I’ve got to know.
Sprinkles or Jimmies?
In New Hampshire, we call them jimmies. Well, I call them jimmies and I’m from New Hampshire, so I’m guessing everyone in New Hampshire does too. Actually, that’s only partially true. Because I say chocolate jimmies and rainbow sprinkles. And sometimes I say chocolate sprinkles. Ok, I’m wishy-washy. It’s all part of my charm.
I do love me some chocolate jimmies though. I think I could stick my tongue into a tub of them and be perfectly okay with that. Wrong? Sure. But as always, this is a judge-free zone.
If you like jimmies or sprinkles or whatever you call them, you’re gonna love these Chocolate Sprinkle Cookies. Oh, and if you like chocolate, you’ll love them even more. These cookies are like little, cakey dark chocolate brownies covered completely in delicious, chocolatey sprinkles. See? I said sprinkles.
I can picture these in red, white and blue for those Memorial Day cookouts coming up this weekend. What d’ya think? Colored sprinkles really don’t have any flavor, not like the chocolate ones do. And even the chocolate sprinkles aren’t really super chocolaty, unless they are really good quality. And let’s be honest, good quality sprinkles are kind of a waste if you’re just sticking your tongue in the container. But, no one would ever really do that.
I make these cookies often. A lot of times I use rainbow sprinkles, just because they’re purdy. But the chocolate on chocolate version is my personal fave. I love how dense they are and because they’re made with cocoa powder and not chips, they aren’t super sweet. These got rave reviews from the neighbors, by the way. Like, “Here’s your empty plate. We’ll wait while you whip up another batch” type review.
They are easy and fun to make with the kids too, if you’re looking for something for your budding baker to help you with in the kitchen. There aren’t a lot of ingredients and shaping dough into balls and rolling them in sprinkles is always a good “chore” for the kiddos. They can’t really screw it up and the perfectionist in me can chill.
I’ll be making these for a neighborhood Memorial Day partay on Sunday. What kind of treats are you serving up this weekend?
Whatever you’re cooking up this weekend, make sure to remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for this great country.
- 1 c. butter
- 1½ c brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 c. flour
- ¾ c. cocoa powder (I used Scharffen Berger Natural Unsweetened Cocoa Powder)
- 1 tsp. Baking Powder1 tsp. salt
- ½ c. chocolate sprinkles
- Preheat oven to 350F
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream butter and brown sugar until light and fluffy
- Add in eggs, one at a time mixing completely after each
- Mix in vanilla
- In a separate bowl, combine dry ingredients and mix until blended
- Add flour mixture to wet mixture and beat on low until fully combined
- Cover bowl with plastic wrap and place in fridge until dough is chilled for at least 30 minutes
- Roll two tablespoons of dough into a ball and then into sprinkles (or granulated sugar if you want)
- Place balls on a parchment lined baking sheet approximately 2 inches apart and bake for 9-11 minutes, edges will be slightly firm and centers will be a bit soft
- Cool for a few minutes before transferring to a cooling rack
- allow cookies to cool on baking sheet
Recipe at Created by Diane