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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5 Responses to “Roasted Pistachio Ice Cream”

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    Andrea Johnson — July 11, 2013 at 7:52 am

    That looks so yummy! Can you suggest a good substitute for the cream cheese? I can’t eat dairy….. Also, can I use honey/agave in place of the sugar & corn syrup? Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — July 11th, 2013 @ 7:54 am

      Have you tried the Tofutti “Better than Cream Cheese”? I am lactose intolerant and use that in place of cream cheese. I think the cream cheese is there to enhance the smooth texture of the ice cream. You could just leave it out if you wanted. The corn syrup is there to help it not freeze too hard. Again, you could omit it if you wanted or replace with honey. Let me know how it turns out for you with the substitutions.

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    Casey — July 12, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    I really need an ice cream maker….

    • beantownbaker — July 14th, 2013 @ 4:15 pm

      I can’t believe I lived so long without one…

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    Shannon — August 1, 2013 at 3:34 pm

    i’ve done a pistachio ice cream awhile back and it was most definitely amazing. never was into the bright green stuff as a kid, either 🙂

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