FJ's Sprinkle Sugar Cookies (a recipe with a backstory)
When Rev. Joe Carey, C.S.C., moved to Ryan Hall as the priest-in-residence, the move came with a kitchen. Eager to find ways to engage in the community he decided to learn how to bake. Now, residents of Ryan Hall gather in FJ's (Father Joe's) kitchen to bake, sample cookies, brownies and other treats and enjoy time together.
2¾ cups flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup butter
1½ cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1½ cups sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together flour, baking powder and baking soda. Set aside. Place butter and sugar in large bowl and beat with an electric mixer until mixture is combined. Add egg and vanilla to the butter/sugar mixture. With mixer on low speed, gradually add flour mixture and beat until mixture pulls away from the side of the bowl. If the dough seems too stiff, you may add 1 tablespoon of milk to the mixture. Fold sprinkles into the dough.
Use a melon scooper to make 1-inch balls of dough. Place the dough pieces on a greased cookie sheet about an inch apart from each other. Flatten the balls. Bake for 10 to 11 minutes, or until cookies are brown around the edges.