Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Since Harper's birthday was on a school day I wanted to take a little something to celebrate with at the end of the day and Harper's teacher told me that cupcakes were fine but that what usually happened was that the icing got eaten and the cakes thrown away. Bummer.
But these cookies seemed like a great alternative! They fit right in with our summer of sprinkles and are festive enough for a birthday party. Oh and they taste great. Like shockingly great for what they are. Like they might have been dinner the night we made them. Daddy was out of town, what can I say?
2 1/2 C flour (I ended up adding an extra 1/4 C because of high humidity)
1 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 C (sticks) butter, softened
1 C sugar
2 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 C sprinkles
Combine dry ingredients and whick to mix. In separate large bowl, cream butter and sugar, then add eggs and vanilla - mix till smooth. Then add dry ingredients till just combined.
Place sprinkles in a bowl and drop teaspoons of dough in and roll to coat. We tried to leave a little empty spot on the bottom. A cookie scoop (like a mini ice cream scoop) made it a bit easier to work with the dough which was a little sticky - you could also refrigerate the dough for a bit.
Bake about 10 minutes at 375 degrees (cookies should be pale on top but a bit golden on the edges). Let cool on rack 5 minutes then finish cooling on wire racks. The original recipe says ungreased sheets but I used my silpats like always.
Also, we used Target brand ice cream sprinkles and they worked great but I'm pretty sure you could use any sprinkles! These were so tasty I'm sure we'll be making them again - Halloween sprinkles? Christmas sprinkles? Bring it on!