How to Make a Sugar Cookie that looks like a Pop-Tart
I’m all about simple things these days because simplifying things in my life seems like a good way to get things accomplished. Simplifying cookies every now and then doesn’t mean you have to stop at flooding your cookie because something as simple as adding a few sprinkles can make a very popular cookie. If you add white or brown royal icing to a rectangular shaped cookie you can make an ever so popular Pop-tart cookie. It’s a simple cookie that almost everyone on earth will recognize and it’s classic, simple and comes with sprinkles!
You only need a rectangle cookie cutter, one color of royal icing, and some sprinkles to make these. You can, of course, make different sizes, colors, and use different sprinkles to make them any way you want, but today, I was in the mood for simple Strawberry and Chocolate Fudge Pop-Tart Cookie.
Pop-Tart Cookie Video:
Enjoy the video!
Supplies for Pop-Tart Cookies:
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Sugar Cookie Recipe
Chocolate Roll-Out Cookie Recipe
Royal Icing Recipe
Royal Icing Colors:
Rectangle Cookie Cutter
Sprinkles and/or nonpareils
Tipless Piping Bags
Since this is the cookie version of a Pop-Tart there isn’t any filling inside. If you want to make things interesting you could add different flavors to the cookie dough and the royal icing to make your favorite flavor Pop-Tart cookie. Adding strawberry extract would have been the perfect way to flavor your strawberry Pop-tart cookies, but I chose to stick with my basic sugar cookie recipe.
- Begin by making your cookie dough and cutting out some rectangle shapes.
- Place the dough in the freezer for a few minutes and then use a fork to make the classic edge.
- If the dough gets sticky, you might want to place it back in the freezer for a few minutes so it will stay firm while you make the classic design.
- Bake according to the recipe directions.
- Let the cookies cool completely before you begin decorating with the royal icing.
- Outline and flood the center of the chocolate fudge cookie with the brown royal icing so it will resemble a chocolate Pop-Tart.
- Use a turkey lacer to smooth out the icing and push it to the edge of the cookie so it will be close to the edge of the fork lines.
- While the royal icing is wet, sprinkle with sanding sugar or nonpareils.
- Once you’ve added the royal icing and sprinkled these cute cookies let the icing dry completely.
Have you ever thought of having a cookie decorating party for kids? If you have thought about it, I highly recommend these cookies because everyone loves a good Pop-Tart. The prep work is easy and you don’t need a lot of supplies because the royal icing and sprinkles speak a language we all understand. Two colors of royal icing and some colorful nonpareils are all you need for a great cookie decorating party. So if you’re in the mood for breakfast, what are you waiting for?
So cute and so much fun!
I love them! My 4 year-old grandson loves helping to decorate cookies–these will be perfect!
What consistency is your icing? It seems thickly iced.