Eggless Sugar Sprinkles Cookies

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Meeting friends and family is always fun. Its more fun, if it involves some travel, there by making it all the more special. And if you are travelling with some of your blogging friends, to meet some more blogging friends – then that’s extra special.

BM 25 Meet was one of its kind and though it’s almost 2 months since then, I am still reliving the memories again and again.

I wanted to give some edible gifts for everyone and I wanted something that can be made at least 3-4 days in advance. I was planning on baking cakes, but then dropped the idea as it was not something that can be packed ahead. So after racking my brains a lot, I came up with cookies (Ah, well, actually my friend suggested cookies). And so cookies it was!

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So, if you too, want to make an edible gift to someone, choose cookies! The dough can be made ahead and frozen, if you want to. The cookies can be packed ahead (be very careful since these crumble easily), there by giving you enough time to panic over your other items to be packed. These colourful sugar cookies would be perfect for Christmas as well.

Check out what other participants are serving for the month-long marathon at Valli’s Blogging Marathon Page.

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Recipe Source: Chewy Sugar Sprinkle Cookies

Makes: around 2 dozen small cookies

Ingredients:

  • All purpose Flour       :       2 cups
  • Baking Powder           :       1/2 tsp (1/2 tsp more, if replacing eggs)
  • Salt                               :        a pinch
  • Butter                           :       200gm (2 sticks)
  • Sugar, granulated      :       1 cup
  • Egg*                              :       1
  • Vanilla Essence          :        2 tsp
  • Sprinkles                      :       1/2 cup

*I substituted egg with 1/2 tsp baking powder and 1-2 tbsp. of milk.

Method:

  1. In a big bowl, beat the softened butter with the sugar until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla and beat till its combined.
  2. Whisk the flour,salt and baking powder in a separate bowl and add this to the butter mix. Beat for a minute with mixer or mix with a wooden spoon till it forms into a dough. Add half the sprinkles to the dough and mix.* If you are not using the egg, you might have to add a tbsp. or two of milk for some dough to come together.
  3. Refrigerate the dough for about 2 hours (max 5 days).
  4. Preheat the oven to 180 C/350F. Take about 1.5 table spoons of dough and flatten it a bit using your hand. Press some of the sprinkles on top of it. Place this in a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Repeat with the rest of the dough and place them in the tray, leaving about 2″ space between the cookies.
  5. Bake one batch at a time, for about 10 minutes, keeping an eye on it after about 7 minutes, as they burn fast.
  6. Let them sit in the tray for 5 minutes and move to a cooling rack till firm. Keep these stored in an airtight container.

*Note: I tried pulsing the sprinkles, it wasn’t a good idea with the locally available sprinkles as the colour leeched all over and I ended up with green cookies!

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This recipe is off to Vardhini’s Bake Fest, hosted this month by Sowmya of Nivedhanam

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20 responses to “Eggless Sugar Sprinkles Cookies

  1. PJ

    I can still remember the taste of these cookies Rajani. Perfect gift :)

  2. I remember these cookies. These were my favourite along with the peanut butter variety :) And I love your tea set! It is so pretty

  3. Beautiful tea set Rajani, cute cookies, very attractive.

  4. Thanks for trying my recipe and making it eggless! Impressive and glad you liked the cookies!

  5. True even after two months…that feel has not gone, bonds have become stronger…after tasting bites from cookies, I gave them to my little grand children, who finished all in just a few hours.

  6. Cookies are like my waterloo ! and I hate failing at making or baking them. but ur eggless and low fat/ low sugar version is tempting me…

    Kalyani
    Sizzling Tastebuds
    Event : Summer Splash + Giveaway

  7. Rajani, trust me it still feels like we met yesterday!…and these cookies disappeared before I could even taste anything..so they must have been so good…

  8. Colorful cookies…. Perfectly done and nice capture….

  9. nalini

    cookies look colorful and the presentation is so nice…esp with the tea set one is awesome.

  10. Beautiful cookies Remember the taste at A’bad aftre that it was once upon a time there were cookies in this box….. Must make them soon.

  11. The presentation is excellent as always and the cookies sound very tempting!

  12. Lovely cookies! Cookies are the best edible gifts you could give to friends and family! I make various kinds of cookies during Christmas to give to friends and kids teachers…

  13. so many fond memories about this one, glad you are emptying your cookie drafts, they were surely a treat

  14. Cookies are perfect give away gifts. Those sugar cookies look perfect.

  15. pinksocks

    I guess I am going to try this today itself :)

  16. But still your cookie looks perfect, I like the color.

  17. i am falling in love with these cute cookies… so beautiful and attractive they look.
    Sowmya
    Event – Celebrate – Summer
    Event – Bake Fest

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