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Confetti Cookies

I don't bake nearly as often as I used to when the kids were small and I only worked part time.  Life gets busy and I really miss the enjoyment of being in my kitchen often, trying several new recipes a week.  My kids and their cousins had an awesome afternoon playing outside in the snow, enjoying the sun and warmer temperatures yesterday, so I took advantage of the quietness and tried a new cookie recipe.  These Confetti Cookies are beautiful with their rainbow sprinkles and fairly easy to make.  I saw them originally on Smitten Kitchen, one of my favorite food blogs, and then my friend Jillian brought them to my house for bookclub and they were delicious.
Confetti Cookies
recipe from Smitten Kitchen

Ingredients:
3 cups all purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/4 cup (2 ounces or 1/4 of an 8 ounce brick) cream cheese, softened
1 1/4 cup sugar
1 large egg
2 teaspoons vanilla extract

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