Monday, July 15, 2013

Soft Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

I found these cookies on Pinterest and thought they looked interesting.  I made some for my three-year-olds this past weekend, thinking they would love the sprinkles.  Unfortunately, they wouldn't go near them (I have no idea why?!).  Instead I ate several of them and brought the rest up to the office today.  I thought they were fabulous. 


Recipe Notes
These cookies will not look brown when it's time for them to come out of the oven.  They will be cooked through and will stay soft even after cooling!  Adapted from The Novice Chef blog.

  • 1-1/2 c. all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. cream of tartar
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 c. granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 c. sprinkles
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Line two baking sheets with parchment paper or foil and set aside.
2.  In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cream of tartar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.  Set aside.
3.  In a stand mixer or with a hand mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy.  Add egg and vanilla extract.  Add flour mixture and mix until completely combined. 
4.  Stir in sprinkles.  I would recommend doing this step by hand.
5.  Roll 1 tbsp. of dough into a ball for each cookie and place on prepared baking sheet.  Leave ~1 inch between cookies to allow for minor spreading.
6.  Bake for 8-10 minutes or until center is set.  As mentioned above, the cookies will not look brown when they are done.
7.  Remove from oven and let cookies rest of baking sheet for five minutes.  Transfer to wire rack and cool completely.
8.  Serve or store in an airtight container for up to five days.

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