Surprise your Valentine with these adorable lollipops.

Makes about 30

2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
6 tablespoons chopped hard candy

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a small bowl, stir together flour, baking soda, and baking powder. Set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth.
  4. Beat in egg and vanilla.
  5. Gradually blend in the dry ingredients.
  6. Roll out the dough to a thin layer and cut out hearts.
  7. Use a smaller heart to cut out the center.
  8. Place onto un-greased cookie sheets.
  9. Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon candy in the middle of each heart.
  10. Bake 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven, or until golden. Let stand on cookie sheet 3 minutes before removing to cool on wire racks.
  11. Use a little melted sugar as glue to glue on the lollipop sticks.


Photography by Frances Janisch

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