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Sprinkle Cookies

Soft sprinkle cookies with a sugary crunch of sprinkles


To say weekends around here are busy lately is quite an understatement. Every Monday morning when I wake up for work, I wonder where the weekends have gone. I really think we should enstill 4 day weekends. I would love to have Friday and Mondays off every week. I think it’d make me more productive at work, wouldn’t you think? ;)


This past weekend was a whirlwind. My future sister-in-law made a game-time decision on Wednesday of last week to buy a plane ticket to come up this weekend to go wedding dress shopping with me, my mom, and MOH. Honestly, so honored she’d make that flight from Baton Rouge to come up here for an extremely short weekend. Not to mention, her flight up here was delayed about 3 hours because the weather in DC wasn’t safe for incoming flights.


I knew this weekend I was likely going to say “yes to the dress” because I had already been to two bridal stores last weekend and the last two I was going to were this coming weekend. To be honest, wedding dress shopping is tiring. You try on about 5-6 dresses each appointment and then you knock it down to two choices and then from there you pick the one you like. I’m glad it’s all over. I’m EXTREMELY thrilled with the dress I chose and I absolutely cannot wait to put it on when it gets in. I’m dying to walk down the aisle in that dress. It’s seriously the most gorgeous dress I’ve ever seen. I’m slightly biased though, just a tad.

I’m sure y’all have seen these cookies everywhere. I mean, c’mon, sprinkles are a girl’s best friend — next to a shiny diamond, of course. Sprinkles are like sparkles and glitter that just brighten up a wardrobe. Sprinkles brighten up every cookie lover’s batter.

Can I say one thing about these sprinkles? As much as I love them, THEY ARE EVERYWHERE on my kitchen floor. Til this day, I’m still stepping on them and picking them off my heels. They bounce out of the dish like crazy and they’re so hard to contain. It doesn’t help that I decided to spill some. Cleaning up these suckers are ANNOYING. You’d think a vacuum would pick all them up. Uh, nope.

At least I have these soft cookies still lying around. They soothe my anger with the constant heel jab of a sprinkle every time I walk into the kitchen. I’m wondering when Jason is going to confiscate the jar of sprinkles so I’ll never be able to use them ever again. I clearly can’t be trusted with them.

So yeah, these cookies are soft with a crunch from the sprinkles. They’re pretty much regular sugar cookies jazzed up and beautified with sprinkles. Tell me one thing you don’t like about that. You can’t? I thought so.


Sprinkle Cookies
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Recipe type: Dessert, Cookies
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Serves: 2 dozen
 
Ingredients:
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter, softened
  • 1¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • ½ tsp. almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2½ cup flour
  • ¼ cup cornstarch
  • ¾ tsp. baking soda
  • ½ tsp. salt
  • ¼ cup rainbow non-pareils sprinkles
Instructions:
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 2 minutes. Then add the vanilla extract, almond extract, and egg. Beat until well combined.
  3. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Slowly add the flour mixture to the wet mixture in the bowl of the stand mixer. Continue mixing on low speed until all is added and well combined.
  4. Gently stir in the sprinkles. Don't overmix it otherwise they'll start bleeding into the dough.
  5. Using a medium cookie scoop, scoop dough to prepared baking sheets, about 1 inch apart.
  6. Bake for 15 minutes or until the edges start turning very slightly light golden brown. You don't want them to turn golden brown because then they'll be crisp cookies and not soft in the middle. Check around 10 minutes and see whether or not you need to take them out of the oven or not.
  7. Once done, remove from oven & cool on baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

35 COMMENTS

  1. 06/25/2012 at 7:56 am

    Pretty! :)

  2. 06/25/2012 at 8:09 am

    The little nonpareils are EVERYWHERE in my kitchen too! No matter how many times I mop or wipe the counters, I always find one here and there. Annoying. But the cookies make up for it. Can’t wait to see pics of your dress too!

  3. 06/25/2012 at 9:06 am

    Yeah, I would totally reward myself for say YES TO A DRESS (!!) by eating a bunch of these cookies. (At least, I say that now, with no pressure of actually having to wear said dress hanging over my head.)

    So excited for you!! Hopefully we get hints as to what this gorgeous gown will look like. :)

  4. 06/25/2012 at 9:42 am

    How exciting you found your dress!!!
    These cookies look absolutely perfect!

  5. 06/25/2012 at 9:51 am

    My little one would LOVE these!!

  6. 06/25/2012 at 9:52 am

    The addition of sprinkles makes everything more fun and feel more celebratory! These cookies look delicious and congrats on finding a dress! :)

  7. 06/25/2012 at 9:52 am

    ooooh those lil round ones are a pain in the butt!! I remember seeing a shot where someone had spilled a good portion of a bottle. Yikes!! But sprinkles (and delicious cookies) make the world a happier place :)

  8. 06/25/2012 at 10:42 am

    Congrats on the dress, that’s SO exciting! I ended up buying a second dress after deciding I was just “eh” on my first dress – so indecisive :)

    I keep meaning to make these cookies, I love all things sprinkles!!

  9. 06/25/2012 at 10:49 am

    I just love the fragrance of butter and sugar…. I’m a huge chocolate lover too.

