these are copycat cookies inspired by a gal named daisy. she always makes these adorable sprinkley sugar cookies, and i just love 'em. so i wanted to make some meself!
actually, i've been wanting to start a series of recipe posts that are inspired by people from all corners of my life. there are so many foods that remind me of a specific person; i'd like to highlight certain ones here that have made an impression on me throughout the years in one way or another :)
it's no surprise that these cookies stood out to me! thank you to daisy for the fun cookie inspiration!
i only see daisy a handful of times a year, but i feel like each time i do, these cookies are somewhere! i think the first time was at my friend lauren's birthday on the beach. i was just in shock at how many sprinkles were on the cookies, haha. i had never thought to just rollllllllllll cookie dough in sprinkles. like, whoa. so smart. epiphanies come in big and small ways, i suppose.
all ya do here is...make sugar cookie dough. then roll the dough in sprinkles before baking.
they're just so cute and happy!
by the way, this is not the exact recipe that miss daisy uses. it's just similar to what i imagine the recipe would be. hers are chewier......how do you do dat?!?
the only thing i change about a standard sugar cookie recipe is to use almond extract instead of vanilla extract. i think i got that nugget o inspiration from my neighbor growing up. we'd always make sugar cookies and eat pretty much all the dough before baking the actual cookies.
another little trick i've got up my sleeve here is that i froze the dough for 15 minutes before rolling it into balls and in the sprinkles. you could chill the dough in the fridge for an hour or so, but just freezing it for a short bit worked just fine if you're antsy for some cookies and wanna get the ball rolling here...haa. cookie humor... i guess. [what?]
somehow i always manage to reference 90's television and movies...it's just so easy. so much wonderful material going on there.
i baked these for like 1 minute too long. waaaaahhhhhhhh. take them out when the dough still looks a tad soft in the middle!
they were still delicious though.
Daisy's Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
Makes 12-18 cookies
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp. almond extract
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1 1/3 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 - 3/4 cup colored sprinkles
Cream butter and sugar together. Add almond extract and egg and mix until smooth. Slowly add flour and baking soda, mixing well until a dough forms. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill in the refrigerator for an hour, or freeze for only 15-20 minutes.
Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. After dough has been chilled and is firm, roll spoonfuls of dough into balls and roll each ball entirely in sprinkles. Place them on a non-stick cookie sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes, or until the edges of the cookies are golden brown and the center is still slightly soft.
Immediately remove cookies from the baking sheet, and let cool on a wire rack.