Homemade sugar cookies with rainbow sprinkles
This recipe makes about three and a half dozen cookies, depending on the size of your cookie cutters. Once they're baked and allowed to cool, you can add decorative frosting on them. They're yummy either way. This is the same recipe that I make Halloween shaped cookies from and instead of using the rainbow sprinkles, I use Halloween sprinkles.
- 3 cups self-rising flour, plus extra for rolling the dough out on
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 ½ cups white granulated sugar, or white granulated Splenda (I used Splenda to make the cookies sugar-free.)
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon of milk
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ cup of rainbow sprinkles (I used sugar-free rainbow sprinkles.)
You can use powdered sugar to roll the cookie dough in, if you'd rather use it instead of flour. If you need a recipe for making sugar-free powdered sugar, go back and look at my article on how I create it.
First, sift the flour, add it to a large bowl; set aside.
In another bowl, add the sugar, or Splenda and the butter. Beat with a mixer until the mixture is creamy. Now, add in the milk and the egg; combine well. Slowly add in the flour with your mixer on the lowest speed. Add the pure vanilla extract; mix well. Stir in the rainbow sprinkles.
Next, divide the cookie dough into two separate segments. Wrap each piece of dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least one hour. (The dough needs to be very cold so that it will roll-out properly.)
Sprinkle your work surface with either flour, or powdered sugar. Now, take out one of the pieces of dough. Leave the other piece wrapped and in the refrigerator until you're ready to roll it out.
Place the dough on your prepared work surface and roll it out one quarter of an inch thick. Now, use cookie cutters to cut the dough into your preferred shapes.
Lightly grease your cookie trays. Transfer the cut dough to the trays and space them out. Transfer the cookie trays to your oven and bake at 375 degrees F for seven to ten minutes. Allow the cookies to cool and add frosting if you'd like.