    Very sweet post!

  10. 06/25/2012 at 11:04 am

    You know about my love affair with sprinkles. I could use the whole batch of these! And yes, I find sprinkles all over the place, all the stinking time!

  11. 06/25/2012 at 11:19 am

    Julie! these cookies look SO soft and perfect. Like, they look like ice cream! Making cookies w/ cornstarch has been on my to-bake list for a few weeks. :)

    SO excited for you and The Dress!!! What a feat to conquer. ;)

  12. 06/25/2012 at 11:27 am

    Yum! These are so fun. I’d pair them with a sprinkly frosting too I think.

  13. 06/25/2012 at 12:10 pm

    yum, these sound + look fantastic! and congrats on saying yes to the dress! =)

  14. 06/25/2012 at 12:20 pm

    Congrats on your dress! I can’t wait to see pictures! As for these cookies, I absolutely love them! Although I shouldn’t be trusted with sprinkles either.

  15. 06/25/2012 at 2:07 pm

    Congrats on finding the dresss!!!!! I can’t wait to see it :)

  16. 06/25/2012 at 2:26 pm

    I had 3 very close girlfriends get married last year – I hear ya on wedding dress shopping being an exhausting event. But you’ve got sprinkle cookies! And they look ah-mazing!!

  17. 06/25/2012 at 3:03 pm

    I love sugar cookies and I love anything with sprinkles… so yeah, I need to make these!

  18. 06/25/2012 at 3:10 pm

    I made these too – they are incredible cookies! Hope you are enjoying the whole wedding process!

  19. 06/25/2012 at 3:34 pm

    Eeek, I’m so excited that you got a dress! It must be so cool to have that one in the bag and make it all so real. You’re going to look so stunning!

    Love sprinkles, love these cookies.

  20. 06/25/2012 at 4:30 pm

    I made these same cookies and they were delicious!!! Beautiful too.

  21. 06/25/2012 at 5:23 pm

    Oh man those look so soft and beautiful! I always tend to spill the sprinkles everywhere too! I am so excited you found your dress!!! Eeeekkkk!!! :D

  22. 06/25/2012 at 7:40 pm

    Sprinkle cookies are some of my favorites! And I can’t wait to see what dress you chose!

  23. 06/25/2012 at 7:59 pm

    Sprinkles ALWAYS make everything better – until they’re everywhere! Congrats on choosing your dress, im sure its beautiful!!!

  24. 06/25/2012 at 8:02 pm

    So glad you got the dress! It is a very tiring experience. The dresses are heavy and it takes a half hour to get them on, lol!

    I loooveee these cookies! I’m a sucker for soft sugar cookies like this!

  25. 06/25/2012 at 9:19 pm

    Totally with ya on the 4 day weekend idea! My friends in SF thought it’d be brilliant to create a startup that consults other companies on how to turn their weekly schedules into a 4-day work week. Maybe one day… haha Those cookies look fab!

  26. 06/25/2012 at 11:39 pm

    OMG. I KNOW WHAT YOU MEAN ABOUT THE SPRINKLES!! I had these huge pearl ones…and darn, they just spilled and popped all over the kitchen. I was seriously terrified! LOL & Sprinkle cookies always look so appetizing!

  27. 06/26/2012 at 1:34 am

    Yay to finding the dress!!!! These cookies look like the perfect way to celebrate…sprinkles on the floor and all! Why is it that vacuums can’t get those off the floor? Mine has the same problem!!! I just love how fluffy and light these are!!!

  28. 06/26/2012 at 11:01 am

    I have never seen happier cookies!! and I am THRILLED you found The One for your dress. Hooray!!

  29. 06/26/2012 at 11:41 am

    BAH!! These make me smile. They look great!! My favorite wedding show is bridezillas, hahaha. I don’t know why I loved it when I was planning my wedding.

  30. 06/26/2012 at 2:04 pm

    Wedding dress shopping can definitely be overwhelming. So glad you found the perfect dress! These cookies are definitely perfect for celebrating it. Also…there are sprinkles permanently on my kitchen floor. I think my husband has almost accepted it.

  31. 06/26/2012 at 3:55 pm

    YES to 4 – or even 3 – day workweeks. If I am ever President, that will be the first thing I do.

    SO happy you found the dress!!! So exciting :)

  32. 06/26/2012 at 6:30 pm

    I’m going to support you as a president for the 4 day weekend. I mean, 2 is just not enough! These cookies look so smoothly made. buttery and creamy :D

  33. 06/26/2012 at 9:50 pm

    Let’s not stop at 4 days work weeks. I say we just all become independently wealthy and not work at all…oh yeah!

    Also these cookies look great. So pretty! Oh, and the dress…hooray!!!!! (I wanna see a pic!!!!)

  34. 06/26/2012 at 11:10 pm

    I love sprinkles just as much as the next person and these cookies look so soft, thick and chewy! I need to make these ASAP!

  35. 12/24/2013 at 12:54 pm

    Julie these are gorgeous! I love the ridges and crinkly factor, the sprinkles, I can just tell how buttery they are and love the plate! Pinned

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