Angeletti Cookies

I got this recipe in an email the other day from “Real Simple”.  They were pretty simple to make and taste yummy, sort of like sugar cookie but without all that work. I doubled the recipe and got about 6 dozen cookies.

cookies:

1 stick butter, melted

1/2 cup sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

2 cups flour

2 teaspoons baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

glaze:

1 1/3 cups powdered sugar

2 tablespoons water

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

2 tablespoons multicolor nonpareil sprinkles, for decoration or any other desired decorations

1  Heat oven to 375.

2  Mix together butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs until blended.  Add flour, baking powder and salt and mix until just combined (do not overmix).

3  With floured hands, roll level tablespoonfuls of dough into balls and place on parchment lined baking sheets, spacing them 2″ apart.  (I used my mini scoop to scoop out the dough into my hands which I then rolled into balls.)  Bake until puffed and the bottoms are pale golden, 7 – 9 minutes.  Transfer to a rack to cool completely.

4  For glaze, whisk together powdered sugar, water and vanilla until mixture forms a thick but pourable glaze (add more water if necessary).

5  Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and let set, rounded side up, on a rack set over a piece of parchment paper.  Sprinkle with desired toppings.  Allow glaze to set, about 20 minutes.  Store cookies in airtight container.

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