Holiday baking can become a chore: thanks to Nestle Toll House for sponsoring today’s post about how to make holiday baking easier and more fun. We have so many holiday parties and family gatherings to attend. It can be time consuming and chore-like to bake from scratch for every single party, but who wants to take completely pre-made baked goods? Nestle Toll House has Rolled and Ready Cookie Dough Sheets that can be used in a variety of baking projects. I made frosted cookie pops and filled them with homemade buttercream icing. They are as easy to make as they are easy to eat.
These cookie pops are easily bagged and presented as treats. I actually think these would be pretty nifty birthday/party favors too. You could add birthday sprinkles to the buttercream filling and roll them in sprinkles after they are dipped. My son has a birthday in January, and I am always thinking ahead.
- 1 package Nestle Toll House Rolled and Ready Sugar Cookie Dough Sheets
- 1 package lollipop sticks
- 2 cups buttercream icing (link to recipe in post)
- 2 cups candy wafers or chocolate for coating
- 1 tablespoon oil
- Sprinkles or candy for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350F
- Using 2 inch cookie cutters, cut out shapes
- Place cookies a few inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet
- Bake 8 to 9 minutes or until golden brown
- Allow them to cool slightly on the baking sheet and then transfer to wire rack.
- Allow them to cool completely while preparing buttercream.
- Place a spoonful of buttercream on the bottom of a cookie
- Place a lollipop stick across the center of the cookie through the buttercream.
- Place a sugar cookie on top
- Place cookie pop on a wax paper lined baking sheet
- Repeat with remaining cookies
- Place cookies in the freezer for 1 hour to set
- To coat heeat 2 cups of candy wafers or chocolate candy and a tablespoon of vegetable oil using your preferred method.
- I heated mine in the microwave in 20 second increments, stirring frequently, until chips were melted and shiny.
- *Coating will set VERY FAST on the frozen cookie pops. Make sure you have your decorations handy.
- Dip each cookie pop in candy/chocolate coating, ensuring that they are completely covered.
- Use the back of a spoon or a small spatula to wipe away excess.
- Decorate the cookie with sprinkles or other candies.
- *Work on one cookie pop at a time or have a helper.
I found the cookie dough sheets in my local grocery store in the freezer/refrigerated section. Here is my recipe for the buttercream filling.
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup vegetable shortening
4 cups confectioners sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla or other flavoring
Beat butter and shortening together until thoroughly incorporated. Add milk a tablespoon at a time. Add sugar a cup at a time until smooth. Once all ingredients are smooth, mix in the flavoring. I substituted 1/2 cup of my favorite mint candy (chopped) instead of using additional flavoring.
Here are a few Christmas Trees that I cut out before I started baking my cookie pops. The Rolled and Ready baking sheets are very versatile. You can roll up the scrap dough from the cookie cut outs and bake that dough too.
These were very easy to make and a decorate. They look fancy enough that people might assume you spend hours in the kitchen. The Nestle Toll House Rolled and Ready cookie dough sheets cut my prep time in half.
What are you baking this holiday season?