Had a few girlies in the house today working on school stuff and I figured they could taste test some Cookies for me. Baked up the Soft Sugar Cookies, scratch (of course)…. made up the Buttercream Frosting…. and went to my sprinkles storage box (yes, I have a sprinkles storage box, don’t you?)… Where are all the sprinkles?
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Where Are the Sprinkles?
umm… I know I bought some. I’m obsessed by buying sprinkles…
Maybe I put them in the wrong place… (it happens)…
Girls hear me rummaging through the kitchen…”did any of you see where all the sprinkles went?” They actually looked at each other, and one says…”back away slowly, maybe she won’t notice us”
(sigh…pretty sure there was an ice cream sundae party that I didn’t hear about , but I’ll check under the beds just in case.)
(Meanwhile….. I did find some Butterflies.)
Truth is, it doesn’t matter what the sprinkles look like. You can even make them WITHOUT sprinkles (but not if you are baking for 9 year olds.)
This is a fairly simple old fashioned Soft Sugar Cookie recipe, made sublime with a spread of Buttercream Frosting. You can decorate them with sprinkles… or even change the color of the frosting with food color. These cookies are like a soft, vanilla cake, and then they are frosted with a light, creamy vanilla buttercream.
Or just leave them plain. (I like plain)
Since they are made with Yogurt as well as butter, these could almost be considered healthy. (Face it, this is a world where granola bars are covered in candy…) The buttercream is light and fluffy. Yes, you have to use the shortening. It makes the texture come out right. Eat one (ok, maybe two) and feed the rest to some active kids (and don’t be tempted to eat the rest of the frosting with a spoon… believe me… the excitement wears off come bathing suit season).
If you want to color your frosting so that it is in keeping with a particular event go ahead and put some food color in the frosting.. (St. Patrick’s Day “~ green, Easter ~ pink or yellow, Christmas ~red or green, Hanukkah ~ blue, Halloween ~ orange, Flag Day ~ whatever color your flag is). Sprinkle away with the sprinkles.
Soft Sugar Cookies From Scratch Recipe!
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