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Sparkle Cookies

Though humble in appearance, these classic homemade sugar cookies topped with “candy glitter” are one of the many simple, sweet things that bring us joy. Like pouring your creamer from the mouth of a ceramic unicorn, it’s downright silly but that’s okay! And yes, after the first nostalgia-filled bite you might be inspired to eat a few more than you should and we’re here for it!

Adapted from Sally’s Baking Addiction recipe for Drop Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles 


What You Need

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (190g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 1 and 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup (115g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 3/4 cup (150g) granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup (80g) sprinkles, plus more for topping*

*Sprinkles, glitter sugar or food dye can all be used in this recipe to bring more color and fun to your sugar cookie baking. 

How to Make It

  1. Whisk the flour, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer or a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the butter and granulated sugar together on medium-high speed until creamed, about 1 minute. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat on high speed until combined, about 1 minute.
  3. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix on low until combined. Beat in 1/2 cup of sprinkles, glitter sugar or food dye.
  4. Scoop large sections of dough, about 2 tablespoons of dough each, and roll into balls. (For extra glittery sugar goodness, lightly dip the tops of the cookie dough balls in more sugar. Place dough balls onto a large plate or lined baking sheet.)
  5. Cover and chill the cookie dough balls in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours (and up to 4 days).
  6. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or lightly coat with butter. Arrange chilled cookie dough balls 3 inches apart on the baking sheets.
  7. Bake for 11-12 minutes or until lightly browned on the sides. The centers will look very soft.
  8. Remove from the oven and allow cookies to cool on the baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.
  9. Cookies stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 1 week. Or you can eat them all in one day!

Coffees That Sparkle

Wonderland Espresso

Sweet & Magical
$12$64

Morning Glory

Lush & Uplifting
$12$64
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Published by Peace Coffee on April 24, 2020.

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