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Red glitter cookies

Make these red glitter cookies using red crystal sugar.  We make a sugar cookie dough and roll the cut up cookies in the colored sugar prior to baking. This makes pretty red sparkle cookies for Valentine’s Day or for our Christmas Cookie exchange.

red glitter cookies

 

We took our refrigerator sugar cookie recipe and added an extra little step to make it sparkle.  These special treats look like a pretty glitter cookies and they are super easy to make.   In fact if you don’t have time to make them in one day, you could mix up the dough and either place it in the refrigerator to bake later.   Or it will be fine for 2-3 months in the freezer. 

 

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These red cookies get their sparkle from red coarse sugar crystals.  And you know sometimes a little extra decoration really rock any sweet treat or dessert.    And this sparkling cookies are so easy but so pretty!  

 

What is in Red Glitter Cookies:

 

 

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for rolling
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cream of tartar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Red sugar crystals

 

How to make Glitter Cookies:

Scroll down for the Printable Recipe

 

Mixing sugar cookie dough

 

In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy.   Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.  In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt.     Add  the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat until completely combined.

 

rolled up sugar dough for glitter cookies

 

Knead the sugar cookie dough for 1 minute and then roll into a log shape and wrap with plastic wrap.  And refrigerate it for at least one hour.   Then preheat oven to 350° F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

 

coating the red glitter cookies with glitter

 

 Pour the red sugar crystals onto a  dinner plate.  Remove the cookie log from the refrigerator and unwrap.  Roll the sugar cookie log in the red sugar crystals, and then use a sharp knife to cut into 1/2” thick cookies.   And press each cookie into the sugar crystals to coat them completely.  

 

unbaked red glitter cookie

 

Place the cut cookies on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 8-12 minutes, until just slightly golden. Remove and allow to cool on cooling racks.   

 

red sparkle cookies

 

Serve these sparkle cookies for an afternoon snack, or as Valentine’s day favors.  Or I bet they would be one of the favorites in your Christmas cookie exchange.  

 

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Red Glitter Cookies

Make these red glitter cookies using red crystal sugar. We make a sugar cookie and roll it in the colored sugar prior to baking. This makes pretty red sparkle cookies for Valentine’s Day or for our Christmas Cookie exchange
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
chilling time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Dessert, snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: glitter cookies, red glitter cookies, red sparkle cookies, sparkle cookies
Servings: 36
Calories: 81kcal
Author: Evelyn

Ingredients

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar for about 2 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the egg and vanilla extract and beat until well combined.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, cream of tartar and salt. Add the flour mixture into the butter mixture and beat until completely combined.
  • Knead the sugar cookie dough for 1 minute and then roll into a log shape and wrap with plastic wrap. And refrigerate it for at least one hour.
  • Preheat oven to 350° F and line two cookie sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  • Pour the red sugar crystals onto a dinner plate. Remove the cookie log from the refrigerator and unwrap. Roll the sugar cookie log in the red sugar crystals, and then use a sharp knife to cut into 1/2” thick cookies. And press each cookie into the sugar crystals to coat them completely.
  • Place the cut cookies on the prepared cookie sheets and bake for 8-12 minutes, until just slightly golden. Remove and allow to cool on cooling racks

Nutrition

Calories: 81kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 24mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg



 

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