Sparkling Ornament Cookies
These richly colored vanilla and almond-flavored cookies are perfect for little hands—the more sprinkles, the better! Each ornament gets a glittery coating of their (or your) favorite sprinkles. We recommend mixing and matching several kinds of sprinkles, sanding sugars, and other edible cookie toppers for the most colorful, sparkling effect. The sweet, buttery cookie dough, flavored with almond and vanilla extracts, has a nice chewy but soft texture when baked. Baking the cookies at a lower temperature helps them hold their round shape, so don't be tempted to increase the temperature. Also be sure to cool each cookie sheet in between batches (cold running water does the job quickly) to prevent the cookies from spreading. This recipe makes four dozen cookies, perfect for filling cookie tins or bringing to a holiday party.