🍬🌈 Cotton Candy Cookies 🍪🌈

Add these adorable Cotton Candy Cookies to your kitchen for a little whimsical and nostalgic touch! These cookies are ideal as a fun treat or for gatherings because of their sweet, colorful, and somewhat chewy nature.

📋 Ingredients:

  • 🧈 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 🥄 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 🥄 1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
  • 🥚 2 large eggs
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 🌿 1 teaspoon cotton candy flavoring (optional)
  • 🌾 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 🥄 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 🧂 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 🌈 1 cup cotton candy-flavored candy melts or white chocolate chips
  • 🌈 Pink and blue food coloring (gel preferred)

📝 Directions:

1️⃣ Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.

2️⃣ Cream Butter and Sugars: In a large bowl, using an electric mixer, cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar until light and fluffy, about 2-3 minutes.

3️⃣ Add Eggs and Flavoring: Beat in the eggs one at a time, followed by the vanilla extract and cotton candy flavoring (if using), until well combined.

4️⃣ Combine Dry Ingredients: In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients, mixing on low speed until just combined.

5️⃣ Mix in Candy Melts:

Gently fold in the cotton candy-flavored candy melts or white chocolate chips.

6️⃣ Divide and Color Dough: Divide the dough into two equal portions. Add a few drops of pink food coloring to one portion and blue food coloring to the other. Mix each portion until the color is evenly distributed.

7️⃣ Form Cookies: Scoop a small amount of pink dough and a small amount of blue dough. Press them together and roll them into a ball. Place the dough balls onto the prepared baking sheets, spacing them about 2 inches apart.

8️⃣ Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the edges are lightly golden. The centers may still look slightly underbaked, but they will set as they cool.

9️⃣ Cool: Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheets for 5 minutes before transferring them to wire racks to cool completely.

Preparation time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 32 minutes

Servings: 24 cookies

Calories: 180 kcal per cookie

💡 Notes:

  • For an extra touch of fun, you can sprinkle the cookies with cotton candy-flavored sprinkles before baking.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to a week.
  • If you can’t find cotton candy flavoring, the cookies will still taste delicious with just the vanilla extract.

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