confetti cookies

August 8, 2011
Buttery and soft, yet slightly chewy.  Packed with a colorful array of SPRINKLES.   
And those little cookie skirts?  Why, those would be flattened-out cupcake liners.  
These confetti cookies were a post-birthday treat for my sweet friend, Alanna.  I waiting until after her birthday boat party to bake these because... hello... boat party?  Bikinis? Yes, no one wants to gorge on cookies pre-lake day.  
These cookies can make anyone happy, by the way.  No one can eat such a colorful treat like this without giggling.  Impossible.  

It's true.  Things like this make life better. 

Confetti Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
3/4 cups cake flour (or 1 3/4 all-purpose is fine, too!) 
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
10 tablespoons (1 1/4 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1 1/2 cups plus 2 teaspoons sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/2 cup sprinkles
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper; Set aside.
  2. Whisk together flour, baking soda, and salt; set aside.
  3. Mix butter and sugar with an electric mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 
  4. Add egg, extract, and vanilla; mix until smooth. Reduce speed to low. 
  5. Gradually mix in flour mixture until just combined. 
  6. Scoop batter using a tablespoon; Form into a ball.  
  7. Roll each ball in sprinkles and press to flatten with your palm. 
  8. Space 2 inches apart on lined baking sheets.
  9. Bake 8-10 minutes. Let cool on parchment on wire racks.


Tina said...

I have never used cake flour in a cookie, but no doubt it does make them lighter. I will need to try this. Love the addition of the sprinkles, it really does dress up the appearance of the cookies. Yum!

Erin said...

So pretty with all the colors! Great for kids and grown-ups!

Sinful Sundays said...

Ooo, confetti cookies! They look so good and pretty-ful!

I just made white-chocolate macadamia nut cookies and I didn't have unbleached flour so I used bleach. blech. They came out weird. I do have cake flour and am now wishing I had used that instead. Macadamia nuts are not cheap! man!

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