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School Days Pencil Cookies

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School Days Pencil Cookies
  • Prep 1 hr 5 min
  • Total 1 hr 35 min
  • Ingredients 10
  • Servings 26
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Looking for pencil cookie ideas for a bake sale or back-to-school event? This fun recipe is for you! These pencil-decorated cookies are colorful, tasty and oh-so-fun to put together. Turn these sweet treats into a great after-school or evening activity by having your little ones help out.
Updated Jun 16, 2022

Ingredients

Cookies

Decorations

  • 1 cup vanilla creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 1-lb container)
  • 10 drops yellow food color
  • 2 rolls strawberry chewy fruit snack (from 5-oz box)
  • Edible glitter, if desired
  • 2 tablespoons miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/8 teaspoon vegetable oil

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, extending foil over 2 sides of pan. In large bowl, break up cookie dough. Stir or knead in flour, cinnamon and nutmeg until well blended. (DO NOT EAT RAW COOKIE DOUGH AFTER COMBINING WITH FLOUR.) Press dough evenly in bottom of pan.
  • 2
    Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Remove cookie from pan by lifting foil; remove foil.
  • 3
    Trim 1/2 inch from each short side of cookie. Cut cookie in half lengthwise. Cut each long strip into 3/4-inch-wide strips, making a total of 26 strips. From 1 end of each strip, cut off corners to form "pencil point." Discard corner pieces. Place "pencils," bottom side up, 1/2 inch apart on cooling rack over sheet of waxed paper.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, mix frosting and food color until well blended. Microwave uncovered on High 30 to 40 seconds or until frosting is melted and can be stirred smooth. Spoon frosting over "pencils," leaving "points" unfrosted and allowing frosting to drip down sides. If desired, smooth sides with knife.
  • 5
    Cut fruit snack rolls into 26 (1 1/2-inch) strips. Save any remaining fruit snack for another use. At end of each "pencil," place 1 strip on top and down sides of "pencil" to form "eraser." Sprinkle glitter below "eraser" to look like "metal band." Cool until frosting is set, at least 30 minutes.
  • 6
    In another small microwavable bowl, place chocolate chips and oil. Microwave uncovered on High 45 to 60 seconds or until chocolate can be stirred smooth. Dip "pencil points" in melted chocolate to look like "lead." Cool until chocolate is set, about 15 minutes.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    To line pan with foil, turn pan upside down. Tear off a piece of foil longer than pan. Smooth foil around the pan bottom, then remove. Turn pan over, and gently fit shaped foil into pan. When bar has cooled completely, lift out of pan by foil “handles,” peel back foil, and cut into pieces.
  • tip 2
    In search of edible glitter for these decorated Pencil Cookies? You can find it at craft stores in the cake decorating department or at baking specialty stores.
  • tip 3
    If you have one, keep a kitchen ruler nearby so that you can make sure your Pencil Cookies turn out the right size.

Nutrition Information

130 Calories, 6g Total Fat, 0g Protein, 19g Total Carbohydrate, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Cookie
Calories
130
Calories from Fat
60
Total Fat
6g
9%
Saturated Fat
1 1/2g
9%
Trans Fat
1 1/2g
Cholesterol
5mg
2%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Potassium
10mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
19g
6%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
13g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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