Adorn your home with some jolly ole Saint Nick. These cookie pops make a fun and festive table setting and a delicious after-dinner dessert.
Gooseberry Patch DECEMBER 2010
Beat together sugar and shortening. Beat in milk, egg and one tablespoon vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt.
Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place balls 2 inches apart on a baking sheet. Insert a stick into the side of each dough ball, and flatten with the bottom of a glass dipped in sugar. Bake at 350° for 8 to 10 minutes, or until cookies are golden. Let cool on baking sheet 2 minutes. Remove from baking sheet and cool on a wire rack.
In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar and remaining 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; add water, one tablespoon at a time, until spreadable. Spread frosting on top 1/3 for a hat and on bottom 1/3 for a beard, one cookie at a time. Sprinkle red sugar for a hat and coconut on beard. Press on a marshmallow for tassel of hat, raisins for eyes, and a cinnamon candy for nose.
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