Giant Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Giant sugar cookies with sprinkles (8)cTThere’s nothing like a school bake sale to put a little extra fear into the parents of a diabetic student. So many delicious–and unlabeled–treats to choose from! A club at my son’s school is having a bake sale tomorrow, and the only way I can make sure he’s not playing a game of Dessert Roulette is to donate a treat he enjoys, with a label attached.

These sugar cookies are a super-sized version of a recipe I’ve used for years, Joy’s Sugar Cookies. Big cookies are a hit at bake sales, and these bake up to a generous 4 inches in diameter.

Giant sugar cookies with sprinkles (2)c

Giant Sugar Cookies with Sprinkles

Makes 17 giant cookies

1 cup sugar
1 stick margarine
1/2 cup Crisco
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp baking soda
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 oz. rainbow sprinkles

Mix all ingredients with an electric mixer (it’s fine to put everything in at once and let it go if you have a heavy-duty mixer).

Cover cookie sheet with parchment or Silpat. Pour sprinkles into a shallow bowl.

Roll dough into balls about the size of a golf ball, 1 1/2 oz. each. Dip each cookie into sprinkles.

Place on cookie sheet about 2 inches apart. These cookies will spread, so don’t place more than 6 on a cookie sheet.

Bake at 350 for 13 minutes. Allow to cool on pan 5 minutes before removing to rack to cool completely.

Before baking. The cookies really do need this much space!
The same pan of cookies shown above, before baking. The cookies really do need this much space!
Serving size: 1 cookie. When they're this big, one is plenty!
Serving size: 1 cookie. When they’re this big, one is plenty!
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