It’s sprinkle time again and these little jewels are perfect for making our family favorite Raspberry Sprinkle Cookies.
Raspberry and Sprinkles
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Why we love these cookies:
- A very unusual cookie with the surprise middle flavor
- Very flavorful with the outside butter cookie and the raspberry center
- A bit crunchy from the sprinkles – everyone loves this
- Perfect for celebrations with colorful sprinkles.
- Perfect for kids to help make, they like rolling the dough balls in the sprinkles
I know you are thinking ~ these pastel sprinkles are AWESOME!
- Butter – buttery flavor is what the outside of these cookies are all about, just make sure to use room temperature
- Sugar – these cookies +have just the right amount of sweetness
- Baking powder – your cookies need to rise, right, flat cookies are….well, just flat
- Salt – not too much, but salt adds flavor
- Eggs – you will be using 1 whole egg and 2 yolks. The yolks add a rich flavor, and who doesn’t like flavor
- Vanilla – flavor, flavor, flavor – use the best you can find
- Flour – all-purpose is what I use
- Raspberry flavoring – flavoring oils are easy to use and add great flavor
- Pink food color – just a few drops make the raspberry centers a pretty color
- Pastel nonpareil sprinkles – look for pastel colors
Let’s make cookies!
Step 1. In a large bowl mix the butter until fluffy then add the sugar baking powder and salt; mix until combined.
Step 2. Mix in the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
Step 3. Mix in the flour until combined, forming a soft dough.
Can you freeze these cookies?
Yes, they freeze very well. Just bake and cool completely, then place in a plastic freezer bag or airtight container. Store in the freezer for about 2 to 3 months. Let thaw completely then enjoying.
Customize these cookies
This recipe is one I have made over and over again in so many different colors and flavors. Today’s recipe is perfect for Easter Cookies or Mother’s Day but with a quick change, you can make these cookies for just about any occasion, and trust me I have found sprinkles colors for all kinds of variations. These are some of One Hot Oven’s favorites.
- Use red, green, and white sprinkles for Christmas Surprise Inside Cookies.
- Red Velvet Surprise Inside Cookies have a delicious red velvet middle layer with red, pink, and white sprinkles.
- 4th of July would not be the same without a special treat for a picnic and these Red, White, and Blue Sprinkle Cookies are perfect butter cookies with patriotic sprinkles for a celebration.
- Believe it or not, we celebrate baseball opening day with our beloved team and make San Francisco Giants Cookies, using black and orange sprinkles with a chocolate middle layer.
- The Cassidy family always celebrates St. Patrick’s Day with Mint Surprise Inside Cookies with green and white sprinkles. These are also leprechaun approved.
Raspberry Sprinkle Cookies
- In a large bowl mix the room temperature butter until fluffy.
- Add the sugar, baking powder and salt; mix until combined
- Mix in the egg, egg yolks, and vanilla until combined, scraping sides of the bowl.
- Mix in the flour until combined, forming a soft dough.
- Remove 3/4 cup of the dough to a small bowl and add the pink food coloring and the LorAnn's flavoring. Mix well to incorporate
- Chill both doughs for a half hour
- Measure out 1 tablespoon of butter dough and make 25 balls with the dough
- Using a teaspoon roll the raspberry flavored dough into 25 1" balls.
- Flatten the butter-flavored dough and place a raspberry dough ball in the center and mold the dough around it to make a nice round ball.
- Immediately roll the ball in the nonpareil sprinkles and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Bake for 10 - 11 minutes at 375 degrees.
- Let cool a rack then store in an airtight container.
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