I made these adorable cookies last autumn for a halloween party, and I just couldn't resist making them again. This year, however, I have a year of cooking under my belt, and they came out MUCH better.
Better flavor, better consistency, and the addition of white crystal-like sprinkles added a little sparkle and a fun texture.
The best part about these cookies is how small they are. They are literally bite sized, so you can eat a whole handful without feeling bad about it. Well, too bad.
I mean, I ate like 4 dozen of these by myself and I feel great!
Simply follow the instructions for the last time I posted this recipe, up until the part where you cut the dough. Then jump in here.
After the dough has been chilled for awhile, it should be easy to slice it into thin strips. Then, you want to gather up your sprinkles and pour them onto a flat plate, and fill up a small bowl with water.
Depending on what color sprinkles you have, (white, yellow, or orange), dip your finger into the bowl of water and spread it evenly across the desired row of color. The water just helps the sprinkles adhere to the dough without making a big mess. Then you simply flip over your slice of dough and press it into the sprinkles, doing your best to keep just the desired color on the plate. If you get sprinkles on the other rows, that's ok, just carefully brush them off with a dry finger.
Cut in a zig-zag motion across the row so you end up with little triangles that all fit together. See how some have the yellow on the bottom, and some have it on the top? You double your cookie yield by cutting like this. And you have no choice to eat the leftover dough that didn't make it into a triangle. Oh well.
Bake at 350 for 7 minutes, not 8 like the old recipe states. When I cooked them for 8 they browned on the edges, which makes them look like dirty candy corn. Ew. Not to mention it makes them overly crispy, whereas I like my sugar cookies to be nice and soft.
Pour them into a fun bowl for a halloween party, or toss a handful or two into little baggies and tie with a pretty orange bow! You could even throw some real candy corn into the bags for extra cuteness.
Oh, and everyone will be blown away by your tri-colored cookies. People have no idea how easy it is to make these, so you will look really impressive to your friends! Which is very important.