Hi friends! As many of you can probably relate, week days are hectic, busy and filled with work/school life routines. Weekends are when we can unwind and have a little fun and adventure. This past weekend the kids and I did some crafting, learning and baking. I’ve always enjoyed cooking, but baking was never really my specialty. However, you do things you’re not always comfortable with for the happiness of your children. Ha! My son typically runs errands with our babysitter during the week and has gotten very familiar with all the local grocery stores, including his favorite, Publix! If you live down south, you know and love Publix and their free cookies for kids. Gabriel’s favorite is the rainbow sprinkle cookie, so being the wonderful mom that I am, attempted to recreate the sacred cookie at home.
Have I mentioned I’m not a baker?
I opted for the prepared sugar cookie dough versus having to clean flour and sugar off the walls. The process was really simple and the kids loved getting involved in rolling the cookie balls, dipping them in sprinkles and flattening them out on the cookie sheet. I’ll include the “recipe” down below with step by step instructions.
Isabella is my opinionated child and her verdict was “They’re good! But they don’t taste like Publix rainbow sprinkle cookies. It’s OK, Mom. You can try again next time.” Oh boy. Pinterest Fail! Apparently the sprinkles were pressed too far into the cookie and not raised enough. I think the problem was that we used the regular long sprinkles versus the rainbow nonpareils. They still tasted great and no one had a problem eating them!
Pinterest Fail: Copycat Publix Rainbow Cookies
-Prepared sugar cookie dough
-rainbow sprinkles (nonpareils)
1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
2. Roll 1″ balls of sugar cookie dough into a bowl of rainbow sprinkles and arrange 1″ apart on the cookie sheet.
3. Take a small piece of parchment paper and either a jar or flat measuring cup to press your cookie dough ball down.
4. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until slightly golden brown.