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.

Recipe by Gooseberry Patch December 2010


Credit: Oxmoor House

Recipe Summary

16 cookies


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  • 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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