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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    Mermaid Sweets — March 27, 2009 at 4:11 am

    I love the school spirit – my poor cal bears were disgraced in the first round. I am going to have to do this for football season.

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