weekly trEAT: Brown Sugar Funfetti Spritz

Brown Sugar Funfetti Spritz

It’s our first new weekly trEAT of the 2013-14 school year!  We wanted to make something simple and snack-sized for the small containers the kids have been throwing into their new, soft lunch bags, so we opted for a holiday classic, the Spritz cookie. But we “schooled up” our spritz by giving them a fun, confetti look.

Brown Sugar Funfetti SpritzBrown Sugar Funfetti Spritz
A dainty, buttery cookie with funfetti flare, great for dipping into a cup of milk [and colouring it slightly] or nibbling on between sips of  hot tea.  If you’d like something sweeter, hold off on the sprinkles until baking. cooling, and glazing with a blend of icing sugar and a few tbs of milk or citrus juice. We opted for a simpler route and added sprinkles just before we popped them into the oven!  They will hold out for at least a week in your cookie jar…that is, if you can keep them around that long!

Brown Sugar Funfetti Spritz

Servings: 3 Dozen Cookies
Author: Roseanne Carrara, The Lunchbox Season

Ingredients

  • 1 c butter softened
  • 2/3 c brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 scant tsp baking powder
  • 2 1/4 c all-purpose flour
  • Multi-coloured Sprinkles or Sugars*

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 350.
  • In a bowl, toss the salt, baking powder and flour with a fork.
  • Set aside.
  • In the bowl of a mixer or by hand, blend the butter and sugar until fluffy.
  • Add the egg and vanilla until incorporated.
  • Add the flour mixture by the 1/2 cup until combined.
  • Load your spritz gun with the cookie dough and press cookies onto a baking sheet. [I find it easier to use a bare cookie sheets as opposed to silpats or parchment for these cookies, as they tend to want to stay in the spritz gun upon a too-slick surface.]
  • *Add sprinkles.
  • Bake for 7-8 minutes or until golden.
  • Cool.

Notes

*Sprinkles or sugars may also be added after baking by applying an egg wash before sprinkling with the toppings. Because of so many folks' issues with raw egg, we bake beforehand. Alternatively, you can prepare a quick glaze of 1 cup icing sugar and lemon juice or cream added by the tablespoonful with which to adhere your sprinkles or sugars. Beware, the colours may bleed.

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