I don't remember many store bought treats from when I was a kid, but I do remember Jingles cookies. I loved dipping them into milk and watching the milk change color from the red and green sugars. My sister and I would fight over the crumbs and the pile of sugar in the bottom of the box.
Unfortunately, you can no longer get them at the store, but I searched online and found this recipe for homemade. The dough comes together so easy and they bake up beautifully. Thank you Aimee at Shugary Sweets for sharing the recipe and helping me recreate this childhood treat!
Homemade Jingles Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter -- softened
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 1/2 tsp pure anise extract
- red/green sugar crystal sprinkles
- Heat oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
- Beat together butter and powdered sugar, add anise. Combine flour, salt & nutmeg, add to butter mixture slowly.
- Form into a ball, and place on saran wrap (I like Glad Press N Seal). Roll into a log, secure the ends, and place in refrigerator for 30 minutes.
- Cut cookies into 1/4" thick slices and place on parchment. Sprinkle with colored sugar.
- Bake for 13 to 15 minutes. Cool for 1 to 2 minutes on the baking sheets, then move to wire rack to cool completely.
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