How to make a cookie lolly

Cookie lolly

I have a thing for cookies, especially cookie lollie’s or cookie pops. They are not difficult to make as long as you know the trick it is so simple that anyone can do it. What’s most important is to use a pair of spacers they can be from a pair of wooden sticks 6mm in hight or get a pair of marzipan spacers from PME. That way you are sure that the cookie stick will fit the cut out cookie.

For the cookie dough many ask me what recipe I use and my favourite is the one that you can find in Peggy Porchens books as it have never failed me. The important thing is to use a recipe that you know works!

Note: This technique can be done with any shape.

This is what I use:
A piece of parchment paper
Marzipan spacers (from PME)
Non-stick rolling pin
Cookie cutter
Cookie stick
Cookie dough (chilled)

Step 1:
Sprinkle the piece of parchment paper lightly with flour and knead the dough lightly. Roll out the dough between the spacers.
Cookie dough

Step 2:
Take your cookie cutter and cut out the cookie.
Cookie cutter

Step 3:
Now take the cookie stick and place your fingers lightly on the cookie. With a twisting movement back and forth, twist the cookie stick into the cookie.
Cookie stick

Step 4:
Place your hand over the cookie and flip it over by using the parchement paper and lay the cookie on the backside.
Turning cookie

Step 5:
Take a small piece of dough and roll it into a sausage and flatten it. Lay it over where the cookie stick is. again use the parchment paper to flip the cookie and transfer it to the baking sheet with parchment paper.
sealing the cookie stick

Step 6:
This is how the cookie looks after baking.
Baked cookie

Happy Caking!



  1. Wow this was so easy to follow. Thank you!

    I was trying to make cookie lolly’s for my apartment warming party and failed! After testing it out this weekend I was finally able to make them! Can’t wait for Friday now :).

    • I made cookie that were 1/4″ and 3/8″ thick according to the tutorial about. My problem is that the stick actually slides out totally from the cookie. How can do I fix this to make sure they stay on the stick?

  2. Hi Louis, as usual i need your help and guidance, i want to make cookie lollipops, can i make it with the same recipe of vanilla sugar cookies, would it work out if i follow the same steps that you mention for lollipop cookies? i mean is the difference in the technique and not in the recipe? Thanks Louise, no where else to go but you! Gigi πŸ™‚

  3. Hi Louise,

    I really luv your site. Cake pops are a hit these days where I am now. WOuld really love to see tutorials on cake pops on your site.

  4. Hi! this is super helpful btw πŸ™‚ my friend brought one to school and it gave me inspiration. Β I have one question though: would wooden kabob sticks work? i have a thing where i dont have money or transportation to get these sticks and i only have to kabob sticks. thanks!

  5. Hi Louise,
    i have just recently started to follow your blog/tutorials, Β and I must admit they are the BEST! thank you so much.So far everything came out perfect, so tomorrow I’ll try the cookie lollipops.

  6. Hi Louise,
    I made these iced them with royal icing and hundred and thousands for Valentines Day. I will send photo .Gave them to my Nephew to sell in his coffee shop 12 sold out .Thank you I love all your ideas great website .Leanne

  7. Hi Louise:
    I am so glad I found your website, everything is so cute and I love them super! I am going to open my home based bakery for event cupcakes/cookies soon (as my partime job, It’s sad that I cannot make it as my full time job becuase I need to assist on family business..)and have been here on your blog everday. I would like to know the recipe you are using for Cookie Lolli, are you using “Joy of Baking” suger cookie recipe? I remember you like the recipes on “joy of baking”. Thanks!

  8. I am going to make these in the shape of butterflies and stick a couple of them in a nice little plant. Giftwrap and voila, a super original mothers day present!

  9. Louise,
    Thank you for taking the time to share this tutorial! You explained it well enough that even I can follow it.
    Have you ever (and if so, what was the outcome)decorated the backs of them (instead of the frontside) with the flooding technique to completely disguise that that that ‘area’…?

  10. Josie: I use the cookie sticks from Wilton. If you cant find them you could use a BBQ stick. Just remember to put an eye on the oven incase something should happen. I have not tried to bake with BBQ sticks.

  11. heyys Louise.
    i would love to try make these and just wondering what where i can find a cookie stick. Or would i be able to just use a BBQ stick?

  12. I love your blog and website. Hope to find time to try out all your recipes. Thanks for sharing your ideas. Greetings from Vienna,Austria-Europe.

  13. Hi Louise, great tutorial, thanks for sharing…. About Arlyna question, i think that lolly sticks can be made of plastic, to make candy lolly, and the cookie lolly must be made of paper or wood, because plastic can be melted in oven. I hope that help. Bye.

  14. Arlyna: I think that mine are cookie sticks? but I dont know the difference between lolly and cookie sticks could it only be the name maybe?

  15. This is great and now I’m thinking of using this as one of the food at my twins birthday party. Just wondered about the stick you used and (this may sound stupid) is there any difference between the lolly stick and cookie stick? I bought both and they seem the same but not sure if I can bake with either/both. Any advise? Thanks.

  16. Hi. I just wanted to let you know how much I love your webpage!! So much inspiration! I am going to try to make these cookie Lolly’s for the first time this coming week for a party. I hope they turn out okay. Also, I did a little article about your great tutorials on my blog. Hope that was alright, I linked everything back to you!! Daisy~

  17. Hi, this looks fab. I would love to give this a go but can’t get any lolly sticks longer than 4″ in the UK. Do you know of a supplier that I could order the paper lolly sticks from for this please? Thanks

  18. When I make my cookie lollies, I bake them first and put the stick in as soon as they come out of the oven. When the cookie sets; it sets around the stick.

  19. Louise
    I’ve also made this kind of cookie by brushing a little egg white between the stick and the dough. It acts like a glue and does a very good job!.
    Your website is very cute!

