You must have noticed that I love to cook. That is the main reason why I choose to offer cooking classes. They allow me to teach what I know, but most of all to have fun. I get to cook recipes that I would not normally cook by myself. This past Sunday, I offered a class to young girls. The topic of our menu: Winter Holidays and Santa Claus. Most of what we cooked either looked like a Holiday decoration or Holiday Character. We learned to make a Wreath of Wontons pizzas, A Tree out of cheddar and ham pinwheel, Evergreen Trees and Teddy Bears out of rice crispies, Reindeer Cookie Lollipops and Ornaments Cupcakes. The girls, as you would imagine, had lots of fun making all those treats and eating them too;-) Today I will share with you the Reindeer Cookie Lollipop.
There are many ways to make Cookie Lollipops. You can make them out of sugar cookie dough, brownie cookie dough and cookies. The recipe I will share today was inspired by many recipes found on snackpicks.com. It is the easiest recipe, and it does not involve baking. That way, moms, you may let your child do this treat all by herself and you won’t have to worry about them burning the house down;-)
Ingredients for about 40 cookie pops: 1 box of soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies, 1 cup of canned vanilla frosting, lollipop sticks, 2 1/2 cups of semi-sweet chocolate morsels ( preferably Ghiradhelli), small pretzels, nerd candy.
In a bowl, crumble all the cookies, add the frosting and stir to make a paste. Shape the mixture into 1 inch balls. Insert the stick into the ball and place the balls on a silpat. Cover and freezer for at least 30 minutes. After the pops are been refrigerated for the required time, place the chocolate into a microwavable container and cook for 2 minutes in the microwave. Dip each lollipop into the melted chocolate, and shake them a bit so as to allow the extra chocolate to drip off. Place the pops onto the silpat again. Break off half of the pretzel to make them look like antlers. Use a red nerd for the nose, and 2 white ones for the eyes. You may place the pops back into the fridge or let them stand for a minute until the chocolate cures. Et voila!
Bon Appetit and Happy Cooking!!!