I love to bake, but I haven’t been baking as much as I would like because that means I would eat it all too :). But, at least one of the many days of being snowed in this winter called for some homemade cookies. These cookies are a fun take on the classic sugar cookie, kind of a homemade funfetti cookie.
Adapted from Annie’s-Eats (she hasn’t failed me on a recipe yet)
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- ½ tsp. baking powder
- ¼ tsp. salt
- 1 cup (8 oz.) unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 Tbs. light brown sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1½ tsp. vanilla extract
- ½ cup rainbow sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the butter and sugars. Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and blend until combined. Mix in the flour, baking powder and salt on low speed just until incorporated. Using a spatula, fold in the rainbow sprinkles.
Scoop the dough into balls, about 1½ to 2 tablespoons each. Space them evenly on the baking sheets. Bake until the cookies are just set and the edges are barely browned, about 15-16 minutes. Let cool briefly on the baking sheets, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.