Lemon Sprinkle Sandies

If sprinkles make me happy, then sprinkles on a Kate Spade purse will make me turn cartwheels.  And I nearly flipped when I saw her Sprinkles Mallory Wristlet.  It’s adorable and even though I’m no fashion maven, I simply had to have it.  It’s just the sort of thing that I can’t resist sharing so I’m giving one away!

I also made some delicious little lemon sandies and sprinkled them to match. They are as cute as a button and really easy to make, so even if you don’t win the Kate Spade wristlet you can still have pretty sprinkle cookies any time you like!

How to enter: 

  • Leave a comment below – tell me about your favorite cookie!  Maybe it’s homemade chocolate chip, or maybe you just love Oreo cookies.    
  • Please be sure to leave an email address or some way to reach you if you win.
  • Deadline for entry is Friday January 18th.
  • Winner will be chosen at random and contacted via email.
  • Contest is open to everyone with a valid mailing address.

Lemon Sprinkle Sandies

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These cookies hold their shape best if they are chilled.  I like to put the sprinkle-coated dough balls in the freezer overnight and bake them the next day.  You can certainly bake these right after rolling them in nonpareils, but  not chilling them will yield a flatter cookie.  Be sure to have plenty of multicolor nonpareils on hand to make these, I used an entire 3.75 oz bottle.  Metallic dragees and pearlized nonpareils are not recommended for this recipe because they melt easily during baking.  Using a cookie scoop will help achieve uniformly sized cookies.

1cup butter, softened

1/2 cup powdered sugar

1 teaspoon vanilla
2 teaspoons lemon extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

Pinch of salt

Zest of 1 lemon  

Multicolor nonpareils (at least a 3.75 oz. jar)

  1. Preheat
    oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper; set aside.
  2. Beat
    butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds. Add powdered
    sugar and beat again until combined. Scrape down the bowl and beat in vanilla
    and lemon extracts.  Beat in the
    flour, salt and lemon zest.  The dough should not be sticky
    and should hold together when a small amount is squeezed in the palm of your
    hand.
  3. Shape
    mixture into 1 1/2-inch balls (a little over 1 tablespoon of dough). Roll dough
    balls in nonpareils. Arrange balls 1 inch apart on prepared cookie sheets.
  4. Bake
    in the preheated oven for about 12-15 minutes, or until bottoms of cookies are
    light brown. Frozen cookie dough will take slightly longer to bake. Transfer to
    wire racks and let cool.
  5. Keep
    in an air-tight container or in a zip-top bag with the air removed.
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rachel
rachel
8 years ago

A recipe I found on Allrecipes.com called "mocha moaners"

Leslie Anne
Leslie Anne
8 years ago

Those cookies look delicious, but my all time favorite would have to be chocolate chip cookies.

Natalie
Natalie
8 years ago

So pretty! I just love you photographs!

Natalie

Natalie
Natalie
8 years ago

you=your of course πŸ™‚

PΓ’tisserie Paris
PΓ’tisserie Paris
8 years ago

Oh my gosh! I am in love with that clutch! Last I checked, it was sold out online, so I am sooooo excited for this giveaway πŸ˜€ I love sugar cookies — plain as they may be — but decorated beautifully with royal icing, there is nothing better!!

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DessertForTwo
DessertForTwo
8 years ago

I about flipped when I saw this clutch, too! It's on my Kate Spade wishlist!

Fave cookie: chewy molasses, hands down.

dani
dani
8 years ago

I LOVE malted chocolate chip cookies (like these: http://yellebellyboo.blogspot.com/2011/06/fathers-day-pws-malted-chocolate-chip.html ) especially with ice cream smooshed between 2!

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

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Beth
Beth
8 years ago

Your creations are just beautiful! I recently tried a salted caramel stuffed cookie that was probably the best sweet I've ever eaten. I would LOVE to enter the giveaway! bookwormmeetsbookworm at gmail dot com.

Thanks!

Rachel Jay
Rachel Jay
8 years ago

My favorite cookie is homemade chocolate chip!

emily
emily
8 years ago

ooh i love kate spade. and anything with sprinkles. i think my favourite cookies are ginger molasses – chewy not crispy.

Cooking With Abandon
Cooking With Abandon
8 years ago

Good old fashioned chocolate chip.

Rosa's Yummy Yums
Rosa's Yummy Yums
8 years ago

Oh, I so love this giveaway!!!

Your cookies look really pretty and tempting.

My favorite cookies are Mexican wedding cookies.

Cheers,

Rosa

Amber @ fromtheseeds
Amber @ fromtheseeds
8 years ago

So cute! I love the classic – nestle tollhouse chocolate chip recipe but usually with cup up dark/milk chocolate added. Yum!

Rachel
Rachel
8 years ago

my favorite cookie is a mocha chocolate chip cookie from a local bakery. it's moist and so rich and chocolatey! my email address is rachelfrenkil@gmail.com

paddlemama
paddlemama
8 years ago

Asking me to choose a favorite cookie is like asking me to choose a favorite child! I truly like ANY kind of cookie, but I suppose a real favorite that takes me back to childhood are the simple no-bake chocolate oatmeal kind. I truly can't control myself when they are around!

