Thursday, July 3, 2014

Funfetti Cookies ~ by Caroline

Perfect for celebrating the 4th of July, or any special occasion, these cookies are very festive and delicious!!! They are fun to make and serve!!! 
  • 2 sticks softened butter
  • 1 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 egg
  • 2 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup rainbow jimmie sprinkles (the long thin sprinkles))
  • 2 tbsp rainbow perils (tiny balls sprinkles)

Preheat the oven to 375º.
Cream the butter and sugar in your stand mixer (or hand mixer) for about 2 minutes (until fluffy). Add the vanilla, almond, and egg. Beat until well combined.
In a separate bowl, sift in the flour, cornstarch, soda, and salt. SLOWLY add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and continue on low speed until it’s all added and combined. Mix in the sprinkles (don’t overmix or the sprinkles will start to bleed into the dough).
Using an ice cream scoop, scoop cookie dough onto cookie sheets, about 1 1/2 inches apart (fits 8 cookies per sheet). Bake for about 15 minutes.
*Only bake until they very slightly start to turn light golden brown just on the edges. You don’t want them to totally turn golden or they’ll be crisp cookies. Check then around 10 minutes, then 12, and so on.
Cool on a wire rack.
Store in an airtight container up to 4 days.
Source: Tasty Kitchen.Com Blog