• 1 cup (2 sticks) of butter – softened
  • 1 1/2 cups of sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp . baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp . salt
  • 1 tsp . vanilla
  • 2 – 2 1/4 cups of flour
  • more sugar to roll cookies in
  • red and blue food coloring
  • sprinkles (optional)
  • **parchment paper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees – yields 2-3 dozen cookies
  2. In a large bowl cream together butter and sugar.
  3. Add in egg and mix until incorporated.
  4. Stir in baking powder, salt, vanilla and 2 cups of flour. The mixture will seem to be very dry at first – you may need to use your hand to really mix it in and if it is too sticky add another 1/4 cup of flour.
  5. Separate dough into three separate bowls. Add blue food coloring to one bowl and red to another. Stir until food coloring is fully incorporated.
  6. Take a pinch of dough from each of the three bowls and roll dough into one inch circles, roll into sugar and place on parchment paper lined cookie sheet.
  7. If you would like to add sprinkles to your cookies press them down into a cup of sprinkles so just the tops will have them.
  8. Gently push cookies down with your middle three fingers and bake for 9 minutes.
  9. Remove from the oven and let them set on the cookie sheet for one minute before placing them on a wire rack to cool completely.