If you know me, you know I love simple and cute. I consider it the perfect combination, especially in my own cookie world. Sometimes you want something sweet (and cute:)) without a lot of effort. These pop tart cookies fit the bill! I spotted them first on Kim's blog, The Partiologist! If you haven't visited her site, you are really missing out! Kim is very talented, and her treats are always the picture of perfection!
Of course you can make these pop tart cookies in chocolate and/or top them with tinted icing if you'd like, but I kept them super simple with the basic cookie dough and untinted icing. Unlike the original pop tarts, there's no filling involved, which makes these the cookie version:) Pop tarts are a classic childhood treat, so these are sure to please the child in each of us.
The perfect backdrop for these cookies is this adorable placemat sent to me from Scribble Linens. The reverse side is adorable fabric, bright pink with big white polka dots. I love it! This side is chalk cloth and it wipes clean very easily. Visit the Scribble Linens site for other usage ideas and more great products (I was also given a table runner)!
Pop Tart Cookies
Sugar cookie dough
Multicolored jimmies or sprinkles
Rectangle cookie cutter (as you can see I chose the one with the scalloped edge)
1. Roll cookie dough out at about 3/8-in. thick
2. Cut cookies out with the cutter and place on baking sheets
3. Place in freezer for about 10 minutes if you want to assist the cookies in holding their shape
4. Bake according to recipe directions.
5. Let cookies cool.
6. Apply the royal icing following the shape of the cookie, but leaving an exposed (uniced) edge-see photo.
7. Sprinkle the royal icing with the jimmies.
All done! Time to enjoy your delicious cookies!