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  • Makes 36 cookies
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    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 81 calories
    • Calories 25 calories from fat
    • Fat 3 g
    • Sat Fat 2 g
    • Cholesterol 18 mg
    • Sodium 48 mg
    • Protein 1 g
    • Carbohydrate 13 g
    • Sugar 7 g
    • Fiber 0 g
    • Iron 0 mg
    • Calcium 9 mg


  1. Check 8tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
  2. Check ½cup granulated sugar
  3. Check ½teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  4. Check 2 large eggs
  5. Check 2cups all-purpose flour, spooned and leveled, plus more for rolling the dough
  6. Check 2teaspoons baking powder
  7. Check ¼teaspoon kosher salt
  8. Check Glaze:
  9. Check 1⅓cups confectioners’ sugar
  10. Check ½teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  11. Check 2tablespoons multicolor nonpareil sprinkles, for decoration (optional)


  1. Heat oven to 375° F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter, granulated sugar, vanilla, and eggs until blended. Add the flour, baking powder, and salt and mix until just combined (do not overmix).
  3. With floured hands, roll level tablespoonfuls of the dough into balls and place on parchment-lined baking sheets, spacing them 2 inches apart. Bake until puffed and the bottoms are pale golden, 7 to 8 minutes. Transfer to a rack to cool completely.
  4. Make the glaze: In a small bowl, whisk together the confectioners’ sugar, 2 tablespoons water, and the vanilla until the mixture forms a thick but pourable glaze (add more water if necessary).
  5. Dip the top of each cookie into the glaze and let set, rounded side up, on a rack set over a piece of parchment paper. Sprinkle with non-pareils, if using. Allow the glaze to set, about 20 minutes. Store the cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.