All photos are courtesy of yours truly
I had to gather my ingredients first. This recipe calls for sugar cookies and royal icing, which I made from scratch. If you want to save on time, you could get pre-made sugar cookie dough.
After combining my ingredients, I had to chill the dough for one hour. I cannot honestly tell you what this did for the whole process, but it is a nice break to clean up dishes and such.
Once I rolled out my dough, it was a matter of cutting out little circles. There is a variation on this recipe that allows you to cut out smaller outs and fill them with candy. I didn't try that one out, but you might be interested in it.
Once the cookies had baked for eight to twelve minutes (you want them to be firm, but not brown), I let them sit on wire racks to dry. They actually don't take long to cool.
When my cookies were cool and decorated, I made my royal icing and sandwiched two cookies together with a lollipop stick between them. Then, I let them dry.
Here you see some cookie pops drying. I used edible marker to decorate the cookies. These can be purchases inexpensively at craft or party stores. Mine are Wilton brand, but there are others.
I wrapped each cookie pop in cellophane treat bags and tied them with a ribbon. I love the result. Kids will love working on a project like this.
Here's another image of the wrapped treats. Pretty delicious, right?