Wasn't quite sure what to name these. And they are chocolate, too. But "sparkly mod chocolate cookie pops" was one too far.
how to make sparkly mod cookie pops
you will need:
dough (scroll to end of link for chocolate)
circle cookie cutter
disposable frosting bags
decorating tips (size "4" or "5")
frosting colors (any preferred)
fine sprinkles or sanding sugar (to coordinate with frosting colors)
*Find most of the above in the baking aisle of your craft store. You can also find concentrated paste food coloring there, which work well, but I prefer Americolor soft gel pastes (harder to find, but click the link for tips on where to buy, also available from amazon.com). I used the following 4 colors: Electric Pink, Electric Green, Orange and White. You'll need one bag, coupler, tip and rubber band for each color you use.
step one: bake your cookies
Prepare and chill dough according to recipe. Roll out dough somewhat thick to accommodate sticks (about 1/4"). Cut out circle, place on parchment paper-lined baking tray and insert lollipop stick about half way into cookie, making sure it fits securely (if cookie is too thin, re-roll). Fill tray, making sure none of the sticks touch each other or other cookies. Bake according to recipe and let cool completely.
step two: prepare your frosting
Prepare frosting, divide among the colors you choose and tint using your colors. Prepare frosting bags using a couplers and size "4" or "5" tips. Fill with each color and close tightly with a rubber band. TIP: use any colors you like, but I used White frosting for the non-sparkly parts, which I think worked well to contrast. (You must use "White" coloring to make white, you can't use the bare frosting.)
step three: decorate your cookies
Working with one cookie at a time, choose a color frosting and pipe design on a cookie, stripes, circle or swirl. Immediately sprinkle a coordinating color of sprinkles over cookie to totally coat the frosting. Turn over and tap off the excess. Fill remaining cookie by piping white or color of your choice in empty areas.