These particular cookies have been on my lengthy "to bake" list for a loooong time, ever since I saw them on Meaghan's fabulous blog, The Decorated Cookie. I love these cookies because, besides being cute, they are not difficult and they come together in a pinch! The bright colors make them extra fun, and we all know that treats on a stick increase that fun factor!
After handing over the cookies to my daughter this morning, I later found this post from her on my munchkin munhcies facebook page (Zeke is my four year-old grandson):
Ice Cream Bar Cookies
Mix up a batch of sugar cookie dough. Roll out the dough. Use an ice cream bar/popsicle cookie cutter (or template) to cut out the cookies. Make sure the dough is thick enough to insert a popsicle stick in each before baking (Use a small, sharp knife to make a slit in the dough to help insert the stick). Place the cookies in the freezer for about 15 minutes to hold their shape. Bake as recipe directs. Let cool.
Mix up a batch of royal icing. Divide into fourths and add different gel colors to each bowl of icing. I used AmeriColor Electric Color Kit from Karen's Cookies. With a #3 tip outline each cookie. Let dry for about 20 minutes. Thin each icing to a "fill" consistency and use a wider decorating tip (I used a #10) for filling the cookies with the royal icing. Let them dry for a couple of hours before adding the dimensional white icing line. Leave cookies to dry overnight.