the cookie pop, valentine style

IMG_0898 Here she is in all of her Valentine beauty.  The Sandwich Cookie Pop.  I'd like to be eating one right now as I type.

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Let's begin our journey of how a cookie pop comes about...

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Little cookies are baked, some alone, others sitting on top of a lollipop stick.

A strawberry-cream filling is whipped up as the cookies cool.  A little filling holds one alone cookie and one cookie now baked on a stick, together.   They are edible and enjoyable at this step, but the next step is dreamy.

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Now the dipping in white chocolate takes some skill.  I finally figured out during the midnight dipping session how to twist my wrist just so to create a "pretty" cookie.  The girls would be so proud the following morning that I finished the task.

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They went fast.  Which, if you couldn't tell, I'm regretting.  The kids still don't know that I sneaked three (not one, not two, but three) that same midnight that I was dipping.

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Let's just call it my payment for a lengthy valentine process for little friends that would consume theirs within 10 seconds of holding it.

I only know that from experience.