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Sprinkle Cookies

These easy Sprinkle Cookies are super chewy, loaded with sprinkles and better than anything you'd get in a bakery! This is the best recipe for sugar cookies with sprinkles.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 16 cookies


  • 1 c butter (softened at room temp)
  • 1 ½ c granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 ¾ c all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp salt

For the Sprinkle Coating

  • 2 tbsp milk
  • ¾ c rainbow sprinkles


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line two baking trays with parchment.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy with an electric mixer.
  3. Add the egg and vanilla; mix well for about 1 minute.
  4. In a separate small bowl, use a whisk to combine the dry ingredients; flour, baking soda, baking powder and salt.
  5. Add the dry ingredients to the butter/sugar mixture and slowly. Stop mixing as soon as the flour is combined.
  6. At this point, the dough may look very dry. Use your hands to bring the dough together into large crumbles. The dough should hold together so you can form it into a ball, but not stick to your hands. If it feels too dry, you can add a splash of milk to dampen the dough, but generally, the milk is not needed. 
  7. Set up your work station. Place the sprinkles in a bowl and the 2 tbsp of milk in a smaller bowl or on a plate.
  8. Using a 3 Tbsp cookie scoop, scoop the dough out and tightly press into a ball, ensuring the dough has no breaks and is smooth all around.
  9. Dip the tips of your fingers in milk and coat the ball of dough until it is ever so slightly moistened and sticky.
  10. Roll the ball into the sprinkles and be sure all the dough is coated. Place on a baking sheet with enough room so the cookies can spread. I did 6 cookies per tray.
  11. Bake for about 15-18 minutes or until the cookies have large cracks, puff up and slightly golden brown on the edges.
  12. Allow the cookies to fully cool on the tray.


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If you're low on sprinkles or want to use less, moisten just the tops of the dough balls and dip the top into sprinkles instead of covering the entire cookie in sprinkles.

These cookies can be stored in an airtight container for up to 5 days and frozen for up to 3 months.

  • Author: Liz at
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Sprinkle Cookies