Valentine's Day is almost here and these are very yummy and fun cookies to make. Anything with sprinkles is a cause for celebration. This recipe has some cream cheese and it gives the cookies a great taste combined with the almond and vanilla extracts. These cookies have a welcome crunch from the nonpareils and are chewy inside. See recipe below.
Yield: 3 Dozen Cookies
|Valentine's Day Sprinkle Cookies|
2 cups Granulated Sugar
2 1/2 cups King Arthur All Purpose Flour
1 teaspoon Baking Soda
2 teaspoons Corn Starch
1/4 teaspoon Coarse Salt
1/4 cup, 2 oz. Cream Cheese, softened
2 Large Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 teaspoon Almond Extract
1 cup Nonpareils Sprinkles
|Love the color combo of the nonpareils|
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, corn starch, and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of mixer with paddle attachment, cream butter and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy; about 1-2 minutes.
|A lovely Valentine's Day gift|
Scrape sides of bowl with spatula.
Add eggs, vanilla and almond extracts and mix just until incorporated.
Turn mixer off. Add flour mixture and cover with kitchen towel and then turn mixer to low and mix until incorporated.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill in the fridge for 2 hours. The dough is sticky.
|Dough balls ready to roll in nonpareils|
Take dough and using a cookie scoop form into balls about the size of 1 1/2 tablespoons.
Roll each dough ball in the nonpareils completely covering it. Place dough balls on lined baking set 2 inches apart.
Bake for 9 to 11 minutes.
|Ready to roll|
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