Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Kid friendly cookies on a stick

The kid and I have been busy baking! She loves counting how many cups of this or that she puts into the bowl, and of course licking the spoon. Today we made cookies on a stick. This recipe comes from my childhood. I am not sure my where mother found this one, but I do remember making it every year. Why is it that anything on a stick seems to taste better?
 I know some of you are in shock right now. Yes the picture above is of candy- full of corn syrup and many unpronounceable scientifically engineered crap, what can I say. As a kid every year we made holiday cookies to share with our family and friends, and now I am finding myself wanting to share this tradition with my kids. The little one loved watching and playing with the measuring cups, but the big 4 year old was all business! 

This recipe is super easy. Basically put bite size candy bar on a popsicle stick, wrap peanut butter cookie dough around it, dip into sprinkles, and bake.

What holiday traditions are you passing on to your kids?

Kid friendly cookies on a stick

1 bag bite size candy bars
Enough popsicle sticks for 3 dozen cookies

1 cup butter
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour

Unwrap candy, stick with popsicle stick, put into freezer.

Mix butter and peanut butter together until smooth, add sugars, baking soda and baking powder. Mix until combined, add eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, a little at a time. Chill for a half an hour. Form a ball around the frozen candy stick, not to much just enough to cover the candy bar. Decorate with sprinkles before baking, or frost after. Bake at 375 for 11-13 minutes. Let cool before taking a bite- that candy is hot, hot, hot! For a quick and easy way to wrap each cookie put a sandwich bag over the cookie and tie a bow at the base.


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