Confetti Cookies

Staff Writer
Confetti Cookies
Milk Bar

The confetti cookie combines the technique of a snickerdoodle (cream of tartar makes all the difference in telling an average cookie apart from a snickerdoodle-inspired one) with the flavors of Funfetti cake mix.

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6
Servings
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

For the cookie

  • 16 Tablespoons (2 sticks) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons glucose
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 Teaspoons clear vanilla extract, such as Patisse brand and clear McCormick brand
  • 2 1/2 Cups flour
  • 2/3 Cups milk powder
  • 2 Teaspoons cream of tartar
  • 1 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 1/4 Teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 Cup rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/2 birthday cake recipe (below)

For the birthday cake crumb

  • 1/2 Cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon tightly packed light brown sugar
  • 3/4 Cups cake flour
  • 1/2 Teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon salt
  • 2 Tablespoons rainbow sprinkles
  • 1/4 Cup grapeseed oil
  • 1 Tablespoon clear vanilla extract, such as Patisse brand and clear McCormick brand

Directions

For the cookie

Combine the butter, sugar, and glucose in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and cream together on medium-high for 2 to 3 minutes. Scrape down the sides of the bowl, add the eggs and vanilla, and beat for 7 to 8 minutes.

Reduce the mixer speed to low and add the flour, milk powder, cream of tartar, baking soda, salt, and rainbow sprinkles. Mix just until the dough comes together, no longer than 1 minute. (Do not walk away during this step, or you will risk overmixing the dough.) Scrape down the sides of the bowl with a spatula.

Still on low speed, add the birthday cake crumbs and mix just until incorporated, about 30 seconds.

Using a 2 ¾-ounce ice cream scoop (or a 1/3-cup measure), portion out the dough onto a parchment-lined sheet pan. Pat the tops of the cookie dough domes flat. Wrap the sheet pan tightly in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour, or up to 1 week. Do not bake your cookies from room temperature — they will not bake properly.

Heat the oven to 375 degrees. Arrange the chilled dough a minimum of 4 inches apartment on parchment-or Silpat- lined sheet pans. Bake for 18 minutes. The cookies will puff, crackle, and spread. After 18 minutes, they should be very lightly browned on the edges (golden brown on the bottom).  The centers wil show just the beginning signs of color. Leave the cookies in the oven for an additional minute or so if the colors don’t match and the cookies still seem pale and doughy on the surface.

Cool the cookies completely on the sheet pans before transferring to a plate or airtight container for storage.  At room temp, the cookies will keep for 5 days; in the freezer, they will keep for 1 month.

For the birthday cake crumb

Preheat the oven to 300 degrees.

Combine the sugars, flour, baking powder, salt, and sprinkles in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment and mix on low speed until well combined.

Add the oil and vanilla and paddle again to distribute. The wet ingredients will act as glue to help the dry ingredients form small clusters; continue paddling until that happens.

Let the crumbs cool completely before using in a recipe or scarfing by the handful. Stored in an airtight container, the crumbs will keep fresh for 1 week at room temperature or 1 month in the fridge or freezer.

Cookie Shopping Tip

Be sure to purchase the correct flour a recipe calls for – flours differ in gluten or protein content, making each suited for specific tasks.

Cookie Cooking Tip

Insert a toothpick into the center of cakes, bar cookies, and quick breads to test for doneness – it should come out clean or only have a few crumbs clinging to it.

Cookie Wine Pairing

Milk is more traditional with cookies than wine in the U.S., but a few cookies and a glass of sweet wine make a simple, enjoyable dessert. Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based cookies; sauternes or sweet German wines with sugar cookies; cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts; Italian vin santo with biscotti.

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