Say it with Sprinkles

How do you show the ones you love you care – with sprinkles of course! Who needs chocolate and roses?! Sprinkles are one of the universal symbols of celebration, they say “you are special”.

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I made these cookies and sent cute little Valentine packages to some of my loved ones (spoiler alert). These cookies are a perfect, vanilla scented sugar cookie adorned with love in the form of red sprinkles.

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I hope you all have a special Valentine’s Day!  xxoo

Sprinkle Sugar Cookies
adapted slightly from Lottie and Doof (I didn’t have confectioner’s sugar)
makes like 4 dozen small cookies

4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup canola oil
1 cup granulated sugar
1 cup superfine sugar
2 tablespoons cornstarch
2 large eggs
4 teaspoons vanilla extract
a lot red sprinkles (I ordered a bag of them from Amazon)

In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. In another bowl whisk together the sugars and cornstarch.

In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream the butter on medium speed for about a minute. With the mixer on low, slowly pour in the oil, and then add the two sugars, the eggs, and the vanilla. Make sure to stir well after each addition. Slowly add the flour mixture, about a third at a time. Mix just until the flour disappears. The dough will be soft. Refrigerate for at least an hour before proceeding.

Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment.

Using divide the dough into balls. (I weighed mine, 23 grams. But you could make them any size you want, they look best when same in size) Roll each ball in rainbow sprinkles until thoroughly coated.  Place them on baking sheets with enough room for them to spread (if you are making giant cookies you will probably only get 4 per sheet). Use your fingers to flatten each ball slightly.

Bake for 12-20 minutes, depending on the size. Bake until the edges start to turn golden. Cool on baking sheet for a few minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

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