Recipe: Confetti Cookies

Valentine’s Day is coming up and while I don’t really celebrate the day in a traditional way, I do like to bake themed treats to pass out to friends and coworkers. These cutie cookies are colorful, delicious, and festive. Colorful things make me happy, so why not spread those smiles to others?

Food coloring is optional for this recipe, but since I’m making them for Valentine’s Day and will be cutting them into the shape of hearts, I decided to add a small bit of red food coloring to tint the dough pink to make them extra festive.

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Confetti Cookie Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 small pinch of salt
  • 3.25 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 to 1.5 cups colored fruit flavored rice cereal (I used a generic brand of Fruity Pebbles) 
  • Food coloring (optional)

Steps

  1. Preheat oven to 350° F.
  2. Cream the butter and white sugar together for 3 minutes.
  3. Add egg, and salt. Mix until incorporated.
  4. Add one cup of flour and mix until well incorporated.
  5. Scrape down the sides of the mixing bowl and add in your food coloring (if using).
  6. Mix well, then add in the remaining flour (slowly and one cup at a time), mixing until the dough comes together easily and holds its shape, it also shouldn’t be sticky when touched.
  7. Stir in the cereal until just combined. Don’t overmix or it will muddy the color of your dough.
  8. DO NOT PUT THE DOUGH IN THE REFRIGERATOR. It’s not needed for this recipe.
  9. Roll out dough between two pieces of cling wrap/wax paper/parchment paper to your desired thickness (some people like thicker/thiner cookies). Do not add more flour when rolling out.
  10. Cut out shapes and place on a cookie sheet. Mix in the dough scraps with the remaining dough and continue to roll out and cut shapes.
  11. Bake at 8-10 minutes or until the edges start to turn a golden brown.
  12. Let cool on baking sheet for 2 to 3 minutes. Move to a wire rack to cool fully.
  13. Give them to people who deserve your love, or just eat them all yourself because the person who deserves your love the most is you.

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