Alice is having une petite fille!

In preparation for Alice’s surprise baby shower in Texas I prepared these pretty Pink Sprinkle Cookies.  They taste as wonderful as they appear!

Pink Sprinkle Cookies
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons almond extract
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract (or clear for more pure light colored cookies)
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons corn starch
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • pinch salt, optional
  • 3/4 cup rainbow sprinkles (jimmies)
Directions:
Combine butter, sugar, egg, extracts until light and fluffy about 5 minutes.  Once dough is light in color and fluffy, add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt.  Mix all just until combined, about 1 minute.  Then add the sprinkles just until incorporated, folding in by hand or a quick beat of the mixer.
The key to making these pretty with the cascading melt of the dough to cookie is to use a medium cookie scoop.  Use this scoop to drop dough onto cookie sheet or into flat container (whatever can fit into fridge to chill dough for at least 2-3 hours or overnight). Dough can be saved for up to 5 days.  *If dough was chilled for over 2 hours, let come to room temp for about 15 minutes before cooking.
Preheat oven to 350 F.  Once chilled and ready to bake, line cookie sheet with Silpat or a non stick spray and drop rounded dough onto sheet a couple inches apart.  Bake for 8-9 minutes, tops.  Cookies will come out white and soft.  Let cool for about 15 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.  These can be stored in air tight container or refrigerator for about 1 week.  They could also be sealed and frozen for a later date for up to 3 months.

        

Soon to be Daddy of two on the right with his three year old son Jaxon  

The guests attending were primarily French as Alice and Jarrett come from Paris, France, so our party had many beautiful French accents (catch the pun?).

Brie with fig and raspberry confit on crackers

Saucisson with French baguette

This is proud mother Alice with Jaxon, displaying one of the gifts I presented to them.  The baby room decor is tickled with yellow and pink elephants and giraffes.

Jaxon in his cute little speedo playing in the water with French friend Brice

Besties!  

Proud grandmother to the babies on the right  

Just about a third of the aftermath…what a special day of celebrating soon to be baby girl Vogel!  

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