposable decorating bags, the tips, couplers and popsicle sticks in the craft store. For food coloring, I prefer Americolor soft gel pastes. Choose any colors you like. I used Red, Orange, Electric Green, Regal Purple and Bright White (for the highlight, you can also use a lighter version of the popsicle color in lieu of white). You’ll need one bag, tip, coupler and rubber band per color plus extra decorating bags. For tips on finding food coloring, click HERE. For the popsicle template, CLICK HERE. You can also use a tombstone or popsicle cookie cutter if you have one, and cut off the bottom.
step one: bake your cookies
Roll out chilled cookie dough about 1/4 inch thick (thick enough to accommodate sticks). Cut out the popsicle template, lay on the dough, and cut out with a sharp knife. Pat edges of cookie to smooth. Place on parchment paper-lined baking tray and insert popsicle stick about half way into cookie so the stick is fully inside the cookie (no stick should be seen poking out the back). Bake according to recipe and let cool. Note: I had no problem cooking the sticks in the oven, and I assume most brands are the same. But I don’t know if every brand will work as swimmingly, so please stick by the oven just in case! I can’t imagine they’d burst into flames, but I wouldn’t want such a thing on my conscious!step two: prepare your frosting
Prepare frosting and tint in desired colors, about 1 cup for each popsicle color (you may use less for the highlight color. I made some white frosting to use as my highlight color.) Prepare frosting bags with couplers and size 4 tips and fill with about half of your prepared colors and one with the white frosting. Tie closed tightly with a rubber band.step three: decorate your popsicles
Outline popsicles with a color of frosting. Let set about 15 minutes. Thin reserved frosting of the same color with water, a few drops at a time, until the consistency of thick glue. Put the thinned frosting in an empty frosting bag, close off the top, and snip about 1/8 inch from the tip. Loosely pipe thinned frosting over the cookie and let flood to edges, encouraging as needed with a toothpick or the back of a spoon. Let set well, a couple hours, before piping a highlight on top.

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  1. Domestic Sugar
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 2:45 pm | Permalink

    You always do such a nice job explaining the technique!
    Love the colours too!

    Posted July 21, 2010 at 2:47 pm | Permalink

    …And this idea has finished among the favorites to try! Thanks

  3. Anita Kehn
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    These are darling! I've never made popsicle cookies but I have made soapcicles! (popsicles made out of soap)

  4. Teresa
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Cute! Cute!
    Well….beyond CUTE!
    Frosted sugar cookies that look like THAT are perfection!
    Maybe…just maybe…it will be that easy for me one day!
    Love your BLOG!
    Such a great resource!
    And I do believe I need your BOOK!

  5. Pink Little Cake
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 3:48 pm | Permalink

    What a great idea, specially the melting part, perfect for my little girl.

  6. Sue Sparks
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 4:06 pm | Permalink

    I love these; they're adorable! I even have the popsicle sticks on hand! Can't wait to make them…how can I pass up popsicles that don't melt?!? :)

  7. cookies and cups
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 8:25 pm | Permalink

    hahahaha! bc they are cookies, lol!

    super cute!

  8. pamm
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 8:32 pm | Permalink

    Wow! Just too cute. They are just darling.

    You are so good at what you do. Keep it up

  9. steph
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    CUTE idea!!

  10. kristen
    Posted July 21, 2010 at 10:02 pm | Permalink

    i love these! your blog is so cute – I love your "how-to" illustrations, very informative!

  11. Jenni @ Project Cookie 365
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 1:22 am | Permalink

    Love it! They are just fantastic – you're too brilliant. There, I've said it. :)

  12. Kristan
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 2:24 pm | Permalink

    What a cute idea, love it!!

  13. Anne Kehn - The Artist in the Kitchen
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    these are so cute!

  14. Anne Kehn - The Artist in the Kitchen
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    these are so cute!

  15. Anne Kehn - The Artist in the Kitchen
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    these are so cute!

  16. Anne Kehn - The Artist in the Kitchen
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 3:09 pm | Permalink

    these are so cute!

  17. Lora
    Posted July 22, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Permalink

    Just adorable. Perfect for summer parties.

  18. jael
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 12:12 am | Permalink

    These cookies are amazing!!!

  19. Pink Martini
    Posted July 23, 2010 at 4:30 am | Permalink

    So cute and summery. Wish I could make graphics like you. All your creations are great! :)

  20. Amanda
    Posted July 24, 2010 at 2:33 am | Permalink

    Oh you know I had to stumble that. AWESOME!!

  21. bridget {bake at 350}
    Posted July 25, 2010 at 7:18 pm | Permalink

    So, so cute! These would be SO much better than a REAL popsicle. I mean, who even needs one of those when you can have THESE?!?

  22. Amanda
    Posted July 26, 2010 at 2:43 am | Permalink

    So cute Meaghan!

  23. I run for cake!
    Posted July 26, 2010 at 3:12 am | Permalink

    Absolutely love these cookies! This is such a great idea!

  24. Lorraine
    Posted July 27, 2010 at 4:08 am | Permalink

    I love this idea! I can't wait to try them. So fun.

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