Soft Sugar Cookies

Let’s face it, we all love sugar cookies because what’s there not to love about them? But sugar cookies are boring; they need more pizazz! To spunk up these sugar cookies, besides baking them extra soft, they also have a healthy serving of sprinkles packed in there, making them look delicious and fun.

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This recipe was found on Sally’s Baking Addiction!

Ingredients

  • 1 stick unsalted butter
  • 3/4 c granulated sugar
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 lg egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp cream of tartar
  • 1/2 c SPRINKLES!!! (possibly more)

Note: This dough requires 2 hours minimum of chilling!

Directions

Allow the butter to soften before starting and let the egg get to room temperature.

  1. In a medium-sized bowl, combine flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and cream of tartar. Set aside.
  2. Place butter in a large bowl, or the bowl of a stand mixer, and cream until soft.
  3. Add in sugar and continue mixing until fully combined and fluffy.
  4. Mix in egg and vanilla. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, if necessary.
  5. Slowly combine dry ingredients with wet, adding the dry in 3-4 sections.
  6. Using a rubber spatula, fold in 1/2 c of sprinkles.
  7. Roll dough into roughly 2 tbsp sized balls. If you’d like, gently roll the tops of the balls in extra sprinkles. Place the dough balls on a cookie sheet that can fit in your refrigerator.
  8. Once all the dough has been rolled, allow the dough to chill, on cookie sheets, in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours. 
  9. Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  10. Adjust the cookie dough on the baking sheet so the cookies are roughly 2 inches apart.
  11. Bake for 12-13 minutes, rotating the pan and shelf halfway through. The cookies should look soft in the centers.
  12. Allow the cookies to cool on a baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack.

Now these are some fun looking sugar cookies! You can use whatever color, shape or size sprinkles you’d like in these cookies. I decided to go with the pink and red sprinkles to match the Valentine’s Day mood! (Yes, I make recipes and unintentionally hide them from you all because I don’t have time to write the post about them. I’m sorry!)

I hope you enjoy these deliciously soft sugar cookies! What are the craziest shaped sprinkles you’ve ever seen? Let me know in the comments below!

 

Happy Baking!

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