March Madness (Crinkle Sugar) Cookies

It’s that time of year again – March Madness! I had added a star to this recipe when it popped up around St Patty’s Day. I made a mental note to keep these in mind whenever I had some extra egg yolks. And believe it or, I had two extra egg yolks a couple days later. We were going over to a friend’s house to watch Purdue play in the tournament (Go Boilers!). I decided to make these cookies festive for the game using Purdue’s gold and black. Everyone loved these cookies. They’re basically snickerdoodles dipped in colored sugar. You could make these for any occasion with any colored sugars.

Crinkle Sugar Cookies – from How to Eat a Cupcake, adapted from AllRecipes.com – I got 22 cookies using my cookie scoop10 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 egg yolks
3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 2/3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preheat oven to 350 F (180 C). Line 2 large cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Sift together flour, baking soda, cream of tartar, and salt.

Cream butter and sugar on medium speed until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Scrape down the bowl.

Add egg yolks and vanilla, and beat for 2 more minutes.

With mixer on low speed, add the flour mixture a little at a time.

Roll 2 tablespoons of dough into a ball and roll it in some sugar. Place the dough balls 2 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, until tops are cracked and the edges are just brown (the centers will still be very soft). Cool on wire racks.

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3 Responses to “Checking more things off my list!!”

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    Joelen — December 28, 2008 at 2:02 am

    Do you remember reading about that one woman who has a business dedicated to shipping cupcakes in jars? I so think yours would be way better… and if she could do it, I’m sure you could too! 🙂

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    CB — December 28, 2008 at 5:29 am

    Love your cupcakes in a jar! I definitely have that added to the list of things I wanna do. Now to find some inexpensive mason jars first. HAHA
    /Clara

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    Jen — December 28, 2008 at 6:55 pm

    I get comments like that all the time, but I’d be worried the second I did it for $$ it wouldn’t be fun for me anymore…

    I did have to search long and hard to find the jars. Ended up getting them on Amazon because I couldn’t find them in person anywhere.

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