When life's got you down ... make cookies! Is there anyone cookies can't cheer up?
You could put these on a cookie sheet right now and bake them off the way they were. Or you could make them super extra sparkly and pretty.
The Kid is really into princesses now--so she voted sparkly and pretty ;)
touted the greatness of ice cream scoops for making uniform cookies? Yup. Here's another recipe where they come in handy.
Now just let them bake in the oven!
Mmm. Bring someone who's down in the dumps a plate of these cookies and they'll forget all their problems ... at least until the cookies are gone.
Recipe: Pink-Sanded Sugar Cookies
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 c. shortening, softened
2 c. sugar (any kind)
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cream of tartar
1/8 tsp. salt
3 egg yolks
1 tsp. vanilla
1 3/4 c. flour
1/4 c. granulated sugar
2 tbsp. sprinkles, any color
Preheat oven to 300F.
Cream butter, shortening, and sugar together until fluffy.
Add in baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt. Beat until well combined.
Add egg yolks and vanilla; beat until combined.
Add the first cup of flour; beat until just combined. Add the rest of the flour 1/4 c. at a time.
Shape dough into balls. Roll balls in sugar/sprinkle mixture. Place on greased cookie sheet.
Bake for 12-14 minutes or until edges are set--do not let brown. Allow to cool slightly on cookie sheet before moving to cooling rack.