How To Make Kid-Friendly Caramel Apple Cookie Pops

Grab the kids and make these fun Caramel Apple Cookie Pops, they look just like real Caramel Apples but with way less mess and lots of fun!

Have you tried making cookie pops yet? Basically, a cookie and a lollipop joined together, or a cookie on a stick. They are adorable when decorated as a caramel apple with a stick to hold them by.

I even made a caramel apple snack board to go with them, putting all the toppings in bowls and arranging everything for the kids to dip apple wedges in and cover with their favorite toppings. It’s a great idea for a fall party to let everyone decorate their own, and then have the cookies there to enjoy too.

Caramel Apple Cookie Pops would make a great gift for teachers at Halloween parties or to hand out at Trunk Or Treat events instead of candy. Any way you slice it (see what I did there), these cookies are a great idea and super easy, in fact, I don’t know that I have ever shared an easier to decorate cookie, just two colors and no tricky shapes or lines to master.

CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE POPS

YOU WILL NEED:

  • Cut-out sugar cookie dough
  • Royal icing
  • Icing colors – I use Americolor brand

CUTTERS: Caramel Apple Cookie Cutter from Simply Renee Sweets

TOOLS AND TIPS:

  • Tips #2 or #2.5
  • Couplers
  • Icing bags
  • Parchment paper
  • Cookie sheet
  • Toothpick or scribe
  • Wilton Cookie Sticks
  • Leaf tip #352

COLORS YOU WILL NEED:
Brown Icing – outline and flood
Mint Green Icing – outline and flood

CARAMEL APPLE COOKIE POP

BEFORE BAKING

Step 1: Cut out cookie with a caramel apple cutter

Step 2: break off the top end  (the stick) of the cookie.

Step 3: Using a cookie stick gently push the stick through the top of the apple, where you broke off the dough. Make sure no stick is showing or poking through the top or the bottom of the cookie.

Step 4: Gently place the cookie on the baking tray.  When transferring cookie sticks always pick them up by the cookie, not the stick, this ensures the stick won’t break off. 

OUTLINE and FLOODING

Step 1: Outline the top portion of the apple with green piping icing

Step 2: Fill the green outline portion with green flood icing.

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.

Step 3: Outline the bottom of the apple with brown piping icing. 

Step 4:  Fill in the outlined area with brown flood icing. 

Step 5:  Add your favorite caramel apple topping – sprinkles, chocolate chips, nuts, toffee bits, marshmallows, or m&m’s 

Stop and allow your cookie to dry in front of a fan for 1-2 hours before flooding the next section.  

DETAILS

Step 6: Using mint green piped icing and a #352 tip add a leaf to the top of the apple by gently squeezing (you want the “V” to be on the side when you are holding your bag).  Move your hand slightly up and down to make a leaf.  Stop squeezing when you get to the end of the cookie and gently pull away from the cookie.  

Caramel Apples are one of my favorite fall treats and we had a lot of fun making this snack board and delicious Caramel Apple Cookie Pops. I want to hear all about your favorite caramel apple toppings and see pictures of your Caramel Apple Cookie Pops, make sure to tag me on Instagram with your photos!

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