When it comes to buying cookies at a bakery, I just don’t do it. It’s not because I don’t like cookies. I love cookies more than any treat on this Earth. But they are so simple and easy to make at home, I can’t be bothered wasting my money for someone else to accomplish what I could in just a few easy steps. I’d rather save my pennies for the more fickle, harder to achieve and time-consuming desserts – French macarons, petit fours, elaborate cakes, lattice crust. Cookies are a piece of cake compared to those.
An emergency birthday forced me into buying some at the bakery this past year – believe me, I cringed and kicked myself for not being prepared. My former Girl Scout leader would cry and scold me. Instead of grabbing something standard, I went for the insanely decorated, over the top funfetti cookies. They were fun, to say the least. But you know me, it pains me to buy something easily made at home. So I set to it and made a batch. And went crazy with the sprinkles because everyone loves copious amounts of sprinkles. The result is a fun, soft, incredibly sweet cookie perfect for any party. Color coordinate with your holidays! Have fun with these, they’re meant to be playful and delicious!
- For cookies:
- 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
- 1/2 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups white whole wheat flour
- 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
- 1/2 tsp. baking soda
- 2/3 cup sprinkles
- For frosting:
- 1/2 cup butter
- 3 cups powdered sugar
- 1 tsp. vanilla
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
- In the bowl of a mixer, combine butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add in eggs, Greek yogurt and vanilla and mix until combined.
- Add in the flour, baking powder and baking soda and mix until combined. Fold in the sprinkles.
- Using a cookie scoop, scoop out even amounts of dough, roll them into a ball and place on a cookie sheet. Use your hand or a glass to flatten the balls.
- Bake for 10 to 12 minutes until the edges get lightly golden. Remove to a cooling rack and repeat with remaining dough. Allow them to cool completely.
- To prepare the icing, cream the butter until light. Add in the powdered sugar and mix until combined. Add in vanilla and stir. Add a splash of cream if needed to thin the icing.
- Spread the icing over the cookies using a knife. Add sprinkles if desired.