The colored sprinkles are festive, and I think that most kids love Funfetti anything for that very reason.
I first spotted this recipe on "Two Peas and Their Pod", that led me to "Tasty Kitchen", that led me to "Fat Girl Trapped in a Skinny Body" -- which is where this recipe originated.
For the first batch, I used an ice cream scoop to measure the cookie dough; that yielded 8 cookies.
The cookies were huge! We're talking the size of my hand, huge.
For the second batch, I used a smaller scoop and it yielded 12 cookies.
They come out of the oven puffy, but quickly cool nice and flat-- and perfectly round.
I set aside the larger cookies, and I taste tested a smaller one.
..and I smiled, and moaned, and devoured the rest of the cookie with glee. This cookie brought out the child in me, with the colors and the flavor of white cake!
TASTING NOTES: There is a perfect balance of vanilla and almond. The flavors remind me of white cake. The edges of the cookies have a light crispness, and the inside of the cookie is chewy. This cookie has moved up on my list of favorite sugar cookies. My husband and son gobbled these up very quickly.
The large cookies became ice cream sandwiches, filled with a Buttermint Ice Cream that I made. I think traditional vanilla ice cream would do just fine. These cookies are so good, served warm. The next day, I figured out that 20 seconds in the microwave worked really well.
You want these cookies in your life. My husband says that people, at his job, would pay good money for these. Hmmmm....
A printable recipe is at the end of this post. If you can view the recipe card, then click here to be directed to Key Ingredient.
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