I can’t believe it’s May already! It’s true what people say – time flies by as you get older. And I’m not even that old. It’s funny how when you’re a kid, time seems to drag on forever. I suppose that’s good though. I mean, you only get to be a real kid for about 10 years, versus the 60+ years you’re stuck as an adult, so maybe it’s good time went by slower. I also find that the repetition of an office job makes the time go back faster, which is really too bad. It’s feeling more and more like spring now, which makes me want not only spend more time outside but make everything colorful, including my baking.
Today I’m sharing how to make these colorful confetti cookies covered in sprinkles because everyone loves sprinkles, right? I made a sprinkle layer cake once. That’s how serious I get about sprinkles. These sprinkle covered confetti cookies taste a lot like a cake batter cookie but also like a sugar cookie. They bake soft and crumbly and, of course, colorful. They might even turn your tongue a different color if you eat enough of them.
- 1/2 cup butter, soft
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1 1/2 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup of colorful sprinkles
First, whisk together the flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, baking powder and salt in a bowl and set aside. Beat together the butter and sugar until creamy. Add the egg and vanilla, beating well. Slowly add in the dry ingredients until the batter is thick but still shows some white. You don’t want to overmix the cookies.
Pour the sprinkles into a shallow bowl. Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and roll them in the sprinkles, pressing down lightly to completely coat them in colorful sprinkles. Place on a cookie sheet and press down on them to flatten them out a tiny bit, and bake on 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes. Check them often to see if the edges have formed as it will be difficult to see browning. If you think they’re done, they’re done. If you let them bake too long, you’ll have hard cookies on your hands. Let them cool completely on a cooling rack.
Now you’re ready to celebrate anything and everything because nothing says celebrate like confetti (ahem, sprinkles). Try making these even MORE colorful by tinting the dough a certain color with food coloring and adding sprinkles! Make them crazy colorful or all one color with one color of sprinkle on top. Endless possibilities, people!
Are you a sprinkle fanatic too?