First Haircut + First {Funfetti} Cookie

{Funfetti} Cookie #thegirlkyle

So this little guy's bangs had gotten OUT. OF. CONTROL.  I think he was giving (younger) Bieber a run for his money and so his mama asked me to come over to trim his bangs.  I bet you didn't know I cut hair too.  Well I don't, but I'm always the one who cuts the bangs for all the dogs.  All of them and there are a lot.  I've had practice, but I knew that holding his chin or wrestling with him wasn't going to cut it... 

{Funfetti} Cookie #thegirlkyle

Enter these double funfetti cookies.  The perfect distraction for two little boys who have never had a cookie before.   We already know that Henry has a BIG sweet tooth so it was easy to trick him.  He actually saw them inside the tupperware across the room and was trying to get them off the TV console.  A boy after my own heart.

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{Funfetti} Cookie #thegirlkyle

Didn't even notice the scissors - he loves the cookie!   So good he needed one for each hand.

{Funfetti} Cookie #thegirlkyle

Double Funfetti Shortbread Cookies

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Ingredients

  • 4 oz. (113 grams) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/3 (39 grams) cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract (optional)
  • 1 cup (140 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (58 grams) sprinkles, plus some additional for topping
  • For dipping: 4 oz. (113 grams) good quality white chocolate chocolate, chopped

Instructions

  1. With an electric mixer, beat the butter and confectioners' sugar on medium for about 3 minutes, or until smooth. Beat in the vanilla extract and almond extract.
  2. With the mixer on low, beat the flour in until it just disappears into the butter mixture. Do not overmix.
  3. Fold in the sprinkles. (I used my hand to knead them in gently).
  4. Transfer the dough into a gallon sized ziploc or freezer bag. On a flat surface, use a rolling pin to roll the dough out about 1/4 inch thick. Chill the dough until firm (about 2 hours).
  5. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  6. When the dough is ready, take it out of the fridge, slit the plastic bag and remove the dough. Use a cookie cutter to cut out shapes, or use a knife to cut the dough into squares.
  7. Bake the cookies for about 18-20 minutes, or until the edges just begin to brown. Cool completely on wire racks.
  8. In a double boiler, melt the white chocolate.
  9. Allow the melted chocolate to cool slightly, then dip the cookies into the chocolate, and top with additional sprinkles. Transfer onto a sheet on parchment or waxed paper to cool.
{Funfetti} Cookie #thegirlkyle

Baby J was slightly less impressed so these twins are a tough crowd!  You may just have to make these and decide for yourselves. :)

 

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