Tuesday, April 12, 2016

With Sprinkles on Top

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Or around the edges. Whatever it takes to put a little extra sparkle on your day. Nate gave me a hard time about wanting sparkles or something when we went to the store to buy the ingredients for these cookies. Yeah, I don't have to be a 5 year old to get sparkly things okay? It is my birthday, I'll add sprinkles and sparkle until I'm gone.

Anyway, thankfully I got a nice little coupon for a tub of Country Crock in the mail from Influenster to test out a new, simpler buttery spread that was made up of things I can actually pronounce. There are no artificial preservatives, no artificial flavors and 0 grams of trans fat per serving. 

So yup, the butter used in these cookies was free but I was going to make cookies anyway. Plus the butter tasted good, smelled like butter and worked for baking. Winning. Let's get on with the cookies shall we?


The butter used in this recipe was provided c/o Influenster and Country Crock for testing purposes. Any thoughts about it are 100% my own and this review did not affect my view of cookies. I loved them already and still do.

This recipe came along with my coupon and I really liked it. It was a base cookie recipe and then said choose your mix-ins to make it your own! Well I wanted frosting and glitter, but Wal-Mart doesn't sell edible glitter as far as I can tell. So I settled for pink sugar sprinkles, icing and chocolate chips to spice things up.

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[INGREDIENTS]

1 cup Country Crock
3/4 cup granulated sugar
3/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla
3 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
3/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp baking soda 
Choice of mix-ins

[STEP BY STEP]

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Mix Country Crock, granulated sugar, light brown sugar, egg, egg yolk and vanilla in a large bowl until well mixed.
Stir in flour, baking powder, salt and baking soda until blended (dough will be soft and creamy).
Add mix-ins until you are happy with the ratio of dough to happiness.
Drop dough by the rounded tablespoonfuls on ungreased baking sheets 3 inches apart.
Bake 10-12 minutes until edges are lightly golden.
Cool on wire rack.

After all of that, I glued my cookies into a nice little sandwich that reminded me of the kind you get from Blondie's.  YUM.

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The cookies themselves were good and adding the icing just was perfect for my birthday treat.

If you would have been following me on Snapchat you would have seen all of that in real time. It was fun. 

Anyway, thanks for stopping by and sharing my birthday treat with me! If you make these cookies don't forget to share and show me how you made them yours.


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