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Friday, May 27, 2011

Frosting in my cookie dough??

When you think cookies and frosting, you imagine cookie-cuttered cookies in cute shapes that are nicely decorated cookies with royal frosting. Well, not these cookies.  The Caramel Cookie had the amazing idea to mix frosting into the cookie dough before baking.  What Katie's Baking adapted the recipe and added melted white chocolate into the cookie dough, too.  I used my favorite homemade Vanilla Buttercream that I use to frost cupcakes, and instead of regular white chocolate melted and mixed into the dough like Katie did, I used Wilton Candy Melts (because that's what I had on hand).  The result?  Delicious!  The husband said these taste just like the sugar cookies you can get at the bakery.  I think that's a good reaction!  But my favorite thing about these cookies has got to be the adorable-ness created by mixing rainbow sprinkles right into the dough.  My slightly adapted recipe is below, but be sure to see both What Katie's Baking's version and The Caramel Cookie's original version too.

Frosting Sugar Cookies
1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/4 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 cup + 1 tablespoon vanilla buttercream frosting
1/2 cup of Wilton white candy melts
1 large egg, room temperature
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 cup granulated sugar

Preheat to 350.  Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, salt and baking soda.
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat together the frosting, vanilla and sugar.  Then add egg and beat for two minutes on medium speed.
Add frosting mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined.  Once combined, add the melted Candy Melts while mixer is set to low speed.  Finally add sprinkles and mix just to incorporate, don't over-beat.
Using a 1 1/2 Tablespoon cookie scoop, make dough balls and place on lined cookie sheet.  Bake 10-13 minutes or until edges of cookies are lightly browned.  Do not remove too early or cookies will sink in the middle and crack.

In other news, May has been a record breaking month for The Smart Baker's Cupcake Tower sales!  To celebrate this achievement and the holiday weekend, we have a Memorial Day Sale going on.  Go to The Smart Baker now to take advantage of a 10% off site wide Coupon Code!  Limited time offer, good until May 30, 2011.


Katie Mar said...

Yours turned out so awesome!! Love it:)

Cupcake Crazy Gem said...

Hmm these look so delish, I've never thought of frosting in cookies before and it looks like it worked!


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