We were supposed to rework recipes this month, but nothing I want to work with is actually lending itself to rehabilitation. I was stuck. Then my friends at Treehouse Bakery in Phoenix posted this amazing photo of stacks of sprinkle cookies (see July 28th) and I was obsessed. The bakery is vegan, but I don’t think this recipe was gluten-free, so I started digging. And baking. And running out of sprinkles.* ALL THE SPRINKLES. Which is kind of the whole point of this whole recipe.
I modified this not allergy-safe/friendly recipe to make it gluten-free, dairy-free, and egg-free. To make this easier, I’ve used a commercial baking mix from Bob’s Red Mill (the 1-to-1 rather than their original bean-based recipe, and this one contains xanthan), psyllium as the egg replacer, and Earth Balance margarine.
This results in a thick crispy cookie that is also light and airy. I’m not sure that’s the traditional texture (I’m not sure I ever had a sprinkle cookie?), but I quite liked it. If you make a lot of cookies, I can highly recommend getting a 1 tablespoon serving scooper — it makes the fussy part of making cookies much less finicky. Any restaurant supply store has every possible size serving scoop you could ever want.
*I did not use up all the sprinkles, but dinosaur sprinkles weren’t what I was going for.