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Apr 14

Sprinkles!!

Posted on April 14, 2020 at 11:06 AM by Tiffany Miller

Good Morning Everyone!!

With the weather being super chilly this weekend I decided to bake. I wanted to bake one of my favorite things which needed lots of sprinkles. Who doesn't love sprinkles?!? They are such a fun way to turn a ordinary cake into something fun and colorful. With sprinkles coming in all shapes and sizes, you can literally have them for any type of event or holiday.

Sprinkles were invented in the 18th century with many different names. In 1913, the Dutch called them hagelslag as they resembled "hail." If you are from Philadelphia or Boston, you might want some "jimmies" on your ice cream sundae. Sprinkles really do make every type of dessert more fun!! Want to know how they are made?? Heres a great video to watch on how Rainbow Sprinkles are made!! https://www.businessinsider.com/how-rainbow-sprinkles-are-made-2016-5

This is one of my favorite cookie recipes!!  
Soft Sprinkle Cookies:   

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter softened to cool room temp (see note)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract optional
  • 3/4 cup sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • Using a hand mixer or stand mixer, beat butter until smooth. Slowly pour in the sugar, mixing as you pour. Beat sugar and butter for a minute, until light and fluffy. Add egg, vanilla extract, and almond extract, mixing until combined and scraping the sides of the bowl as needed. Add in flour mixture and mix until just combined. Add 1/2 cup sprinkles and stir by hand until combined.
  • Scoop a heaping tablespoon of dough and roll into a ball (or use a 1 1/2 tablespoon scoop). Place 1/4 cup sprinkles on a plate and press the tops of the dough balls in additional sprinkles (optional). Place dough balls onto prepared baking sheet leaving about an inch for spreading. 
  • Bake for 8-10 minutes. The edges should be completely set, and the centers should look slightly under cooked, they will finish cooking while cooling on the baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheets on wire racks to cool. Repeat with remaining dough once the baking sheets are completely cool.

That's it!! Super easy and they are super yummy. Don't have any sprinkles at home? That's ok, heres a great link on how to make your own. With just a few ingredients, you can make your own tasty treat. https://www.bakerella.com/make-your-own-sprinkles/

Sprinkles are just a fun way to make everyday things full of life. Hope you have an amazing day and as always if you make anything make sure you tag us on the ERC Facebook.
Tiffany
Program Supervisor


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