Thanks to a “Painted Lollipop Cookie Making” kit sent by my mom, it was easy to find the time to introduce my kids to this old family tradition.
Hard Sugar Cookie Recipe:
3/4 butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 t vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 t baking powder
1 t salt
Cream butter, egg vanilla together.
Mix in dry ingredients until dough forms.
Refrigerate if necessary for easier handling.
Roll out dough on floured surface to 1/4″ thickness.
Cut with round biscuit cutter or a cup will work too.
Place on greased cookie sheet.
Insert a popsicle stick 1in into cookie
Bake at 400 for 6-8 minutes.
Hard White Icing Recipe:
Add 3 egg whites and 1/2 t cream of tartar to 1 lb of powdered sugar.
Beat on high speed for 7-10 minutes.
Mix in water 1 t at a time until icing spreads smoothly.
Spread on cookies and let dry until hard.