Chef Jason's lion cookie pop demonstrated for skill drill
Recipe courtesy of Worst Bakers in America

Lion Cookie Dough Pops

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr 30 min
  • Active: 1 hr
  • Yield: about 24 cookie pops




Special equipment:
1-ounce cookie scoop; 12 lollipop sticks; floral foam
  1. Add the butter and sugars to the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment. Cream the butter and sugars together, about 3 minutes.
  2. While the butter and sugars are beating, sift the flour, salt and baking soda into a separate bowl.
  3. Add the milk and vanilla to the mixer and beat on low speed until combined. Add the dry ingredients to the mixer and beat on low speed to combine. Add the chocolate toffee and stir to combine.
  4. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Scoop 12 balls with a 1-ounce cookie scoop and put on the sheet. Freeze for 15 minutes.
  5. Put 2 parts yellow melting chocolate disks to 1 part orange in a double boiler and stir to melt completely. Remove from the heat and let cool slightly before dipping the pops.
  6. Dip the end of a lollipop stick into the melted chocolate and insert into the center of a cookie ball. Repeat with the remaining sticks and cookie balls. Place back into the freezer for 15 minutes.
  7. Use the wide end of a pastry tip to cut a crescent moon shape from 24 yellow melting chocolate disks. Attach it to the back of the cookie pop with a dot of melted chocolate. Dip the entire pop into the melted chocolate to cover and coat. Let the excess drip over a bowl. Stick into floral foam to hold while you dip the remaining cookie pops. Place into the refrigerator if needed to set the chocolate. Attach the butterscotch chips for the mane around the top of the coated pop and use confetti sprinkles for eyes. Dot each eye in the center with an edible marker to make pupil. Add a mouth and nose with the edible marker. Keep the pops in the refrigerator until ready to serve.