Hello Kitty Apples and Bananas Cupcakes that I had made back in April 2011. I couldn't put making these Hello Kitty Cookie Pops any longer! Besides, I have a little girl that loves Hello Kitty, and she has been asking for me for awhile to make something else Hello Kitty!
I do take my hat of to all of the "Cookie People" out there, the ones that are baking and decorating cookies to look like artwork almost daily and posting to their blogs. Y'all are amazing! Making cookies is a lot of work! I am not a "Cookie Person." They just take a long time! From making the dough, to rolling out the dough, to cutting out the cookies, then baking, cooling, making royal icing to the proper consistency, outlining, flooding, and waiting hours in between each color to dry! Hats off to you "Cookie People."
Anyway here I go, making cookies! I used the same recipe I always use: Martha Stewart's Essential Recipe No. 2: Sugar Cookies. For the cookies that I was putting a lollipop stick, I rolled a little thicker, thick enough to where the stick would not show through the cookie and the cookie would be stable. I baked the cookie with the stick right in it! I know not everyone wants to eat their cookie on a stick, but this is fun, especially for little ones! I made 6 cookies on sticks and had enough dough left for 8 regular 1/4 inch thick cut cookies.
Wilton Royal Icing Recipe since I don't make cookies often and I didn't want to have too much icing left. I used 2 cups of powdered sugar, 1-1/2 tablespoons of meringue powder and about 4 tablespoons of warm water. This mixed on low in my stand mixer for exactly 10 minutes. I then colored the icing using Wilton Rose. With the icing at that consistency, I piped the outline on my cookies with a size 3 tip. After all of the cookies were outlined, I added 2-3 more tablespoons of water to the remaining icing to bring it to the consistency of shampoo. For the first time, instead of flooding the cookie using a piping bag, I used my squeeze bottle. I am not sure where I saw it done at, but on a "Cookie Person's" blog they had a picture of a bunch of squeeze bottles with all different colors of royal icing lined up on their counter. I really like this method, it works so much better than using a piping bag! It is easy just to put the lid on and take a few minute break without it drying out!
After each cookie was flooded, I immediately dropped the little candy pearls into place on the wet icing. As soon as all of the cookies were flooded, I went back to cookie #1 and glued on the Hello Kitty candy with the thick royal icing that I still had in the piping bag, gently sitting the candy on top of the cookie so I wouldn't mess up the icing. I did press the first one too hard and with the icing still wet and just crusted barely over, it messed up the icing a little.
I am pleased with how they turned out and seeing the huge smile on my daughters face made it all worth it! This was her little treat for after library story time!
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