These little beauts were a dry run for an event at a baby boutique I was going to cater. But that fell apart, and they turned out so darling, I wanted to share. Also, it was Labor Day weekend and I knew we’d be spending lots of time at the beach and I wanted some items done up ahead that were easily transportable. These fit the bill.
3 C. unbleached flour
2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
Comine in a bowl and set aside.
In the bowl of stand mixer add:
1 C. softened butter
1 1/2 C. sugar
Cream together for 3 minutes Add in:
2 t. vanilla Beat together. Then add flour mixture. I don’t know why I still think this looks so pretty after making 9,000 variations of cookie dough over the years, but I do. It’s time to roll the dough into logs. As it was swelteringly hot outside, the dough was a little soft. The colored sprinkles were shaken over some parchment paper. I then rolled the cookie mixture into semblances of logs in the sprinkles and figured I could shape them better after they’d chilled awhile. These logs can chill in the fridge for an hour, be sliced 1/4 inch thick and baked off in a 350 oven for 12 minutes. Or dough can be frozen, pre-sliced or not, and then baked when needed or taken as a hostess gift. No one would turn down these cookies!
These were little buttery treats with a soft crumb. They would be perfect with a cup of tea, or…down at the beach. And they were!