There is a bit of prep work to these…. but I find that it is worth it.
Yes, you can buy the bag of sugar cookie mix that just needs water or oil or whatnot…. but I promise you that these taste better.
1 cup butter softened (not melted)
1 cup white sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking powder
Dash of nutmeg
¼ cup milk
Red and Green Sprinkles!
In large bowl beat softened butter with electric mixer on medium until mostly creamy.
Add sugar and blend.
Add vanilla and egg and blend until smooth
In another bowl combine flour, baking powder, and dash of nutmeg (I used 2 shakes)
Pour half flour mixture into butter mixture
Stir in the rest of the flour mixture
Mix well, the dough will be thick and sticky.
Here’s where it gets fun.
Scoop out half the dough and place in the bowl you had used for the flour etc.
Pour green sprinkles into dough ball one and red sprinkles into dough ball two… mix each dough ball well (I use a spatula).
Once mixed separate each dough ball into two to three mounds or logs or clumps… whatever you want to call ‘em. Place these in foil lined baking pan (lasagna sized 9 by 13) or casserole dish.
Cover the dish with plastic wrap and pop in the fridge overnight.
The next day….
Roll each mound of dough into a small snake like log and then use a sharp knife to cut into , err slices. You may need to re-roll the dough and pat it down at the ends to make it the right shape.
I make small cookies because I like them tiny and crispy.
Bake on greased sheets for 8 minutes (longer if you have thick slices), cool for 4 minutes then transfer to wire rack.
If you make ‘em small like in the photos, you will end up with around 80 cookies.