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Last month, I made about 300 balls of cookie dough to be baked off while I was in San Diego for my sister’s wedding. I bought personalized stickers and cute little treat boxes off Etsy, and filled them with homemade cookies for all of the guests to take home. Aside from my tried and true brown sugar cookies and speckled shortbread with sea salt, I decided to try something a little more colorful, hence this recipe.
I couldn’t have been any happier! Of the three cookies, I think these were the crowd favorite, and they were so festive and happy, you have to smile just looking at them. Thick and chewy, with a nice crunch from the round (nonpareil) sprinkles, and loads of color from the cylinder sprinkles, these cookies are delicious and pretty!
1 1/3 cup butter, room temperature
1 1/2 cups cups granulated sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Beat together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes with a stand mixer. Beat in the eggs and vanilla until very well combined.
In a small bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles. Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture and mix until combined and the dough comes together.
Use a cookie scoop to drop balls of dough on the prepared baking sheet, about 1-inch apart. Bake for 11 minutes or until edges are turning golden and tops are just slightly underdone looking.
Cool for 10 minutes on the cookie sheet before transferring to a cooling rack to cool completely.
Yields 4-5 dozen.
Recipe from Buns In My Oven.