Sunshine Snickerdoodle Cookies with McCormick Extracts and Food Color – Create Your Own Spring Look Book!

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Spring is the perfect time to bake fun, pretty, (and of course delicious) treats!

McCormick inspired me to make these Sunshine Snickerdoodle Cookies!

Sunshine Snickerdoodle Cookie Recipe


2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour

2 cups of granulated white sugar

1/3 cup yellow sugar sprinkles

2 sticks (1 cup) of unsalted butter

2 eggs

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon McCormick lemon extract

1 teaspoon McCormick vanilla extract

6 drops of yellow McCormick food color


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.


2.  In a medium bowl, combine flour, salt, and baking powder.

3.  With electric mixer, combine room temperature butter and add eggs and 1 1/2 cups of sugar (rest of sugar is for coating).  Beat 2 -3 minutes until smooth.

4.  Add in the flour mixture and yellow food color.  Beat until well mixed.

5.  In a shallow bowl, mix yellow sugar and 1/2 cup of white sugar.

6.  Using a teaspoon of dough, roll 1 inch balls in the sugar to coat.  Place on nonstick cookie sheet about 2 inches apart.  Use the bottom of a glass, to flatten each ball.

7.  Bake for 8-10 minutes.  Snickerdoodles are soft on the inside and firm on the outside, so remove immediately from the cookie sheet and place on wire rack to cool.

To make the colored coconut “grass”, put coconut into a ziploc bag.  Add a few drops of green food color.  Knead and shake until color is evenly distributed.  Don’t mush it, but mix and then spread on plate as garnish and to dry.



McCormick has some inspiring ideas and recipes on their website ( or and in the Spring Look Book.  You can also go to the McCormick Pinterest page,  The recipes help you plan for any spring occasion, from a menu for a flavorful brunch to colorful, springtime desserts. Explore the collections, then save your favorites in “My Look Book.” With recipes featuring tasty ingredients and McCormick flavors, you’ll be able to prepare dishes that everyone will love.  Some of the foods in my Look Book, perfect for a Sunday brunch, are:

McCormick Cheesy Bacon & Egg Brunch Casserole

McCormick Garlic Caesar Salad

McCormick Very Vanilla Fruit Salad

McCormick Delicious Deviled Eggs

McCormick Hello Flower Cupcakes

McCormick is having a Spring Baking Contest!

Are you a member of Pinterest?  To enter the McCormick Spring Pin-spiration Contest, pin five (5) recipes from that you would like to bake for a spring gathering, and pin the photos of the recipes provided at on your Board (“McCormick Photos”). Then, select one (1) of the recipes to make at home, take a photo of the prepared recipe, and pin your photo on your Board (“Original Photo”). Original Photos may not contain any images other than the prepared recipe. All photos (including McCormick Photos and Original Photos) should be tagged with @McCormick Pin-spiration and include the name of the McCormick product used in the recipe for the Original Photo to be eligible.  There will be 25 winners!  Good luck!

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I participated in a campaign on behalf of Mom Central Consulting for McCormick. I received product samples and a promotional item to thank me for participating.


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