Food just tastes better on a stick, doesn’t it? Maybe it’s because if you’re eating something on a stick, chances are, you’re at a fair or theme park, and it’s pure junk food! Either way, putting these simple heart cookies on a stick takes them from ordinary to something fun and special.
Sure you could roll out your cookie dough and cut the hearts before baking, but that would just be more mess to clean and less scraps to gobble up. So I made my favorite oatmeal chocolate chip cookie recipe (her name is Betty Crocker, and she comes in a bag that requires some butter and an egg), and spread it in the bottom of a greased pan. The dough is sticky, so I sprayed the back of a spoon with non-stick oil so it would spread smoothly and evenly.
Let them cool just a little before cutting the hearts. It really is unfortunate how many scrap pieces are left over that you’re forced to eat.
Lightly press your fingers on top of the cookies and insert the sticks.
Once they’ve cooled completely, they’ll be adhered to the stick.
We added pink frosting and candy eyes for a fun touch…and because my food decorating skills don’t go beyond this. They make a cute centerpiece by standing them up in floral foam in a little bucket with filler.
We refrigerated them so the frosting would set completely, then put them in treat bags tied with ribbon.
With a chalkboard tag, they make fun and easy sweet treats for friends and neighbors.
Except for the batch we kept for ourselves!
|Yes she owns a hairbrush. We just don’t use it on the weekends.
How do you like to decorate your cookies? And what’s your favorite food on a stick?