I knew I wanted to bake something cute for the 4th of July. For Presidents Day of last year I made the cutest double American flag cake. Last year, I didn’t have much time to brainstorm around Independence day so to celebrate I whipped up some simple patriotic bow sugar cookies. They are cute, but I wanted to make time to bake something super cute this year. During one of my late night Google searches I came across these adorable red, white, and blue cookie pops. I have made similar cookies to these in the past, but I used fondant to replicate the lollipop swirl and attached them to a plain round sugar cookie. Here, the cookie dough is tinted, twisted, and swirled and served up just like that! No icing, just a classic soft sugar cookie on a stick; what could be bad?!
Here is a basic step by step picture guide to show you how I made these cookie pops. For a more detailed tutorial, use the one I used from Carolyn of Occasional Cookies. She graciously shared her method on a blog I follow called The Sweet Adventures of Sugarbelle. You can find the tutorial here.
I used my perfect sugar cookie dough to make these cookies, but you can use any sugar cookie dough you like. Before I twisted the stick through the pop, I chilled the cookies in the freezer for 10-15 minutes, just so the cookies wouldn’t get misshapen.