October 7, 2013

Better With Sprinkles: Fall Pinwheel Icebox Cookies
{PLUS a Sprinkles! Cookbook Giveaway}


There are two sights that will never fail to send me into fits of girlish glee -- sprinkles and glitter. Wherever they are sprinkled, joy is sure to follow.  So it was with childlike delight that I greeted the arrival of an advanced copy of Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts by Jackie Alpers (release date October 15, 2013).

photo source: Jackie Alpers

Playful and creative, this book of sugary sweet recipes and eye-popping photography is a delight to behold.  An award-winning photographer, Alpers brings an artist's eye to the table as she presents dozens of ways to liven up breakfast sweets, cookies, cakes, pies and party snacks with sprinkles.  For the super sprinkle smitten, she's even included a tutorial for how to create your own sprinkles from scratch!

photo source: Jackie Alpers

Here are some of my favorite selections from the 143-page book:

Embroidered Sugar Cookies, page 63


Starry Night Fruit Leather, page 121

The book inspired me to do a little sprinkle-baking of my own.  So for the party on my last day of student teaching, I made up a batch of Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies using the easy and delicious recipe from SugarWinzy.  I made a few little modifications, which I will detail below, but you can get the full recipe and her step-by-step tutorial from the original source.  These cookies are simple, yet so delicious!  You can customize the sprinkles to match the occasion! 


Sprinkle-fied Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies

makes 3 dozen cookies

  • Double batch of Chocolate Pinwheel Cookies (recipe from SugarWinzy HERE)
  • 1/2 cup sprinkles (I used an assortment of white Nonpareils and orange and brown Jimmies for the perfect balance of crunch)

Step 1:  Prepare a double-batch of the SugarWinzy recipe. 

Step 2:  When dough is ready to roll, roll out to 7" x 12" (rather than the 8x7 quoted in the original)

Step 3:  Continue to laminate the sheets together according to the instructions in the recipe.

Step 4:  When 2-toned log has been rolled, spread sprinkles on a large piece of parchment or wax paper.  Gently roll the dough log back and forth through the sprinkles till coated.  Roll up in a piece of wax paper or plastic wrap and chill according to original recipe.  Repeat with second log.

Step 5: When dough has rested for at least 30 minutes in the freezer, use a sharp, non-serrated knife to cut the logs into 1/4" slices.  Arrange on a parchment-lined baking sheet (I got 12 to a sheet on a 1/2- sheet pan) and bake at 325 ° for 20 minutes.  

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Log on to QuirkBooks.com/Sprinkles for some sweet behind-the-sprinkes action!

  • Spread the love with a collection of shareable Recipe Cards
  • Read a Q&A with the author
  • Pin your finished recipe photos to the Sprinkles! Pinterest board

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GIVEAWAY

Quirk Books is giving away one copy of  Sprinkles! Recipes and Ideas for Rainbowlicious Desserts to one lucky Rook No. 17 reader. Enter below.  Good luck!


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30 comments:

  1. The Breakfast for Dinner book is probably what I'd go for from that list.
    Rebekah Somewhere in the Middle

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  2. Oh I think William Shakespeare's Star Wars would be fab!

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  3. I like the Breakfast for DInner book.

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  4. Probably The Resurrectionist, but I was really excited to see there's a sequel for Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children coming out! I really liked that book.

    Also, all your sprinkles pictures are making me so hungry. They look delicious and I'm a little heartbroken I don't have an oven.

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  5. I like the idea of "NOODLEMANIA" ! That sounds like fun and something a little different in the way of cookbooks. :)

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  6. I just came back from camping so the book about camping cuisine caught my eye!

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  7. We did not get one of these at the Butterfly Bazaar! They are so cute! I love the Cooking with Flowers book- so fun!

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  8. How fun! I love all the Quirk books. Thanks for the review my friend!!!

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  9. Cooking with Flowers from Quirk caught my eye. Thanks for the chance Jenn! I also like the weddings dogs cute photography book. any how popped in to say hi & ended up seein your contest. Theresa @DearCreatives

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  10. Breakfast for Dinner looks neat.

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  11. The Sprinkles Book looks amazing.

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  12. I would love YUM-YUM BENTO BOX. How cool to see all the recipes and creations.

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  13. Field guide to Produce looks helpful, and the cooking with Flowers looks neat, and the Sprinkles book looks like a lot of fun. They have a great selection, and not just cookbooks, but that's where I like to splurge :)

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  14. Campfire Cuisine looks good. We are thinking of getting back to camping for fun.

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  15. This looks like a fun and PRETTY cookbook! Thank you for sharing and giving. :)

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  16. Breakfast for dinner!!! Yummy!!

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  17. This cookbook looks awesome! Enter me :)

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  18. "Quotes" and "Campfire Cuisine" would both be interesting to read/ have.

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  19. "Quotes Every Man Should Know" would make a great stocking stuffer for my husband!

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  20. LOVE that pantry picture! Imagine......

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  21. I could drive myself mad with "The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook" : )

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  22. Oh my gosh, my mouth is watering! Thanks for such a yummy giveaway!

    Ilene

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  23. Cooking with Flowers looks like a great book as well as Breakfast for Dinner.

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  24. Cooking With Flowers looks really fun!

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  25. The Breakfast book for dinner .

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  26. Breajkast for Dinner- one of my favorite things!

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  27. Those cookies look so good! And they're super cute too!

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