Here it is. These may look like sugar cookies, but they’re actually memories made out of sugar, flour, and rolled in sprinkles. These are the sugar cookies I’ve eaten every year since I was five. That’s right! Nostalgia dunked in a glass of milk. This would probably be the time to post a picture of my five year old self gobbling one down, but alas, I don’t think any photographic evidence exists. I probably always ate them too fast. 😉
Do you have a recipe that you have to make every year? Come snow or ice or attacking yetis, certain recipes just HAVE to be made. And it seems like a lot of the time people have that old family sugar cookie recipe. Biting into them just makes you feel all warm and cozy, like when grandma would give you an extra piece of fudge when mom and dad weren’t looking. Oh yeeaaah!
These cookies couldn’t be any easier to make. You can do it all in one bowl, and you don’t even have to get out the mixer. That deserves a high five, right? You form these beauties up in to little balls, roll them in sprinkles, flatten them, and there you go.
These cookies come out looking like little discs of nostalgia. They’re chewy, buttery, and ready to give you a big ol’ kiss. And they’re perfect to munch on while you’re waiting in line for an hour an a half this Friday or Saturday, waiting to get into the new Star Wars movie. Or…is that just me?
Just kidding, all. I’d never wait for an hour an a half to see a movie. I go to the theater at weird off times when there aren’t any lines…and, you know, fewer people talking on their cell phones or texting while watching the movie…or coming and going every ten minutes…Oh, my…you can tell I have a thing about movie etiquette, don’t you? I kind of turn into the Hulk when people are rude at the theater.
And as for these cookies, I would never eat them in line. Nope. I eat these cookies in the cover of darkness where you can’t tell how many I’m shoving in my face at once. I’m like Cookie Monster before he started eating vegetables. 😄
May the baking force be with you!
- 2½ cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp cream of tartar
- ½ tsp baking soda
- Pinch of salt
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
- 2 egg yolks, beaten
- ½ tsp. vanilla
- Colored sprinkles for topping
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
- In a large bowl combine the flour, cream of tartar, baking soda, and pinch of salt.
- Add in the remaining ingredients except sprinkles and stir with a wooden spoon until thoroughly combined.
- Form into ping pong sized balls.
- Pour your sprinkles into a couple different bowls depending on how many colors you have.
- Place the cookie dough balls in the sprinkles and spin around until completely coated.
- Place on an ungreased cookie sheet and flatten with the bottom of a glass. Make sure they're about 2 inches apart.
- Bake for 10-13 minutes, until cookies get a little bit of a crinkle on top.