give big thanks with teeny tiny sprinkle cookies
It’s not too late to show appreciation for those who made the holidays magical. Give big thanks with our Teeny Tiny Sprinkle Cookies.
The day after Christmas a long time blog friend posted the sweetest picture of her three children sitting around the dining room table writing out their thank you notes. Her witty hashtag indicated that it was a lost art and, although it saddens me to admit it, I have to agree. However, I must surround myself with some pretty amazing people because I regularly receive handwritten notes of gratitude for life’s simple acts of kindness. I always do my best to reach out and say thank you by hand and personalized stationary always makes the task more enjoyable.
What better way to send an extra sweet thank you than with a batch of homemade cookies? Inspired by my Baby Sprinkle Folded Thank You Notes from Tiny Prints, I just knew that a batch of sprinkle cookies was in order!
During the holidays, the incredibly talented Meaghan over at The Decorated Cookie posted a genius technique for using piping bags to make tiny chocolate chip cookies. Mom and I made a batch to take up to her office and they were such a hit that I immediately wanted to try other flavors.
This technique makes a ton of cookies. Around 400 to be exact which is perfect when wanting to spread gratitude and kindness to several people. They’re sturdy little cookies which also makes them ideal for packaging to gift or ship. And while we’re talking technique, let’s discuss the art of adding sprinkles to such tiny pieces of dough. I discovered from trial and error that it is much easier to pipe the dough straight into the sprinkles than it is to pipe the dough onto the pan and then try and get the sprinkles to stick.
Aside from being adorable, the cookies are delicious. They’re mostly crispy with the slightest delightful little chew in the middle. These one bite cookies are just as ideal for gifting as they are for snacking. The perfect cookie jar cookie to have around for a quick treat with your late morning coffee or afternoon tea if you ask me!
The packaging was inexpensive and simple but filled to the brim with big thanks and delicious cookies. I grabbed some chalkboard stickers in the dollar selection of our local craft store, a spool of coordinating ribbon and various sized Mason jars from my ever growing collection. The jars were quick to throw together leaving plenty of time to sit down and write thoughtful notes of gratitude. We sure have a lot of people who love and care for us; it’s the least I can do to show our appreciation.
Looking to spread kindness and give thanks in a big way? Give these Teeny Tiny Sprinkle Cookies a try!
- 2¾ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, room temperature
- 1½ cups sugar
- 1 large egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3 tablespoons buttermilk
- Sprinkles or colored sugar, for decorating
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
- In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla and beat until smooth.
- Gradually mix in flour mixture until fully combined. Add buttermilk and mix until dough is smooth and soft.
- Transfer dough to disposable decorating bags and twist top closed. Bag clips help keep dough from leaking out the top.
- Cut approximately one inch off of the bottom of your decorating bag and begin to pipe marble sized balls into a shallow dish of sprinkles. No need to roll, simply transfer to prepared baking sheets placing the dough sprinkle side up.
- Bake at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 4-6 minutes. Closely watch starting at 4 minutes until you get comfortable with your oven's baking time. For us, 5 minutes achieved cookies that were ever so slightly golden on the edges.
- Transfer to wire rack to cool completely before packaging. Store in an airtight container for up to one week.
Custom thank you cards and address labels from Tiny Prints