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This was probably one of the most fun things I have ever done. When a shoot involves colours, sprinkles and loads of sweet cookies, it is right up my alley. The only issue? There were sprinkles flying E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E.
It was SPRINKLE CITY here at SBE headquarters and I’m not quite sure if I got em’ all when I tidied up. In fact, the cat walked by me and there was a sprinkle stuck to her ear and I had one in the car when I went to run an errand.
If you’re lucky enough to have a Target store near you, get Cheeky for your next party. Not only will you be using an awesomely cute line of partyware, but you will be contributing to a fabulous cause.
- 2½ cups of all purpose flour
- ¼ tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 cup unsalted butter, 2 sticks - room temperature
- ¾ cup sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
- For the Icing:
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- ½ tsp vanilla extract
- 2½ - 3 tbls milk or water
- Food colouring, optional (I like to use organic)
- Prepare two large baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone mats.
- In a large bowl, whisk together dry ingredients.
- Using a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugar until smooth.
- Add the egg and beat until light and fluffy - about 2 minutes.
- Beat in vanilla.
- With mixer on low (or you will have a cloud of flour on your head and counter) gradually add the flour mixture until just incorporated. The dough will be stiff.
- Shape into disks, cover in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour or up to 3 days.
- When you are ready to bake, heat the oven to 350F.
- On a floured surface, roll out the disk into ¼ inch thickness. Cut into shapes and place on lined cookie sheets. Pop back into the refrigerator for 10 minutes until firm.
- Bake 12-15 minutes or just until brown on the bottom. Cool completely on wire rack while you make your icing.
- Mix all your icing ingredients together and use an offset spatula to spread on each cookie. Top with sprinkles if desired (but who in their right mind doesn't desire sprinkles?)
- Makes 12 large or 24 small cookies.
Disclaimer: This post was sponsored by Cheeky, and I have been compensated for my time and provided with product for this campaign. All thoughts and opinions are my own.