Star Spangled Sugar Cookies

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Star Spangled Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat to take to your 4th of July party! They are light and airy, crispy around the edges and have perfect speckles of sprinkles running through them!

 

Star Spangled Sugar Cookies

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Can you believe that it’s almost the 4th of July already? This year is just flying by! I am kind of exited about that because we get to meet our second little girl in October and we cannot wait to see our two little girls together. It is going to be so great!

 

Do you have plans for this 4th of July? We are homebodies, so we will probably just stay home, light a few sparklers with our daughter and, of course, eat a bunch of these sugar cookies.

 

star spangled cookies arranged on a plate in 2 rows

 

When most people think of sugar cookies, it is around Christmas time. You know, the cookies with all the icing and loads of sprinkles. These sugar cookies have all the sprinkles, but ya don’t have to mess with any icing. It’s really a win-win situation: the cookies are extremely easy to make, and you don’t have to take a ton of time to ice and decorate them all fancy.

 

Your friends will think you are fancy though, if you bring these babies to a 4th of July party. They aren’t expecting sugar cookies in the middle of summer and they’ll think you slaved away making them (because, let’s face it, most of us spend a whole Saturday around the holidays making cookies, and it takes forever).

 

One bite and you (and your friends) will be hooked on the airy, buttery, sprinkle-y goodness!

 

2 stacks of star spangled sugar cookies with scattered sprinkles on table

How to make these sugar cookies

 

Prep: make sure your butter is extremely soft, so that it combines well with the sugars.

 

Sprinkles: For this recipe, I used festive sprinkles that I found on Amazon. You can use any kind of sprinkles you would like for this recipe. I like to use larger sprinkles, so that you can see all the sprinkle goodness running through the cookies.

 

Chilling time: It is very important that you let the sugar cookie batter chill for at least 2 hours. When you first mix the batter, it is way too soft and will not form into balls. Once chilled, it takes no time to form into balls and bake. I highly recommend using a scoop to form the cookie balls. That way, all the cookies will be even and bake evenly.

 

close-up of star spangled sugar cookie

 

star spangled cookies arranged on a plate in 2 rows

Star Spangled Sugar Cookies

Yield: 4 Dozen
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chilling Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 30 minutes

Star Spangled Sugar Cookies are the perfect treat to take to your 4th of July party! They are light and airy, crispy around the edges and have perfect speckles of sprinkles running through them!

Ingredients

  • 4 cups flour,, sifted
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter,, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup oil, (I used canola oil, you can use vegetable oil too)
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • ¾ to 1 cup red, white and blue sprinkles, (I also added more to the top)

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, sift together the flour, baking soda and cream of tartar. Add a pinch of salt
  2. In a large bowl, cream both sugars and butter together until thoroughly combined. Add eggs and beat until fluffy
  3. Add slowly and alternate the flour mixture and oil while mixing
  4. Add in vanilla and mix until combined
  5. Fold in the sprinkles
  6. Chill at least 2 hours
  7. Preheat oven to 350
  8. With a medium scoop (or with your hands) form dough balls
  9. Place on baking sheet (ungreased)
  10. Bake for 14-16 minutes, or until cookies are golden brown on the edges
  11. Let them cool 5 minutes on the baking sheet before transferring them to a cooling rack
  12. Makes about 4 dozen based on size


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