Christmas Funfetti Cookies

IMG_7685[1]Fun new recipe for Cookie Week Day 3! I had seen Funfetti cookies on Pinterest, and I thought they would be adorable as red and green Christmas Cookies. The results were great and they were a hit with the kids – who doesn’t love sprinkles? A nice basic sugar cookie filled with oodles of crunchy sprinkles. Have fun trying this recipe!

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1  1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1  1/2 tsp pure almond extract
  • 1  1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 3/4 tsp baking soda
  • pinch of Kosher (coarse) salt
  • 3/4 cup of red and green sprinkles (the long thin ones, aka “jimmies” in the US)

Directions:

  1. In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and sugar together until light and fluffy (2-3 minutes).
  2. Add in egg and extracts and mix again until light and fluffy (another 2-3 minutes).
  3. While wet ingredients are mixing, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl.
  4. Mix in dry ingredients into mixer while on low just until combined.
  5. Fold in sprinkles with a spatula.
  6. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  7. After 2 hours preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper or silpat liners.
  8. Remove bowl from fridge and using a medium cookie scoop (1.5 tbsp capacity) scoop 24 dough portions out onto the baking sheets.
  9. Flatten the tops of the dough portions slightly with your hand, forming a 2 inch “coin”.
  10. Bake cookies for 8-9 minutes, they should not brown.
  11. Remove cookies from oven and transfer to a cooling rack to cool completely. Recipe makes two dozen 2 3/4″ cookies.

Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks.

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