Halloween Sugar Cookies
So normally when I make desserts, I try to make them as healthified (word check?) as possible, but I'm guilty for eating wayyyy too many sugary, sinful treats this month. My roommates and I have baked a ton of yummy goodies - pumpkin cheesecake, peach fritters, cupcakes, cookies - UGH, I'm definitely going to need to hit the gym ASAP. But hey, you gotta live a little sometimes! Plus it's my favorite month, so I'll just pretend all of these calories never happened...
Cookie batter ingredients:
- 1 box of vanilla sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup of butter (I use Smart Balance non-dairy, olive oil butter)
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla soy milk (optional)
- 1 egg
- Pillsbury Funfetti frosting
- Wilton halloween sprinkles
First, preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Soften the butter in the microwave for roughly 10 seconds. Add the cookie mix, softened butter, milk (optional), and egg into a bowl and knead it together until you have a uniform mixture.
Once you have a doughy mixture, knead the cookie dough into small, individual balls. I put a little bit of flour on my counter and re-coat my hands with a few pats before rolling together each ball (this helps prevent sticking). Place the cookie dough balls onto a lightly sprayed, non-stick pan and bake them for about 10 minutes. Cooking time may vary depending on the size you made the cookie dough balls.
Last but not least, the best part - FROSTING AND SPRINKLES! I used Pillsbury Funfetti frosting and Wilton halloween sprinkles. Use a small spatula to spread about 1-2 tablespoons of frosting on each cookie. Finally, add the sprinkles on top and your ready to dig in!