This Thursday is my birthday which means I’m a Taurus. And the more I look into astrology and my zodiac sign, the more I feel like I better understand myself. Sure, not everything is spot on all of the time, but it’s often pretty accurate. For me, being a Taurus means I’m obsessed with food. Exhibit A – what you’re reading right this very second, on a food blog that I’ve been writing for 10 years. I’ve literally been writing about food for 10 years straight. I’m also a highly sensitive person, in all aspects. I still get shit about that, like it’s a bad thing, but I think it’s helped make me a more empathetic person. Another Taurus trait is that they love everything luxury and indulgent, and that is definitely me through and through. If my friends are planning a camping trip, I’ll be trying to see if I can get away with booking a room at the Ritz. I’m reliable, extremely stubborn, obsessed with all things beauty, and crave comfort. So many people think that astrology is a bunch of bull, but the more I look into it, the more it helps me look deeper at myself, what I need to work on, and what I’m good at. I wish I would have had this type of help when I was a floundering teenager, back in the day when everyone would come to my birthday party.
But enough about ME and MY birthday, ok? Let’s talk about these sprinkle cookies. Here’s something you should know about me, since I seem to always bring it back to myself whenever I write – I LOVE sprinkles. Put some sprinkles on cupcakes, waffles, cookies, frozen yogurt, and anywhere in between; and I will be happy forever. Why though? Sprinkles don’t really taste like anything, anyways. Well, it’s all about the texture. And since I’m a Taurus and all about the food and luxury, sprinkles add a texture, they add an experience, if you will. Sprinkles add personality and I’m allll about that personality. These cookies are the perfect amount of chew with just enough crunch to them because of the sprinkles. It’s a real experience. An experience you can have any day, not just on your birthday.
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Author: juli Prep Time: 40 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes Total Time: 55 minutes Yield: 16 cookies Ingredients 8 tablespoons softened (room temperature) butter or ghee 3/4 cup maple sugar 1 egg 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 teaspoon almond extract 1/2 teaspoon baking soda pinch of salt 1 1/2 cups gluten free flour* 4–6 ounces natural sprinkles Instructions Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. In a large mixing bowl, add ghee and maple sugar. Use a hand mixer to beat the ghee and sugar together until smooth and creamy. Then add the egg, vanilla extract, almond extract, and beat once more with the hand mixture until smooth. Lastly add the baking soda and salt, then slowly add the gluten free flour 1/4 cup at a time, beating with the hand mixer throughout until the flour completely mixes into the dough. Fold in half the sprinkles. Place in fridge for 30 minutes. Place the other sprinkles in a shallow bowl. Use a cookie scoop to scoop out 16 cookie dough balls and place them in the shallow bowl to coat the cookie dough ball with the remaining sprinkles. Place evenly throughout the baking sheet (you may need to use 2 baking sheets, depending on the size it’s size). Place in the oven to bake for 12-15 minutes, or until the cookies flatten out and then edges begin to brown, ever so slightly. Cool on a baking sheet for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack, then eat up! Notes
*If you want to make these paleo, you may be able to use a paleo baking flour, but I haven’t tested them that way myself
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