Happy hump day! Know what your Wednesday needs? A little sparkle. A little confetti. Maybe a few sprinkles.
These cookies came about when I was brainstorming babysitting activities. There’s a little cutie in my life and I was going to be watching her one night and putting her to bed. I’m not usually there for her nap and bedtime routines, and at two years old any little change can just set.them.off. In order to avoid a melt down I wanted a distraction. What could I easily bake with help from a toddler; what would they like?
Sprinkles!! Everyone loves sprinkles, right? Right. That’s what I thought. Well, sadly the little peanut was sick and we didn’t get to bake cookies 🙁 But I had been all mentally prepared for them! I had even thought about calling this post “Kid Friendly Confetti Cookies”. It looked like I just had to take one for the team. Make the cookies myself
and then eat them all.
The base for these is my soft sugar cookie recipe. Normally those are a roll-and-cut kind of cookie, but you know what? I wasn’t feeling it. This was supposed to be a kid-proof recipe, remember? Instead I just rolled the dough into balls, rolled those through the sprinkles, and then flattened them a little with my hands. The dough won’t spread or flatten too much, so make sure you get them the size you want before baking. This recipe also yields a lot of cookies (about 6-7 dozen) so I usually put half the dough in the freezer for another time.
The beauty of these cookies (besides their cuteness factor and how easy they are to make) is that you could color coordinate your sprinkles for any event! Baby shower, football tailgate, holiday parties…4th of July anyone??
Hope you have a sprinkle filled day, friends!
Confetti Cookies (adapted from Soft Sugar Cookies)
- 1 c shortening
- 2 eggs
- 2 c sugar
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 c sour cream
- 6 c flour
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1 tsp salt
- Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in mixing bowl. Set aside.
- Cream shortening, eggs, sugar and vanilla. Add in sour cream.
- Slowly mix in dry ingredients and stir until combined.
- Roll dough into small balls, then roll through sprinkles.
- Flatten slightly with hands and place on baking sheet.
- Bake at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes or until edges begin to brown.