We don't eat a lot of cookies at my house, except for the occasional college kids cake mix cookies. So I held off until the holidays on making this September Sweet As Pie Cooking Club selection thinking these Pioneer Woman sugar cookies might be good to give as a gift.
I was excited to start using these cute recipe bookmarks that I got on sale at Anthropologie. I don't do black Friday shopping but the Wednesday before Thanksgiving you can get some good deals too.
There's a whole book full of them! They're perforated and you tear them out of the book, fold in half or tear them into two bookmarks.
The colors and graphics are so cute and fun! I just love flipping through it and looking at them. Much better than these bookmarks...random notepad papers, coupons, etc. Ugh.
Now on to the cookies. Once the butter has softened and all the ingredients are stirred together, it doesn't look so appetizing here. But it's easy to stir together, no stand mixer necessary unless you just want to use it.
After an hour in the frig, they're a nice chilled consistency to spoon onto the cookie sheet. I liked the idea of using the buttered bottom of a glass to apply the sprinkles and flatten the dough.
Don't crowd them though, especially if you don't want the sides to touch. Since these are "crumbly" I really didn't want to overcook them so the edges are just barely browned.
PW says in the cookbook that these cookies don't travel well. I was a little worried about that but I piled them on a couple of trays and sent them on their way. Maybe they can handle a long ride in the car!
Yum! They are light, crispy and the center is slightly soft if you don't overcook them. Oh, and it makes many more than 18 as stated in the recipe. Now that would be 18 ENORMOUS cookies.