Ever since I saw these cookies on Tasty Kitchen.com I knew had to make them. They always kept getting put on the back burner for some reason but this past weekend it was time. These cookies were totally worth the wait. Soft, slightly chewy with some crispiness around the outside. The perfect cookie and so adaptable for different seasons. I'm thinking green for St. Patty's day, rainbow for spring and summer, red and blue for the fourth of July! The possibilities are endless!
Mr. Schwartz and I took these cookies to work and they received rave reviews. My coworker, Roberta, said that they were the best thing that I have brought in to date. Mind you, she has sampled the Champagne Cupcakes, Shamrock Shake Cupcakes, Pumpkin Cupcakes and probably a few others I can't remember. When I told her that I was going to say she gave them two thumbs up, she wanted me to add that she "is a total food snob and will throw something away if it's not good." So, I think I will leave it at that.
Halloween Funfetti Cookies
1 cup butter
1 1/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup halloween colored jimmy sprinkles
1/2 cup nonpareil sprinkles
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the butter and sugar. Mix for about 2 minutes or until fluffy. Add the vanilla, almond and egg. Mix to combine again. Scrape the sides down.
In a different bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt. Stir with a fork. With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour. Mix until fully combined. Add in the sprinkles and stir with a spoon just until incorporated. If you over mix, they will bleed into the dough.
Scoop onto a baking sheet or baking sheet lined with a silpat mat. Be sure to keep space between the cookies as they do spread a bit. Bake for 10-13 minutes or just until the edges start to turn very light golden brown. That ensures that the cookies will be soft and not crispy.
Recipe by: Fat Girl Trapped in A Skinny Body