Baking during COVID-19: A sprinkled sugar cookies recipe

With springtime coming and COVID-19 taking over our lives, finding ways to bring cheer is difficult. However, baking can bring people happiness while making delicious treats. Here is a recipe for sprinkled sugar cookies, based on this recipe from Scattered Thoughts of a Crafty Mom.

Baking is a well-known form of stress relief. 

You will need:

  • 1 bag of sugar cookie mix, any brand, including ingredients needed to make cookies
  • 4 small bowls
  • Food coloring
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 1 can of white frosting (optional)
  • A spoon or cookie scoop
  • A glass for flattening cookies
  • A spatula for frosting cookies (optional)
All of the needed ingredients, pictured here.
All of the needed ingredients, pictured here. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels

1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees, or 350 degrees if you use a non-stick or dark cookie sheet.

2.  Add the ingredients listed on the back of the sugar cookie bag. For the Betty Crocker brand, you will need a half stick of softened butter and one egg.

The ingredients needed to form the cookies.
The ingredients needed to form the cookies. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels.

3. Combine one white egg, a half stick of softened butter and the cookie mix into a bowl. Mix well with a large spoon.

The ingredients mixed together.
The ingredients mixed together. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels.

4. On a non-stick cookie sheet, use a spoon or cookie scoop to place the unbaked cookies 1-2 inches apart onto the sheet. 

5. Flatten the cookies with your hand or the bottom of a glass.

The flattened cookies on a cookie sheet.
The flattened cookies on a cookie sheet. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels.

6. Bake the cookies for 8-10 minutes, until the edges are golden brown.

7. Take the cookies out of the oven and turn the oven off.

8. While the cookies are cooling, divide a cup of sugar into four small bowls. 

9. Add food coloring to the sugar and stir slowly until the sugar is colored.

Four bowls with colored sugar in them.
Four bowls with colored sugar in them. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels.

10. Use a can of fluffy white frosting and add food coloring to make the colored frosting.

A bowl of colored frosting.
A bowl of colored frosting. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels.

11. Sprinkle the cookies with the sugar or frost them with a spatula.  

A fresh batch of sprinkle cookies and one frosted ones.
A fresh batch of sprinkle cookies and one frosted ones. Photo taken by Brooke Desautels.

12. Serve and enjoy!

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