The Bare Cupboard: Inspiration For Meals

Posted by noelskitchen | Blog Carnival | Sunday 19 April 2009 9:18 am


When I learned about The Bare Cupboard Blog Carnival, hosted by Writer, I couldn’t resist. After all, my blog and company are about providing families with affordable meal solutions to keep their cupboards full-and I love to cook. Why not share some of our favorite recipes and tips with our readers?

Today’s recipe was inspired by one I saw on Bliss Tree. I have two weeks to prepare for our Great American Bake Sale Event  and I was looking for cookie ideas that are kid friendly and allows kids to be in the kitchen!

Cooking With Kids-Cookie Pops Decorating Fun

Pop Art Cookies 
Prep Time: 1 Hr
Start to Finish: 1 Hr
1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 tablespoon Gold Medal® all-purpose flour 
1 egg
12 wooden sticks with rounded ends
2 pouches (7 oz each) Betty Crocker® cookie icing in desired colors
Betty Crocker® colored confetti, decors and sprinkles, if desired
1. Heat oven to 375°F. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, softened butter, flour and egg until soft dough forms.
2. On floured surface, roll dough to about 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with 3-inch round cookie cutter. On ungreased cookie sheet, place cutouts 2 inches apart. Carefully insert a wooden stick into side of each cookie.
3. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until edges are light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely, about 15 minutes.
4. Spread cookie icing on cooled cookies. Pipe additional icing on cookies in desired designs. Decorate as desired with confetti, decors and sprinkles.
Makes about 1 dozen cookies 

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.
Special Touch: Serve cookies from glasses in coordinating colors. Fill the glasses with jelly beans or other small candies to hold the cookie pops upright.

Have fun with it, pair a half dozen cookies together in a cute basket. Use floral foam in the basket to stand your pops up. These would make cute party favors, teachers gifts, or grandparents gifts.

What a fabulous idea!