Colored Candy Sticks Cookie Recipe

The colored candy sticks cookie recipe is a perfect one to bake with the children. A little bit of white chocolate and colored sugar will make the “fun factor” go off the scale!

 

Ingredients
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
Assorted food coloring

Dipping Chocolate:
1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon shortening

Topping:
Colored sugars or decorative candies

Hardware
Large bowl
Medium bowl
1-quart saucepan
Cookie sheets
Cookie press with star shape
Waxed paper
Mixer

Step 1: Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
Step 2: In a large bowl, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium-high speed for 30 seconds.
Step 3: Add granulated sugar and baking powder and beat until combined.
Step 4: Beat in eggs and vanilla extract.
Step 5: Gradually beat in flour, finish mixing with spoon if needed.
Step 6: Divide dough in half, and add food coloring to each half to result in two different colors of dough.
Step 7: Pack both colors side by side into cookie press with star shaped plate. Press 5-inch long sticks out 1-inch apart onto ungreased cookie sheets.
Step 8: Bake 10 minutes or until edges are firm but not brown. Let cookies stand for 1 minute before transferring to cooling surface.
Step 9: In a 1-quart saucepan melt white chocolate chips and shortening over low heat, stirring constantly.
Step 10: Dip end of each cookie into melted chocolate letting excess drip off. Sprinkle with colored sugar and place on waxed paper to set.

Makes 36 cookies.

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