Dora's Pirate Cookie Pops

Dora's Pirate Cookie Pops

Professional-looking results are easy. Just use our template, and visit a baking supply shop for meringue powder, paste food coloring, and lollipop sticks.

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Dora's Pirate Cookie Pops
More for Parents
This recipe is best suited for parents to make on their own or with minimal help from kids.
Allergy Alert
This recipe contains one or more of the following common food allergens: dairy, nuts, soy, wheat, or eggs.
Party Snacks
Try this recipe at your child's next party. Double the ingredients or divide them in half, depending on the size of your celebration.

Servings: 20

Prep Time: 60 min.

Cook Time: 10-14 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 roll (18 oz.) refrigerated sugar-cookie dough
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 20 lollipop sticks (5-inch)
  • 2 boxes (16 oz.) confectioner's sugar
  • 1/4 cup meringue powder (found in baking-supply and party stores)
  • 3/4 cup water
  • Paste food colorings (red, blue, orange, and brown)

Supplies

  • Dora Pirate Cookie Pop Template
  • Twenty 5-in. lollipop sticks
Tip: Check your market for a package of plastic frosting bags. To fill one, fold the top half down, holding the bottom with one hand. With the other hand, and using a large spoon, scoop frosting into it. Unfold the bag. To use the bag, hold at the top and push down using a twisting motion.

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350°F. Knead the cookie dough and flour together until smooth. Roll out the dough to a scant 1/4-inch thickness.

  2. Step 2

    Print the Pirate Cookie Template and cut out the shape. Place it over the dough and cut out shapes with a sharp paring knife. Transfer the dough shapes to a cookie sheet lined with foil or parchment paper. Insert a lollipop stick halfway into a cookie. (If you'll be inserting the cookie pops into cupcakes, cut off about 1 inch of each stick.) Bake until golden brown, about 10 to 14 minutes. Continue cutting out shapes with the remaining dough and sticks.

  3. Step 3

    Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to cool completely.

  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile, beat the confectioner's sugar, meringue powder, and water together in a large bowl. Beat on medium speed until well blended and thick. Divide the frosting into separate bowls, keeping the frosting covered to prevent drying out. Tint to desired colors with the paste food coloring. Use a tiny dab of paste and add more to get the desired color.

  5. Step 5

    Spoon half of the colored frosting into separate resealable plastic bags. Thin the remaining frosting with a small amount of water and place these into resealable bags. Using the Pirate Cookie Template as a guide, pipe the thicker frosting as outlines and fill in with the thinned frosting. Allow each color to dry before piping a new color. Allow the cookie pops to dry completely, about 4 hours.

Tip: Let kids mix the icings as you add the color. They will love to watch the white icing turn into different shades right before their eyes!

Nurtition Facts

  • Calories: 296
  • Total Fat: 5g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Trans Fat: 1g
  • Cholesterol: 3mg
  • Sodium: 89mg
  • Total Carbs: 62g
  • Fiber: 0g
  • Sugar: 52g
  • Protein: 2g
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