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Vanilla sparkle blossom cookie with a bite
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Sparkle Sugar Cookie Blossoms

Add a little festive color to your holiday cookie baking with this small batch of Blossom Sparkle Sugar Cookies!  Soft and tender vanilla sugar cookies are rolled in colored sprinkles and adorned with a Hershey Kiss to make a delightful batch of holiday sugar cookies.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time13 mins
Chill30 mins
Total Time53 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Blossom Cookies, Christmas Cookies, Small Batch, Soft Sugar Cookie
High Altitude Adjustment: May not require full bake time. Start checking for doneness at minimum bake time if noted.
Servings: 6 Cookies
Author: Erin Cernich

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup +1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon corn starch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 Hershey Kisses
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.
  • In a medium mixing bowl, add the butter and sugar. Use a hand held mixer and on medium speed, mix until light and creamy. Add the egg yolk and vanilla extract and continue to beat until the mix is light and creamy.
  • Sprinkle half of the dry ingredients over the wet ingredients and mix on low speed until just incorporated. Add the remaining dry ingredients and mix until no dry streaks remain. Note - You can also mix in the dry ingredients by hand using a sturdy wooden spoon.
  • Cover and refrigerate the dough for at least 30 minutes.
  • With 15 minutes left of chill time, preheat the oven to 350F degrees and adjust the oven rack to the middle position. Line a baking sheet with a piece of parchment paper.
  • Add your sprinkles to small bowls, and unwrap the Hershey Kisses.
  • Using a cookie scoop (I use a smaller 1.5 tablespoon #50 cookie scoop for these cookies), scoop 6 equal cookies. Roll the cookies between your hands to make dough balls. Roll the cookies through your desired sprinkles and place on the baking sheet. Note - The cookies will flatten and spread slightly. I do not recommend flattening the cookie balls because we want a puffier cookie to hold the Hershey Kiss.
  • Bake the cookies for 11 to 13 minutes, or until the edges are set. Once the cookies come out of the oven, immediately push a Hershey Kiss in the middle. Cool the cookies on the baking sheet set on a wire cooling rack for 5 minutes, then transfer to the cooling rack to cool completely. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Freezing the Cookie Dough - The cookie dough can be frozen - for up to 3 months.  Shape the dough into a disc, wrap generously in plastic wrap, and place in a Ziploc bag to freeze.  Defrost the cookie dough in the refrigerator.
  • Freezing Baked Cookies - Baked cookies can be frozen for up to 3 months.  Either in a Tupperware, or gently placed in a Ziploc bag.  Defrost the cookies at room temperature - may take 1 to 3 hours.
  • Using the Dough  For Cut-Out Cookies - This recipe can be used to make softer sugar cookie cut-outs.  However, because it is a small batch, you may not yield a lot of cookies.  Check out the other Sugar Cookie recipe on the blog for cut-out cookies (and omit the Pumpkin Spice if you like).
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