- prep time 15 min
- total time 27 min
- serves 40
1 cup unbleached all-purpose flour
½ cup cocoa powder, sifted
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 pinch salt
¼ cup unsalted butter, softened
1 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ cup icing sugar (for coating)
40 lollipop sticks
1. With the rack in the middle position, preheat the oven to 180°C (350°F). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. In a bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, cocoa and salt. Set aside.
3. In another bowl, cream the butter, sugar and vanilla using an electric mixer. Add the eggs one at a time and beat until smooth. On low speed, mix in the dry ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or place in the freezer for 1 hour.
4. Spread the icing sugar on a plate. Set aside. Using your hands, shape 15 ml (1 tablespoon) of the dough into a ball and coat with icing sugar, shaking to remove any excess sugar. Place on the baking sheet. Repeat for the remaining dough. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
5. Immediately after taking the baking sheet out of the oven, spear each ball with a lollipop stick. Transfer to a rack and let cool completely.