  20. Hi Louise! Your tutorials are great!!! =] I was wondering where I can buy the white sticks like you have so that when you roll out the dough, they’re all the same height? Thank you!

  21. Hi, Louise! I was wanting to make sugar cookies with royal icing for a craft fair in a little over a month. I have never done any type of craft fair, so I wanted to go ahead and get started baking. Can you freeze the cookies with the icing? I want them to be as fresh as possible, but I don’t want to wait until the last minute. Thanks for your help! I think your work is awesome!!!!

  22. mary: Remember that if it dont work with royal icing you can always use rolled fondant on the cookies. I hope it work out for you πŸ™‚

  23. wow, i had this idea for a friend’s bridal shower in my head to make heart shaped cookie lollie’s, but my own sugar cookie recipe spread so much after i cooked them- that i gave up and now i found ur site and it’s giving me hope. i will try again with ur recommended recipe and will also attempt to ice for the first time with ur icing. i’ll post when it’s mission accomplished! thanks again for this wonderful post!

  24. Hello Louise,

    I came across your website today and I am really happy I did. My daughter’s birthday is in a few weeks and I am itching to try the cookie pops for her party. I am going to adventurous and decorate them in a similar way to your Butterfly & dragonfly cookies.

    How far in advance can I make them?

  25. Thanks Louise. Tried this last year and it did not work for me. I will follow your instructions. This came at the very moment I needed it. I have a ptoject coming up and I needed these instructions. Thanks again

  26. Another way I make these cookie pops is to make sure that I use a pan without an outside lip- place the cookies outward and when they are finished cooking, before they cool, carefully slide the stick into the cookie. Let cool completely before handling.

  27. Ladybug Luggage: Send the pix to cakejournal at gmail dot com!

    Rachel: well I am glad that the NFSC works for you because I failed with them so bad. That why I stick to the one from the Porchen books.

    Siri: I hope that you will have fun making them:-) also thx for the recipe too.

    Sandee: Thank you so much. I really appriciate feedback πŸ™‚ These would be so perfect as Valentine gifts. Decorated in different shades of pink and red would look soo beautiful.

    Julia: Wilton makes lolly sticks these are made out of paper but you can use wooden sticks too.

    Sandra: Yeah! There are so many fantastic blog dedicated to cake decoration but I like that most of them have their own niche thats what makes them so good… I think πŸ™‚

    decadent cookies: Thanks for sharing your way of making cookies on sticks.

    Honey Cakes: Its not plastic its a paper. You can get them from Wilton, CK Products ect. I usually bake mine at 338 F (170 C) and they dont burn.

  28. Hi Louise how do you stop the stick melting while the cookie is baking as it looks like plastic. Do you need to use a special kind of cookie stick?

  29. I do these all the time and I think my way might be a bit simpler. I just indent the sticks into the top of the cookie before baking and when they are done I decorate over them with royal icing and they stay just fine.

  30. I think you have one, if not the best Blog about cakes & cookies. It makes me wan to try all your recipes if only they didn’t make me gain weight:) Thank you for being so detailed.

  31. I have just recently started to follow your blog, and I think you have the best tutorialss, not to mention some great looking cakes! This one looks especially fun, and I was already thinking about giving out goodies as valentines gifts to some co-workers. Thanks for the great idea!


  32. Thank you for this great tutorial! I cant wait for a reason to make them.

    I just wanted to share a recipie I made for Christmas. I think these cookies would be great to make lollies. They keep their shape really well, and are best when they are quite thick. They came out a very dark brown, almost black, so they were great fun to decorate. The colours really popped out!


  33. Hi Louise,

    One of the BEST sellers in The Bakery Spain is something like your cookie lolly. Mine are bigger and I use those flat sticks from the Doctor. I make many shapes and sizes with just a plain sables dough. Love your blog!

  34. Thank you for this tutorial! I always wondered how to get the stick in right! I find that the recipe below on cake central is very good and it never spreads on me! Also, make sure that the butter for your recipe is not completely melted, just softened to room temp. When I changed to using the Wilton cookie sheets, this also saved my cookies from spreading! =:) I have some pics. of cookies on my blog if you want to see how they turned out! –

    Miss Rachel

  35. Nathalie: You are so lucky. London is just the best place to visit. I have a few good places to go and look for great things.

    First remember to visit the stores like Debenhams and Selfridges, BH they always have nice things in the kitchen/cook ware department like sweet cupcake stuff, Aprons, cutters, coffee mugs ect. If you like that of course πŸ™‚ I also visit their food department to find cake decorations ect.

    Then there is

    Jane Asher

    Sugar Shack: they are located at Burnt oak station. It takes about 30 mins by the tube

    Cakes 4 fun:

    You can find the locations by searching on google and maps of london. They are all easy to find.

    Happy shopping

  36. Hi, I jus wanted to say that i love yout tutorials! πŸ™‚

    And i was wondering if you have any tips of good cake supplieshops in london, i am going there in march and i would love to get some tips of good shops were i could find some fun cake supplies πŸ™‚

    Lots of love // nathalie

  37. Thank you all so much. You can find the recipe in the two books: Pretty party cakes & Romantic cakes by Peggy Porchen.

    I know it do look naked but Im planning a post later this week with cookies and royal icing.

  38. Thanks for posting that Louise, I never knew how it was done. Embarrassed to admit this but I thought you had to magically had to put the stick in after it was baked…… tried it once, didn’t work.

  39. Hi Louise,

    I actually tried to make a cookie lolly last night and it didnt work for me. I will try your method as soon as I get home!!!

    Does the cookie dough you use, spread at all while baking?
    Can you please tell me which book the recipe is from?

    Thankyou for being so generous with your tutorials



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