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Easy Sugar Cookie Cake Pops

Sugar cookie cake pops are the perfect combination of two classic sweets: sugar cookies and cake pops. These bite-sized treats are surprisingly easy to make and only require a few simple ingredients. With the sweetness of a sugar cookie and the fun of a cake pop, these treats are sure to be a hit at any gathering.

cake pops made with sugar cookies

Have you ever dreamt of making a scrumptious, creative yet easy-to-make dessert for Easter or any time?

Well, your wish has been granted! Sugar cookie cake pops are everywhere these days and for good reason.

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They are sweet, and delicious and can be as simple or intricate as you’d like.

In this blog, you will learn how to make your very own sugar cookie cake pops, step-by-step.

From pre-baked cookies to beautifully decorated cake pops, you’ll have everything covered.

Plus, this treat is sure to be well received by both adults and kids alike.

So, let’s get started and discover how you can make these incredibly mouth-watering Cake Pops today!

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Sugar Cookie Cake Pops

🔑 Key to Success #1 – Trust the Process – Keep Mixing!

When making Sugar Cookie Cake Pops, it is essential to keep mixing the ingredients to create a smooth, uniform dough.

The mixture of pre-made Frosted Sugar Cookies and cream cheese may seem lumpy and difficult to combine in the beginning.

But persistent mixing with your stand mixer is the key to achieving the desired consistency.

If you don’t have a stand mixer, you can use a hand mixer for this recipe.

By stirring the ingredients continuously, the lumps will gradually break down.

And the cream cheese will fully incorporate into the cookie crumbs.

If you stop mixing too soon, you may end up with crumbly or sticky dough.

Dough that is too sticky or too crumbly can make it challenging to shape the cake pops.

To combine the pre-made Frosted Sugar Cookies with cream cheese, throw the Frosted Sugar Cookies into the mixer whole then add the cream cheese.

The cream cheese acts as a binding agent and helps the cookie crumbs stick together, giving the cake pops a dense and moist texture.

While making the Sugar Cookie Cake Pops, it might take a few minutes of mixing for the dough to come together fully.

Don’t worry if the mixture looks dry or crumbly in the beginning as the cream cheese needs time to soften and blend with the cookie crumbs.

Keep stirring the dough, and eventually, it will start to clump together and form a thick, playdough-like consistency.

This is when you know it’s time to form the cake pops.

Frosted Sugar Cookie Cake Pops

🔑 Key to Success #2 – Use A Little Melted Candy On The Stick for Extra Holding Power

Cake pops are delicious and fun to make, but many people struggle with getting the cake pops to stick to the lollipop stick.

To solve this problem, it is important to use a little melted candy melts on the stick before inserting it into the cake ball.

The candy melts act as glue and holds the cake pop securely in place, preventing it from falling off the stick.

The reason why melted candy melts work so well as glue is that they harden quickly after being melted.

As the candy melt cools and hardens, it creates a strong anchor that firmly holds the cake ball in place.

Additionally, the candy melts add a delicious flavor to the cake pop, enhancing the overall taste.

Using a little melted candy melts on the lollipop stick also ensures that the cake pop is evenly coated when dipped into a chocolate or candy coating.

Without the melted candy melts, the cake pop may tilt or fall off the stick when dipping into the coating.

This can be frustrating and time-consuming, as it may require remaking the cake pop.

By using the melted candy melts as a stabilizer, the cake pop will stay in place and be evenly coated, resulting in a perfect final product.

By following this simple step, you can ensure that your cake pops look and taste perfect every time.

cake pops made from sugar cookies

🔑 Key to Success #3 – Add Shortening to the Candy Melts for No Cracks

Sugar Cookie Cake Pops is a favorite dessert for many people, and making them is an enjoyable experience.

However, many people may find it challenging to make the perfect candy coating for their cake pops.

This is where adding shortening, also known as Crisco, to melted candy melts becomes crucial.

Adding shortening to your candy melts will help make the candy a little thinner, which is essential in preventing it from cracking as it cools.

When working with melted candy melts, it is common to encounter the issue of the candy cracking during the cooling process.

This can be frustrating, especially when you have spent so much time making your Sugar Cookie Cake Pops.

This is where shortening comes into play.

The addition of shortening to your candy melts can help make the consistency smoother and more even, which will enable the candy to coat your cake pops perfectly.

Another reason why it is crucial to add shortening to your melted candy melts is that it helps to lower the melting point.

The addition of shortening lowers the melting point of the candy melts, making them easier to work with.

This, in turn, makes it easier to create the perfect candy coating for your Sugar Cookie Cake Pops.

Also, shortening does not affect the taste of the candy melts, so you do not have to worry about altering the flavor of your delicious cake pops.

cake pops with sugar cookies

❤️ Why You’ll Love Cake Pops Made With Sugar Cookies

And just like that, Sugar Cookie Cake Pops are more than just a fun and sweet treat.

They are an opportunity for creativity.

The possibilities for variations are endless, making it a crowd-pleasing favorite for any occasion.

With the right combination of Frosted Sugar Cookie, cream cheese, candy melts, and sprinkles, you can turn a Sugar Cookie Cake Pop into a flavor masterpiece that everyone will enjoy.

It’s time to break out your baking skills and make something truly unique!

So, let your imagination run wild.

The perfect Sugar Cookie Cake Pop is just a few steps away.

Save this Sugar Cookie Cake Pops recipe to your favorite Cake Pops board or your Spring Desserts board.

Cake Pops with Sugar Cookies
cake pops made from sugar cookies

Sugar Cookie Cake Pops

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 20 minutes

Sugar Cookie Cake Pops is a fun recipe that uses packaged sugar cookies as the base for these sweet cake pops. You can decorate them in any color combination that matches your party theme.


  • 1 pkg (10-count) Frosted Sugar Cookies
  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 8 oz candy melts, any color
  • 2 tsp solid shortening, such as Crisco
  • 12 lollipop sticks
  • sprinkles, optional


  1. Place the frosted sugar and the cream cheese in the bowl of a stand mixer. Mix on medium speed until the mixture forms a thick dough. (Keep mixing - it'll all come together in a few minutes.)
  2. Form the dough into twelve 1 1/2-inch balls. Place the balls on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet.
  3. Melt a small amount of the candy melts, dip a lollipop stick into the melted candy, and press it into the middle of the cake pop. Repeat for the remaining cake pops.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 10 minutes until the candy is firm.
  5. Melt the remaining candy melts with the shortening in the microwave on high power for 30 seconds. Stir well. Continue heating in 30-second increments until fully melted and smooth.
  6. One at a time, dip the chilled cake pops into the melted candy melts and gently shake off the excess. Top with sprinkles or decorations of your choice.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 152Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 11mgSodium: 48mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 1g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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Friday 6th of October 2023

Can you freeze the pops before coating them? I’d love to make these ahead of time for my daughters bday


Friday 6th of October 2023

Yes! You can freeze the cake pops before coating them. Let them thaw before coating or they might crack the coating.

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