Sunflower Lollipop Cookies

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This recipe is from an old cookbook that I have used for years. When my children were little, we lived one block away from their grade school. For school parties, I always made a basket of lollipop cookies reflecting whichever festive holiday season the classroom may be celebrating…sunflowers for the early fall, ghosts and goblins for Halloween, colorful leaves and turkeys for Thanksgiving, Christmas trees and snow people for the winter parties. I’d pack a festive bucket or basket with floral foam, push the lollipop sticks into the foam, wrap the whole thing in cellophane wrap and tie a pretty bow to the outside of the package. Everyone’s eyes would light up as I entered the classroom with my package of goodies.
What I like most about this recipe is that the cookie dough is simple to make with just a few ingredients and that the dough doesn’t have to be chilled before rolling it out. (When I start a project, I want to get it done quick… I have no patience waiting for the dough to chill and harden for an hour.)
Adding food coloring to the dough is also a time-saver…no need for icing. This recipe has always been a holiday favorite in my house!

Sunflower Lollipop Cookies

1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons baking powder
3 cups flour
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

(Extra Supplies)
Flower cookie cutter
Yellow icing color
1 pkg. 8″ lollipop sticks

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar with an electric mixer. Beat in egg and vanilla. Add baking powder and flour. Tint cookie dough with icing color. Pinch off a small amount of dough, make twelve to eighteen 1/4″ balls. Place balls, 3″ apart on cookie sheets. This will serve as the cookie base. Press lollipop stick into each ball; flatten slightly. Roll remaining dough out at 1/4″ thick. Cut dough, dipping cookie cutters in flour before use. Place cutout cookie on each stick, press lightly to attached cutout to cookie base. Add chocolate chips to each cutout center. Bake for 8-12 minutes until slightly golden around the edges. Cool completely before carefully removing from cookie sheet.

(Adapted from Wilton Gifts from the Kitchen Cookbook)

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36 thoughts on “Sunflower Lollipop Cookies

    • Me says:

      Yes, I’ve made my share of teacher gifts this way. Use small clay pots from the craft store. Tuck in one or two cookies and a coffee gift card…always a big hit!

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    • Me says:

      You are right, this can be a fun and inexpensive gift. I’ve given a bucket of these cookies to lots of teachers to thank them for their hard work. Great baby shower favor too.

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    • Me says:

      I went to a garage sale about 15 years ago and the women having the sale was getting rid of all of her Wilton cake pans, molds, cookie cutters, piping bags etc. I paid 75 dollars for a store room full of like-new equipment… The book was included in the purchase… Best deal ever!

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    • Me says:

      That’s so great, Traci… The sunflower cookie cutter is a Wilton design. You can probably find it at Michael’s
      Craft store. Easy recipe…let me know if you decide to make them. Thanks for your comment!

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    • So happy that you enjoyed the post…I’ve been making these cookie lollipops for years and everyone seems to love them! Thanks for your kind comment…stop by again!

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    • They are tastes and can be made with a variety of goodies to suit your taste… Crushed peppermint candies, m&m candies, peanut butter chips, etc. Thanks for your welcome comment!

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