Thelma
Thelma
8 years ago

I love ginger cookie… and chocolate chip cookie.. But I'll try those cookies, it looks amazing!
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Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Kim –
kpoper@comcast.net
So pretty and I love lemon. I love most any cookie but oatmeal with pecans, apricot and cranberries rates pretty high

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

These look wonderful. My favorite cookies are chocolate chip, but with peanutbutter chips substituted for half of the chocolate chips.

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Megan
Megan
8 years ago

Ah! Cutest bag ever. My favorite cookie is a bittersweet chocolate chunk cookie with sea salt. I'm just in love with chocolate chip cookies, ya know?

Such a fun giveaway, Heather!

megansdekok@gmail.com <3!

Jennifer Rae
Jennifer Rae
8 years ago

I love the good ol' chocolate chip cookie. My dad and I used to make them every weekend. Yum. This clutch & your cookies are so adorable!
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Nicola M.
Nicola M.
8 years ago

Oh my goodness, I have to pick just one? I really love moist, ginger cookies. Sugar on top for that little crunch at the beginning. Now I'm hungry…

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Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Good ol fashioned Toll House Chocolate Chips cookies. Been making them since I was a youngin, the same exact recipe, even using the same exact bowls every single time (because if I didnt something would be off about them!!).

laurenpeterson10@yahoo.com

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Unknown
8 years ago

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Marnely Rodriguez-Murray
Marnely Rodriguez-Murray
8 years ago

Oh gorgeous! My favorite cookie is called a Mudslide cookie – three kinds of chocolate, very little flour. Kind of like a brownie cookie!

Melody
Melody
8 years ago

My favorite cookies are warm, cinnamon delicious Snickerdoodles! YUMMY!
P.S. I love your blog and these sprinkle cookies are gorgeous! Can't wait to try them!
LOVE that clutch/purse too!
mjames72@sbcglobal.net
Melody

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Molasses cookies!

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Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

A gooey chocolate chip and oatmeal. Yum. Adorable clutch, too!

Jessica H
Jessica H
8 years ago

oatmeal scotchies. πŸ™‚ jessher84@yahoo.com

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

My all time favorite cookie is my grandmother's shortbread cookie. She would bake them and let me help, then we would sit and drink tea and eat them all before grandfather got home!
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Sage Ruttan
Sage Ruttan
8 years ago

My favorite cookie is a Raspberry Almond Thumbprint- SO sinfully (read FULL of butter) delicious!

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Almalu's Place
Almalu's Place
8 years ago

Are you kidding me?! I am in love with that clutch! I NEED to have it!

My fav cookies are chocolate chip cookies but with pistachios added! Yummy!

Alessandra
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Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry
Holly @ BeachCoveJewelry
8 years ago

Ginger snaps! Beachcovejewelry @ gmail.com

Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I love oatmeal raisin cookies! Chewy not crunchy so I can bask in the ambiance of the flavor! deadpoptart@hotmail.com

Janel
Janel
8 years ago

favorite cookie… the possibilities are endless! White chocolate chunk!

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Unknown
Unknown
8 years ago

I love Khataies (Punjabi cookie with crushed almonds). But I can't buy any in America.
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askiwillanswer
askiwillanswer
8 years ago

My favorite cookies (to eat any time anywhere) are homemade chocolate chip of course. Fresh from the oven, nothing beats that.
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arkturus
arkturus
8 years ago

Gingerbread cookies!

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Meg
Meg
8 years ago

I love a good homemade chocolate chip cookie with a tall glass of cold milk. Can't beat it!

megfitt@hotmail.com

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

My favorite cookie is an oatmeal chocolate chip cookies! πŸ™‚

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lusha
lusha
8 years ago

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Heidi and Krista
Heidi and Krista
8 years ago

Sandbakkels…a Norwegian Christmas cookie both of my grandmothers made…buttery and yummy and full of memories!

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Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
Annie @ Annie's City Kitchen
8 years ago

Ok so I'm definitely a classic chocolate chip gal. You just can't go wrong with them. Perhaps with a little sea salt? Perfect. However, it doesn't mean I'm not pinning this recipe asap πŸ™‚

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lusha
lusha
8 years ago

my favorite cookie is the florentine. my italian grandmother used to get mixed cookies from the bakery and i would always eat all the florentines first! mmmmm now i want some, with a cup of cappuccino…

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sarah grace
sarah grace
8 years ago

My favorite cookie to eat is a crunchy peanut butter cookie! But my favorite to make are my decorated sugar cookies πŸ™‚
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Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife
Meghan @ Cake 'n' Knife
8 years ago

Hands down my favorite cookie is a huge chocolate chip cookie stuffed with nutella….. YUM!

MarissaKubinski
MarissaKubinski
8 years ago

My favorite cookie is oatmeal raisin. I finally found my 'go to' recipe.

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Janice
Janice
8 years ago

Cranberry walnut! And oh my goodness I love That clutch!
Janice
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Sprinkle Some Sunshine
Sprinkle Some Sunshine
8 years ago

I'm a cookie addict! I've rarely met a cookie I didn't like but my favorite is my mom's chocolate chip, oatmeal, peanut butter, pecan, topped with m&m's. Yeah, we need to come up with a better name for that one. πŸ™‚ Your Sprinkle Sandies are adorable!

mandy
mandy
8 years ago

My grandma made what she called "snowball" cookies, and they will always be my favorite. They were basically a standard mexican wedding cookie / russian tea cake, but grandma's were always the best. πŸ™‚
amanda dot magee at gmail dot com.