Valentines on a stick

I like to try making new recipes, but sometimes I'm short on time, and can't experiment in the kitchen. That's okay, because I can always take a tried-and-true recipe and give it a twist. For example, this is a simple twist on the chocolate cutout cookies that I made at Christmas. I decided to make smaller cookies, create a filling and put them on a stick. Voila, heart shaped cookie pops! 
 
Hearts on a Stick
 
Tools Needed
Mixing bowls 
Measuring cups/spoons
Cooling rack (Fat Daddio's CR-Half)
Silicone baking mat (Fat Daddio’s SM-Half)
Rolling Pin (I like a stainless steel one Fat Daddio’s RPS-14P)
Heart cookie cutter, any shape (Fat Daddio’s CKC-2065)
Sucker sticks
 
Ingredients
1 egg
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/3 cup HERSHEY’S Cocoa
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
 
QUICK TIP: Place your stainless steel rolling rod in the refrigerator along with your dough. This will make it much easier to roll out.
 
  1. Beat butter, sugar, egg and vanilla in large bowl until blended. Stir together flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda and salt; add to butter mixture, beating until well blended.
  2. Cover; refrigerate dough about 1 hour or until firm enough to roll.
  3. Preheat oven to 325 F. On lightly floured silicone baking mat, roll small portion of dough at a time to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut into hearts with cookie cutters; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake 5 to 7 minutes or until no indentation remains when touched. lightly.
  5. Cool slightly; remove from cookie sheet after 5 minutes to cooling racks. Cool completely.
  6. Fill with Buttercream frosting add sucker stick. Decorate.
For more inspiration, visit our Fat Daddio's Cookbook on Pinterest.