I’m convinced that sprinkles are the very definition of childhood nirvana. Rainbow or chocolate, the edible confetti makes cookies, ice cream cones, and cakes all the more irresistible in a child’s mind. So, when I took my daughter to Sugar Bakeshop and Coffeehouse for a treat, I knew immediately which cookie she would select. I was vying for something a little more exciting (an oatmeal butterscotch cookie perhaps, or a parchment paper-wrapped lemon bar) but she was fixated on the sprinkles.

I should have known that owner Natalie Slevin would elevate even a simple decorated cookie. She bakes a cakey sugar cookie dough, swirls the top with buttercream (vanilla or chocolate), and covers every millimeter of the surface with sprinkles. The final product tastes more like the top of a cupcake (the best part!) than a mere cookie. Well done, Sugar!

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Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.